With fall upon us, temperatures are cooling off but the real estate market is heating up. For people hoping to sell their homes before the end of the year, the clock is ticking. That’s because the market slows down significantly after Thanksgiving due to the holidays. And in parts of the country where all four seasons exist, the winter weather can keep sellers on the sidelines until March. Faced with the short fall real estate season, there are steps sellers can take to increase their chances of closing the deal before December. 1. Don’t over-price your home: The fall real estate season lasts only about eleven weeks, and it is much shorter than the approximately six-month spring/summer seaso
Plans to transform the former Beach Club property in northwest Metairie into a 17-lot gated enclave of single-family houses have won approval from the Jefferson Parish Council. Cleveland Estates on the Lake and its private street will rise on about 4 1/4 acres where the swim and tennis center for the Country Club Estates subdivision opened in 1968 and closed in 2018. Some nearby residents expressed concern about the density in new owner Raoof Khan's proposal, but Councilman Dominick Impastato III, whose district includes the site, said houses are preferred over the ideas of other would-be developers: apartments, a nursing home and a medical complex. Parish President Mike Yenni's Planning Dep
The average price for a single-family home in New Orleans rose in the first half of 2018, reversing a recent slip in prices that looked as though it might chip away at several years of gains for the market. Prices in Jefferson Parish and other suburbs were also up, though they appear to be cooling off after a hot run in 2017. That is according to the latest home prices report prepared by Real Property Associates, using data provided by the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors and Gulf South Real Estate Information Network. The August report is one of two released by the partnership each year. One report looks at year-over-year pricing trends for the full year and a second looks a
Nobody ever said landscaping was easy. Well, no one with any sense, anyhow. There are all kinds of dumb landscaping mistakes that even green thumbs can make. We're here to tell you what ten of the most common errors are so that you can avoid them. 1. Pruning Shrubs at the Wrong Time Imagine you had a row of forsythia bushes in your landscaping. Wouldn't you hate to miss out--even for a single spring--on the splendor they provide in April? Well, you easily could. Beginners often make a mistake with their shrubs: they prune them at the wrong time. Failing to prune a shrub such as forsythia or flowering quinceat the correct time could remove the very buds that produce those fabulous blooms. 2.