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Trends keynote speaker: Real estate industry can lead Baton Rouge out of mediocrity

04/18/2018 who delivered the keynote address today at the 2018 Trends in Baton Rouge Real Estate seminar. Maybe. But no one at the moment is confusing Baton Rouge with Austin. What makes the Texas capital city more attractive than Louisiana’s, says Tuccillo ...

Baton Rouge real estate market moving on from floods, petrochemical boom

04/18/2018 The Baton Rouge real estate market is shaking off the effects of the August ... Topgolf and Main Event are replacing defunct businesses like hhgregg at the Mall of Louisiana and Tinsel Town movie theater at Siegen Marketplace. “People want to get rid ...

April 30 marks 215th anniversary of Louisiana Purchase

04/15/2018 It’s been described as the greatest real estate purchase in the history of the United States — President Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase in 1803. And while it reaches far beyond Southeast Arkansas, much of the United States can be traced back ...

FTC Won't Toss La. Real Estate Board Fee Case

04/11/2018 Law360, Washington (April 11, 2018, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission refused on Tuesday to throw out an antitrust enforcement action against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board over its recent regulation controlling appraisal fees ...

Together Baton Rouge turns policy eye toward flood recovery, drainage and development planinng

04/05/2018 With this latest policy focus, the nonprofit will be stepping into yet more politically fraught territory as new proscriptions could affect future development policy and, by extension, the real estate and ... in the Restore Louisiana homeowner program.

Louisiana has the Powerball winner; ticket worth $55.9M

03/25/2018 Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in South Louisiana is a millionaire ... Stormy Daniels says she had an affair with the then-real estate magnate and reality television star in 2006 and 2007. Stormy Daniels says she had an affair with the then-real ...

Louisiana gambling industry could see big changes during upcoming legislative session

03/10/2018 “A Louisiana study on problem gambling revealed that as many ... He handles his family’s investments in real estate and other areas, he said. “People ought to be free to choose what they want to do with their money and time, as long as it abides ...

Roll Call: Wealth of all 531 members of Congress ranked; see how Louisiana delegation stacks up

02/27/2018 John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, appears to be the wealthiest of the bunch ... Because members often disclose dozens of assets — between bank and retirement accounts, real estate holdings or tracks of undeveloped properties — those broad ranges make ...

Industrial projects power a $12 billion impact to Louisiana’s GDP, report finds

02/28/2018 Commercial real estate—driven largely by industrial projects—supported more than $6 billion in direct spending in Louisiana last year, along with more than 92,000 jobs, a new report says. The numbers put Louisiana in the nation’s top 10 for the ...

Left to Louisiana’s Tides, a Village Fights for Time

02/23/2018 Louisiana’s “working coast” is dotted with communities ... the lifetime of their loans and obligations could exceed the lifetime of the town. Indeed, real estate values are relatively high, if only because there is so little to be had.

Big deal: New Clinton Center exhibit shows how Louisiana Purchase doubled size of U.S.

02/20/2018 "The Great Expedition: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase and Its Impact on Arkansas" is the Clinton Presidential Center's newest exhibit, an examination of what was, in essence, an epic real estate deal. In 1803, French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was in ...

Many Greater Baltimore real estate projects are being financed by investment funds — here's why they work

02/15/2018 With real estate financing still an issue as part of the lingering ... His centers are located in Maryland, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia and Louisiana, to name a few states. All told, he owns 336 shopping centers in 45 states.

Sheriff’s Office investigates suspected predator targeting real estate agents

02/05/2018 NEW ORLEANS — Across Southeast Louisiana, female real estate agents are on edge and Sarah Martzolf says, she’s not taking any chances. The New Orleans-area realtor carries protection: a bright pink taser. Martzolf explains, “I kinda take it out ...

Latter & Blum President Rick Haase leaving New Orleans real estate company he helped build

01/31/2018 Haase, who has nearly four decades' experience in the real estate industry, "has decided to step down from ... the United Way of Southeast Louisiana and the UNO Research and Technology Foundation. In a separate statement Wednesday, Haase said Latter ...

Austin commercial real estate brokerage expands to New Mexico

01/18/2018 The Austin-based commercial real estate company on Tuesday opened an office in Albuquerque ... from El Paso to Houston, and an office in Louisiana. Powell said Simmonds reached out to him when Retail Solutions was eyeing New Mexico for an expansion.

Latter & Blum Inc. merging with Lafayette-based real estate firm

12/28/2017 Latter & Blum Inc., as part of its continuing expansion into southwest Louisiana, announced today its merger with Lafayette-based Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Coldwell Banker Pelican’s ...

Baton Rouge financial adviser accused of using clients' money on personal items, luxuries, more

12/26/2017 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based investment adviser has been charged with defrauding clients by using their money for personal expenses, to pay off other investors and to invest in a risky real estate venture. Ralph Willard Savoie, a resident of ...

GSA releases expansive federal real property inventory

12/20/2017 There’s a Ben Hur Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the Agriculture Department owns ... interesting and ordinary aspects of the government’s real estate portfolio. “GSA is proud of the work completed, in concert with our partners at other federal ...

HBJ’s 2017 Deals of the Year: Commercial Real Estate

12/14/2017 Finalist: Spear Street makes Houston entry with noteworthy buys The skinny: Spear Street Capital, a California-based real estate investment company ... Bank of America Center, at 700 Louisiana when Skanska’s building completes. Bank of America retained ...

$25M Water Management Research, Conference Center Opens In Louisiana

12/14/2017 “Capitalizing on Louisiana’s growing stature as a center of global ... “Not only will it add to our skyline, but it will add to our educational, research, real estate, business and tourism offerings. Also, as this facility grows, our economy also ...

