Mardi Gras Parade Tips

Follow these few tips for a great time during Carnival time. The parade routes are crowded so make preparations a head of time. Let your friends know a time and place where you will be, and the side of street. Bathrooms will be crowded so hand sanitizer and toilet paper will be a must. Wear comfortable shoes, layered clothing, and bring something such as a back pack, pillow case or bag for all your prizes. Be considerate of others around you, and do not grab throws from children.

Saturday Open House - Gentilly Terrace

This Saturday, February 9, noon until 2 pm, you are invited to an Open House at 4465-67 Spain Street, New Orleans, LA 70122. Great double in desirable Gentilly Terrace with many opportunities i.e. live in one unit and rent out the other, rent either as income or as short term rentals. The property has double driveways and garages, central air, hardwood floors, and washer and dryer. Meet Thomas Martinez, Associate Broker/Realtor who can answer any of your questions. Tom will look forward to seeing you there, but if you cannot make it on Saturday, call or text Tom at 504.931.5511.

Move In Ready Home for Sale

Better than new three bedrooms and two bathrooms home that is six months old. This house is move-in ready! Owners hate to leave, but their loss is your gain. The Ponchatoula property at 39721 Sumner Lane has many extras that you'll have to see to believe. Bright and airy with granite in the kitchen and baths, his and hers vanities and walk-in closets, screened-in porch, gas cooking, stainless steel appliances, walk-in shower with pebble flooring, and surround sound. The home is on a Cul-de-sac lot and community playground. List Price is $277,000.

Multi-Family Home For Sale

This Multi-Family Home is a Diamond in the rough! One of few original 4-chimney shotguns doubles remaining with 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths and additional dependency in rear of 1601. This home has terrific income potential. This property is located at 1601-03 S Saratoga St., New Orleans, LA 70113 minutes from the French Quarter, CBD, and New Orleans Jazz Market. The property will be sold AS IS with no repairs to be done by seller. Priced at $175,000, Listing Agent: Holly Barrett, 985.789.3311, email:

New Listing - Gentilly Terrace

On the Broker Tour Open House, February 6 from noon to 2 pm, do not miss the opportunity to see this great double in desirable Gentilly Terrace. View the 4 BDR/2 BTH multi-family home located at 4465-67 Spain St. New Orleans, LA 70122. Tom Martinez, Associate Broker/Realtor, will be there to answer any of your questions. With this property, you can live in one unit, rent out the other, use it as a short term rental, etc. Included are double driveways and garages. The home has central air, hardwood floors, and washer/dryers.

Mandeville Home with Cute Curb Appeal for Lease

Looking to lease a home in Mandeville? Look no further with this well maintained four bedroom, two bath home on a large corner lot. This property is close to Mandeville schools, has a wood burning fireplace, front porch and back deck. The two car detached garage has an electric door on a long paved driveway. To view this property, you can contact Lisa Lanata, Agent, by calling or texting her at 504.458.0184.

Unseen Problems in Your Home

Home Improvements are not always cosmetic. Take care of the unseen by hiring a qualified home inspector. You will be able address home repairs prior to becoming a big problem. The longer you avoid handling home repairs will only make things worse and more expensive. Plumbing, roofing, termites, electrical, water leaks make a big impact on the function of your home. Take care of the unobserved before starting any improvements. You will not want to begin any projects that eventually can be damaged.

Simple Updates to Your Home

To freshen and update your home, here are a few tips. Giving your walls a new coat of paint always revives the room. Installing crown moldings gives the room some charm. Energy efficient dishwater can save you money on your water, electric, and is a great selling feature. Shutters are coming back in style and functions to give you more privacy, warmth and can shut out sun to keep the room cool. If you cannot afford new cabinets, give them a facelift with paint and new hardware. A simple water filter installed can save you money and not have to mess with the plastic water bottles.

Historic Bywater Multi-Family Property for Sale

Historic Bywater four bedrooms, two baths double, just a block from the river on this sought after property located at 3820-22 Royal Street. The house is perfect for entertaining with an inviting front porch. Elizabeth's Restaurant, Bacchanal Fine Wines, Crescent Park are all in walking distance. The new price for this home is $345,000. List Agent: Susan Sawyer, 504.416.0368, Co-List Agent, Joan Judycki, 504.319.4672.

New Price - Metairie Home

Call and schedule an appointment to view this Metairie home with a new price of $265,000. The house was converted into 2 Masters with 2 baths, but you can make it 3 bedrooms with some changes. The property has many extras, including: electricity generator, tankless water heater, steam shower in Master bath, 3 Carports accented with wrought iron. One of the carports has a raised roof for a mobile home or boat. The backyard has a covered wood deck and open brick patio. The location is at 629 Smith Drive, Metairie, LA 70005. Listing Agent: Pete Cannizzaro, 504.451.8120. MLS #2164487