Wade Ragas

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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Jim Hanzo
October 24, 2018 - 9:05 am
Online grocery sales have more than tripled since 2013 and it's only going to grow. In the next 5 years shopping for groceries online expected to quadruple, according to a Packaged Facts forecast. Marketing analyst Wade Ragas says it's turned out to work out well for those doing online purchases...
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Chris Miller
October 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Millennials are finally moving out! The National Association of Realtors says the Millennial generation is now the biggest segment of the homebuying market. At the same time, their Baby Boomer parents may be looking at buying new property, too. Real estate analyst Wade Ragas says the economy is...
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David Blake
October 10, 2018 - 5:57 pm
At one time the largest retailer in America now appears to be going down in bankruptcy. Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and K-Mart, faces an October 15 deadline to pay $134 million on its debt. The signs point to the fact that the end is near. New Orleans Real Estate analyst Wade Ragas...
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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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