Metairie, LA Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Audubon Trace, Townhomes or Condos? Its a great place to live!  Jefferson Parish       The Audubon Trace Condos are located in Old Jefferson between Jefferson Highway and the Mississippi River Levee.  They are townhouse condos.  Town homes are the particular style of home and condos mean common areas and maintenance are shared.  This is not your typical apartment conversion to condos but rather a designed community of attached townhouses with plenty of common grounds.  Its a little different lifestyle over your typical condo in Jefferson.        The townhouses are spread out over 15 acres with townhouses spread out in units of 8-10 condos.  Almost all are two bedroom townhouse  style unit.  The townhouse style is where the bedrooms are up or down.type of condos.  The larger units do hav...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Jefferson ParishMetairie, LA 70005   Metairie Tower 401 Metairie LA PH 11   One Bedroom Units: Active: 9 unitsPrice Range: 125k - 170K  For more photos or information please call or email. Metairie Tower located in Old Metairie. Very desirable and centrally located to downtown New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.  This Condo community contains a community pool and security for it's residents.   View Larger Map
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
  Cleary Condos3456  Cleary Ave.Metairie, La.New Developement, Its all new!        The Condos right off Veterans with an entrance on Cleary is a new conversion that was started in 2005 .  The 35 condos cover 5 floors with a 5 story atrium.  The prices start at $162,500  for a one bedroom. The units are larger units with most of the condos being 2 bedrooms.     Everything is new in the complex.  There is plenty of secure parking.  There is a swimming pool to one side of the yard.  The condo fees are moderate.  New means new electrical, new a/c and heat, new pluming and the common areas.  New carpets, new floors, freshly painted, crown molding,      The kitchen and baths are upscale with new stainless steel applainces, granite countertops, upscale cabinets along with a new washer and drye...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Frank Rubi | Frank Rubi Real Estate | 504 319 9696 401 Metairie Rd PH 11, Metairie, LA Metairie Towers. Heart of Old Metiarie 1BR/1.5BA Condo offered at $159,900 Year Built Unspecified Sq Footage 804 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $392 per month DESCRIPTION Updated beautiful condo. Penthouse level includes newer appliances and community pool. Condo Fee's include all Utilities: water, electricity and property insurance. Very well maintained community. Centrally located to Downtown New Orleans. This unit is facing the east and has a special view of the New Orleans skyline. Priced well. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Walk-in closet - Tile floor - Living room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Swim...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
As I'm leaving out the door for another busy Southeast Louisiana weekend, I just want to wish everyone to have a great weekend. As for my family tonight is high School football Holy Cross vs. Chalmette @ Chalmette 7PM. Tomorrow a day of Golf with my son @ Lakewood Country Club. After Golf to LSU for the night game.  Sunday in the morning meeting with a investor client and wiriting an offer on one my listings. Sunday afternoon Football and the New Orleans Saints with Drew. So busy and just enough time to do it all.   Have a Great Weekend!
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
My weekend started sitting in the rain, watching high school football. Jesuit v. Holy Cross. It was not pretty but enjoyable none the same.  Yesterday I was lucky enough to watch the Mich v ND game. It was a good one. LSU v.Vandy, I watched this on as well. LSU pulled out a victory although I had my doubts but  I will take it. Ohio v USC a great game as billed. . Today the Saints will kick off @ noon. We never know what will happen here in New Orleans when the Saints are playing.  The entire weekend here in New Orleans has been nothing but RAIN. This won't matter the Saints are at home in the DOME. Its football season so enjoy a game.
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Moving to New Orleans The oldest church in New Orleans is the Saint Louis Cathedral. It is located in Jackson Square in the Heart of the French Quarter. St. Patrick's Catholic Church is the second oldest in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. New Orleans is rich with religious activity and learning. One such tradition is Mardi Gras. Believe or not Mardi Gras has its roots in religion. The region will celebrate Mardi Gras 2010 on February 16. Considering moving to New Orleans your thoughts may turn to your local catholic churches. A large amount of the local population are Catholics. Here is a list of all of the Catholic Parishes in Greater New Orleans.  
