west bank real estate: I'm Not Miss Clairol and You Are Not a REALTOR - 11/15/10 05:05 AM
In an attempt to save time and money, I decided recently to color my own hair. After all, they sell hair color in every drug and grocery store and I’ve watched my hair dresser do it time and time again. How hard could it be, right?

Well, apparently there can be some unexpected results when you are a do-it-yourself hair dresser. In my case, they included:
The need to buy a replacement towel for the one that now has purple spots all over it (no, I did not dye my hair purple, that’s just the color of the stains) Buying … (94 comments)

west bank real estate: January 2010 Home Sales and Real Estate Market Reports for Terrytown and Gretna LA 70056 - 02/11/10 07:33 AM
Real estate activity in Gretna LA 70053 as of 2/10/2010: 57 homes are for sale in Gretna, 70053
High list price $409,000 Low list price $45,000 Average list price $153,403 Median list price $139,900 11 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $29,900 to $169,900
Based on the number of homes sold in January (3), there is a 19 month supply of homes for sale in the area
Gretna LA 70053 | Number of Single Family Homes Sold | January 2010 Gretna started off 2010 with a total of 3 home sales in January, compared to 4 in January … (2 comments)

west bank real estate: New Orleans West Bank Real Estate | How the New FHA Guidelines May Impact Home Buyers and Sellers - 01/22/10 08:30 AM
This week, David Stevens, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner, announced policy changes to how FHA loans will be handled later this year.  We don’t have specific dates or all of the fine print yet, but here is the gist of the changes:
The upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) will be increased from 1.75% to 2.25% of the loan This cost is typically rolled into a home buyer’s loan, increasing the monthly payment.  The additional half percent MIP charge will result in negligible changes in payment amounts for most borrowers.  This change is expected to go into effect in the spring.
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west bank real estate: Marrero LA 70072 | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for December 2009 - 01/16/10 12:09 PM
Current real estate activity in Marrero LA: There are 240 homes for sale in Marrero
High list price $1,600,000 Low list price $24,500 Average list price $169,351 Median list price $144,900 29 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $16,900 to $269,500
Based on the number of December sales (28), there is a 8.6 month supply of homes for sale
Marrero LA 70072 | Number of Homes Sold | December 2009
As hard as we tried, Marrero fell just short of maintaining the number of homes sold in 2008, dropping to 359 in 2009 and missing the mark … (8 comments)

west bank real estate: Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City LA | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for November 2009 - 12/29/09 07:28 AM
Current real estate activity in Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City: 138 homes are for sale
High list price $330,000 Low list price $30,900 Average list price $132,320 Median list price $119,350 24 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $20,000 to $136,900
Based on the number of homes sold in November (15), there is a 9.2 month supply of homes for sale in the area

Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City | Number of Homes Sold | November 2009
Westwego hit a high for the year, with 15 homes sold in November, bringing the year to date total … (2 comments)

west bank real estate: Belle Chasse LA 70037 | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for November 2009 - 12/29/09 12:47 AM
Current real estate activity in Belle Chasse LA: 49 homes are for sale
High list price $1,700,000 Low list price $78,800 Average list price $357,273 Median list price $295,000 5 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $150,000 to $375,000
Based on the number of homes sold in November (7), there is a 7 month supply of homes for sale in the area

Belle Chasse LA | Number of Homes Sold | November 2009
Belle Chasse ended November with 7 homes sold, bringing the year to date total to 63 (down from 71 at this time last … (5 comments)

west bank real estate: Algiers LA 70114 | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for November 2009 - 12/18/09 03:01 AM
Current real estate activity in Algiers LA 70114 (including Algiers Point): 115 homes are for sale
High list price $425,000 Low list price $13,000 Average list price $146,748 Median list price $119,900 8 homes are pending sale or under contract, priced from $30,000 to $399,000
Based on the number of homes sold in November (6), there is a 19.2 month supply of homes for sale in the 70114 zip code

Algiers LA 70114 | Number of Homes Sold | November 2009
It’s pretty obvious that home sales in the 70114 zip code of Algiers are suffering.  Year to date, … (7 comments)

west bank real estate: Algiers Point, New Orleans LA | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for November 2009 - 12/17/09 07:26 AM
Current real estate market activity for Algiers Point: 30 homes are currently for sale in the Point
High list price $425,000 Low list price $123,500 Average list price $264,562 Median list price $262,000 4 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $250,000 to $399,000
Based on the number of homes sold in November (4), there is a 7.5 month supply of homes for sale in the area

Algiers Point | Number of Homes Sold | November 2009
There was a spike in home sales in Algiers Point in November, bringing the year to date total to 18 … (3 comments)

west bank real estate: English Turn | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for November 2009 - 12/17/09 04:57 AM
Current real estate activity in the English Turn subdivision in Algiers LA: 29 homes are for sale in English Turn
High list price $1,995,000 Low list price $425,000 Average list price $700,126 Median list price $565,766 5 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $395,000 to $522,000
Based on the number of homes sold in November (2), there is a 14.5 month supply of homes for sale in the area

English Turn | Number of Homes Sold | November 2009
English Turn continued the up and down cycle of homes sales into November, bringing the year to … (0 comments)

west bank real estate: Home Prices Up on the West Bank of New Orleans? - 12/15/09 02:38 AM
Yes, according to an article in City Business.  Don’t get too excited.  One thing that being a data geek has taught me is that you can make numbers say almost anything you want them to. 

