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West Bank Real Estate Photo of the Week

Street tiles on Alix Street in Algiers Point

I love these old street tiles that can be found throughout Algiers Point. Dating back to the 1870s, many of the tiles have been lost or damaged over the years, but the remaining tiles are a reminder of a time when street signs weren’t just for cars. These can’t be seen by drivers, but are…

Timberlane Estates Home Sales | Gretna LA Real Estate Report

Timberlane Estates, Gretna LA

Timberlane Home Sales, Gretna LA Average home prices continue to rise in Timberlane Estates, one of the premier West Bank neighborhoods in Gretna. From October 2013 to October 2014, the average home price in Timberlane rose from $318,063 to $374,600, an increase of almost 18%. While the high sales price this year is significantly below…

What’s Your Hillcrest Home Worth? Marrero LA Real Estate

Hillcrest Subdivision, Marrero LA

Hillcrest Home Sales, Marrero LA What’s been happening in the Hillcrest subdivision in Marrero? Here’s a quick recap of home sales and trends in the real estate market. Average prices:  Down 19% from 2013 Days on market: 125 average days to sell in 2014 Price per square foot: Average of $85 in 2014 (down from…

2117 Potomac Dr, Marrero LA | HOME FOR SALE

Front view of 2117 Potomac, Marrero LA Home for Sale

FOR SALE • 3 BEDS • 2 BATHS • 1545 SF LIVING • $129,900 Nestled in the shade of beautiful, mature oak trees, 2117 Potomac Drive in Marrero is a great place to call home. From the front door, you’ll enter open and flexible living space. Need a dining room? There’s space for that. Prefer to have extra room…

Gated Communities on the West Bank of New Orleans

Gated entrance to Magnolia Trace, Harvey LA

While it’s filled with gorgeous architecture and history, New Orleans proper has very little to offer in the way of gated communities. That can be off-putting to new residents who come from the land of HOAs. Where can you find gated neighborhoods? Try the West Bank. Some of the most popular gated communities on the…

Village Green Home Sales | Harvey LA Neighborhood Real Estate Market Report

Entrance to Village Green subdivision in Harvey LA

Village Green Real Estate | Harvey LA It’s been up and down for Village Green home values over the last couple of years, but overall activity in the West Bank neighborhood continues to rise, ending October 2014 with a total of 11 sales so far this year, with homes selling in an average of 60 days….

ExhibitBe Comes to the West Bank

Exhibit Be

Blurring the lines between graffiti and art, ExhibitBe opened Saturday in Algiers for a one day show. Local street artists have transformed an abandoned apartment complex into one of the most stunning displays of art that I’ve been witness to. The backstory on how ExhibitBe came to be Due to the outstanding response (over 2500…

Springwood Estates Home Sales | Belle Chasse LA Real Estate Report

Springwood Estates home sales Oct 2014

Springwood Estates Neighborhood Real Estate Report While we’ve been seeing an increase in construction activity in Springwood Estates, resale home prices have not been on the rise. After hitting an average sale price of $471,750 in October of 2013, that number dropped to $427,500 in October of 2014 (a 9% decrease). Not only have prices on…

Bocage Neighborhood Real Estate Report | New Orleans LA

Algiers neighborhood | Bocage | New Orleans LA

Bocage Real Estate Sales | October 2014 Number of homes sold as of October 31 # sold October 2014 = 7 # sold October 2013 = 13 Home sales in Bocage Average sold prices are down 6.4% from last year at the same time. Skewing the averages slightly for 2013 was a $214,000 sale, well above…

Bent Tree Estates | Marrero LA Neighborhood Real Estate Report

Bent Tree Estates, Marrero LA neighborhood

Homes Sold in Bent Tree Estates What’s happening in the Bent Tree Estates real estate market? In a nutshell, prices are up, sales are down and it’s taking longer to sell a home in this Marrero neighborhood. Let’s look at the details Average sold prices have risen by 2.23%. That small increase in prices is…