NOLA Lifestyles Episode 1: Fairgrounds / Esplanade Ridge

Jazzfest is on full display as Michael Styles interviews his client Ashley Christensen about life in the Fairgrounds / Esplanade Ridge neighborhood.  Michael and Ashley discuss where to work out, where to grocery shop, and where to walk his dog Goldie in the Fairgrounds.

Ashley’s house is still for sale!  More information about his property can be found at this link.

Subscribe to future NOLA Lifestyles episodes at the YouTube page!

Introducing the “NOLA Lifestyles” Web Series

I am very excited to announce the launch of a web series I’ve created, “NOLA Lifestyles.”  My intention with these videos is to highlight individual New Orleans neighborhoods and the lifestyle afforded by each of them as told by the locals, my clients, who live there.  Of course, these videos are occupying the majority of marketing budget so I hope to generate some business as well, but this is first and foremost a source of information for those interested investing in the New Orleans Real Estate Market (as well as a healthy stash of ammo for my friends and family to tease me with).

I trust these videos will improve in time as I become less of an alien on camera.  I don’t think I’ll be promoting every episode as it premieres, so if you want to be updated as these videos come out, please subscribe to my YouTube page at this link.

How to Make an Offer on a House in Louisiana

This article will focus on residential and multi family homes. Attached is a blank contract for you to use as a reference, as we’ll go line-by-line down the contract, with each line being numbered. Before we begin, if you’re not working with an agent, get one. It’s free for buyers and they will be able to walk your through the process and help negotiate on your behalf.

New Homeowners in Lakeview

New Orleans locals Ethan and Eric McDonald, a married couple and a straight duo of extraordinary gentleman, bought their first home today in Lakeview today. They were formerly at 1201 Canal Place and are now homeowners. Ethan and Eric were a pleasure to work with and I wish them many happy memories in their wonderful new home.

New Orleans Flood Insurance Costs and Requirements

New Orleans Flood Insurance Costs and Requirements fluctuate depending on where your property is located and how far above (or below) the Flood Zone you lie. New Orleans elevation levels transcend neighborhoods and can even be different for two of the exact same style properties located on the same block. There are two major Flood Zones- A and X.

Just Leased Uptown – 4621 Chestnut Street, New Orleans

Just helped two clients find a gorgeous, new single family home in the heart of uptown at a reduced rate.

See pictures here: http://www.nolastyles.com/properties/3463/

Realtors are Free for Home Buyers

If you’re looking to buy a house, the cost of hiring a Realtor is free and at no point in the transaction will you need to pay the Realtor any money for services rendered, whether you end up making a purchase or not. First Time Home Buyers are often confused by the nature of this business relationship and aren’t sure whether they were going to use a Realtor or not because they didn’t think they could afford it. When they finally understand that an Agent’s services for helping them find a home will cost them no money at any point they light up and accept their good fortune before sometimes asking how the agent will get paid. Here’s how it works:

Best New Orleans Dog Parks and the Neighborhoods to Find Them

New Orleans is as dog-friendly of a city as you’ll ever live. Dogs are welcome into many public places, both inside and outside- and not just little dogs but dogs of all sizes. Residences often leave water bowls out front for our four legged friends supply and businesses (restaurants, stores, etc.) will be ready with treat-in-hand.

New Orleans has several dog parks for your dog to socialize and for you to wear him/her out with little effort. Here are four that are sure to get the job done.

The Safest New Orleans Neighborhoods and the Cost to Buy Homes in those Areas

Living in New Orleans, crime is going to happen in your neighborhood no matter where you live. Varying levels of home quality and neighborhood safety from one street to the next is part of what makes this city so unique. If you are buying New Orleans property, particularly if you’re relocating here, you must understand the difference between the many New Orleans neighborhoods to limit your chances of becoming a victim of a crime.

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