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Landmark Listing! 7632 Hampson St.

Classic Center Hall on huge corner lot w/ 2 car garage. Home of John Kennedy Toole, this landmark features wood floors, 12' ceilings, formal living & dining rooms, 1st flr master suite w/ luxurious bath & guest bedroom. Upstairs accommodates a playroom, 2 bedrooms, & a full bath. Renovated gourmet kitchen fitted w/ marble counters, [...]

Millennials: Want to Own, Less Sure It Makes Financial Sense

Millennials, or Gen Y (34 and under), are an important generation to the real estate industry. Not just because this generation is the future, but also because, for the fourth year in a row, they are the largest share of homebuyers at 35 percent. Yet they also face several distinct challenges on the road to [...]

Elegant Landscape Designs Can Greatly Enhance Property Value

Elegantly designed exterior landscapes can greatly enhance the appearance, curb appeal andmarket value of almost any home or property. Even large-scale landscaping projects can often be completed with relatively little cost and may add several thousands of dollars to the market price of a home or other property. Advanced options, such as hardscaping installations, xeriscaping [...]

Reader Report: Weighing in on Home Warranties

The home warranty has long been a staple of the U.S. residential real estate transaction. Taking the unexpected expense out of unexpected home repairs has always been critical in providing buyers and sellers peace of mind before, during and especially after the sale closes. But in discussing this important topic with your listing and buyer [...]

How Many Hours Do You Have to Work to Afford Your Mortgage?

When you take your monthly mortgage payment, utility bills and other expenditures into consideration, it’s no surprise that owning a home is an expensive proposition. But have you ever considered just how many hours you have to work to afford your home? Or how many hours you’d have to work to afford your dream home [...]

Hottest Summer for Housing in 10 Years

Confirming a record-breaking summer, the residential real estate market has kept the temperature up with the hottest July in a decade, according to new data on inventory and demand on realtor.com®. Homes for sale in July are moving two percent more quickly than last year as prices continue to hit new record highs. “The best spring [...]

Marigny Triangle Camelback

Marigny Triangle camelback with off-street parking for 2 vehicles is just 2 blocks to both Frenchman St. & the French Quarter. Meticulously remodeled from studs to finishes with precise attention to detail featuring crown molding, 11' ceilings, & custom cabinetry throughout while accommodating 3 beds, 3 full baths, & an office space. Elegant kitchen [...]

Buyer Tour Strategy: Getting to Yes

Encouraging buyers to continually narrow the house-hunting playing field can lead to quicker, more precise decisions from your client—although it takes a little discipline, a lot of diplomacy, and excellent interpretive skills on the REALTOR®’s part. Here’s how to lead your buyer to the “yes factor” while showing houses. Starting at property one, record your [...]

STEPS TO ST. CHARLES & MARDI GRAS PARADE ROUTE

LOCATION – STEPS TO ST. CHARLES & MARDI GRAS PARADE ROUTE – Opportunity to own a Garden District property that can be easily converted into a 3-plex or 4-plex. Currently used as a single family home with an income producing mother-in-law apartment (rent = $1,050). Property has 4 electric meters, 3 gas meters, & 1 [...]

A truly generational opportunity to own the McLellan-Schanzer House!

The Historic McLellan-Schanzer House is a spectacular Garden District Italianate Victorian with wrap around porches & awe inspiring original details. 3 bed, 2 bath owner's unit plus 3 additional apartments (1 bed/1 bath) can easily be converted back to one large mansion. Light & airy double parlors, rosette medallions, exquisite chandeliers, dental molding, park-like grounds, [...]