All About Louisiana Real Estate

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
425 Notre Dame CondosLuxury Downtown CondosNew Orleans Warehouse DistrictNew Orleans, La. 70130 New Condos in 2015 at 425 Notre Dame       New Construction in downtown New Orleans completed in 2015.  The eight story building has 42 upscale units ranging from one bedrooms to four bedroom units. Parking on first floor. Check out the balconies and large windows.     Its like the developers thought about all the upscale things they could do and then proceeded to do it. Many of the units were sold as pre-sales. This is not the norm for the New Orleans market.     The living areas of the units have 10 ft. ceilings, antique pine wood floors, gas stoves, large windows, balconies, and on site parking.  The high end appliance include Wolfe Stoves and Sub Zero refrigerators. Extra insulation betwe...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Baton Rouge House Values Study DefinedThis study covers 1/1/2022 to 11/24/2022 with Baton Rouge being defined as East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, and Livingston Parishes or Counties. DSF and ASF sales are only included, not manufactured housing or MFH. See the bottom of the post for MFH stats. DSF is detached single-family (traditional homes) and ASF is attached single-family (condos and townhomes). There have been 9,987 total sales of which 8,963 were DSF and 1,024 sales were ASF.  DSF sales were 90% and ASF 10%. Listing prices ranged from $12,000 to $4,950,000, with an average of $299,704, and a median of $259,900.  Sold prices ranged from $10,000 to $4,000,000, with an average of $296,386, and a median of $257,900.  The popular sales price range was $227,000, $258,000 w...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Gallery Row Condos448 Julia Street, New Orleans 70130New Orleans Warehouse District The Gated entrance to the Gallery Row Condos     The Gallery Row Condos are in the center of the New Orleans Warehouse close to Magazine Street and next door to the Childerns Museum on Julia Street. The 48 units are in three different building. The first floor is commercial condos used as art galleries, the lobby and garage parking. There is an additional lot on Magazine Street. Almost all the condos have parking.      With the condos in three different building you are going to have several different looks.  The two older building are the front two and are going to have the warehouse feel of higher ceilings,larger windows,exposed brick and beams.  The units in the back were built much later.       T...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Federal Fibre Mills Condos 1107 South Peters New Orleans Warehouse District  A Little Bit of History about the Federal Fibre Mills         Designed in 1904 by architects Favrot and Livaudals the Federal Fibre Mills warehouse was completed in 1907 and used for the production of rope, largely for ships in port. It was used as a pavilion for the 1984 New Orleans World´s Fair. The old rope factory, built of heavy timber, is an interesting study of conversion efficiency.         Over one million dollars was spent on initial cleanup with a deep desire to preserve the character and flavor of both the New Orleans tan bricks and the first growth heart of Southern yellow pine. Because the building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, strict guidelines for modification of th...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Condos           The French Quarter is going to have a large variety of condos that will vary in size, style and age. This page will give you a variety and feel for many of the condos that I see. I will be adding to this page going forward since there are so many small associations.        The vast majority of condos in the French Quarter will be used as second homes.  From the map below you can see that the Quarter is just not that large but there are a lot of properties as we review the condo associations.       Most of the condo associations are small complexes of eight or less. Many will have small courtyards which cannot be seen from the street. Parking will not come with the majority of condos.         The New Orleans French Quarter is unique in so many respects an...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Condo Association Knowledge Important! Value of the Common AreasRecent Updates and AssessmentsThe Budget and Condo FeesThe Management Company      Buyers like to value the common areas and know what the condo fees cover. Best to let them see the budget and let them know about past assessments and reserves are. Often great to put the budgets in the unit so they can see all what the condo fees cover.The Condo Association BudgetCommon AreasPlaces to Enjoy Inside and Outside
