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Harahan, Louisiana, I call Harahan home for over 30 years - 03/28/07 10:48 PM
I Just listed this home in my hometown of Harahan, La. It is basically a bedroom community where dairy farms used to serve New Orleans. Harahan is 8 miles upriver from the city. People that live here stay for a while. The new Listing that I just got only had one owner. It was a new home in 1970. My brother-in-law lives two locks away and he built the home about 30 years ago. I ive about 8 blocks away and moved in in 1975 and more than half my neighbors are the same. all the kids have come and gone. How many places in (2 comments)
New Orleans Jazz Fest coming soon! Mardi Gras was just hear! - 03/27/07 09:04 PM
Jerry Lee Lewis and Rebirth are set to perform separately the first weekend of the festival, which is April 27-29. Dr. John, Van Morrison, Lucinda Williams and Percy Sledge are among the big names performing on April 27. Rebirth, Rod Stewart, Norah Jones and Ludacris perform on April 28, and Lewis, Irma Thomas, Brad Paisley, Bonnie Rait and Jill Scott are among those performing on April 29. Opening the second weekend on May 4 are Better Than Ezra, ZZ Top, George Benson and Counting Crows. Cowboy Mouth, John Mayer, John Legend and the Allman Brothers Band perform on May 5. Harry (3 comments)
French Quarter Roof top views - 03/24/07 05:17 PM
There are no high building in the New Orleans French Quarter so you would not think there would be anything to see. I sold a condo on Toulouse Street ansd went on the roof with the inspector to check the a/c and to see what I could see from a three story building. All the roofs are slate or slate look a likes. Most of the buildings are brick or masonery. Many have balconies with plenty of windows. The windows are to keep the units cool. Even though Al Gore says we are warming it was still hot in the early 1700's to the (7 comments)
Harahan Yard in March, We are Green - 03/24/07 12:51 AM
One of the nice things about South Lousiaina is the great weather we have this time of year. It stays green from now until November. My ficus to the left made it though another winter and has grown thru the pot. The Azelias are in full blood. The Barlett pear in my neighbors yard is full of blooms. The japanese magnolias have finsihed blooming but the leaves are very pretty light green and enjoy being in the shade of the live oak in the corner of the yard. The soil here is great being about a mile from the Mississippi River which (2 comments)
New Orleans French Quarter , Very clean these days - 03/22/07 08:05 PM
New Orleans is getting a long awaited clean image in one of our best and busiest tourist spots. It now cleaner that it has been in years. A new contract fo clean up and trash has the new man doing a great job. This sohould have been done years ago. After Katrina someone woke up and thought about the idea after a couple of Hurricanes at Pat O'Briens. Now we need to get visitors to treat our historic area like they would their own town. The locals are really talking about this. This may be Mayor Nagins crowning moment. Change is a (0 comments)
New Orleans Condos, Insurance cost make people think Condos - 03/19/07 08:36 PM
There are many reasons in the New Orleans Market to think about buying a condo in 2007. One of the big reasons is the cost of residential homeowners insurance that has gone through the roof or is just unavailiable for certain homes. Adding $300-$400 per month for a moderately priced home of 250k is a killer of many deals. This is because insurance companies who had record profits have red-linedthe New Orleans market. Even if your area had little damage, they pulled out of the market. Mrs. Blanco our Govenor is worried about the merits of cock fighting and getting re-elected rather (0 comments)
Localism, What is happening? - 03/19/07 07:57 PM
I continue to add local photos into to the areas I work and try to get a brief description of the photo and area. Localism is in the Beta stage which means testing I guess. Is there any other news about changes and the future of localism. I think local blogging is a great feature with an easy to use platform. Should we have separate pages for about us or is it always going to connect to the active rain site. I am sure it can stand on its own. Courtyards in New Orleans are a fixture in the various urban (1 comments)
LSU and Tulane Medical students and residents, think condo or home - 03/17/07 06:39 PM
Many residents of Tulane, Oschner and LSU Med schools have bought a condo or home from me in the past. This is the time everyone finds out where they are moving to do their residency. Katrina still looms in our background but our city welcomes you on your new adventure. You will have a variety of housing to chose from in and near the City of New Orleans. The commute times here are easy. You can easily get a condo with 15 minutes of your work. The Warehouse District is the closest area with Uptown New Orleans being another alternative. If you want a home (1 comments)
