All About Louisiana Real Estate

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
  French Quarter Homes     The New Orleans French Quarter has a large variety of homes that vary in style and size. Much of the variety has to do with the time that the homes were built and what they were used for. There was a large fire in the French Quarter in 1788 that burned a lot of homes. Over time the designs changed as new homes and double were built as time moved forward. You can really see the differnce as you get closer to Esplanade Avenue walking from Canal Street.Creole Cottages - 1790-1850. Single story homes with steeply pitched roofs that were built on the street with no front yards. Creole Town Homes - 1790-1850. Three story homes. The third story is usually a living attic where the bedrooms were located. Many times the first floor was a separate unit for business or a ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
 Most people that come to New Orleans to visit always come back.  Staying in the hotels in the French Quarter can be fun for a vacation.  However, some people that visit the New Orleans area have decided to buy a second home in this area. They come back for Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, Jazz Fest and sometimes to get away from the weather up north.       Second homes can be condos or doubles that line most of the streets in the Quarter.  Condos are popular for this reason because of the condo fees that can take care of the exterior maintenance and courtyard.   Also many of the condos will have wrought iron balconies.  The only thing that may be needing tending would be to water the ferns that hang from many of these balconies.     You can walk to the market or any of the many shops ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Washington Square ParkBetween Frenchman and Elysian FieldsEasy Walk from French Quarter     The Marigny Neighborhood was one of the first suburbs of New Orleans in the early 1800's. Washington Park was once called Founders Park. It has been a neighborhood spot for gatherings from the beginning of the Marigny.       It is 2.54 acres of fenced land between Frenchman and Elysian Fields. It is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm. Frenchman Street is famous for a local Music Venue. Now a great place to rest, talk, walk the dog, throw frisbees, and enjoy the outdoors. There is also a childs playground under the oak trees.     There are a number of events scheduled monthly at Washington Park. Events such as Festivals, Art Markets, Concerts and Meetings. The park is an easy walk from the Frend Quarter...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans Historic and Colorful Bywater Homes     The Bywater Neighborhood runs along the Mississippi River From the railroad tracks on Press Street to the Industrial Canal. The St. Claude Avenue to the Mississippi River is the other boundary. When I was in high school the area was known as the Upper Ninth Ward. The local telephone exchange was known as Bwater and was changed to the Bywater.        The area has become to be a home for many artistic people. Its an easy bike ride, walk or jog to the French Quarter. The area is an historic district so home have to match the historic neighborhood. The new ones and those that have been remodeled are required to be historic in design to fit the neighborhood.     At one time the area was home to people that worke...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Knowing the Condo AssociationsNew Orleans Metro CondosCommon Areas and AssessmentsKnow the Trends of the Condo AssociationWhat is a Plus?         Knowing all the Common Areas of an association is very important. Buyers like to know the Common Areas. Things like Swimming Pools, Gyms, Courtyards, Rooftop Areas with Views, Parking Lots and Garages. Security of the Association and the Management Company does also make a difference. The Areas of the Association within the Neighborhood also makes a difference. Knowing where you can walk and take a streetcar is a plus.        Knowing what the condo fees cover is also a great thing to know. I always get a copy of the budget so the buyers can see all that is taken care of. Many agents just think it is insurance and water. There are so many more ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Jackson SquareNew Orleans French QuarterEasy Walk from Your French Quarter Condo  Andrew Jackson Statue Erected in 1857 St. Louis Cathedral Muriel's Plaza D Armas Dates back to 1762  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Iona Street in Old MetairieWalking Down the SteetVariety of Great Homes     Old Metaire has many streets that have many different homes. We walked down Iona Street that was not far from the Old Metairie Country Club. This Street had a variety of many different homes. These large homes are not listed for sale very often. Such a variety of homes. Lots of updates in the neighborhood. Walking down the streets gives us a lot of knowledge more than driving.        This Iona Street has some wide and large homes as the Street begins. Taking photos give you a large variety views of the various homes.    
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Old Metairie Homes on Falcon Road      This a a great street with lots of large home and large lots. Many of the homes are large and wide. This area is on the way to the Old Metairie Country Club. At the end of the street is the Old Metaire Playground. The large homes and Lots are between Airline Highway and Railroad Tracks. Many of these homes are very wide. Many of these photos do not show the entire lots.       Marcus Bouler and His retired Father Eric Bouler with 25 years of real estate experience and over 800 sales have walked sever hundred streets to get knowledge in all Neighborhoods of New Orleans Metro Areas. Great to chck out the streets, neighborhoods and homes.  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Parade WalkColorful People WalkingKrewe of Cork    Founded in 2000, the Krewe of Cork has grown into a world famous Mardi Gras and wine industry phenomenon. Krewe members gather on selected Fridays, usually the first Friday of each month, at restaurants throughout the area for T.G.I.C.D (Thank Goodness It’s Cork Day).      One of the many parades and Fests near Mardi Gras that people enjoy watching the parade and all the colorful people drinking wine while they walk the French Quarter with several bands. Fun to see all the colorful people in the parade. If you own a second home in New Orleans this is a great one to watch. You can walk from most areas close to the French Quarter. If you are on St. Charles Avenue then taking the streetcar is an easy way to get to the French...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Homes     The New Orleans French Quarter has a large variety of homes that vary in style and size. Much of the variety has to do with the time that the homes were built and what they were used for. There was a large fire in the French Quarter in 1788 that burned a lot of homes. Over time the designs changed as new homes and double were built as time moved forward. You can really see the differnce as you get closer to Esplanade Avenue walking from Canal Street.Creole Cottages - 1790-1850. Single story homes with steeply pitched roofs that were built on the street with no front yards. Creole Town Homes - 1790-1850. Three story homes. The third story is usually a living attic where the bedrooms were located. Many times the first floor was a separate unit for business or a gu...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Blooming BalconiesNew Orleans French Quarter Green and Colorful     The plants,flags,wrought iron and balconies give the French Quarter balconies a unique feel. As the seasons change so do the variety of plants. So many ferns and seasonal plants give the area a greenhouse effect. Many of the balconies are kept up by the condo association and the home owners. A Lot of pride goes into the upkeep. 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
