All Blog Entries by Julie Koppman

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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

927 Nashville Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

6020 Perrier St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Near City Park

87 E Park Pl, New Orleans, LA 70124

326-28 N. Olympia St, New Orleans, LA

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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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From a stylish Warehouse District condo to a sizeable family home in Broadmoor to a beautiful Victorian double in Mid-City -- there are many lovely New Orleans houses in and around the $500,000 price range, in attractive neighborhoods across the city.  Whether you prefer new construction, historic charm, a home with rental income, a large fixer/upper, or the ability to walk to parks, restaurants, shops and retail, you’ll find plenty of interesting options. Check out some of our favorites here:

828 St. Charles Avenue 4, New Orleans, LA 70139 

6065 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70118 

1636 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70125 

3117-19 Palmyra St, New Orleans, LA 70119

2308 Amelia St, New Orleans, LA

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As a new homeowner, it’s important to make your new home feel like you. One of the simplest and most impactful ways to do so is to customize your front door by painting it a new color. A bold dose of fresh color gives an instant stamp of personalization and uniqueness to your home. For the month of June, and a nod to pride month, I’ve highlighted some of the best paint colors from our favorite brands down the spectrum and suggested friendly compliments to them for all of your exterior color scheme needs. 

 Incarnadine by Farrow and Ball is a classic, regal crimson for a bold front door. This deep hue stands out as all-American with a historic twist and is brought to life when paired with crisp, bright whites and sophisticated black colors with a

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There’s so much to love about classic New Orleans architecture – from traditional Shotgun homes and Creole Cottages to Craftsman and Victorian styles, and more. Whether you appreciate the ubiquitous Shotgun with its long, rectangular shape and high ceilings, the Creole Cottage’s wooden shutters and gabled roof, the Craftsman style’s handcrafted simplicity and clean, horizontal lines, or the Victorian style’s gingerbread woodwork details, you’ll find them in various neighborhoods across the city, full of historical charm and just waiting for you to take a peek.

See a few of our favorites below:


2324 Laharpe St, New Orleans, LA 70119

8610 Willow St, New Orleans, LA 70118

3211 Chippewa St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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Wishing you had a swimming pool to keep you company this summer? A home with a pool is the ultimate luxury, offering you a haven from the heat and a staycation without ever leaving home. After all, nothing’s more refreshing or relaxing than a pool, whether you’re splashing with the kids, floating with the sun on your face, or having a cocktail while you dangle your toes in the water. Check out these homes that feature beautiful pools and picture yourself taking a dip.

1220 Dauphine St. A, New Orleans, LA 70116 

608 Iona St, Metairie, LA 70005

389 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70118 

920 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115 

6514 Pratt Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122 

336 Rosa Ave, Metairie, LA 70005

1321 Eight St,

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