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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Walking the Streets of the French Quarter       As a real estate agent and avid photographer the French Quarter is always alive with things to do and see.  Many times it can be quiet however and that is when the buildings just pop out at you. So lets take a quick waalk around the French Quarter and see the streets.         These are streets with few people, want to focus on the buildings and the streets. No car or no people. It's like history is stopped.          Colorful Cottages in New Orleans French Quarter Royal Street and St. Ann, Rounded Corners Corner of Chartres and St. Phillip, A Hotel Barracks Balcony looking down the Street Townhome in the French Quarter Chartres Street Corner, so may colorful corners The wives and girl friends are just steps from shopping....Delightful Bric...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Magazine Street, New Orleans       There are so many condos in New Orleans that are within easy walking distance of Magazine.  People like to walk around to shop, eat and drink. Its worth looking at for full time and second homers as their is so much to do in the area.  Lets take a look...       The Magazine Street Experience      Magazine Street is almost 5 miles from Canal Street to Audubon Park. Magazine Street runs through Audubon Park as it nears the River Road by the Mississippi River. This is how shopping was before the malls came to town.  Magazine Street in the Warehouse DistrictTownhomes on Magazine Next to World War II MuseumSoda Shop at World War II Museum on Magazine StreetMagazine Street Historic Homes in Lower Garden DistrictBeginning to see more Businesse's in Lower Gar...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Mississippi River Flows by the  New Orleans French Quarter       The Reason New Orleans was settled by the French in 1718 was its position and high ground on the Mississippi River. Today it is a must see place and it runs from Elysian Fields to Canal Street with plenty of access fromt he French Quarter.        This first photo is of the setting sun in the early evening. We are looking east but it is the West Bank of New Orleans. The name Crescent City means the Mississippi is making a big curve on its way to the Guld of Mexico.    Sunrise on the Mississippi looking down river to the Bywater Neighborhood from the River Walk Looking at the West Babk of New Orleans as you appraoch the River Walk Park which goes all the way to the Convention Center The Immigrant Statue in Waldenberg Pa...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1121 Kerlerec Street Creole Cottage A Fixer Upper in a Great Location $189,121, When fixed easily worth 375k – 400k In the Treme Neighborhood, Block to French Quarter New Orleans, 70116 Sold for $177,000 Cash on Feb. 11,2019          The cottage is about 100 ft from N. Rampart and the streetcar line. The French Quarter is about a block and half away. It is a block from the Esplanade Avenue. Great places to visit in all nearby neighborhoods. When my seller bought in in 2006 is had 3 bedrooms and a bath with some large rooms downstairs. The seller has done some exterior updates and gutted most of the inside of the house.         The buyers may be able to get tax credits for the redo of historic homes. Federal and State tax credits.            The cottage is fully gutted right now. It is ...
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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.)
Farnham Place HomesHistoric Old Metaire NeighborhoodOld Metairie, La. 70005Oak Trees Galore with Nuetral Ground      Farnham Place runs from Metairie Road to the railroad tracks that runs through Old Metairie. The large yards and large homes are the norm. The neutral ground runs the length of the Farnham Place with plenty of oak trees. Most of the homes have been updated inside over the years. Great landscaping is the norm for the neighborhood.       Over the last 500 days there have been two sales. One sold for $1,889,500 in less than 40 days and the other is currently under contract after being on the market about 10 days before selling. They were asking $1,795,000.  When things sell that fast the sellers get close to their asking price.     The Homes that I took the photos of give yo...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Beverly Garden Drive Old Metairie HomesBetween I -10 and Metairie Road    Once again a drive down a street in Old Metairie between I-10 and Metairie Road. This drive shows you a variety of homes and so many different ages. One reason you see more older homes is the fact that many of the lots are not very deep. Fewer teardowns because of this factor.      Once you cross Metairie Road the sizes and values tend to rise towards the railroad tracks. As you get closer to Causeway the prices tend to decline in Old Metairie.        Taking the drive and photos gives you an idea of how the areas have developed over time. This street has a variety as many streets do in Old Metairie.     
