Housed: A New Orleans Real Estate Bulletin

If you love carnival like we do, it’s exciting to think about all the ways you can enjoy it when you live close to the action. Whether you’re into hosting Mardi Gras parties, watching the festivities from a front porch or balcony, hearing marching bands from a block away, or pouring yourself a cocktail and strolling to where your street meets the parade route, these homes offer up lots of different ways to enjoy the revelry.

With these French Quarter listings, you’re within steps of the fun, but you can sneak away from it all.

534 Bienville St 3, New Orleans, LA 70130 

919 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116 

1303 Burgundy St 11, New Orleans, LA 70116 

411 Bienville St 403, New Orleans, LA 70130 

These Uptown

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The Craftsman architectural style became popular in the United States in the early 1900s, around the same time that the Victorian style started to lose favor. While the Victorian style is known for its ornate detailing, the Craftsman style favored a return to hand-crafted simplicity, clean, horizontal lines, and an appreciation for artisanal woodwork.

One of its most well-known advocates was Gustav Stickley, furniture maker, founder, and editor of The Craftsman magazine -- which sold blueprints for homes designed in the Craftsman style, in an effort to make it accessible to the masses. It was important to Stickley that function take priority in design, and the style was meant for the working man.

The Craftsman architectural style’s exterior

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While Mardi Gras revelry takes over the entire city of New Orleans during Carnival season, a handful of neighborhoods get in on the action more than others. Depending on your tastes and what you’re interested in seeing, you can find a diverse range of fun and frivolity.


The Marigny, with its artsy vibe, is fittingly home to eclectic marching parades and walking krewes that wind their way through its narrow streets. Some favorites include:

  •       The sci-fi themed Krewe of Chewbacchus
  •       The politically irreverent Krewe de Vieux
  •       The shoebox-as-work-of-art ‘tit Rex
  •       The home-cooked Red Beans Parade

Their members spend months crafting detailed, handmade costumes and art objects, and the creativity on

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The Greek Revival architectural style was considered a symbol of liberty, democracy, stability, and order. It was popular in the United States between 1820 and 1860, and was often the style of choice for buildings such as state capitols and churches in New England. Migrating down south to New Orleans along with Northeastern newcomers, the popularity of the Greek Revival style spread in the city as the first “American” architectural contribution to the Creole cityscape.

Greek Revival architectural elements found among New Orleans homes include Greek-key door surrounds, wide, full-height galleries with classical columns supporting detailed entablatures, often with Greek ornamentation such as dentil molding (small, rectangular blocks resembling

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House of the Month: 5249 Laurel Street

This month's house is extra special, readers. This is the house which sparked my my real estate career. I purchased it in the summer of 2014 as a young lawyer and and renovated it, transforming a one bedroom, one bathroom shotgun into an updated two bedroom, two bathroom cottage by adding a side hall. During the renovation, I became interested in the real estate industry, obtained my realtor license, took a leap of faith, and the rest is history. It is

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We interviewed Rêve Agent Doug Cloninger to talk about the ins and outs of being an off-market acquisition specialist, and what it’s like to work with real estate developers who love New Orleans’ history and architecture as much as he does.

Q: What does an off-market acquisition specialist do, and how did you get into this aspect of real estate?

A: When I was first getting into real estate, I was fortunate enough to meet a handful of real estate developers who became my repeat clients. Their business is all about the numbers – buying and renovating blighted properties, and then selling those properties for a fair profit. They need the best deals possible to make their numbers work. And properties that aren’t on the market can provide a

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Looking to make a smart move in 2020? Then consider buying a home that generates revenue. After all, living in your dream home is so much more attractive and affordable when you can pay down your mortgage with monthly rental income. Whether you prefer to have long-term tenants or offer short-term rentals, being a successful homeowner by taking advantage of rental income is empowering. Owning a home that serves as your primary residence while generating revenue can also provide retirement income once your mortgage is paid off.

Even if you’re not looking for a new home for yourself, investing in a duplex, double, or multi-unit listing and renting those units long-term is a proven strategy for increasing your annual income, and one many savvy property

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Reve Realtors Supports Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

This holiday season, we’re giving thanks for our success and giving back to the community we love by supporting the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana -- a non-profit organization working to combat the land loss that threatens Louisiana communities, culture and economy. With expertise in policy, science, outreach, and on-the-ground restoration, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana brings together a diverse and non-partisan set of interests, connecting with thousands of people each year through partnerships, members, and volunteers who plant marsh grasses and trees across our coast, attend conferences, and educate themselves through the organization’s newsletters.

By donating, we’re supporting their Christmas Tree Recycling Program which

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A desirable part of the city, Uptown New Orleans was developed during the 1800s, mostly from land that had been plantations. Today, when people speak of Uptown, they’re generally referring to the large area bounded by the Mississippi River, S. Claiborne Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Broadway. There, you’ll find a wide variety of older homes and charming architectural styles, including Shotguns, Creole cottages, Greek Revival homes, Victorian homes, and Craftsman bungalows, just to name a few. Uptown also boasts large green spaces such as Audubon Park, where residents walk, bike, run, and play under 250 year old oak trees. And across from the park, Tulane and Loyola universities draw students from around the country. Mansion after mansion lines historic

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If spending quality time with your family and friends includes cooking meals, eating together, playing games, watching movies and hanging out, a home with an open floor plan is a great choice. With this kind of layout, the kitchen opens onto the dining and living areas, encouraging conversation and a more relaxed living style. It’s especially attractive whether you want to keep an eye on the kids while you’re cooking, or like to chat with guests while you’re making cocktails. Check out these featured listings with lovely open layouts, and imagine the laughter and togetherness they’ll inspire.

2623 Peniston St, New Orleans, LA 70115 


3200 Chippewa St, New Orleans, LA 70115 


1015 Congress St, New Orleans, LA 70117 



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