new orleans: 24 Hours in New Orleans Like a Local - 08/15/18 11:57 AM
How to spend 24 hours in NOLA
If there's one thing we know how to do, it's have a good time. But it's probably different than what you think. From a Bloody Mary breakfast to brunch, to kayaking through City Park's sculpture garden. From grabbing a sno-ball, to dinner at one of our world renowned restaurants. From sunset at the Moonwalk, to a house show with live music. 
 
Let us show you how to spend 24 hours in New Orleans like a native. 
 
Hint: You won't find us on Bourbon Street!
 
 
Ready to call the Crescent City your home? Give us a call today at 504-327-5303. 
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new orleans: Simplify Your New Orleans Home - 08/09/18 10:58 AM
"Your home is a living space, not a storage space". That quote jumped out at me while reading the book Soulful Simplicity recently. The beginning of the year is traditionally the time we take stock. Stock of ourselves, our health, our budgets, our homes. But it can happen at any point in your life. 
Simplify Your HomeI think the reason that the quote resonated so strongly with me is that we hear from people every single day that are looking for more. More space. Bigger and more closets. More storage. More, more, more. But, I would encourage you to think about if more … (2 comments)

new orleans: Street Art in New Orleans :: Coloring the City - 08/07/18 09:34 AM
Street Art and Grafitti in New Orleans
While we can't hold a candle to the amount and scope of street art that I saw when visiting New York City, New Orleans certainly has it's share of artists willing to see anything as a canvas. From the sides of buildings to abandoned warehouses to the fences that surround their property, artists are driven to create. 
We're the beneficiaries of their talent and vision - after all, what could be better than driving down a street and stumbling upon the results of someone's compulsion to share what their imagination has concocted.
Some art is clearly created … (4 comments)

new orleans: French Quarter Fest 2016 - Your Planning Guide - 03/29/16 05:56 AM

Despite the fact that more and more tourists have found their way to French Quarter Fest in New Orleans, it's still a local favorite.
Free entry, amazing food and drinks, dozens and dozens of local bands performing every day and a "stage" that spreads along the riverfront and through the French Quarter combine for one of the most simultaneously laid back and exciting weekends of the spring festival season.
Whether you choose to stake a spot at a stage for the day or spend your time wandering from one end of the Quarter to the other, you're in for a good time, good … (0 comments)

new orleans: Gentilly - New Orleans Neighborhood Video - 03/28/16 05:21 AM
Gentilly Neighborhood - New Orleans LA
One of the last affordable neighborhoods in New Orleans, Gentilly offers a wide range of architecture - from Arts and Crafts cottages to Tudor inspired homes, it's more than just the traditional NOLA style of homes. 
What do residents have to say about living in Gentilly?
"I love that it's very central for the rest of the city, you go up one road and you can be in midcity and the riverbend, you go up another road and you can be downtown, another you can be in lakeview, and another you can be in metairie, another you can … (1 comments)

new orleans: Are You Headed to NAR Next Week? - 10/29/14 05:56 AM
Are you headed to the annual NAR Convention in New Orleans next week? 
As a NOLA native, I love when we get visitors to the city, especially those that haven't been here before. 

What you might not know about New Orleans
We are home to one of the largest ports in the U.S. We have recently been named to a host of top 10 lists, including the best places for young professional relocations, best places for start up businesses and the obligatory best place for a single girl weekend away It's been 9 years since Katrina and a big percentage … (30 comments)

new orleans: Gentilly Home Prices on the Rise | New Orleans Real Estate - 10/14/14 06:56 AM
Gentilly is one of the come back kids in New Orleans real estate and the move of Holy Cross School from the Bywater to Gentilly has helped drive interest and prices up in the neighborhood.
For a while, there were loads of fixer uppers available, but most of them have been snatched up by savvy investors who are renovating or even building new construction in several subdivisions.
 
Prices keep going up Watching the prices in this part of Gentilly gives credence to the old "you snooze, you lose" saying.

What neighborhoods are nearby? Vista Park Oak Vista Oak Park … (0 comments)

new orleans: New Orleans Real Estate | Property Disclosures in NOLA - 09/19/14 06:37 AM
When you've found the home that you think might be "the one", it's normal to have a lot of questions about the property.
How old is the roof? Has the house ever flooded? Are there any environmental issues to be concerned about?  

 
 
That's where the Louisiana Residential Property Disclosure comes in.
 
With few exceptions, every home seller in Louisiana is required to provide disclosures containing the details of the property condition. You'll learn about the land, the zoning, the HOA or condo association rules and fees and the condition of the property.
 
These disclosures are not to … (6 comments)

new orleans: Fastest Growing New Orleans Neighborhoods - 08/12/14 05:03 AM

What are the hottest neighborhoods in New Orleans? It all depends on who you ask, of course, but we're taking a scientific approach and choosing the top 5 based on increases in average sold prices between 2011 and 2014. 
 
