Category Archives: Lagniappe

Random Thoughts and New Orleans Real Estate Musings | 4/6/2012

Spring is time for renewal

Some random thoughts that I had to share with someone, so it might as well be you Believe it or not, multiple real estate offers DO still exist.  They might not be common, but it still happens.  If your agent tells you that there are other offers on the table and it’s a house that…

What I Learned in Real Estate This Week | 3/30/2012

Just some random musings about things I learned this week, some real estate related, some not…. Negative feedback from a showing doesn’t always mean that a buyer won’t make an offer Green bean seeds sprout in less than a week Some agents don’t hesitate to have their clients call someone else to show a house…

Put a Little Color in Your Life

When people think of New Orleans architecture, their minds typically wander to the French and Spanish influences that can found in the older parts of the city.  Wrought iron railings, cobblestones and alleys and thick brick walls surrounding courtyards are common images. But there are other influences that you’ll find all over the Crescent City….

The True Spirit of Mardi Gras is Alive and Well

The spirit of Mardi Gras

I read.  A lot.  Books and magazines and blog posts and newspaper articles, especially anything to do with New Orleans.  Most of it is…meh.  Occasionally, something comes along that just hits me. Yesterday, what hit me was this post about the mistreatment of one little girl by a drunken college boy fool jackass on the…

A New Chapter


Terri and I have had a great run at Keller Williams.  Over the last 3 years, we’ve worked out the bugs of being a team, learned to let each other handle the things we do best and figured out how not to step on the toes of our partners. During those 3 years, technology has…

Merry Christmas from the West Bank Living Team

Christmas ornament

We just wanted to take a moment and wish you a very, Merry Christmas.   Don’t stress about the tinsel being perfect or the table looking like it should be in a design magazine.  Instead, soak up the love and laughter of family, friends….those are the greatest gifts any of us can receive.

You Are Wrong About New Orleans, Mr. Galveston

New Orleans

Facebook is a funny place.  People say things there that I don’t believe they would ever say to someone’s face, forgetting that they have friends reading that may take offense to some of their comments.  It might be the ones who let fly with a racist comment or joke.  It might be the ones who…

City of New Orleans Seeking Resident Suggestions For Improvements

New Orleans LA

The City of New Orleans wants you.  Well, your opinion anyway. Most of us have had that experience of poor customer service from a city employee.  Or a terminal wait on hold only to be disconnected.  Or getting the run around on who is responsible for a problem in our neighborhood.  Recently, the city added…

A New and Improved West Bank Living

real estate website design - all new

One of the unfortunate side effects of using technology every day is that I often think I’m better at something than I really am. This site has been a work in progress over the last few years, while I moved things around, learned how to do some things better and hopefully taught our readers a…

Hazardous Waste Disposal Day in New Orleans | June 11, 2011

new orleans communities - hazardous waste disposal

Just in from the City of New Orleans: This Saturday, June 11, the City will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue. On Household Hazardous Waste Day, the Department of Sanitation will collect a number of every day household items which are no longer in…