Realtor.com just put out some really interesting facts about how willing people are to purchase a haunted house. Here's an image that details some of the interesting facts, but for more information, visit The Haunted House Real Estate Blog.
The weather outside is amazing and, my friends, it's time to get to a festival! And Team Tangie is here to fill you in on some of the most exciting festivals in the city this month:
Oktoberfest: Every Weekend in October
A celebration of German Heritage, Oktoberfest is an event that includes live music, authentic cuisine, an Oktoberfest parade, and traditional German dancing. And every year over 15,000 visitors attend this wonderful event!!
For more information on Oktoberfest, click here.
The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival: October 18-20
Who doesn't want to go to a festival that combines three favorite things: New Orleans, Blues, and BBQ! Especially because this event is completely FREE!
Come by Lafayette Square in New Orleans and enjoy amazing music, food, and fun!
For more information on the Crescent City Blues and BBQ fest, click here.
And there's always more...
Here's the scoop:
Exquisite custom built contemporary home! This Sanctuary built just 1 year ago features a gorgeous in ground pool, eucalyptus steam room, HUGE DOUBLE lot with fabulous landscaping & green space! Chef's kitchen with wine cooler, ice maker & butler's pantry. Unbelievable master suite with HUGE custom closet. Porcelain tile! State of the art real time security system, surround sound & custom lighting. 3 car garage...too much to list!
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There's a new project in Lake Pontchartrain to help preserve Louisiana's marshlands: the Floating Island installation. Basically, the parish will be building 17 islands made of recycled plastic that will provide a natural habitat for local wildlife such as crabs, fish, and birds, as well as create a barrier for the Bucktown Marina.
The project will be installed October 2-3. What a great way to help preserve New Orleans' natural wildlife!
The project comes funded by a $50,000 grant from the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation, Inc. For more information, visit NOLA.com's article on the islands.
Team Tangie now has a personalized mobile app that allows clients to search area properties, quickly contact Team Tangie, view current open houses, view nearby homes on your GPS, and even share your results with families and friends.
Can't wait to hear about your experiences with this new tool!
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The stats are in, and they show that more and more the population of New Orleans is valuing the arts and our youth, enhancing overall quality of life.Click image to enlarge.
As shown in the graph on the left, the number of nonprofits per 100,000 residents in New Orleans was 34 in 2011, which is almost triple the national average! This means that our citizens are more invested in the arts than citizens in the rest of the country.
This information came from the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center which released a document entitled "The New Orleans Index at Eight" on August 14, 2013. The document measures data from the city in areas such as economic growth, inclusion, sustainability, and quality of life to see how we are doing since Hurricane Katrina. And the news is great in most areas.
Another area in which New Orleans has completely recovered is Youth Investment. The document cites Peter Witt and Linda Caldwell's quote about youth: "For more than 100 years we have understood the link between out-of-school time opportunities and delinquency, and crime." And the city has been creating those opportunities, as shown in the chart on the right, by spending more and more each year since Katrina on youth programs and recreation.
Team Tangie is SO PROUD of the city, and is excited about this new growth. Now's the time to buy that new NOLA home!
Keller Williams, in a June 2013 newsletter, posted the market trends for the New Orleans Area. Take a look at the median price of homes, share of employment by industry, new housing construction, and other great information about our market at this link:
Forbes published an article this month (July 2013) state that New Orleans is America's Fastest Growing City! This is great news for our city, the New Orleans real estate market, and those wanting to buy and sell real estate in the city!
Here are some great quotes from the article about our city:
"Results from data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau prove that New Orleans is now the fastest growing city in America"
"Evidence also shows that the growing population is not just the result of returning residents, as newcomers have also been lured into the city."
"So, what has contributed to this phenomenal influx? Jobs, of course. However, they are not positions that were left unfilled from those who fled the city. They were created as a result of the city’s most promising assets – the city’s competitive advantage and secret weapon."
Click here to read the full article.