Wade Ragas

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David Blake
July 30, 2019 - 3:40 pm
Property owners all over New Orleans are receiving new tax assessments, and in some cases home values have soared. That's creating a real dilemma for some. What if you can't afford your taxes, what do you do? At a community meeting Monday night one woman said her house value went up threefold and...
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Don Ames
June 03, 2019 - 9:06 am
As New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport expands into a new terminal this fall, business in the surrounding area should grow as well. According to local real estate expert, Wade Ragas, in most southern cities, the largest concentration of employment is an area around their airport. "...
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Jim Hanzo
May 30, 2019 - 8:47 am
A controversial issue in the Bywater development which includes subsidized units for low income renters. Neighbors First for Bywater oppose development of those subsidized units for low income renters at 4100 Royal Street, but the Greater New Orleans Fair Action Housing Center is questioning those...
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Jim Hanzo
May 23, 2019 - 8:48 am
According to 2 separate reports, when it comes to real estate, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last 3 months. According to the National Association of Realtors Buyer Traffic Index and Showing Time Index it's become a spring buyers market. Real Estate analyst, Wade Ragas says the market...
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Don Ames
April 04, 2019 - 8:56 am
There's nothing small about the mini-storage business. You'll see available units everywhere you go in the New Orleans area these days. Local real estate expert, Wade Ragas says their visibility is by design. "Storage units go where they can find the highest traffic volumes available to them. So,...
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Chris Miller
April 03, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Amazon is pushing to get more people buying its groceries, with more price drops at Whole Foods. The grocery chain, long derided as "Whole Paycheck," has been feeling pressure from other grocers as they increase the kind of quality offerings Whole Foods is known for, and Amazon wants to be a player...
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Jim Hanzo
March 14, 2019 - 9:26 am
As mortgage rates rise, more homeowners are choosing to remodel rather than move. Residential remodelers spent more than $300 billion nationwide in 2018. That trend should continue. "A move is hard and a move is not cheap in terms of transaction expense," said real estate analyst Wade Ragas. "You...
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Chris Miller
January 25, 2019 - 8:56 am
The LSU Board of Supervisors today is set to vote on preliminary approval for the long-awaited redevelopment of a massive downtown building -- the old Charity Hospital. A search committee formed by the LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation chose a developer last fall: 1532 Tulane Partners plans...
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Chris Miller
December 03, 2018 - 8:43 am
With real estate the way it is in New Orleans, is it better to rent or own? A recent survey suggests one thing, a local expert says the other. The real estate website HomeArea.com says home prices in the Crescent City have grown faster than rents, so renting may be cheaper. New Orleans real estate...
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Chris Miller
November 05, 2018 - 10:33 am
Today marks seven weeks until Christmas Eve! It's shaping up to be a big season for retailers, even as some one-time bulwarks of the industry have fallen on hard times. Sears/K-Mart is in bankruptcy, Toys-R-Us is no more, but other than that, retail analyst Wade Ragas says things are looking up for...
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