All Blog Entries by Clint LaCour

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The second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, situated next to and just downriver from the French Quarter, is the Faubourg Marigny. The first "suburb" of the French Quarter, it was developed by Bernard de Marigny in the early 1800s. (Faubourg is the French word for suburb.) Referred to simply as “The Marigny” by locals, this popular neighborhood has been transformed over the years, from residential to small business and industrial, and back again to residential. It’s got a funky, artsy vibe and is filled with beautifully restored Creole cottages, B&Bs, bars, restaurants, music venues, and historic landmarks like the St. Roch Market.

Bordered by Esplanade Avenue, St. Claude Avenue, Franklin Avenue and the

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka ‘Jazz Fest’, is a favorite event for locals and something every tourist should experience. Internationally known for celebrating the music, culture, and cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana, it takes place annually during the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. Jazz Fest is legendary for its wide appeal and amazing variety of music, featuring the best in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, bluegrass and everything in between. And it all takes place on multiple stages and in a variety of tents spread out across the Fair Grounds Race Course, which straddles the delightfully tree-lined Bayou St. John, Mid-City and Gentilly neighborhoods of

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1) Keep your money where it is

Don’t move your money around 6 months before you’re ready to buy a home. Instead, keep it where it is and limit big ticket items. Lenders look at your spending habits when determining what type of loan you’ll get.

2) Get pre-approved for your home loan

There’s a difference between pre-qualified and pre-approved. Make sure you’re pre-approved. That will not only make buying a home a lot easier but will allow you to compete if there are multiple offers on the table.

3) Know your borders

Consider getting a survey done before you buy your home so that you know exactly where your property ends and your neighbor's property begins. This way you can know exactly where to build that amazing wrought iron fence.

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Throw me somethin’, Mister! It’s that time of year again - Mardi Gras Season! Which means it’s time to get your ladder ready and head to the parades. And, to make it easier on you, we’ve made this handy schedule just for you.

Download the WDSU Parade Tracker app for Apple or Android!

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1) Pricing It Right

Make sure you consult a professional to price your home. Overpriced homes will sit on the market while properly priced homes will sell fast.

2) Let the Light Shine In

Buyers love natural light. Make sure your windows are clean and blinds and drapes are open to let in as much light as possible.

3) Work with the Right Agent

Make sure you use an agent that understands the market and one that embraces technology. Every market is different, so make sure you work with a local expert.

4) Light It Up

Make sure your home gives a glowing first impression with great lighting! Your lightbulbs should all be the same temperature - i.e. they give off the same color light. Some bulbs run cool and others run warm. Also,

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Open Today From 3pm-5pm!

Open Today From 3pm-5pm!

815 Dauphine Street #E is situated on one of the most historic streets in the New Orleans French Quarter. The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carre, is the oldest area in the city of New Orleans. The streets surrounding this jewel of a condo boasts a mixture of residential and commercial properties. World class entertainment is just steps away including Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, Cafe du Monde, the Old Absinthe House, French Market, Arnaud's Restaurant, Good Friends Bar, and the oldest bar in the French Quarter that was once a stomping grounds for all pirates alike, Laffite's Blacksmith Shop (dating back to 1761).

Dauphine is a name fit for Royalty. In French, Dauphine is the

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It’s an exciting and delicious time of year for New Orleans as the National Fired Chicken Fest is just around the corner! This event takes place this September at Woldenberg Park for a delicious weekend celebrating all things fried chicken. Take a look at all of the details below and what you can expect for this year’s National Fried Chicken Fest.

About the Festival

This year’s National Fried Chicken Fest is being put together by Raising Cane’s and they are presenting the event to you for no charge for admission. They want to give you the chance to sample some of the best fried chicken which will be easy when 35 restaurants come together in one location!

You’ll get to try all of your favorite flavors from mild to spicy to extra crispy and

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When you want to take your utility bills and cut them down, you need the right technology. Many people don't realize how much money can be saved on utility bills simply by using sustainable technology within their home. We are all consumers, but we don't have to consume so much and we don't have to pay so much for what we consume.

Did you know that the average U.S. household uses 897 kilowatt-hours of electricity in one month? That comes out to about 10,766 kWh per year per household. If you could chop that number in half, would you do it? Here are some of the top sustainable technology choices for reducing your utility bill costs.

Smart Thermostat

The best place to start is with a smart thermostat. Many of these thermostats are even

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With so many great spots to catch the big game, we had to create a blog series to list them all. If you missed the beginning, go back and read part one here and part two here. Now, let's look at the rest of the best sports bars in New Orleans.

Ernst Cafe - 600 South Peters Street

Found just two blocks from the New Orleans Convention Center, this is an excellent spot to catch the game. You can relax and have a few drinks while enjoying a bite to eat and the big game at the same time. They even have a private facility for 50 to 500 people.

Corner Oyster Bar and Grill - 500 St. Peter Street

Serving up Cajun and Creole dishes, this is a great bar for watching the game. They have 16 TVs and plenty of sports on each TV every single day.

The

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 Continuing on from part one of this blog series, here's a look at more of the best sports bars in New Orleans.

The Avenue Pub - 1732 St. Charles Avenue

A great choice for those in the Uptown or Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, The Avenue Pub offers plenty of beer and plenty more. It's one of the best spots and they are open 24/7 with more than 40 beers to try. Enjoy the big game here and don't forget to try one of their excellent dishes.

Bayou Beer Garden - 326 North Jefferson Davis Parkway

A Mid-City classic offering a great choice for beer with more than 75 choices, the Bayou Beer Garden also provides a great spot for the big game.

Cooter Brown's - 509 South Carrollton Avenue

One of the best spots for catching the

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