Wade Ragas

David Blake
September 18, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Will the soaring job market and employment boom lead to rising property values in the New Orleans area? Can you afford to buy a house in New Orleans? The latest numbers are looking good, according to real estate analyst Wade Ragas. He was a guest on the Newell Normand show on WWL. ''An annual...
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Jim Hanzo
August 22, 2018 - 9:16 am
Impulse buyers tend to shop more in physical stores rather than on-line, according to a study from GMDC, General Merchandise Distributors Council. It's a big advantage for the brick and mortar stores. On-line shoppers seem to know what they want by researching more than those walking in the store...
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Chris Miller
July 27, 2018 - 6:59 am
Some analysts fear the retirement of the baby boomers could cause a glut in the housing market, but a local expert says he's not as concerned. The mortgage association Fannie Mae warns there could be a looming mass exodus of boomers from their homes, leaving a massive supply of empty houses. But...
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Jim Hanzo
July 19, 2018 - 8:31 am
It use to be a luxury, but now, is hotel room service beginning to disappear? It could be because of the changing food preferences and lifestyles of today's travelers. People are not wanting the traditional room service food. Business analyst Wade Ragas says the hotels are not enforcing their own...
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Jim Hanzo
June 26, 2018 - 11:09 am
Is New Orleans getting in on something that has been quite popular in other parts of the country when it comes to vacations? Timeshares in New Orleans, and for many vacationers, the timeshare marketplace is a market if you are shopping for a good deal, according to real estate analyst Wade Ragas. "...
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Chris Miller
June 19, 2018 - 11:00 am
New Orleans real estate has grown in value over the last several years, and that trend continues in an analysis of recent data. The usual high-dollar neighborhoods still cost the most, but there may be a newcomer to the "hot New Orleans neighborhood" list. Neighborhoods that follow the river, from...
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Don Ames
June 14, 2018 - 8:07 am
New Orleans is one of the country's top markets for vacation, investment and second homes. The city comes in at #6 in a study by LendingTree. The online lending exchange based its finding on the percentage of non-owner occupied mortgages in the city. In New Orleans, that figure is 13.4 percent. "I...
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Jim Hanzo
March 05, 2018 - 8:37 am
It's a trend across the country, but can it happen here? Beginning Thursday. Instacart, a San Francisco based retail delivery service is coming to the New Orleans area, partnering with Rouses, Costco and Petco and making deliveries straight to customers doors for a small fee. Grocery store and...
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Jim Hanzo
February 26, 2018 - 9:08 am
A new grocery store chain coming to the New Orleans area. Shoppers Value stores will be taking over 4 Winn Dixie stores. Retail analyst Wade Ragas says in the case of Winn Dixie this is a large grocery chain that is in financial distress. "And they have a debt that is too large for them to repay at...
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Jim Hanzo
February 21, 2018 - 8:54 am
At today's Jefferson Parish Council meeting, it's expected an ordinance will be brought up as to whether to ban Airbnbs in traditional residential neighborhoods while allowing them along certain mixed-use and less developed areas. Real estate analyst Wade Ragas says he's not sure how this will...
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