Illuminate Your Home

Lighting is important inside and outside of your home. It not only serves many functions, but adds to the design of your home. On the exterior of your property, it can provide safety, by lighting walkways, and your front entrance. You can give your home color with outdoor lighting, and give your patio and sitting area a boost of pretty with a string of lights. Inside your home, proper lighting can assist you with tasks, help you find items in closets, be utilized to showcase your treasures, and create an atmosphere when you are entertaining.

Spring Ahead!

It is that time again to set your clock ahead. Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 10, at 2:00 am. The reason is so that you can have more daylight in the evenings, and less light in the mornings. You will miss one hour of sleep this weekend, but will gain it again in the fall. Enjoy the daylight! Spring is just around the corner.

Tips to help with Overwhelming Clutter

Try to organize your home by first getting rid of the items that you no longer use. Think of a filing system to store your items. Several styles of baskets made out of wire, weaved, straw, metal and those out of wood can not only look pretty but can be a great solution for storage. For your bathroom, you can use different sizes for towels, soaps, and beauty products. In the kitchen you can use floating shelves on empty walls, have hooks underneath for cups or kitchen utensils, and boxes or baskets can hold other items that can be hid away. Plastic bins or crates can be used under beds.

Great Investment Opportunity!

This property just had a recent price reduction, $339,000. The 6 BDR/2 BTH Multi-Family is located at 2453-55 Urquhart St., New Orleans, LA 70117. This renovated Victorian style double is in the St. Roch/New Marigny area of New Orleans. Two short blocks from St. Roch Market and has bike and walking paths. To schedule an appointment, contact the listing agent, Tyra Bryant at 504.508.1436. The property is priced to sell! MLS# 2162761

Getting Around Town During Carnival Season

During the Carnival Season in The Greater New Orleans Area, takes planning. When scheduling appointments, doing errands, etc., know the parade schedule and routes. This will not only save on frustration of sitting in traffic, and running into roadblocks, but most important stress. The parades are all over the cities from Slidell, the West Bank, Metairie, and of course, New Orleans. Here are a few websites to help:

Wednesday Broker Tour

On today's Broker Tour, check out the property at 1435 Euterpe St. New Orleans LA 70130. The 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths home has a new look and a new price of $475,000. Joan Judycki is the listing agent from Revolution Realty and will be happy to give you a tour of this mix of modern architecture and NOLA charm. The showing is 12:30 pm until 2 pm and view the open floor plan, bamboo and concrete floors, wood ceilings, big closets, large windows, deck fenced yard with gated off street parking.

Enjoy the Views - Stone Lake Estates

Looking for a home with an oversized lot and beautiful views? Consider this very well taken care of home at 84230 Magnolia Drive, Folsom, LA 70437 located in beautiful Stone Lake Estates. This property has three bedrooms, two baths with a comfortable floor plan that is very inviting as soon as you walk in. Head straight and you are in the welcoming and spacious den with fireplace. The spacious kitchen has a bar and an eat-in nook by a bay window. A large master suite has his and her closets, with a master bathroom that has two vanities, separate tub and shower.

Amazing Designer Renovation in Metairie

Check out this new listing at 839 E William David Pk., Metairie, LA 70005. The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, no carpet, with an open floor plan, extra den or office, an upscale kitchen, with granite and stainless appliances, and custom baths and fixtures. The large rear yard displays a beautiful shade tree and the home has a patio, and a new roof. This could be perfect for just about anybody from a couple or a family with a couple of kids.

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.