Gentilly
High on the hot list is Gentilly, with a 92% increase in home sales and a 50% increase in sold prices over the last 3 years.
Find Gentilly homes for sale
 
Central City
Working hard to overcome a history of blight, Central City has been a magnet to investors and do-it-yourselfers that want to pioneer the comeback of … (1 comments)

new orleans: Price Your Flood Insurance During Inspections to Save Money - 08/07/14 12:21 PM

As New Orleans insurance costs, particularly flood premiums, have risen over the last few years, they are having a big impact on home buying decisions. You may love a house, but if the cost of insuring it pushes your mortgage payment up by several hundred dollars per month, it may not be the best choice for you.
Lately, we've seen folks waiting until shortly before closing to attempt to get their insurance policies in place and finding out at the last minute that the cost was going to be prohibitive.
Our advice? Don't wait until you've spent money on an appraisal, … (0 comments)

new orleans: New Orleans Uptown Real Estate | Neighborhood Video - 08/05/14 12:45 PM
When people visit New Orleans, they have a picture in their mind of what the French Quarter looks like. They've seen photos, video and more of the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans.
But, there's so much more to our city than just the typical tourist attractions.
Uptown New Orleans is filled with some of the most beautiful architecture you'll find in the South and some of the coolest characters in the city.
Take a look at our city through the eyes of the people who live, love and play here.
 
Uptown New Orleans


 

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new orleans: Faubourg Marigny and Bywater | Funky and Fun New Orleans Neighborhoods - 02/01/14 04:43 AM
While some parts of the city have been completely gentrified (along with the accompanying increase in real estate prices), the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods in New Orleans still have some of the grit, the edge, the quirkiness...the soul and personality that personifies NOLA to me.
Take a look at the area through the eyes of people who live, work and love the Marigny and Bywater.

 
Want to know more about living in New Orleans? Visit CrescentCityLiving.com or give us a call at 504-327-5303. We'd be happy to show you around our city and share why we are so proud … (4 comments)

new orleans: Shotgun! Homes that is.... - 09/12/13 11:14 AM

The architectural style that is most synonymous with the New Orleans area is the shotgun, either single or double. Shotguns fit perfectly onto the narrow lots that made up early New Orleans, often with only 25-30 feet of frontage but typically with a depth of at least 100 feet. The front width of a lot was used in the original property tax assessment in Orleans Parish, so building widths were kept to a minimum. Most of these homes originally had very few or no closets, with residents using armoires for storage.
What's a shotgun house? A "shotgun house" is a … (43 comments)

new orleans: Double Gallery Townhouse | Architecture in New Orleans - 08/26/13 05:41 AM

The architecture of New Orleans offers a wide variety of choices, including the Townhouse style. It's not what you might think of when hearing the word "townhouse", because it's actually a single family home.
Townhouse Architecture in New Orleans From NOLA.gov:
The Townhouse building type, or some variation thereof, is a very common type in urban areas, because its vertical massing and long, narrow footprint makes efficient use of land. The townhouse in New Orleans appeared first in its Creole form in the late colonial period, but the basic type remained popular for the better part of a century and has recently seen a … (3 comments)

new orleans: Colorful Cottages in New Orleans - 08/02/13 05:17 AM
One of the things I love most about New Orleans is the proliferation of color throughout the city. With very few restrictions on exterior paint colors, you can find vibrant, eye catching homes in almost every corner of the city. 
Check out the colors on some of the homes we've seen recently:

 

 

 
And my favorite:

 
Never let it be said that New Orleans is just like anyplace else....we know that we're much more colorful than that!
 
START YOUR NEW ORLEANS HOME SEARCH HERE or call Crescent City Living at (504) 327-5303.
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new orleans: Last Minute Check to be Sure Your NOLA Home is Ready to Sell - 07/09/13 12:04 AM

We all get so used to seeing the things in and around our own house, that it usually takes an outsider to point out the little things that have become invisible to us.
I often hear from home sellers that they are photo ready, but when I get there to take the pictures, there are lots of little things that need to be done.
So, how do you know if your home is ready for prime time?
Take a picture of every room as you finish decluttering and decorating. Don't just rely on the preview on the camera - actually … (0 comments)

new orleans: NOLA in Photos | Getting Creative with Paint - 06/10/13 04:06 AM
 
What to do with the side of a building that is nothing but a blank wall and a line of electric meters? Create a mural, of course.
I was absolutely captivated by the vibrant colors in this work of art that turned a blah cinder block wall into an eye catching garden.
Want your own photo op? You can find this Uptown in the 5800 block of Magazine Street.
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new orleans: Louisiana Flood Insurance Hotline Open for Calls - 06/07/13 01:17 AM

Since questions about flood zones, policies and premiums are among the most popular with New Orleans home buyers, we're happy to see that the NFIP is now making getting this information just a bit easier.
The National Flood Insurance Program has set up a hotline to provide information to Louisiana residents. Information on the flood program or requests for loss histories on properties can be obtained by calling 800-427-4661. Read more: http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2013/05/20/flood-insurance-info-available-on-hotline/#ixzz2Tr2VYEXK
 
 
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new orleans: New Orleans Cottage Homes for Sale - 05/29/13 02:51 AM
One of my favorite styles of home in New Orleans is the simple cottage. Typically featuring a front porch and large windows, cottages can be found in almost every neighborhood in the city.
Don't let the quaintness throw you off...often, the interiors of these homes have been stunningly renovated and updated. The best renovations typically involve the restoration of the original architectural details (check out the brackets on the porch roof below) in keeping with tradition.

Start your NOLA cottage search here
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new orleans: NOLA Dining | The Delachaise - 04/30/13 08:42 PM

The Delachaise is not serving your typical bar food by a long stretch.
With an extensive wine list, a wall of liquors from around the world and a bit more upscale feel, it's a great spot for late night dining. Go a bit earlier and grab a seat on the patio for al fresco dining, but be aware that there is no table service - you'll need to order at the bar and collect your number so they know what table to deliver your food to.
During our visits, we've sampled the cheese platters (perfect temps on them), the salmon … (2 comments)

 
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