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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…

Terrytown LA 70056 | March 2014 Home Sales

Homes sales in Terrytown LA

Terrytown Home Sales Prices have increased slightly in Terrytown, after remaining flat for several months. Planning to sell your Terrytown home? Fill out the form below and we’ll start on your personal market analysis.

Gretna LA 70053 Home Sales | March 2014

Average home prices in Gretna LA 70053

Gretna LA Home Sales Home prices in Gretna have been on an upward trend since November of 2013. The 70053 market has a lot of movement in it (see the chart below) mostly because of the disparity between the high and low ends of home prices but the 1st quarter of 2014 has seen an…

Algiers Home Sales | March 2014

Home sale prices in Algiers LA

Home sales in Algiers (70114 and 70131) After drifting upward during 2013, average sale prices are down this year in Algiers. Take a look at the trends over the last 2 years for average and median sold prices throughout the 70114 and 70131 zip codes. The good news is that median prices are on the…

FHA Loan Limits 2014

Mortgage rates

24% of the homes sold on the West Bank this year have been financed with FHA, so it remains a very popular financing option, especially for first time home buyers. The loan limits in the New Orleans metro area are set annually and have been reduced for 2014 to the following. FHA LOAN LIMITS FOR…