Is Smoothie King leaving Louisiana, again?

12/08/2017 METAIRIE, La. -- Smoothie King, a Louisiana company for almost 45 ... shortly after the Dallas Business Journal reported the same thing based on sources in North Texas real estate. Those sources told the publication that Smoothie King Franchises, a ...

Louisiana's next state treasurer sworn into office

12/06/2017 A real estate developer, Schroder campaigned on his public service in the Legislature and as an Army veteran and an former sheriff's deputy. He touted his small business ownership and management. And he pledged to be a watchdog of Louisiana's finances.

New Louisiana treasurer John Schroder sworn into office

12/05/2017 A real estate developer, Schroder campaigned on his public service in the Legislature and as an Army veteran and an ex-sheriff's deputy. He touted his small business ownership and management. And he pledged to be a watchdog of Louisiana's finances.

Building going up at Louisiana Avenue and Freret Street will be new dialysis center

12/06/2017 A new kidney dialysis center will open at the corner of Freret Street and Louisiana Avenue in 2018. The new building will replace a former medical center that anchored the corner before falling into disrepair in recent years. The new 7,300-square-foot ...

$950,000 Homes in Louisiana, California and Oregon

12/06/2017 SETTING The home is in the Garden District of Alexandria, a city on the Red River in central Louisiana. The historic neighborhood of about 12 square blocks has many fine houses and is a five- to 10-minute drive from downtown. INDOORS The current owners ...

Lafayette, LA Homes For Sale & Real Estate

12/02/2017 Lafayette is located in Louisiana. The selection of restaurants in Lafayette is unbeatable, with choices such as burger joints, cafes and Cajun, so your only problem will be deciding which one to go to. Meeting new people and forming new friendships is ...

A vital real estate tax break to preserve Main Street USA may be cut by the GOP

11/29/2017 For small-town entrepreneurs like Jason Duff, a real estate entrepreneur from a county in the swing ... in half but later restored it to 20 percent through an effort headed by Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy, though with the requirement that it be ...

Smoothie King could leave Louisiana

11/30/2017 METAIRIE, La. -- Smoothie King, a Louisiana company for almost 45 ... shortly after the Dallas Business Journal reported the same thing based on sources in North Texas real estate. Those sources told the publication that Smoothie King Franchises, a ...

Costco property under contract for first Ashley Furniture store in Baton Rouge

11/28/2017 the parent company of Olinde’s Furniture and the operator of seven Ashley Furniture stores in south Louisiana, is set to pay $1.35 million for land behind the fuel pumps at Costco, said Mark Hebert, of Kurz & Hebert Commercial Real Estate. Hebert ...

Swearing-in ceremony for Louisiana's new treasurer on Dec. 5

11/27/2017 Schroder, a Republican former lawmaker who pledged to keep a tight watch on Louisiana's finances, won the Nov. 18 special election with 56 percent of the vote. The business owner and real estate developer defeated Democratic lawyer Derrick Edwards to be ...

Jonesville, LA Homes For Sale & Real Estate

11/28/2017 Jonesville is a city located in Louisiana. Last year, average home listing prices in Jonesville decreased 7.4 percent, perhaps reflecting the waning popularity of the local area. The average listing price this year is $146,611 from a previous $158,266.

Jena, LA Homes For Sale & Real Estate

11/27/2017 Jena /din/ is a large town in and the parish seat of La Salle Parish, Louisiana. Jena has a number of parks, most of which have areas that keep heavy canopies of leaves, even approaching winter time. Home values in Jena are decreasing heavily year-over-year.

Cut-rate sale of First NBC loans could have 'disruptive' effect on New Orleans real estate market

11/25/2017 "What's going to happen to that real estate?" Waters said. "Is it going to be sold ... which has 19 branches in southeast Louisiana. “If you're expecting that, then you're probably going to need to work it out through either a restructuring, a bankruptcy ...

Donaldsonville, LA Homes For Sale & Real Estate

11/21/2017 Donaldsonville is a city in and the parish seat of Ascension Parish in south Louisiana, located along the River Road of the west bank of the Mississippi River. You can enjoy the entire area without any reservations about your safety because Donaldsonville ...

Real Estate And Commodities

11/21/2017 The real estate market has been booming once again over recent years ... The lumber market has experienced a perfect bullish storm in 2017. Storms that hit Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the Caribbean caused demand for wood to board windows and rebuild ...

Former North Shore Rep. John Schroder elected Louisiana treasurer

11/18/2017 John Schroder has been elected Louisiana treasurer. The Republican from St. Tammany Parish defeated New Orleans attorney Derrick Edwards, a Democrat, in a runoff race. Schroder, a real estate developer and former U.S. Army CID special agent who has a ...

Veteran helps fellow veterans into real estate

11/11/2017 “I began Real Estate Careers for Heroes about six months ago, and I was helping other veterans during my transition,” he said. “Just last month a veteran I helped passed the test in Louisiana, another listed their first two homes, and another became ...

Montegut, LA Homes For Sale & Real Estate

11/09/2017 Montegut is located in Louisiana. Montegut is very low in crime compared to other areas; everyone living in this area keeps an eye out for each other and reports suspicious activity. Montegut is the type of area you will want to move into if you want a ...

Saint Francisville, LA Homes For Sale & Real Estate

11/09/2017 St. Francisville is a town in and the parish seat of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. It is part of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Saint Francisville has thousands upon thousands of trees lining the streets and adorning the parks; they're gorgeous in ...

Harahan, LA Homes For Sale & Real Estate

11/07/2017 Harahan is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and a suburb of New Orleans. Harahan was named in honor of James Theodore Harahan, president of the Illinois Central Railroad from 1906-1911. The Illinois Central track runs parallel to Airline Highway.