December 2017

Found 19 blog entries for December 2017.

Regardless of where you buy a home, certain challenges come with the process. However, each market may present specific challenges and New Orleans is certainly a unique place to buy a home.

Some of the challenges of buying a home in New Orleans may be present now, but could fade away as the market changes. It could go from a sellers' market to a buyers' market, which presents a whole new set of challenges. Here are a few of the challenges you may face as a homebuyer in New Orleans.

Parking

Depending on the neighborhood you choose to shop in, parking could be a serious issue. Some of the older neighborhoods in New Orleans don't offer garage or driveway parking. Many will offer off street parking, but it can be hard to find in some key

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When it comes to buying a luxury home in New Orleans, the process for financing is quite different compared to a traditional home. With more money involved, the risk is higher and the process can be much slower. Those seeking a luxury home without plans to pay cash will likely be seeking a jumbo home loan.

Defining a Luxury Home

A simple definition some use for a luxury home is any home over $1 million. However, the actual definition isn't just about price and includes many homes not breaking the seven-figure mark.

Some of the most common characteristics of luxury homes in New Orleans include a very desirable location, plenty of community amenities, unique architecture and high-end home features. It's best defined as any home going above and

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Choosing to buy a condo in New Orleans may be a dream come true. However, if you go into the search with specific things in mind and you don't understand what's important and what not so important, you could miss the perfect condo for you.

Often, home buyers seek condos because they want to live a specific lifestyle or they want to stretch their dollar further. Condos often come in at more affordable prices and they don't require the same maintenance as a single-family home.

While there are some things that simply are not that important, there are some things that are. When shopping for a condo in New Orleans, always pay attention to:

  •          The information provided about the HOA
  •          The association fee
  •          The number
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January marks a New Year starting and provides some great things to do throughout New Orleans. This year will actually be the Tricentennial for the city, which is the 300th birthday. There will be more events than normal, more things to do and plenty of celebrating to enjoy. Here are some of the top things to do throughout New Orleans for January 2018.

Celebrate on Day 1 of the New Year

Just because January 1st is a Monday doesn't mean you can't enjoy a celebration or two. Hit up one of the top breakfast spots in New Orleans or discover a new neighborhood. A walking tour may be the perfect way to kick off your resolutions or you could hit the trails found all throughout the area.

Of course, if you really want to enjoy the first day of the

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New Orleans has become one of the best destinations in the country for entrepreneurs and freelancers. With the influx of new businesses and plenty of professionals coming to the area, many co-working spaces have popped up. These spaces allow for a private office or meeting space without a lease or large down payment.

If you're sick of having to work or take meetings at a coffee shop, these spots may be perfect for you. Not only do they offer a great workspace, but many also offer wellness programs, professional development and networking opportunities. Here are a few of the top co-working spaces in New Orleans to choose from.

The Blue House - 1700 South Rampart Street

It's literally a blue house and offers shared space in a more intimate

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The French Quarter neighborhood is by far the most recognizable and most popular in New Orleans. It's filled with places to eat, entertainment venues, bars, nightlife and, of course, great shopping. Here's a quick look at some of the best places to shop in the French Quarter.

Canal Place

Found at 333 Canal Street, the shopping at Canal Place is some of the best in the entire city. The Shops at Canal Place offer a number of very exclusive and upscale options. The Westin New Orleans Canal Place is found here, as well, and offers some of the most amazing views of the river, great dining options and so much more.

Some of the incredible shops found here include:

  •          Anthropologie
  •          Brooks Brothers
  •          Francesca's
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Whether you need to find the perfect unique gift for someone else or you're treating yourself, there are several specialty boutiques throughout New Orleans. The city is filled with incredible shopping options and while you'll find national retailers, there are several great local shops, too.

Here are some of the best boutiques in New Orleans for specialty shopping.

Lili Vintage - 3329 Magazine Street

When you're looking for something unique to wear, Lili Vintage has you covered. It's one of the best places to go for vintage styles ranging from frothy skirts to bespoke slit dresses and so much more. This isn't just some regular vintage store, either. It's a place to find the unique and a great spot for collectors.

Angelique - 7725 Maple

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Bike share programs have been popping up in cities all over the United States. Basically, these programs allow you to pay a fee (one-time or membership) and use a rented bike to get around. You can pick up bikes at any of the bike stations and return to any station.

For those not wanting to own a bike, this is a great way to get around the city and offers a more environmentally-friendly way to travel. In addition, the bike share program offers an easy way to get exercise while going to work, shopping, going out on the town or just enjoying a ride.

The New Orleans Bike Share Program

In New Orleans, the bike share program is a combination effort from the city and Social Bicycles. It was launched this fall with 70 stations and 700 total bikes.

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While the New Orleans area may not experience a winter full of snow and cold, it's still necessary to prepare your home for the winter. The last snowfall was back in 2008 and while it may not snow in New Orleans often, the winter still requires some home preparation. Here are a few of the things you should do before it starts to get a bit colder.

Clean out the Gutters


Clogged gutters can cause issues that can lead to major home repairs. Cleaning out the gutters will ensure any water coming through the area this winter will be filtered way from your home without causing any damage. The last thing you need is clogged gutters causing issues with your roof, foundation or water damage throughout your home.

Get your HVAC System Serviced

It's best

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It has taken what seems like forever for the plans to be approved, finalized and underway. However, come January 2018, the Musee Conti Wax Museum and the annex building will finally reopen. This location will reopen as luxury condominiums called La Cire Condominiums.

Throughout the development of this project, the original facade was maintained for the museum and the annex building. In addition, the developers added two floors to the main building and one floor to the annex building.

Overall, the buildings will be home to 16 residential units with plenty of amenities. The luxury condo building will offer hot tubs, sun decks, a rooftop pool, a fitness center and more. There will also be 15 optional parking spaces for those choosing to call the La

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