New Orleans Real Estate News

Aug. 7, 2020

Welcome to the MBell Team Nick Kallman!

Mirambell Realty is excited to announce that we have grown again! We are thrilled to welcome Nick Kallman to the MBell Team. Nick is a recent graduate of Tulane University. He currently works for a local architectural and interior design firm as an architectural designer and photographer. We are excited to have Nick as part of the team!

Posted in In the News, News
Aug. 6, 2020

Welcome to the MBell Team Craig Newchurch!

Mirambell Realty is excited to announce that we have grown again! We are thrilled to welcome Craig Newchurch to the MBell Team. Craig is excited utilize his years of experience in property investment into the real estate industry. Welcome to the team Craig!

Posted in In the News, News
July 30, 2020

Welcome to the MBell Team Jennifer (Jena) Russell!

Mirambell Realty is excited to announce that we have grown again! We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer (Jena) Russell to the MBell Team. Jena is excited to hit the ground running and get into the real estate industry!

Posted in In the News, News
July 17, 2020

Golden Girls Home For Sale

According to the great Blanche Devereaux, "Pretty women go shopping." And now all the pretty women and men have the chance to own a piece of iconic TV history, of course this history comes with a $3 million price tag.

For the first time ever the home used for exterior shots in the TV perfection known as The Golden Girls, is for sale. While TV sets in LaLa Land were used for the interior shots. The exterior home is just as recognizable to fans of the sassy foursome that have graced our TV sets through syndication over the last few decades.

This mid-century modern gem was custom built in Los Angles in 1955 and it's interior has remained a mystery to fans of the show for the last 65 years. Now thanks to a virtual 3D tour (just like the ones we use on our listings!) everyone can take a peak inside this slice of Hollywood history.

Check out the listing for 245 N Saltair Ave, Los Angles by Douglas Elliman agent, Rachelle Rosten.

If you live in the LA region and are looking you better move fast or you'll be quoting Rose Nylund by saying, "It's a crock of bull, I want that sucker bad!" as someone else moves their pastel shoulder padded wardrobe in.

 

*Photos Courtesy of Listing Agent, Rachelle Rosten.

Posted in In the News, News
July 1, 2020

Mortgage Rates Continue to Hit New Lows

Amid the tensions of the global pandemic and national affairs, there has been one shining light of 2020. In efforts to stabilize and salvage a plummeting economy, the Federal Reserve has continued to slash the federal reserve rates and though those rates are not a direct correlation into the mortgage rates, we have seen historic mortgage interest rates throughout the year.

In the recent days the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, testified before Congress. He explained that despite the gloomy markets of 2020, the housing market might just be the beacon of hope that pulls the US economy out of this COVID recession.

Amidst Powell's testimony before Congress, the mortgage rates hit a new all time low. As of June 30th, 2020; US mortgage rates dipped to an average of 2.94% for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Along with the dirt cheap mortgage rates, the housing market is currently on fire. Nationally, the pending home sales shot up by 44.3% from April to May.

The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors said, "This has been a spectacular recovery for contract signings, and goes to show the resiliency of American consumers and their evergreen desires for homeownership. This bounce back also speaks to how the housing sector could lead the way for a broader economic recovery."

With these current record lows on mortgage rates, it is important to shop around to find the best interest possible for your given personal situation, as well as shop around for home insurance rates. Also, given the business of the market it is important to insurance that your are pre-approved with a lender prior to any serious shopping around, since homes are going under contract quickly these days.

Our agents are ready to help you through this impressive housing market. We have incredible lenders we work with to help you find the best interest rate available during this historic time.

 

*Information provided by Yahoo Finance

Posted in In the News, News
June 25, 2020

Craig Mirambell Quoted By City Business

A recent City Business article quoted our own Craig Mirambell in discussing the recent surge in real estate sales. The article explains that as reopening as increased across the region and the historically low interest rates on home mortgages have held, the area has a seen a recent spike in home sales. 

Craig was quoted in the article further reiterating this point by explaining that some of his clients are seeing interest rates as low at 3% on 30 year mortgages and as low as 2.5% on 15 year mortgages. He stated in the article that rates like this are bringing out new buyers who have not been interested in the housing market before.

See the article below to learn more about this rapid growth in recent home sales:

 

*Source: City Business

Posted in In the News, News
June 11, 2020

Michelle Rousse Chosen for 2020 Excellence in Real Estate

This coming September New Orleans City Business will honor is 2020 class of Excellence in Construction & Real Estate at the New Orleans Museum of Art. These awards are bestowed upon members of the industry who have led their way in both professionalize and excellence. 

