New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

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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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Mardi Gras Decorations and ParadesGreat Second Homers Have "Fun and Desires"New Orleans Condos as Second Homes      The vast majority of second homers buy New Orleans Condos as a place for their family and relatives to stay. Most of the buyers would buy in the French Quarter before 2000. There was a few places Uptown and in the Warehouse District. Now there are plenty of places adjacent from the French Quarter Condo Market. The Marigny, Treme and Bywater neighborhoods have become more popular now. There are also a lot of people that like to live on St. Charles and near St. Charles. Plenty of places to visit and you can take the streetcar to so many places.      There are a lot of newer condo conversions in all these areas. The Warehouse District has many conversions and quite a few new ...
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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 Rotunda Condos330 Julia Street, New Orleans, 70130New Orleans Warehouse District The Corner of Julia Street, Emerils      The Rotunda condos at 333 Julia Street are located in the heart of the New Orleans Warehouse District. The condos cover the entire block between Commerce and Tchoupitoulas Street. The first floor is a combination of parking, art galleries, offices, Emerils on the corner.      The 68 units were apartments before becoming condos. The building was converted into apartments in 1989 from a grocery warehouse built about 1910. Then into condos around 2006. There is a combination of one,two and a few units. There are four floors of condos with the fifth floor being penthouses of all shapes and sizes.     The garage has only 30 spots so half the owners lease a spot across...
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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 part...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Always great to put your blogs on Facebook. I have a group that likes to see photos in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. It shows a lot of people and I can add them to other Groups also. Hundreds of people see it. Many like to answer the questions. It works.......https://www.facebook.com/groups/336096724530421/This is where you can see  it. Have fun looking at it....  
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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.)
The Lower Garden DistrictNew Orleans 70130          Once you go under the Mississippi River Expressway you are in the Lower Garden District. A truly historic neighborhood established between 1820 and 1840. At that time is was like living in the country.        The Lower Garden District extends to Jackson Avenue between St. Charles Avenue and the Miss. River. Lots of current activity in the real estate world.       The Lower Garden District area is a short walk to Magazine Street Shops and Eats. Great area to walk and window shop.         There are quite a few condo complexes in the area. They are going to be small complexes as most were converted from apartment buildings and old homes. It's is great area to look and see what a historic neighborhood it is.       I have sold many in the a...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Garden DistrictThe Neighborhood and Historic HomesReview of the Neighborhood via PhotosLarge homes with large lots.... Known for Large Yards and Historic FeaturesHistoric Mansions in the Garden District, One of ManyOne of the First Spec. Homes in the USA in the 1870'sAnother Spec. Cottage. There are Seven of them on same Street.Worth Millions, So Many Historic DetailsVictorian Mansion, Large Yard, Porch,Pretty Windows, Well Kept as most R.Famous for the Wrought Iron Fences,Galleries and PorchesJackson Avenue Mansion, Once Soule' Bussiness College 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Your Condo Association FeesWhat do they cover?    There are going to be small differences in what the monthly condo fees cover. Best way to get an exact view is to review the condo association budget so you can see each line item. The fees are generally determined by the size of you unit. Your % is based on the square footage in the condo documents.       The Condo fees in all cases are going to cover the exterior insurance, upkeep of the building, water, garbage,termite contract and the upkeep of common areas. The management is paid through the condo fees. The common security is paid in the dues. You generally get the water paid for but not the electectricity in your unit.       You are responsible for the a/c and heat in your unit in most cases. The Federal Fibre Mills has a central s...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Warehouse District Famous DestinationsPlaces People Come to Visit !      There are many place in the New Orleans Warehouse District that are destinations for Business,Sports and Pleasure. That is what makes the area more and more popular. There are more hotel rooms in the neighborhood than any other neighborhood because of this.      You can easily walk to all the destinations and that is one of the great features of the area. If you want a second home in the area there is no need for a car. Take the streetcar. Its an easy walk to the Historic French Quarter and Lower Garden District.       These are some of the many reason people buy second homes in the Warehouse District Neighborhood. It's an easy walk to many places for all the family.   The Convention is next to the Miss...
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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.)
Lower Garden DistrictNew Orleans, La. 70130Lets look at Homes in NeighborhoodA Very interesting neighborhood where you love to walk around. Sold many condos in this area but only a few home. Have a great look at this area. You can easily walk to the Garden District and Warehouse District from this smaller area....  Plantation Looking Home on Orange StreetHistoric Homes, Fences and PorchesMansion on Coliseum StreetCottages in Lower Garden District1309 Felicity Street, One of a Kind....Historic Townhomes on St. Andrews Street
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
700 South Peters CondosNew Orleans Warehouse DistrictCovers the Entire 700 Block    The 700 South Peters Condos are upscale condos in the warehouse district. The 6 floors have 88 units of one and two bedroom units. The units start on the second floor with the first floor being the garage , managers office, storage area, lobby, and gym. The building take up an entire block between Fulton Street and South Peters. These condos were converted inot condos in the early 1990's.       Most of the units that face South Peters are one bedroom units. Most of the two bedroom units face Fulton Street. All the units have warehouse windows and open to the atrium courtyard.  The units have large living areas with high ceilings. The living areas had wood floors. The two bedroom units have large masters ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
St. Joseph Street Condos801 St. Joseph StreetNew Orleans,La. 70113Warehouse District        I remember these condos very well as it was one of the first Warehouse District Condos that I showed in 2004. They were upscale at the time and are still that way. Many of the units have been upgraded since that time. Most of the units are 2 bedrooms.      The 21 condos are in the main building and several townhomes are on the other side of the parking garage. The townhomes face a wonderful courtyard and pool. There is a gym there also. The townhomes open to the courtyard. The ones on Carondelet are three story units with over 2000 sq. ft. of living.       The parking garage is secure and units have at least one spot a piece and several  may have two spots. The parking opens on Carondelet Steet o...
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