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Price Decline in the New Orleans Rental Market

Over the past couple years New Orleans has seen an increase of building construction/renovations across the city. The majority of these projects have been creating "higher-end or luxury" (a word used way too much) 1 and 2 bedroom rentals. When I moved to New Orleans in 2010, it was rare to find a semi-updated property with central heat & air for under $1200 a month. These rentals did not include washer/dryer or parking. This was way before the South Market District or any of the CBD buildings came to life with their concierge service and rooftop pools. Some of these newer rentals can top $3,400+ for a 2 bedroom and that doesn't include parking. It's hard to believe, but these pricy rentals are being

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Open Today From 3pm-5pm!

Open Today From 3pm-5pm!

815 Dauphine Street #E is situated on one of the most historic streets in the New Orleans French Quarter. The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carre, is the oldest area in the city of New Orleans. The streets surrounding this jewel of a condo boasts a mixture of residential and commercial properties. World class entertainment is just steps away including Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, Cafe du Monde, the Old Absinthe House, French Market, Arnaud's Restaurant, Good Friends Bar, and the oldest bar in the French Quarter that was once a stomping grounds for all pirates alike, Laffite's Blacksmith Shop (dating back to 1761).

Dauphine is a name fit for Royalty. In French, Dauphine is the

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It’s an exciting and delicious time of year for New Orleans as the National Fired Chicken Fest is just around the corner! This event takes place this September at Woldenberg Park for a delicious weekend celebrating all things fried chicken. Take a look at all of the details below and what you can expect for this year’s National Fried Chicken Fest.

About the Festival

This year’s National Fried Chicken Fest is being put together by Raising Cane’s and they are presenting the event to you for no charge for admission. They want to give you the chance to sample some of the best fried chicken which will be easy when 35 restaurants come together in one location!

You’ll get to try all of your favorite flavors from mild to spicy to extra crispy and

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When you want to take your utility bills and cut them down, you need the right technology. Many people don't realize how much money can be saved on utility bills simply by using sustainable technology within their home. We are all consumers, but we don't have to consume so much and we don't have to pay so much for what we consume.

Did you know that the average U.S. household uses 897 kilowatt-hours of electricity in one month? That comes out to about 10,766 kWh per year per household. If you could chop that number in half, would you do it? Here are some of the top sustainable technology choices for reducing your utility bill costs.

Smart Thermostat

The best place to start is with a smart thermostat. Many of these thermostats are even

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With so many great spots to catch the big game, we had to create a blog series to list them all. If you missed the beginning, go back and read part one here and part two here. Now, let's look at the rest of the best sports bars in New Orleans.

Ernst Cafe - 600 South Peters Street

Found just two blocks from the New Orleans Convention Center, this is an excellent spot to catch the game. You can relax and have a few drinks while enjoying a bite to eat and the big game at the same time. They even have a private facility for 50 to 500 people.

Corner Oyster Bar and Grill - 500 St. Peter Street

Serving up Cajun and Creole dishes, this is a great bar for watching the game. They have 16 TVs and plenty of sports on each TV every single day.

The

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 Continuing on from part one of this blog series, here's a look at more of the best sports bars in New Orleans.

The Avenue Pub - 1732 St. Charles Avenue

A great choice for those in the Uptown or Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, The Avenue Pub offers plenty of beer and plenty more. It's one of the best spots and they are open 24/7 with more than 40 beers to try. Enjoy the big game here and don't forget to try one of their excellent dishes.

Bayou Beer Garden - 326 North Jefferson Davis Parkway

A Mid-City classic offering a great choice for beer with more than 75 choices, the Bayou Beer Garden also provides a great spot for the big game.

Cooter Brown's - 509 South Carrollton Avenue

One of the best spots for catching the

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Football season is right around the corner and baseball is just starting to get exciting. Before you know it, basketball and hockey will be back, too. With so many sports to watch, you need to know where to go in New Orleans to enjoy the big game.

New Orleans is home to several excellent sports bars. Since there are so many, we decided to split this blog post into a series. This is part one of three for the best sports bars in New Orleans. Let's get started!

Henry's Bar - 5101 Magazine Street

If you live in the Uptown/Garden District area, this is the spot for you. It's a local favorite for catching the Saints game and cheap beer. Henry's has been around for more than 110 years and provides a great atmosphere with good food and plenty of

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With so many great music clubs in the French Quarter, we had to create three parts for this blog series. You can read part one here and part two here. Now, let's finish up the list and look at a few more excellent music clubs found in the French Quarter.

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - 941 Bourbon Street

Dating all the way back to the 1720s, this building is a great choice for a night out on the town. It's filled with history and offers an excellent spot for live music. You'll enjoy plenty of fun here and the bar stays open into the early morning hours.

The Davenport Lounge - 921 Canal Street

Found inside The Ritz-Carlton, this upscale lounge offers a great spot for jazz music. Enjoy live jazz all night long with plenty of refined cocktails

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With so many great music clubs throughout the French Quarter, this is actually part two of a three-part blog series. You can find part one here and continue to part three at the bottom of this post. Here's a look at more of the excellent music clubs found in the French Quarter.

Carousel Bar - 214 Royal Street

Found in Hotel Mantellone, the Carousel Bar & Lounge is a unique spot to enjoy. The Carousel offers a merry-go-round bar and it has been revolving since 1949. The bar is one of the most popular among locals and they even offer live jazz music weekly.

Steamboat Natchez - 1 Toulouse Street

This classic Mississippi riverboat sails out three times daily from the French Quarter. You'll enjoy traditional New Orleans jazz music and if you

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New Orleans is known for the music. It's found all throughout the city with several music clubs featuring everything from country music to jazz to pop and more. While most of the music in the French Quarter will be jazz, there are several other types of music you will also find here.

The French Quarter is filled with music clubs you can enjoy. Here's a look at some of the best choices throughout the French Quarter.

Pat O'Brien's - 718 St. Peter Street

Many call this Pat O's and it's one of the most popular places in the French Quarter. While it's known for the Hurricane, the piano lounge offers plenty of great music.

Preservation Hall - 726 St. Peter Street

Another music club found on St. Peter Street, Preservation Hall offers a great

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