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Residential Construction Employment Steadily Rising in 2016

As the national employment rate has steadily been dropping because of increases in available jobs nationwide which have also been sporadically been increasing since 2012, jobs in the construction industry have reached a critical level.  For once, this level is critical in a positive way instead of a negative one.  The residential construction employment industry […]

Residential Construction Spending Reflects in Real Estate Sales

Many of the new homes built at The Parks of Plaquemines, located in Belle Chasse and bordered by Timberlane, Terrytown, Algiers, Gretna, and Harvey, are built by either private builders or individual lot buyers who purchase lots in our new home community and qualify as residential construction.  People who buy lots are interested in building […]

Creole Architecture Has Deep Roots in New Orleans

When you hear the word Creole you think of Louisiana. There are many different uses and meanings of the word – one which has many unique facets is Creole architecture.  Known for historical buildings and aesthetic cityscapes, New Orleans is a place where you can find this one-of-a-kind architecture. Creole architecture was derived from adaptation […]

Neighborhoods in New Orleans with Homeowners Associations

Nobody wants an unsightly home with an overgrown yard, piles of junk, or a home with chipping or peeling paint next to their home.  This might be one of the main reasons why we see a trend of new homes being built in communities with associations.  The Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) states that […]

Home Buyers Widen Search for New Homes in the Suburbs

New Orleans’ home buyers are widening their search for new homes to purchase into markets outside of the city limits. Home prices increased in the city 14 percent last year making it the highest spike in 50 years according to the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors. Prices across New Orleans metropolitan area increased an […]

How Many Subcontractors It Takes to Build a New Home

Ever heard of the joke how many people does it take to screw in a light bulb?  Well this is the thought process when approaching the subject of how many subcontractors it takes to successfully build a new home.  When we hear the term builder, some new home buyers think that a builder has a […]

New Home Trends That Builders Are Using in 2016

Fashion is not the only area we see ever-changing trends.  Housing looks, features and construction are also changing each year.  If you are looking for a new home or are in the process of building a new home, here are some new home trends we are currently seeing builders build. The first feature that ranks […]

New Orleans’ Real Estate Market on the Rise

New Orleans’ real estate market is on the rise with home values up 54 percent and rents up 50 percent making the area a thriving market.  Although we are seeing a positive impact in the housing market, the median income remains the same at $37,000.  New Orleans has one of the higher poverty rates in […]

Land on the West Bank, Close to New Orleans

Sometimes, the southern region of the crescent in the Crescent City of New Orleans gets overlooked for its potential to offer benefits for those home buyers who are interested in being near New Orleans but not necessarily living in the city of New Orleans.  Land on the West Bank is still available in an established, […]

Single-Family Homes in the Greater New Orleans Area

New home starts for single-family homes in the Greater New Orleans area are on the rise, according to Jon Luther with The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans.  New construction starts were at 1.21 million last month, and that included single-family home starts of 600,000 – 700,000.  Between commercial building conversions and new construction, […]

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