3915 St. Charles Avenue CondosBetween Louisiana Ave. and Napoleon Ave.Uptown New Orleans,70115Great Complex with Amenities and Assigned Parking The apartments were converted into Condos in 2005, 93 Condos on 7 floors, most are 2/2. The 2 bedrooms are in front and rear and all one bedrooms are on the sides. All units have balconies with added seats and Great Views. Great Neighborhood between Louisiana Avenue and Napoleon Avenue. Easy walk to Magazine Street and many places to eats. Homes on St. Charles are worth millions of dollars Moderate Condo fees for all condos. Management and Amenities. Cox Cable and Internet, Nightly Security Person 7 Days week.                       There are two elevators and stairs. One in the front and another in the rear. They are coded to go to each floor. T...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Esplanade AvenueSouthern Border of QuarterNew Orleans French Quarter     Esplanade Avenue is the dividing line between the French Quarter and the Marigny. The upriver side is the French Quarter. Its an easy walk will lots of history and colorful buildings. Great place to walk and photo for me.The New Orleans Mint on Esplanade Avenue[caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter" width="701"] [/caption]Marigny Side of Esplanade AvenueColorful Side of Street[caption id="attachment_842" align="aligncenter" width="701"][/caption] 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Find Houses for Sale in Marigny, LAHomes and Condos"Colorful Homes"     The Marigny Neighborhood starts on Esplanade Avenue across the street from the French Quarter. Down River from the Quarter. It is a very historic neighborhood with a large variety of styles in homes. The area runs from the Mississippi River to N. Rampart. The Bywater is the next neighborhood down river not that far away. Houses for Sale in Marigny, La.        Once you leave the French Quarter on Esplanade Aveune you enter the Marigny Neighborhood. Most of the complexes in this area tend to be small conversions from doubles, apartments and four plexes.   New Construction of Marigny Condos"Baker's Row Condos in the Marigny on Dauphine Street" "Crescent View Lofts on 3431 Chartres in Bywater" Listing I have in the Bywa...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Enjoying Your Second Home in New Orleans French QuarterTake a Walk Down Royal StreetSo Colorful and Seasonal       You can walk down Royal Street and go window shopping and see so many colorful things. The windows and flags change with the holidays and seasons. Mardi Gras  flags were waving when I walked this weekend. Always great to see the stores and all the people visiting New Orleans to see the stores and balconies. Owning a second home in the area and adjacent neighborhoods there are so many great walks to see so many colorful things. Each month it does look a little different. "New Orleans Real Estate Market Trending Up"More Buyers Looking Now than in 2018       The real estate market is now more positive than sales were in 2018. There are a lot more buyers in all the areas around...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Condos on Coliseum Street Near Coliseum Square ParkLower Garden District in New Orleans 70130Great Neighborhood with Easy WalksBest Condos on Camp Street Near Square                                                                    This is an Historic Apartment House 1629 Coliseum Street, Corner of Euterpe St.        This condo has 11 units and all have parking. There is a courtyard and pool in the back of the complex. I sold 2 units in this complex. One was up front and was 3 bedrooms on 3 floors. The other one I sold was 2/2 in the rear. It was very historic and all were really nice. Right across the Street is Coliseum Square.   This complex is not very common. Few Resales now...  Coliseum Place Condos,1765 Coliseum Street              I did a whole page on this one so you can click ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Country Club Restaurant and BarOutdoor Pool and BarBywater Neighborhood of New Orleans     The Country Club is located in the middle of the Byater neighborhood. It is an old historic home that has been converted into a very unique place to eat and drink. There is nothing like this in New Orleans, it is one of a kind. Great food and atmosphere. Add in the pool and courtyard to make it even more unique and popular.  Hidden away in New Orleans’ charming Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers a unique way of living.  Enjoy dining, drink and relaxation at this one of a kind establishment.Enjoy eating or drinking on the outside porch.You can also enjoy a inside dining experience.You can come day or night to swim in the beautiful pool area.  Its beautifully renovated restaurant and bar ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
 The French Quarter Fest opened on April 6, 2017. There is a large variety of stages throughout the French Quarter with lots of local musicians and bands. Lots of Food, Drinks and Music filled the air on opening day. One of the many reasons people like to come to NOLA. This is a winner for the second home market.       The weather was great. The crowds were large. Benny Grunch and the bunch are all about "aint there no more". So many memories of New Olreans over the years. This was in Jackson Square at the Jackson Square  Stage. 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Warehouse DistrictMarch 15-May 17, 2017    Wednesday at the Square, sponsored by the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans, is a series of free outdoor concerts by well-known New Orleans and Louisiana artists that will liven up your spirits and maybe even get you into a dancing mood.     Lafayette Square is a Streetcar ride from most areas of town since it borders St. Charles Avenue. It is an easy walk from the French Quarter and all areas of the New Orleans Warehouse District. I always see past clients of mine coming to listen, drink and eat. Many are second homers who come to enjoy a variety of good times.    The concerts are free and you pay indirectly through buying food and drinks. The Concert is run by a non profit Young Leadership council. Almost all the concerts fe...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Walking the French QuarterSo Much HistoryJackson Square in New Orleans Early in the Morning, St. Louis Cathedral  Walk the Shops, Historic ApartmentsStatues in and around the French Quarter 
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