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
I would like to wish my Wife Kelly a HAPPY BIRTHDAY I would like everyone to wish her well and Reblog if you like. Family and friends joins us for dinner last night. The birthday cake and wishes were very nice. Today is her actual Birthday. Not much planned other than the Sunday afternoon dinner with her parents. This morning I will play a quick 9 holes with my son and a few friends. After second thought, I will stay home and play a round of golf tomorrow.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Metairie & Kenner LAThis week spot light subdivision: Bissonet Plaza A Great Place to Live One of Metairie's great neighborhoods is located between the I-10 and the lake. The area I am referring to is Bissonet Plaza. It is a well establish area. It is support by schools, churches and a public library. One of Bissonet Plaza greatest assets is their Civic Organizations. The Bissonet Civic Association .They offer all services from newsletter, parish issues and garden of the month. The civic association adds a value to property. They are the protectors of the community. They will and have fought zoning issue on behalf of the area. The boundaries of Bissonet Plaza:  West Esplanade Avenue, Leslie Drive, Power Boulevard, Bissonet Drive Nearby community include Green Acres and Highway Park in K...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Business ReportMetairie, LA. No. 7 Cuts Recently I found a new barber shop in Metairie, LA. No 7 Cuts. This is a new start up Barber shop in the heart of Green Acres. The location, the corner of Green Acres and Veterans Blvd. Stop and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that Steve the owner provides. The hours are flexible and very accommodating.   Men's haircut only $7.
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Pontchartrain Place Condos, 420 Old Hammond Highway. On the Lake!       Pontchartrain Place Condos located in the Buck town area of Jefferson Parish have been around for 24 years.  Its got a great location across the road from  Lake Pontchartrain and the levee.  Its an easy walk to the New Orleans Marina.   Its an ideal location for those that enjoy the outdoors.  Using the levee for running and biking is a favorite past time.      There are 93 units in the complex with mostly one and two bedroom units.  Many of the two bedroom units are loft style units           The parking is ample on the ground level with designated spots for each condo and plenty of guest parking.  The garage is covered and the units have a storage shed in the garage.  The amenities include in ground  pool and club...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Customer Service I have a property which I am flipping. We were installing new granite countertops. My wife with her eagle eye caught a spot on the granite near the kitchen sink. This spot was discovered during installation. The contractor states he will work it and make it right. After several days and attempts we still were not happy. We owed $1300 dollars.  The contractor tells my wife he wants more money to exchange the granite. The slab of granite is a 9 foot run. So the cost is about $250 plus labor. Long story short, he exchanged the slab and did not charge any more money. The argument which the contractor created included no pay, lawyers and liens. He lost out on future business. At current we are in the bidding process of another property in Metairie, LA. I will be replacing th...
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By KARIN SMITH, BROKER/REALTOR
(SMITH REALTY GROUP)
Information subject to change 2009 Metairie Parade Schedule: Sunday, February 8th - Little Rascals 12:00pm Friday, February 13th - Knights of Excalibur 7:00pm Friday, February 13th - Krewe of Atlas 7:30pm Saturday, February 14th - Krewe of Caesar 6:00pm Sunday, February 15th - Krewe of Rhea 1:00pm Sunday, February 15th - Krewe of Centurions 5:30pm Wednesday, February 18th - Krewe of Thor 7:00pm Saturday, February 21st - Krewe of Isis 5:30pm Sunday, February 22nd - Corps de Napoleon 5:30pm Monday, February 23rd - Krewe of Zeus 6:30pm Mardi Gras Day - February 24th: Krewe of Argus 10:00am Krewe of Jefferson (after Argus) Krewe of Elks (after Jefferson)        
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Kenner / Destrehan LA Snow Day 2008 Snow is very rare in Southeast Louisiana. Today it snowed in Kenner LA, by mid morning the snow was starting to take. In other parts of the country they are asking what the big deal is. In Southeast Louisiana the big deal is most have not seen snow nor know how to operate in the snow. Most students stayed home and play, for that matter most adults were no shows at work. This was the earliest in recorder time that it has snowed in New Orleans. The last time it snow was Christmas Day 2004. Naturally it would snow the day I was planning to go Christmas Shopping. As the song goes Let It Snow! Merry Christmas    
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By Ian Cockburn
(John Anthony Realty)
The largest condominium development in the Metarie area now has 100% financing..Metroview condominiums located on Houma Blvd. This gated community is a well built conversion, with low condo fees and lots of amenities including 2 pools and a gym. In a financial world of loan constraints, there are now options for those with a few dollars in their pocket, good credit and need a clean comfortable place to call their own. Email me at ian70119@yahoo.com or call 615-2333 for options on how to aquire one of these condominiums.  
