Wade Ragas

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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Don Ames
April 28, 2017 - 8:47 am
After years of neglect, and the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' Lakefront seems to be surging back. Local real estate expert, Wade Ragas, says the Lakefront, from east of Elysian Fields as far east Little Woods, has long been an overlooked and underdeveloped asset. "There's only...
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Chris Miller
April 04, 2017 - 7:00 am
What parts of metro New Orleans are up-and-coming? A few areas that could be primed for a boom. Bywater has been attracting young, upwardly-mobile residents for years and the businesses have been following them. "The surge in residential housing in Orleans Parish is what lays the foundation for...
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Eric Luciano of SOUSA design Architects via Wahlburgers
Chris Miller
March 16, 2017 - 2:05 pm
New Orleans is getting a new entrant in the local burger wars: Wahlburgers, the chain co-owned by actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and celebrity chef Paul Wahlberg. But can the Boston-born chain make it in the Big Easy? New Orleans may seem saturated with "high-end" burger joints, with the recent...
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