Housed: A New Orleans Real Estate Bulletin

If you recently moved to New Orleans and you're not sure where to golf, this is the list for you. There are several great golf courses found throughout the city and just a short drive from the area. Many excellent courses are found here including the TPC Louisiana, which hosts the Zurich Classic PGA Tour event. Here's a look at some of the top golfing options throughout New Orleans.

English Turn

Designed by Jack Nicklaus as a Championship Golf Course with wide-open spaces, beautiful water throughout and sculpted fairways. This is one of the best courses in the city and one every golfer should play.

TPC Louisiana

Found less than 15 miles from downtown, TPC Louisiana is known as the fourth-best upscale public golf course, according to Golf

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Breweries seem to be popping up on every corner throughout New Orleans. More than a half dozen have popped up over the past few years with more on the way. It's becoming a bit more of the European style with a brewery or brew pub in every neighborhood.

Each of the breweries, brewpubs and tap rooms has something unique to offer to the local beer scene. There are several to check out and if you love beer, you'll want to check them all out.

Gordon Biersch - 200 Poydras Street

While it's a national chain, Gordon Biersch still produces beer on site in New Orleans. It's as fresh as it gets and it's found next to Harrah's Casino. This German-style brewery uses hop-forward brewing for IPAs and produces many other choices, such as coffee lagers and

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Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked New Orleans as the fourth best city in the United States. This was based on scores from readers on cuisine, culture, friendliness, landmarks and the value of the city.

The booming entertainment scene was a big part of the overall score for the city as it beat out many other popular places, such as Nashville, TN. New Orleans scored an 89.15 out of 100, which was only 2.39 behind the winner; Charleston, SC. New Orleans was ranked as the highest on the list when it came to food and celebrations.

The full list included:

  1.        Charleston, SC
  2.        Santa Fe, NM
  3.        Savannah, GA
  4.        New Orleans, LA
  5.        Nashville, TN
  6.        Honolulu, HI
  7.        New York City, NY
  8.        Austin, TX
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Enjoying the beauty of New Orleans and getting around without the expense of gas is done best on a bike. New Orleans has been named as one of the top 50 best cities for cycling in the United States by USA Today (at #22) and for good reason. The city is home to many great bike trails including the Rails to Trails project. If you're looking to get around by bike, you need to know a few of the basics, along with where to shop and where to ride.

Basics of Biking in New Orleans

If you plan to commute via bike, you're in luck. New Orleans is ranked fifth when it comes to bike commuting when looking at the percentage of bike commuters. You can get a little bit of education and training from Bike Easy, which is an organization that educates bikers in

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Coming on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd, the Best of the Bayou Festival will take over the historic Downtown area of Houma. This two-day event will feature two stages of live music with some of the best national headliners and plenty of Louisiana talent. It will be a fun-filled weekend with plenty of music for everybody to enjoy.

The Best of the Bayou Music Festival is one of the area's premier events and provides great music from all over the local area. It's a great place to enjoy Cajun cuisine, handmade crafts and there's even fun for kids to enjoy. Proceeds from the festival will help to fund grants for music departments of high schools found in Terrebonne Parish.

Line-up

The event will feature many acts including

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A $21 million healthcare facility will soon be a part of New Orleans. This new facility has been a joint effort from Hope Enterprise Corporation and Home Credit Union. It will be located to the north of Claiborne and Elysian Field Avenue and will help by providing primary care and prevention services to those still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

The facility will cover 64,000 square feet and will allow for CrescentCare to expand the services they offer and access to those services. CrescentCare offers many low or no cost services to the community.

Construction on this new healthcare facility in New Orleans is expected to begin by the end of the summer. It will take about 12 months for the building to be completed.

The new facility will be

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Recently, developers filed building permits to renovate the World Trade Center and turn it into a Four Seasons Hotel. The former World Trade Center is found on Canal Street and the renovation is expected to cost around $360 million. This comes after two years of litigation.

Permits for interior demolition and renovations were filed on July 18th. The work is expected to include renovations and additions to the building to turn it into a hotel and residential condo units. Carpenter and Company out of Cambridge, Massachusetts will be heading up the project with help from Woodward Design+Build, a New Orleans-based company.

The plans will include taking the X-shaped structure and turning it into a building with 80 hotel-serviced condo units on the

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Once your home goes up for sale, there are plenty of things you need to do. You may have been working on getting repairs done, light remodeling and getting things ready to list the home, but the work doesn't stop once the for sale sign has been posted. Here are some of the things you should make sure you do once you're home is listed for sale.

Keep the Home in Show Ready Condition

If you're serious about selling, your home needs to stay in show ready condition. You never know when a potential buyer might want to see the home and you need to be ready. Keep the decor to a minimum, keep the home clean and don't let clutter pile up. In addition, make sure the air conditioning is turned up and leave plenty of lights on.

Invite the Neighbors In

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If you've been looking into selling your home even a little bit you probably already know how important curb appeal is to buyers. You have to make your home look appealing from the outside or nobody will want to step inside it. Not only will curb appeal show up at the curb, but it will also show up in your online listing pictures. If you want amazing pictures, create better curb appeal.

Several things can be done to increase your curb appeal without spending much money or taking up much of your time. Here are just three of the best ways to increase curb appeal fast and easy without hurting your budget.

Landscaping

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to make your home more appealing is landscaping. From keeping the grass cut to adding

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Public parks are a great place to go for fun. They provide a free option for all kinds of activities, along with fresh air and a new connection with nature. Whether you want to enjoy a family picnic, time on a playground or just the amazing scenery, New Orleans offers plenty of great parks.

There are several parks to enjoy and plenty of different ways to enjoy them. Here's a look at some of the top parks found throughout New Orleans.

City Park - 1 Palm Drive

 

Established in 1854, City Park covers more than 1,300 acres of space. It has survived through wars and the Great Depression. The park has been developed and redeveloped multiple times, as well.

New Orleans City Park is home to some of the oldest groves of live oak trees in the entire

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