Posts Tagged: louisiana

USA, Louisiana: Lawmakers Kill LGBT Housing Protections Bill

Louisiana lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have prohibited housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The House Commerce Committee voted 13-5 Monday against the measure, which was the first in a package of gay rights bills proposed for consideration this session. The bill would have added sexual orientation, gender identity, gender… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: South Central USA

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in the South Central USA. In Alabama, reports that Huntsville home sales dipped in January, while prices statewide increased slightly: Prices including distressed sales fell 2.1 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012. From… Read more »

New Orleans Economic Recovery Number One in US

New Orleans continued to fare better than any other metro area in the U.S. in recovering from the recession during the third quarter of 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the Brookings Institute. That same report put Baton Rouge in the middle of the pack in terms of the comeback, coming in 52nd… Read more »

New Orleans Home Sales at Five Month Low in May

Americans bought fewer new homes in June after sales jumped to a two-year high in May. The steep decline suggests a weaker job market and slower growth could make the housing recovery uneven. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales of new homes fell 8.4 percent last month from May to a seasonally adjusted annual… Read more »

New Orleans Home Sales Up, Prices Stagnant

Spring marks the beginning of a new season – not just for weather, but for housing. It’s considered by real estate experts to be the start of the home buying busy season. Local realtor Claudette Reuther said low interest rates may be helping with an uptick in sales. “The past few months have really picked… Read more »

LA: New Orleans’ Lakeview Neighborhood Booming

Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged Lakeview. Floodwaters from the Aug. 29, 2005, storm breached the 17th Street Canal, leaving water standing as high as 10 feet throughout the neighborhood. The storm destroyed more than 9,000 homes and a way of life that began in 1835 when yachters, boaters and coastal traders developed the resort… Read more »