One last Football note from a LSU Tiger Fan!! - 03/14/07 11:21 PM
Jamarcus Russell the LSU quarterback will most likely be the top quarter back taken in the upcoming NFL draft next month. he was an exception college quarterback. He was not mentioned as Heisman canidate. He was not named to an All American team. His team lost like 4 games in 20 plus games finishing in the top five teams the last two years. Is there are regional bias? Do small market states really count or is this just a media popularity contest. Peyton Manning was great, but no trophy. LSU should have 4 players drafted in the top 45 that few have heard of (8 comments)
Blown tire turns to lemonade in New Orleans condo search!! - 03/14/07 10:45 PM
You never know how things turn out in your real estate searches. Svereral weeks ago I had a new client , Stephanie who wanted a condo in uptown New Orleans. In her price range many of the condos are not in the greatest and safest areas. We saw a nice one on Magazine that met her needs, but there was another one that looked nice on the MLS but I knew the area wasn't the greatest. I proceeded to show her the neighborhood when I had a blow out after hitting one of our famous potholes. My car came to a stop. (1 comments)
Day light saving time and Spring brings out the Buyers in New Orleans - 03/12/07 11:02 PM
The past two weeks have been extremely busy for myself and Jack. It is a combination of working hard in the prior months when business was weak. Then it boomed two weeks ago as Spring and Mardi Gras was over. Its hard to work a couple of months with a couple of sales. You show and people are not ready. You e-mail and the clients do not react, you talk and they listen but no contracts. Then you get 7-8 contracts in 2 weeks and all your time is quickly eaten up. You have more calls than you can handle. You work 12 hours (1 comments)
Colleen's new photo and more!!! - 03/10/07 07:55 PM
I went to e-mail Colleeen on how great her new photo looked via her active rain site and came across her banner. I thought it was very creative and didnt think she would mind sharing it. Who would not want to deal with Colleen after seeing the banner. Just thought is was something unique and tells a great story without having any words.
New Photo looks great!
Jefferson Parish Bond Money, Jefferson Parish Louisiana - 03/08/07 10:42 PM
This week jefferson Parish relaesed its latest Bond Issue witch is a great deal if you meet the criteria. You do not have to pay anything back, its actually free. You have to live in the home. You can get the type of loan you want at great rates. You can use the 4% for closing and pre-paids. With the high cost of home insurance since Katrina this is a great program. It should last several weeks and if you have a purchase agreement you can reserve the loan. There is also a Louisiana State Bond issue being announced next week which (1 comments)
New Orleans Warehouse District, a different view panaromic - 03/04/07 10:36 PM
Cropping you photos can give your neighborhood pages a different look. These photos taken in the New Orleans Warehouse District March 3, 2007 while at an inspection. These give the page a new look from a different perspective just by cropping to look like a panoramic view. Sometimes just doing something a little different will catch someones eye when deciding who to call about a property. This is a view of the Mississippi River bridge in the background. The one below is Lafayette Street that runs besides the condos at 909 Lafayette.
River Ridge Home, 148 Hazel, River Ridge, Louisiana 70123 - 03/03/07 10:03 PM
Located along the Mississippi River upriver from New Orleans, River Ridge offers a tranquil lifestyle with an easy commuteto downtown and Metairie. The area is known for its large trees and many large lots. The area has no industry or jobs, its just a great place to live. I listed this home today and as I do with all my listings I make a separate page on the website to give a better look at the property and the area. I always make flyers and advertise the New Orleans Real Estate site on the rear of the flyers with some extra (0 comments)
On Line E-mail files are great for communication - 03/01/07 10:07 PM
So much of our business can be done via the internet. it saves us time and money. You still have to have verbal and eye contact. I have begun to create a file for such buyers and sellers. I save all the e-mails that I send and receive from them. I add the title companies quotes and their responses. You can e-mail whenever. Just another way to keep up and become more organized. No big fees or complicated programs. I started when I sold a condo to a client in France when most of our communication was via e-mail. It also makes you communicat because (0 comments)
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