According to the article, there was an increase of 20.1% in home sale prices in Algiers from October to November and an increase of 5.4% on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish.  Sounds like great news. 
But, I have a couple of problems with this report.
Agents notoriously don’t change the status in the MLS timely, so the actual average sale price has … (22 comments)

west bank real estate: Algiers LA 70131 | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for November 2009 - 12/15/09 02:34 AM
Current real estate activity in Algiers LA 70131: 197 homes are for sale in the 70131 zip code (excluding English Turn)
High list price $895,000 Low list price $35,000 Average list price $178,774 Median list price $152,000 32 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $27,500 to $429,000
Based on the number of homes sold in November (12), there is a 16.4 month supply of homes for sale

Algiers LA 70131 | Number of Homes Sold | November 2009 Sales in Algiers took a dip in November, bringing the year to date number of homes sold to 194, … (2 comments)

west bank real estate: Home for Sale in Historic Algiers Point | 628 Seguin St. New Orleans LA 70114 - 12/07/09 11:27 PM
Over the years, Algiers Point has been one of the best kept secrets in New Orleans real estate.  Filled with turn of the century construction, it rivals any of the Uptown neighborhoods in architecture, charm and history but offers a better value for your real estate dollars.  As in any older community, there are homes that need a little bit of work but present an opportunity to put your own stamp on an established home.
Welcome to 628 Seguin Street in Algiers Point
628 Seguin is new on the market and looking for someone to complete the renovations that have already … (14 comments)

west bank real estate: 12 Tips for Holiday Decorating When Selling Your Home - 12/01/09 06:19 AM
Here we are at that time of year again.  The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and the blitz of shopping has commenced.  I was in Target this past weekend, strolling through the Christmas section, hoping that I would not run into any home sellers buying a giant snowman for their front yard. 

Why, you ask?  Because while holiday decorating is fun and festive, too much can leave buyers unable to picture themselves at home in your house – not exactly the tone you want to set when selling.  Not everyone has the same beliefs and customs that you do and … (14 comments)

west bank real estate: English Turn | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for October 2009 - 11/28/09 07:22 AM
Current real estate activity in the English Turn subdivision of Algiers LA: 32 homes are for sale in English Turn
High list price $1,995,000 Low list price $395,000 Average list price $678,421 Median list price $549,000 5 homes are pending sale or under contract, priced from $395,000 to $522,000
Based on the number of homes sold in October (4), there is an 8 month supply of homes for sale in the area

English Turn | Number of Homes Sold | October 2009
October looked like spring in English Turn, recording 4 sales for only the second time this year.  … (4 comments)

west bank real estate: Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City LA 70094 | Home Sales and Real Estate Market Trends for October 2009 - 11/24/09 12:50 PM
Current real estate activity in Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City LA: 139 homes are for sale
High list price $339,000 Low list price $37,900 Average list price $134,279 Median list price $119,200 33 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $20,000 to $187,900
Based on the number of homes sold in October (13), there is a 10.7 month supply of homes for sale in the 70094 zip code (still a buyer’s market)

Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City LA 70094 | Number of Homes Sold | October 2009
Despite a slight dip in August, the number of homes … (4 comments)

west bank real estate: Marrero LA 70072 | Home Sales and Real Estate Trends for October 2009 - 11/24/09 02:28 AM
Current real estate activity in Marrero LA: 251 homes for sale in Marrero
High list price $2,500,000 Low list price $29,900 Average list price $185,954 Median list price $149,000 46 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $16,900 to $306,750
Based on the number of homes sold in October (34), there is a 7.38 month supply of homes for sale in the area
Marrero LA 70072 | Number of Homes Sold | October 2009
The number of homes sold in Marrero in October was 34, with a total 300 sold year to date. This is a decrease … (7 comments)

west bank real estate: Harvey LA 70058 | Home Sales and Real Estate Trends for October 2009 - 11/24/09 12:35 AM
Current real estate activity in Harvey LA: 164 homes for sale
High list price $549,000 Low list price $500 Average list price $182,181 Median list price $154,950 58 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $49,700 to $525,000
Based on the number of homes sold in October (35), there is a 4.69 month supply of homes for sale in the area.

Harvey LA 70058 | Number of Homes Sold | October 2009
Look at the jump in closed sales for Harvey!  While I don’t know the details on every single transaction, I would project that the … (1 comments)

west bank real estate: Home Ownership | Are You Ready? - 11/23/09 02:25 PM
Owning your own home is what we have all been told is the American Dream. It brings to mind a picture of a neatly manicured lawn, flower beds in bloom and a white picket fence.

But what many first time home buyers forget is that you will no longer have a landlord to call when something breaks or needs to be repainted. In addition to paying your mortgage each month, there are other costs that you need to budget for when deciding how much you want to spend on a home.
What do home buyers need to budget for? … (13 comments)

west bank real estate: Terrytown and Gretna LA 70056 | Home Sales and Real Estate Trends for October 2009 - 11/23/09 01:55 AM
Current real estate activity in Terrytown and Gretna LA: 170 homes for sale
High list price $999,000 Low list price $24,900 Average list price $217,709 Median list price $169,700
48 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $35,900 to $400,000
Based on the number of homes sold in October (26), there is a 6.5 month supply of homes for sale in the area (a fairly balanced real estate market)
Terrytown and Gretna LA 70056 | Number of Homes Sold | October 2009
October marked the most active month of the year in Terrytown and Gretna home sales.  … (3 comments)

west bank real estate: Gretna LA 70053 | Home Sales and Real Estate Trends for October 2009 - 11/21/09 08:16 AM
Current real estate activity in Gretna LA 70053: 51 homes are for sale
High list price $275,500 Low list price $42,900 Average list price $147,731 Median list price $131,000 12 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $52,000 to $240,000
Based on the number of homes sold in October (8), there is a 6.38 month supply of homes for sale in Gretna, which is just about a balanced real estate market.

Gretna LA 70053 | Number of Homes Sold | October 2009
The year to date number of homes sold in Gretna as of October 2009 is … (5 comments)

 
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