February 2018

Found 11 blog entries for February 2018.

You're ready to buy a vacation home and you have a list of locations on your mind. Is New Orleans on that list? Are you finding the typical destinations, such as California and Florida are simply too expensive? The French Quarter neighborhood  in New Orleans may provide the perfect answer.

With a home in the French Quarter, you'll gain access to one of the oldest historic neighborhoods in the country. It's a great place for dining, shopping, events and so much more. If you've visited New Orleans and you love the city, this could be the perfect place to go for regular vacations.

Hotels in the French Quarter are Expensive

Vacationing to New Orleans can be very expensive, if you want to stay in the French Quarter. While some short-term vacation

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When you're a first-time home buyer, it can be an overwhelming and stressful time. You may be worried about everything, which is normal, when going into a large financial transaction for the first time. Your worries are warranted, but with the right information, you may not have to worry as much.

When you start shopping for your very first home, there are some things that may seem like a big deal. However, some things truly don't matter and you don't need to worry about them. Here are three of the top things you can stop worrying about when searching for your own home.

The Wall Paint is Hideous

Painting a home's walls is one of the cheapest upgrades or changes you can make. Buying a home with ugly colors on the walls shouldn't matter much to you

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Even though Valentine's Day has passed, romance can still be had all throughout New Orleans. There are plenty of romantic tours you can enjoy as a couple if you want to add a spark to your relationship. Whether you prefer jazz music under the stars or you want to enjoy time on a riverboat, there's a tour for you.

Bloody Mary's Tours - www.bloodymarystours.com

Bloody Mary's Tours may be best known for their haunted and cemetery tours, but they also offer plenty of romantic tours. They offer horse and carriage tours, along with plenty of city tours, night tours and other romantic options.

Good Old Days Tours - 1229 St. Thomas Street

Another company offering plenty of romantic tours, Gold Old Days Tours offers horse and carriage tours, private

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If you've never bought a home or it has been a while, it may be time to learn a few of the real estate terms you will likely encounter. Just like any other business, the real estate industry has its' own language. For first-time home buyers, it can get confusing fast. Here are a few of the top terms you should understand before buying a home.

Active Listing

When a home is going to be sold, it goes through many stages. Active Listing means the home is up for sale and an offer has not been accepted yet.

Open House

A very common term referring to an event held to introduce the home to those interested is known as an Open House. Tours of the home are available and anybody can stop by to enjoy a peek at the home during an open house.


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Moving to New Orleans as a family means discovering all kinds of new attractions. There's plenty for you to see and do here and even though the city is known for the partying, there are several great family attractions throughout.

When you first start shopping for a home, it's nice to find one in a community near the best family attractions. Here's a look at some of the best family friendly attractions in New Orleans.

New Orleans City Park

One of the best places for families in the city is City Park. This park offers incredible beauty, plenty of history, all kinds of fun activities, picnicking, boat rides and even feeding the ducks. You can enjoy the New Orleans Botanical Garden, a municipal golf facility and so much more throughout this park.

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When you move to a new neighborhood in New Orleans, you may not be sure if you'll love it or just tolerate it. Everybody is different and wants something different from a neighborhood.

The good news, New Orleans offers a wide variety of very unique neighborhoods. Below you will find some of the things you can consider to ensure you will love your new neighborhoods.

What's Close By?

Do you love going out to dinner? Are you a self-proclaimed foodie? If so, you may want to live in a neighborhood, such as the Central Business District or the French Quarter. Being close to awesome restaurants will certainly go a long way for you to love your new neighborhood.

This can be applied to anything. If you love to shop, find a neighborhood near great

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When you start looking at new homes for your family, choosing the right school becomes a big part of the decision. You want your children to go to the right school, which means you need to choose a home in the right school district. Here are a few of the best tips parents can use to ensure they choose the best school for their children.

Consider Now and the Future

Unless you know you will be moving before your children graduate from elementary to middle to junior high and to high school, make sure you plan for the future. Maybe one school district offers the best elementary school, but the high school won't be a good choice. Make sure you take this into consideration before making your final decision.

You want to make sure you look at all levels

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If you're considering buying a home in New Orleans and this will be your first home, congratulations. There are several wonderful perks that come along with owning your home. However, there are also some things you may learn along the way that will come as a surprise.

Often, when you decide you want to buy a home, you won't have every piece of information you need. Many first-time homebuyers make mistakes and don't plan properly simply because they were not informed. Here are some of the things you will want to plan for that you might not be aware of.

The Paperwork will Seem like a Mountain

You've probably signed a lease for an apartment or a home. If you thought that lease was a large amount of paperwork, then you will be absolutely shocked when

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After moving into a new neighborhood in New Orleans, you want to take the time to get to know it. There are several great ways to get acquainted with your new community. Here are some of the best ways you can get to know the new place you now call home.

Become Approachable

Getting to know your neighbors is an important part of fitting into your new neighborhood. You can make yourself approachable by spending time sitting on your front porch or taking walks throughout the neighborhood. Even just taking your time to walk to your car in the morning with a smile on your face makes it easier for neighbors to say "hi" or spark up a conversation.

When you're out in the community, do the same type of thing. Choose a seat at the bar instead of the corner

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In just about one week, Mardi Gras will become a huge part of New Orleans. Many parades and events have already been held, but more is coming very soon. If you're looking for information on what's going on for Mardi Gras in 2018, you've come to the right place. Here's a list of the top things to enjoy starting now and running through the actual day of Mardi Gras.

When is Mardi Gras 2018?

This year, Mardi Gras will officially be on February 13th. It's always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, but in New Orleans, the parades start in January and run all the way through to the day.

The most popular time throughout the Mardi Gras season will be from February 9th to 13th this year. This will be the time for the most popular parades, such as:

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