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Fall Activities in Jefferson Parish

Baking class in Jefferson parish

I know the kids are back in school and probably up to their eyeballs in homework already, but there are still plenty of activities being put on by Jefferson Parish Recreation Department that might catch your eye for the fall. Arts and crafts, dance, computer and cooking classes, karate and more are all available through…

2609 Seagull Dr | Marrero LA Real Estate for Sale

Living room at 2609 Seagull Drive

4 beds • 2 baths • 1,850 sq feet living • $230,000

Don’t wait on a builder – this 7 year old Pelican Bay home is move in ready!

Immaculately clean and featuring spectacular outdoor entertaining areas including a covered patio, a deck and an above ground pool with fountains.

Is Your Credit Score About to Go Up?

New Orleans credit scores

Proposed changes to how credit scores are calculated could mean that a new group of buyers will soon be eligible for a mortgage loan. According to Bloomberg News, the Fair Isaac Company (FICO) is making the following changes when calculating consumer credit scores: Reducing the impact of medical bills on credit scores Remove accounts from credit bureaus that…

West Bank Lagging Behind the Metro Area in Home Prices

West Bank tshirt

New Orleans home prices are cooling according to a recent article in the Times-Picayune, but for the most part, the city is still showing significant increases in home prices from pre-Katrina to today. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the West Bank market, with the exception of Belle Chasse and the 70114 zip code…

Moving Checklist for New Orleans Home Buyers

Moving to New Orleans

Moving can be overwhelming – just getting your stuff from one place to another is a feat worthy of a medal, but doing that and not forgetting the simple things? Almost impossible for most people. Here’s our handy list of things to do before you move Transfer phone service if you still have a land…

A Snapshot of West Bank Home Sales | July 2014

CCC Bridge to the West Bank of New Orleans

New Orleans West Bank Home Sales Here’s a quick snapshot of the change in West Bank real estate active from July 15, 2013 to July 15, 2014 and the news is not bad at all. Sales are up, average prices are up just a smidge and homes are staying on the market for a shorter…

West Bank Real Estate Update | May 2014

New Orleans real estate

New Orleans West Bank January – May 2014 Home Sales These numbers include Algiers, Belle Chasse, Terrytown, Gretna, Harvey, Marrero and Westwego single family homes sold from January through May, 2014. 703 single family homes sold January 118 Feb 139 March 123 April 143 May 180 Average list price: $141,759 Average sold price: $135,555 Average days on…

Home Buyer Checklist: From Offer to Closing

Contract to Close for Buyers

Once an offer has been accepted (YAY!), most home buyers have questions about What Happens Next? Here’s a handy way to visualize the entire process. Do you have questions about what you need to do to buy a home? Call us at 504-327-5303 and one of our real estate specialists will be happy to walk…

Home Seller FAQ: Why Shouldn’t I Just List My House for $250?

New Orleans Real Estate

Just recently, I was called by a couple who has been attempting to sell their own home. They hired a broker who agreed to list the house in the MLS for a flat fee. It may have been $250, it may have been $400….the bottom line is that it’s a significant cost savings to the…

Belle Chasse LA 70037 | March 2014 Home Sales

100 Chapel Hill

Homes Sales in Belle Chasse LA After a year of steady increases in average home sale prices, the 1st quarter of 2014 saw a dip in Belle Chasse. It’s not a cause for home seller concern, though, because the 1st quarter of the last couple of years have traditionally been the weakest for sales in the…