July 2020

Found 7 blog entries for July 2020.


A small, tight-knit community that's a 5-minute ferry ride from the foot of Canal Street and the French Quarter, Algiers Point boasts active, civically engaged residents and a walkable footprint. With great green spaces, playgrounds, schools, and a library, plus coffee shops, corner bars, mom & pop restaurants, and cafés, this charming neighborhood appeals to families with young children, professionals, artists, and musicians.

Algiers Point was established in 1719 and is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. Today, beautiful 19th and early-20th century homes and churches abound, including Victorians with gingerbread detailing and Craftsman-style beauties. To add to the appeal, the paved levee along the Mississippi River is a favorite for

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Living within walking distance to one of New Orleans' many beautiful parks adds value to a home and is appealing to many. From outdoor exercisers, to families with kids who’re looking for playgrounds and space to run around, to dog walkers, picnickers, and football-throwers, many are attracted to homes with nearby green spaces. Take a look at the properties below, all of which are near beautiful parks offering outdoor fun and fresh air.

Near Audubon Park

18 Newcomb Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70118

5508 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70115

929 Nashville Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Near City Park

87 E Park Pl, New Orleans, LA 70124

Near Crescent Park

3205 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

927 Desire St,

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Built after the Great Fires of 1788 and 1794 and up until the mid-19th century, the iconic Creole Townhouse is what most often comes to mind when people think about charming French Quarter architecture.

As opposed to the wooden structures that succumbed to the fires, Creole Townhouses were designed with thick, brick or stucco walls. They were built right on the property line, showcase arc openings, and include intricate cast-iron balconies that stretch the full width of the façade (and sometimes wrap around corners). They feature interior courtyards that can be beautiful hidden retreats from street noise, as well as steep roofs with side gables and dormers that reflect their French and Spanish influence. In addition, Creole Townhouses typically

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Adjacent to the Garden District and Uptown, the Irish Channel neighborhood is roughly bounded by Louisiana Avenue, Magazine Street, Jackson Avenue, and the Mississippi River. A close-knit, diverse residential community of renters, owners, young families and older people (many of whom have lived there for decades), the area has experienced a good bit of restoration and gentrification in recent years.

Irish immigrants who came to New Orleans in the 1830s to work on construction of the New Canal Basin and then later at the Port of New Orleans made their home in the neighborhood, and though the area was (and continues to be) a melting pot of many different groups and ethnicities, the name stuck. Today, the Irish Channel is known for hosting one

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This past April, Rêve Realtors Agent Michelle LaBanca worked with single dad and engineer Brady Mills to find a new home in the Carrollton/Leonidas neighborhood.

Why Brady Chose Michelle LaBanca As His Agent

When buying a house in 2018, Brady enjoyed working with Joey Piel at NOLA Lending Group. So when he was on the hunt again this past spring, he relied on Joey to suggest a good real estate agent – and that recommendation was Rêve Realtors Agent Michelle LaBanca. When Brady reached out to Michelle, she was so responsive and such a good listener that he knew he’d found the right fit. He’d also noticed the Rêve Realtors signs around town and had heard good things about the brokerage.

What He Was Looking For

Going through a divorce and

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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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