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Cotton Mill Condos920 Poeyfarre Street, 70130New Orleans Warehouse District     The Cotton Mills Condos were converted from rentals into condos in 2004-2005. The 269 units come in all shapes and sizes. Most of the units are one and two bedroom units ranging from 550 sq.ft. to a 1000 Sq. Ft. of living. There are a few three bedrooms and a few studios in various spots in the building. There are 17 penthouse units that were condos before the major conversion in 2004-2005.      The Penthouses are the only units that come with parking.  Parking is readily available in 3-4 lots aroudn the condos that can be had for contract per month for about $125 per month. You can park on the street but that has gotten harder over the years as the area has built up.      The common feature of the condo...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Uptown, The Neighborhood. Down by St. Charles     Once you leave the Garden District in New Orleans you are in Uptown. You can see on the Real Estate Map below what real estate agents call Uptown.       Uptown New Orleans Scenes, Lots of Walking Availaible The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar runs Through Uptown New Orleans The Magazine Street Merchants in Uptown New Orleans Historic Uptown New Orleans Cottages So Many Colorful Uptown Homes in New Orleans Colorful Homes in Uptown New Orleans New Orleans Historic Mansions on St. Charles Ave. New Homes in Uptown built to look and feel historic Four Plex on General Pershing turned into "neighborhood condos" 3915 St. Charles Avenue, Apartments turned into Uptown Condos Old 1920's Apartment Houses converted into Condos Neighborhood ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
625 St. Charles Avenue Condos625 St. Charles AvenueNew Orleans, La. 70130New Orleans Warehouse District      The condos at 625 St. Charles Avenue was one of the first condo complexes built from scratch in the New Orleans Warehouse District. There are 37 upscale units ranging in size from 1300 sq. ft. to over 2000 sq.ft. for the larger penthouse units. Completed in 2002.        The location across the Street from Lafayette Square and on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line is hard to beat.  The Federal Court House is across the park. Gallier Hall is down the street.        A lot of the units have balconies and large windows. The 11 story building has some spacious penthouse units with patios with some great views.       You have a secure parking garage, lap pool, exercise gym, several p...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Mills Row Condos450 John Churchill ChaseNew Orleans, La. 70130New Orleans Warehouse District    The five story building plus penthouse were completed in 2007. It was new construction on the Corner of John Churchill Chase and Tchoupitoulas Street. It is next to the Federal Fibre Mills Condos that are on S. Peters. Most of the units are two bedroom unit.  Most of the larger units  have balconies and garage parking. Most of the units are two bedroom units.     The units have high ceiling. Open kitchens on many of the units make the condo living area feel larger. The garage covers most of the first floor with a lobby on John Churchill Chase.  The 31 units have storm windows, newer kitchens, newer bathroom, laundry rooms and concrete construction.       There is a courtyard in the middle of ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Garden District Condos-New Orleans 1430 Jackson Avenue, 70130 Total Redo of a 50 year old apartment House in 2014   Condos at 1430 Jackson Avenue         The Condos were totally redone in 2014.  All the units were two bedroom units with garage parking on the first level. The 15 units sold out rather quickly for prices ranging from 289k to 329k. The front balcony units were the most expensive and most desired.  All the units had nice windows and natural light. All the units open onto an exterior side balcony that was rather wide.         The four story building was a 50 year old apartment complex buildt as such. Moderate condo fees. The condos were nicely finished and buyers were given several options as to colors, floors, cabinets, stone and carpet.       The elevator was in the mid se...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Carol Condos, 143 Condos 2100 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, La. 70130       The Carol Condos are centrally located on St. Charles Avenue.  Its not that far to the Central Business District and is on the St. Charles Ave. streetcar line.       The 13 story building is a 1970's complex of 143 condos. The condos feature large windows with some nice city views. The amenties include a swimming pool, excercise room, valet parking, on site manager, lobby, ample parking, and Old Fashion service.     The condo fees are high because of the number services and the fact that water, electricity, and cable, 24 hour security are included in your monthly fees.  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The French Quarter Views Streets, Unique Shops and Window Shopping       One of the reasons owning a second home in the French Quarter is there is always so muc to see and do. The activities change monthly. In addition to Christmas, New Years, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, Jazz Fest, Conventions, Saints Football games you just have a lot to see.       Just walking the streets looking into shops and windows is totally different than where people make their first home.  They the second homers come to have fun and have a good time. Just park the car and walk for a weekend or weeks and you never get to see it all.     French Quarter Window Shopping   It's Fun and it Free...Window Shopping leading to Carinval Window Shopping for Art Work, Colorful and Bright  Lots of Unique Clothes, "Hon...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Julia Place Condos333 Julia Street, New Orleans 70130New Orleans Warehouse District       The Julia Place Condos at 333 Julia Street are in the heart of the New Orleans Warehouse District. You are three blocks to the New Orleans Convention Center. You are 4 blocks to St. Charles Avenue. You are about eight blocks to the French Quarter. Walk to a dozen restraunts within 6 blocks of the condos.       