Wade Ragas

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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Don Ames
June 05, 2017 - 7:30 am
Growth in New Orleans East around the Lakefront Airport and Harbor area continues. The latest sign of revitalization in the area is a new craft brewery. Royal Brewery New Orleans recently opened its manufacturing facility and tap room in what has become a hot Lakefront Airport area. It's the first...
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Jim Hanzo
May 24, 2017 - 8:39 am
The Esplanade Mall in Kenner is trying to dig itself out of the struggles of the past few years. New ownership took over recently. The mall was bought by Pacific Retail Capital Partners and they are working on making some changes already to the building's exterior and property landscape. Pressure...
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