Category Archives: Relocations

Where to Find New Homes on the West Bank

construction on the West Bank

New West Bank Homes for Sale Searching for a home and not finding what you need in the existing housing inventory? Perhaps new construction is what you should be looking for. What to know when buying a new home Those nice people at the sales office are representatives of the builder. They don’t work for…

The 10 Most Expensive West Bank Homes

Luxury real estate on the West Bank of New Orleans

There’s more to the West Bank of New Orleans than just the ‘burbs. It’s also home to some spectacular luxury neighborhoods and properties. Here are this week’s 10 most expensive homes on the West Bank.     Looking for the right place on the West Bank to call home? We’ve got them all, right here. Thousands of…

Luxury West Bank Real Estate

Luxury homes on the West Bank of New Orleans

We rarely see $1,000,000+ homes on the West Bank, but there are a few to be found. The challenge for owners of luxury real estate in our community is finding a buyer who doesn’t want to be in the city proper. The last million dollar sale that occurred was in June 2013, when Garrett Hartley sold his…

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…

Shotgun Homes on the West Bank

Shotgun Homes for sale on the West Bank of New Orleans

The architectural style that is most synonymous with the New Orleans area is the shotgun, either single or double. Shotguns fit perfectly onto the narrow lots that made up early New Orleans, often with only 25-30 feet of frontage but typically with a depth of at least 100 feet. The front width of a lot…

Changes Coming to Flood Maps for the West Bank

CCC Bridge to the West Bank of New Orleans

When people move to the New Orleans area, flood zones are a huge part of why they choose to buy homes in certain areas. FEMA is currently in the process of updating the flood maps for the West Bank. Proposed changes in Orleans Parish Proposed changes in Jefferson Parish Proposed changed in Plaquemines Parish There…

2013 BAH Rates | Military Relocations to New Orleans LA

NAS JRB New Orleans

Each year, the U.S. government updates the BAH rates for military service members. If you are relocating as part of a PCS to NAS JRB, then you’ll want to take a look at the local housing allowances for the New Orleans metro area. 2013 BAH Rates See West Bank homes for sale »    

New to Belle Chasse? Register Your Phones For Emergency Information

First Call Emergency Notification System

Plaquemines Parish has a new system called Hurrivac 2010 that will be used to track storms in the Gulf.  As part of the new system, residents are being encouraged to register both their home and cell phones with First Call. What’s First Call? First Call is an automated call system that will be used to…

How To Estimate Taxes When Buying a New Orleans Home

Property Tax Estimator for New Orleans LA

Because the New Orleans Multiple Listing Service (MLS) doesn’t provide information on property taxes, we often get asked by home buyers how to determine what the taxes will be on a particular house. If you are considering purchasing a home in Orleans Parish, there’s a quick and easy way to estimate your potential property taxes…

Condo Living on the West Bank of New Orleans

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The number of condominiums on the West Bank of New Orleans is limited, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something to suit your needs if you are searching for low to no maintenance home ownership. Algiers, Gretna, Terrytown and Harvey are the usual choices for condo ownership on the West Bank and monthly condo fees are…