Housed: A New Orleans Real Estate Bulletin

The Lower Garden District is a charming, historically significant neighborhood roughly bounded by Jackson Avenue, Prytania Street, Erato Street and Chippewa Street. Known for 19th century Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne architectural styles, including sing and double Shotguns, the neighborhood is situated between the Garden District and the Warehouse District. As expansion from the French Quarter took place during the early 1800s, city planner Barthélemy Lafon, a lover of the classics, named the neighborhood’s streets after the nine muses of Greek mythology -- Calliope, Clio, Erato, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Euterpe, Polymnia and Urania.

Known for a walkable stretch of Magazine Street with lovely cafés, bars, art galleries, boutiques

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I met Brian Bain about 25 years ago, and several years later, went on to learn the ins and outs of the real estate business from his father-in-law, Louie Velez.

Since that time, I’ve helped Brian and his wife Julie (one of my oldest, dearest friends!) buy their first home in Lakeview, sell a renovation/flip Uptown, and buy their second home near the Freret St. Corridor. Along the way, I also worked with Brian and his business partner Jake Springfield to buy their Mid-City office building on Tulane Avenue.

And throughout those 20-something years, Brian and I, in some form or fashion, have been Saints season ticket holders together. With a twinkle in his eye, Brian calls me “a die hard fan who literally never gives up. And a great person to have

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From a stylish Warehouse District condo to a sizeable family home in Broadmoor to a beautiful Victorian double in Mid-City -- there are many lovely New Orleans houses in and around the $500,000 price range, in attractive neighborhoods across the city.  Whether you prefer new construction, historic charm, a home with rental income, a large fixer/upper, or the ability to walk to parks, restaurants, shops and retail, you’ll find plenty of interesting options. Check out some of our favorites here:

828 St. Charles Avenue 4, New Orleans, LA 70139 

6065 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70118 

1636 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70125 

3117-19 Palmyra St, New Orleans, LA 70119

2308 Amelia St, New Orleans, LA

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As a new homeowner, it’s important to make your new home feel like you. One of the simplest and most impactful ways to do so is to customize your front door by painting it a new color. A bold dose of fresh color gives an instant stamp of personalization and uniqueness to your home. For the month of June, and a nod to pride month, I’ve highlighted some of the best paint colors from our favorite brands down the spectrum and suggested friendly compliments to them for all of your exterior color scheme needs. 

 Incarnadine by Farrow and Ball is a classic, regal crimson for a bold front door. This deep hue stands out as all-American with a historic twist and is brought to life when paired with crisp, bright whites and sophisticated black colors with a

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There’s so much to love about classic New Orleans architecture – from traditional Shotgun homes and Creole Cottages to Craftsman and Victorian styles, and more. Whether you appreciate the ubiquitous Shotgun with its long, rectangular shape and high ceilings, the Creole Cottage’s wooden shutters and gabled roof, the Craftsman style’s handcrafted simplicity and clean, horizontal lines, or the Victorian style’s gingerbread woodwork details, you’ll find them in various neighborhoods across the city, full of historical charm and just waiting for you to take a peek.

See a few of our favorites below:

Shotguns

2324 Laharpe St, New Orleans, LA 70119

8610 Willow St, New Orleans, LA 70118

3211 Chippewa St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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Wishing you had a swimming pool to keep you company this summer? A home with a pool is the ultimate luxury, offering you a haven from the heat and a staycation without ever leaving home. After all, nothing’s more refreshing or relaxing than a pool, whether you’re splashing with the kids, floating with the sun on your face, or having a cocktail while you dangle your toes in the water. Check out these homes that feature beautiful pools and picture yourself taking a dip.

1220 Dauphine St. A, New Orleans, LA 70116 

608 Iona St, Metairie, LA 70005

389 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70118 

920 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115 

6514 Pratt Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122 

336 Rosa Ave, Metairie, LA 70005

1321 Eight St,

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An oak tree-lined area of Uptown New Orleans, Broadmoor is a diverse community known for its vital neighborhood association. Roughly bounded by South Jefferson Davis Parkway to the north, South Claiborne Avenue to the south, Nashville Avenue the west and Toledano Street/Washington Avenue to the east, Broadmoor is centrally located with easy access to Tulane and Loyola Universities, the Freret Street corridor, downtown, and I-10.

The Broadmoor Improvement Association is a non-profit organization that serves the residents who live, work, and play in the community through a coordinated network of anchor institutions, faith-based partners, and businesses. Founded in 1930, it offers everything from free and low-cost arts & wellness services and

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Rêve | Realtors is taking a stand and will not tolerate injustice. We will not remain silent about a problem that plagues our community and our great nation. Black Lives Matter. We will work together to open our minds and hearts and educate ourselves and our community, to make this world a better place for all mankind. 

Organizations you can donate to:

Players Coalition - Demario Davis of the New Orleans Saints works with the Players Coalition to end social injustices and racial inequality so future generations have the opportunity to thrive without barriers.

Son Of A Saint - Son of a Saint exists for these boys, providing mentorship, education, recreation, camaraderie, cultural enrichment, emotional support and helping to fill the void for

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Right in the heart of New Orleans, Mid-City offers something for everyone. Its passionate, diverse residents include renters, homeowners, young and old, families, artists, musicians, and more – and the area boasts natural beauty, long-time, family-owned establishments, views of Bayou St. John, close proximity to City Park and affordable housing.

Roughly bounded by City Park Avenue, Orleans Avenue, South Broad, North Broad, and I-10, Mid-City also includes the beautiful Bayou St. John area which features stately homes on and around Esplanade Avenue. Living within walking distance of the Fairgrounds (where the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is held annually) is coveted by many, and for those who live close enough, their front porch can be a

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Common throughout the American South, the Center Hall Cottage style is one of the most gracious in New Orleans. Built during the mid-1800s, its characteristic feature is its namesake: a long, interior center hallway that runs the entire length of the home, from front to back. Often substantial in scale, many generous center hallways have the airy width to accommodate sideboards, armoires, artwork and more -- with ease and beauty. Some can be 50 feet long, making them rooms unto themselves. Helping with ventilation, the Center Hall style encourages air to flow in, down the hall, and then back out.

The front façade of a Center Hall Cottage often boasts grand stairs leading to a deep front porch that spans the width of the home, featuring columns and

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