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New Orleans French Quarter’s Most Expensive Homes

      Quoting from a most recent article from Frobes.Com by Matt Woolsey, The New Orleans French Quarter is still alive and well.  I know my business being mainly second homes in the Quarter has picked up in the last 8 weeks.  I have 2 new clients and both are still looking for the right thing.  There are a lot of listings but nothing nice in their price range.  Neither is in the most expensive range so thought I would pass this along. 

     “Most memorable Mardi Gras stories involve, in some way, a balcony.

”     Above the street, behind the wrought-iron railings, and before color-soaked storm windows is where the luckiest experience the festivities, lording above the spectator-lined parade route, then retiring to courtyard parties thrown by the city’s krewes and grand dames.”

     “You could hustle your way in, if you’re well connected.”

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    “Or you could buy into the French Quarter, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood. But it’ll cost you. The landmarked area with about 3,000 residents boasts several luxury properties featuring shaded courtyards, wrap-around balconies and details like pressed tin ceilings and French marble mantles. Like much of the nation, sales are sluggish, but price-per-square-foot figures are about where they were pre-Katrina.”

     “I think that it’s a hard message to send that the French Quarter and areas that visitors would see when they come into town look fine,” says Michael Wilkerson, owner of French Quarter Realty. “But it’s a small part of it. The market outside of the French Quarter isn’t doing as well.”

     “Traditionally, the French Quarter acts as a second-home location to residents from all over the country who rent out their mansions when they aren’t in town. That still goes on, but brokers say that an increasing number of buyers are from New Orleans, reaffirmed in their commitment to the city’s rebuilding and looking to land an iconic home in the city’s most famous neighborhood. “

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