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
One Down One to Go ~ The Most Wonderful Day of The Year No, not a closings, but back to school. Today my oldest headed off to his first day of Seventh grade at St. Philip Neri in Metairie, LA. He has been attending his mother's grammer school since 2nd grade. This is a little Catholic elementary and middle school. The total population, at least last year, under 700 students. The principle, teachers and staff are top notch. One down and one to go, well Jacob is on his way and his sister is still awaiting her first day on Tuesday. My hope is for ALL our kids to go to school and reach what ever goal they may have in life.               
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Neil LevithBayou Title, Inc. When looking at homes for sale in the Greater New Orleans area, you will need a closing attorney who knows real estate. Mr. Neil Levith has close nearly 90% of my personal purchases and sales. Mr. Neil and his staff have always been helpful. The clients and other agent have all agree with the level of knowledge Mr. Neil shares with everyone. He will point out all the inn's and outs of your transaction.  In addition to fast services, check out their very reasonable fee schedule. Recently, Mr. Neil joined Bayou Title, Inc. Bayou Title, Inc. New Orleans East Office8020 Crowder Blvd.New Orleans, LA. 70127504.242.7882 Thinking of selling or buying a home in Greater New Orleans LA? Interest rates are at their lowest points in several years. With the choice of sele...
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By Dawn Owens
(Southwest Funding)
Just a Reminder, mother's day is Sunday.   Don't forget to take of Mom on this very special day.      Time is very precious and sometimes I think we get caught up in our career's and personal life, that we forget to stop and take care of those that are most important to us.    Have a Happy Mother's day weekend!      
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Lafreniere Soccer ClubSponsorsLafreniere Soccer Club (LSC) has been offering the youth of our community the opportunity to play soccer for over 30 years.We Need Your HelpThroughout the years LSC has been a not-for-profit organization that has supported its program through its registration fees, tournaments and the generosity of its volunteer coaches and administrators - but now we need your help.  It is becoming more and more difficult to properly fund the program and continue to offer fee waivers and equipment support to the less fortunate.How You Can HelpPlease become a Tournament Sponsor and/or Booth Vendor - each year LSC hosts hundreds of teams from around the southeast as they participate in several tournaments throughout the year.  By sponsoring one or more tournaments with goods...
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By Ian Cockburn
(John Anthony Realty)
So alot of times I wish I could be back in the mountains of Tibet, eating fresh Basmati rice smothered in slow cooked curried lamb, and spicy seasoned lentils and chickpeas, variations and computations of buttery chicken, baked tandori chicken breasts large and delicious.So here I am in the heart of suburbia, New Orleans, specifically in Metarie at 2918 CLEARY AVE, (phone # is 899-7880) and I discover this new place this beautiful Sunday afternoon.  This is a plain Jane looking restaurant from the outside...enter into white table cloths, the latest Indian music going on, and what appears to be a simple buffet.Being the food snob that I am, I questioned the outward appearance.  Well....the food was incredible.  Not to knock the places downtown that I have paid upwards of $35 for a peice ...
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