Wade Ragas

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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Jim Hanzo
November 01, 2017 - 8:29 am
Homeowners these days seem to be staying put in their homes and prefer to renovate rather than move. Higher prices and a tight market are making it harder to move, even hindering renters looking to buy. Real Estate analyst Wade Ragas says for homeowners, there is a financial incentive that may be...
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Jim Hanzo
September 07, 2017 - 9:37 am
Another local Lousiana restaurant is expanding. Walk-on's is opening up in Covington. It's a growing trend with Louisiana eateries that have expanded... Popeye's, Raising Canes and now Walk-on's. When the Drew Brees co-owned bistreaux and bar opens September 25, it'll have a rooftop bar with group...
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Jim Hanzo
August 18, 2017 - 9:54 am
Surveys from Men's Health and Grocery Shoppers Impact or GSI say the gap is narrowing between women who grocery shop and men. In other words there appears to be more men shopping these days. Real estate consultant and economist Wade Ragas says men on why that may be the case. It is an outgrowth of...
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Jim Hanzo
August 14, 2017 - 11:03 am
How much would it cost you to buy a home these days? Would it cost you more or less than in recent years? The latest study, from the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, shows that New Orleans home prices dropped 3 and a half percent in the first six months of 2017, but real estate...
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July 19, 2017 - 10:16 am
The rise and fall of the suburban shopping mall: as Americans change the way they shop, malls are working to stay relevant. Brick-and-mortar retail has taken a hit, and malls have had it tough. Can they redevelop themselves as community destinations? "It's a response to Amazon and a horde of others...
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