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Skeletons in Front Yard of HomeSt. Charles Avenue and State StreetLots of Art Work for HalloweenGo 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.     NEW O...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Halloween Skeletons on St. Charles Ave. New Orleans Every Year... createdelete By Eric BoulerReal Estate Agent with Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. September 10, 2022 07:47 AMREPORT               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 fa...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Lower Garden DistrictNew Orleans, Between the Warehouse District and Garden District    Views of downtown from St. Vincents on Magazine StreetHistoric Mansion Facing Coliseum SquareColiseum Square between Camp and ColiseumThe Coliseum Square Fountain is the center piece of the Lower Garden District neighborhood in New Orleans Looks like a plantation homeOne of a kind historic home near Coliseum SquareMagazine Street in Lower Garden DistrictMagazine Street Shops in Lower Garden District, Local and UniqueShop till you drop,lots of window shopping     
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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.)
The Kentucky Avenue HomesThe Bywater NeighborhoodNew Orleans,La. 70117Near the Industrial CanalBetween N. Rampart and St. Claude AvenueNot Far From Poland Avenue        The Kentucky Avenue Homes are unique in the Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans. The homes are doubles that were built in the 1920's and 1930's with yards in front and in the rear. This is not normal for the Bywater homes. They were built as doubles and many have been converted into single homes. The street has all doubles like these. All have porches,yards  and on site parking. This is not normal for the area.            There were 3 homes sold for 332k, 235k, 275k in the last year. These were converted into single homes from doubles. There were no double sold in the last year. Most of the homes were converted into sing...
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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 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.)
1027 Chartres StreetDanny Barker CondosFrench Quarter Condos        The seven units that made up the Danny Barker House were a listing of mine several years ago. It was a real experience to be involved in the planning stages, conversion to condos, and the construction phase. The location was great and the experience was as well.       The condos were much like new construction as the bricks and some of the beams were the only old thing. Everything else was new but made to look the period. When you have an almost new building you can get 20-25% more for the units. Technically its not new but everything in them is new.       The from units facing the street are also worth more. The to upstairs units with balconies always sell for more. These were the first two units to sell s these units ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Listing Your CondoWith an Experienced Agents Means a LotEric has sold over 200 UnitsExposure of the Condo ! Take Good Photos     I take a lot of nice photos of the condo and the complex. I write some of the things people like on the photos so they will know the positives. Best to take photos of all the positive common areas. It is also OK to take photos of the nearby neighborhood. Many people who look at condos in New Orleans may be buying them as second homes. That is why the common areas and neighborhoods help.      I write some of the more positive issues of the condo on the photo. Best to write the one best for a particular photo. Buyers can see these easily.       Recently started putting the flyers, blogs and pages of the listings on Facebook as I have about 17,000 friends that se...
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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.)
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.)
One River Place CondosLuxury New Orleans Condos600 Port of New OrleansNew Orleans Warehouse District                       The One River Place Condos is one of the three high rises built along the Mississippi River.  This 14 story high rise is right in the middle of town. You are right next to the Hilton Hotel and the River Walk outlet Mall.  You are on the French Quarter Streetcar line that goes to Esplanade Avenue.      They offer views of the Mississippi River as it turns to head towards the Gulf of Mexico.        The 81 units are large condo units with many having balconies facing the Mississippi. There are a few Garden Units on the first floor which is actually like the fifth floor where the condos start. The open floor plans have lots of views and large windows which allows for so...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1020 Esplanade Avenue CondosFrench Quarter CondosFormally "Italian Hall"       The 1020 Esplande Condos that has 24 units spread over 3 floors in the main building and more surrounding the courtyard.  This was once an Italian Hall for Italian immigrants that settled in this area of town. Converted to condos in the 1990's.      A couple of thing separates this condo complex from many in the French Quarter. The units have parking in a gated lot about 100ft. from the back door on Baracks and N. Rampart. The nicest feature is the large common area that has a pool, fountain, open space,an outdoor kitchen and that tropical feel.       Many of  the units are of different floor plans and sizes. Some have balconies, great views, no views, patios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and three bedrooms. So...
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