Category Archives: Relocations

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…

New Orleans Homestead Exemptions Are Now Permanent

New Orleans real estate

I must have been asleep when the Louisiana Legislature passed La. R.S. 47:1703:1 last year, but I certainly became aware of it when I received the nicest letter from the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office. Dear Homeowner, Our records indicate that you have successfully applied for and received a 2012 Homestead Exemption.  This letter is to…

Golf Course Homes on the West Bank of New Orleans

Golf course homes on the West Bank of New Orleans

I don’t play golf.  I can barely even play mini-golf without the threat of harming someone or something. But, I love the way golf courses look and to have that right outside my back door would be wonderful. On the West Bank, we have several communities with golf courses in or adjacent to them –…

Jefferson Place, Gretna LA

Jefferson Place, Gretna LA

Jefferson Place Subdivision, Gretna LA Tucked in between Belle Chasse Highway and Lapalco Blvd. in unincorporated Gretna, Jefferson Place was developed in the 1970′s.  It’s a mix of single story ranch homes and more traditional 2 story and split level houses in the mid to upper $100s.  Typical homes in Jefferson Place have 3 or…

Hillcrest Subdivision, Marrero LA

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Hillcrest Subdivision, Marrero LA Hillcrest has a couple of unassuming entries on Barataria Blvd, just south of Lapalco.  But don’t let the lack of a fancy sign fool you, this is one of the most in demand subdivisions in Marrero.  Originally developed in the early 1960s, Hillcrest continued to grow and expand into the late…