We are thrilled to announce that during this year's class our very own Michelle Rousse will receive the award of Excellence in Residential Real Estate Agents. Michelle has been selected amongst a class of extremely hard working and talented individuals within the industry of real estate in the New Orleans metro.

Michelle is truly deserving of this award. She continuely amazes everyone in our office with both her success in the industry as well as her kind and smiling spirit. Michelle is nearing five years in this business and its incredible to see how far she has succeeded in this field in such a short time.

Congratulations again to Michelle Rousse on a such an incredible honor.

 

*Source: City Business

Posted in In the News, News
March 24, 2020

Real Estate Market Takes Precautions Amid Pandemic

A recent article published by New Orleans City Business has quoted Craig Mirambell discussing the changes that the Mirambell Realty office has taken during amid the current pandemic plaguing the nation. 

Craig explained that his agents are taking the necessary precautions to ensure their clients, as well as their own, safety. They are showing homes with none to minimal touching of any surfaces within the property. As well as using common sense and basic safety measures of washing their hands frequently and using hand sanitizer when hand washing is not feasible. He also explained that his agents are not shaking hands and keeping safe distances. 

Craig also explained that as a brokerage we have always promoted the digital presence of technology within the industry and now more than ever our brokerage is pushing virtual tours through our social channels.

The article also reached out to other agencies in the local regions to hear a similar response on the safety precautions that their agents were taking in the face of the growing pandemic.

The article in full can be seen by City Business readers at this link HERE.

Or read in full through the images below:

Posted in In the News, News
March 18, 2020

Uncertain Time and a Shaky Economy, What Does That Mean for Home Buying?

A recent article in City Business discussed how that fluctuating markets have led to uncertainty in buyers on whether to make a big ticket purchase on something like a home at this time. The article sought out the financial advisement of local expert Mark Rose as well as our own Craig Mirambell and learned that despite the unpredictability of the current market, it is actually a great time to buy a home.

Mark Rose explains in the article that the average mortgage interest rate is down a full percentage point from this time last year and that one point makes a huge difference. That percentage drop, Mark explains, means that if a person were to buy a $200,000.000 home they would be saving $2,000 per year in interest on that home.  He also explains that for those who are already home owners and not looking to move it is a great time to refinance. 

In the article Craig explained that while it is fiscally a great time to buy the current state of affairs in the nation have marked a noticeable slowdown in buyers in the market as everyone is just waiting a week or two to see what is happening. However, he hasn't seen anyone state that current events have made them outright not interested in purchasing a home in they were already in the market to do so. Craig also state that he is seeing most of Mirambell Realty clients getting rates around 3% on 30-year mortgages and about 2.5% on 15-year mortgages. 

You can see more of this article featuring Craig Mirambell at New Orleans City Business.

And if you are in the market for a new home but not ready to physically leave the house we have immersive 3D tours on many of our current listings. You can view them here. You can walk through the home and then reach out to any of our agents to help you through the home buying process.

 

 

 

*New Orleans City Business Article 3/17/20

Posted in In the News
Jan. 3, 2020

Robyn Bruno Awarded RISMedia's 2020 Newsmakers Inspirations Award

Robyn Bruno has been selected amongst a small group of real estate professionals by RISMedia, a real estate industry news outlet, as one of their 2020 Newsmakers in the Inspirations category. This is an incredible and high honor, as Robyn has been selected amongst real estate professionals on a national level.

Robyn was selected from thousands of nominations for this award. She, along with the rest of 2020 Class of Newsmakers, were selected for their influential contributions to the industry of Real Estate. Members of the 2020 Newsmakers class were selected based on their influence in advancing the Real Estate industry, their impacting change on the industry, their technological achievements, their diversity and humanitarian efforts, and for making headlines throughout their career. 

The 2020 Class of Newsmakers were divided into several categories. Robyn was selected as a member of the Inspirations category, being honored for her successes and achievement in the real estate industry and her perseverance throughout her career.

The RISMedia's 2020 Class of Newsmakers are considered the leaders and icons within the industry. They are considered to be the ones breaking the molds within the industry and making a difference.

Robyn Bruno can be seen as a member of this years class on both the RISMedia website and in their January 2020 print issue. This is truly an illustrious class for Robyn Bruno to join. Congratulations to Robyn Bruno, RISMedia 2020 Newsmakers Inspirations.

See Online Award Announcement: RISMedia

Posted in In the News, News