Julia Place is two different building side by side. There are 102 units in the complex. The older building on the left is 3 stories while the Bemis Bag building has 5 floors. There are no residential units on the first floor.  Its a parking lot, parking garage, and  retail on the first floor. Parking was sold for $25k when the first purchsers bought the units in 2005.      There are a variety...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1750 St. Charles Avenue Condos1750 St. Charles Ave.New Orleans, La. 70130          The condo at 1750 St. Charles Avenue were converted from apartments in the Spring of 2005.  The location is 6 blocks from the New Orleans Warehouse District.  The 221 units make it one of the larger condo associations in New Orleans. The building is all concrete with 7 floors on the front and rear of the building. Most of the first floor is for parking.       There are large one bedrooms of about 1000 sq. ft. and up. The Two bedrooms are 1400 sq. ft. plus. The three bedrooms are even larger.  Most of the units are two bedroom units. All the units have views of the courtyard or of the neighborhood.  All the condos have garage parking.      The lobby and parking garage has 24 hour security. There is an on s...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Byater Neighborhood of New Orleans               The Bywater is that area between St. Claude Avenue and the Mississippi River. It runs from Franklin Avenue to the Industrial Canal near Poland Avenue.  Its an up and coming neighborhood with a lot of renovations and a demand area. The majority of condos in the area are going to be parts of doubles or buildings a little larger but few complexes.       Lets view the neighborhood and see what the homes and streets look like. The best way for me to do that is do that thru photos of the Bywater Neighborhood. View of the Bywater Neighborhood at Sunrise from the French Quarter.  Its not that far away. Bridge to the Crescent Park that runs along the Mississippi River in Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans.     View of Downtown New Orleans fr...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Magazine Place Condos760 Magazine StreetCorner of Julia and Magazine StreetNew Orleans Warehouse District         The Magazine Place Condos are in the center of the New Orleans Warehouse District on the corner of Julia and Magazine. Its 7 blocks to the French Quarter, 4 blocks to the Outlet Mall, 3 blocks to the World War II Museum and 3 blocks to St. Charles Ave. It is just a great location.       The origional building was an Armour Meat Packing Plant where sausage was made. An addition was made later when the apartments were built. These are going to be the town house style units that border the parking lot.         The majority of the units in the origional building are one bedrooms. They will have street view and the doors open to the courtyard. The elevator is near the parking lot...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Condos and Balconies       French Quarter Balconies are one of the most sought out features of condos in the New Orleans French Quarter Condo Market.  The numbers do not show up in the square footage prices but they are worth thousands of dollars.  Its the feel and views to have a street balcony that tops the list. There are 2 types of balconies...The Gallery and a standard balcony. Many times they are just grouped togeather.       A Gallery is connected to the ground which allows them to be larger and have roofs. They are supported by columns and can be as high as three stories. Just open your window and hop out. Most condo units that face the street do not have doors to get out. Just crawl out the window.  Many of the interior balconies do have french doors to exit tha...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Courtyards and Gardens Many of them in Condos       Many of these courtyards are not easily seen from the street but there will be several on each street. Wanted to share what you can see and maany that you will not see.  A condo with a nice courtyard and pool do add value to your condo.  Its a great place to enjoy and have a quiet snack and drink. You can grow so many nice things in containers that add so much color in the Spring, Summer and Fall in New Orleaans.       Courtyard to Supreme Court House off Conti Street in New Orleans Beaugard Keyes Gardens, Corner of Chartes and Ursulines  Hidden Courtyards at 837 Royal Street Exchange Alley in the Quarter of Conti Street Historic Beaugard Keyes Home on Chartres Street Fountain and Blooming Plants in Condo Courtyard, hav...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Skeletons in Front Yard of Home St. Charles Avenue and State Street Lots of Art Work for Halloween Go visit the home and have fun. “Great Reason to be a second home Condo Owner”        I have stopped buy this home in the last several years to take photos. This 2019 has a lot of skeletons and many new works of art. There is always people stopping by to view the work. There is always people viewing and taking photos. This is one of the unique places to see a lot of Halloween Art Work. May people take the streetcar and get off to view. Not far from Tulane and Loyola Universities.         A great place for visitors and second homers to visit before Halloween. This is a reason why people like second home condos in New Orleans because there are so much works for art for all the holidays.    ...
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