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Here’s what $150,000 buys around New Orleans

Homes in five neighborhoods

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s Shangri-la? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $150,000.

With its West Bank address, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is far from the St. Charles Avenue parades...but it’s right next to the Krewe of NOMTOC’s route. Mardi Gras perks aside, the new construction has a lot to offer: vaulted ceilings, granite kitchen counters, and a rear deck overlooking a spacious backyard, to name just a few highlights. It’s 1,510 square feet in size, and it’s asking $155,000.

Beautifully renovated, with geometric light fixtures, an open living area, exposed brick fireplaces, and original wood floors, this cheery three-bedroom, two-bathroom home sits on a large fenced lot in the upper 9th Ward. Its address, a few blocks off Claiborne Avenue and Poland, puts it close to two major thoroughfares. Plus, the seller will pay up to $5,000 in closing costs, which makes the home’s $159,900 price tag even more of a steal.

Location, location, location—that’s everything when it comes to real estate, right? Well, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit in the Carrollton South Condos building is definitely in the right spot. It sits right on South Carrollton Avenue, facing the streetcar line, in a verdant, walkable corner of Uptown that’s almost Riverbend. But buyers won’t have to sacrifice luxury for a prime address. Condos in the gated building include hardwood floors, quartz and Carrera marble countertops, and plenty of windows. The price tag is $159,900.

At 1,442 square feet, this Mid-City unit is the largest in its complex. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread out across two floors. We love the spiral staircase and pops of primary color—and we love the second floor’s dormer windows, slanted ceilings, and private balcony even more. Built in 1969, the quirky spot has bamboo floors and a bathroom amenity you don’t see too often in the states: a bidet! It’s asking $155,900.

Here’s a fixer for you handy-people out there. This partially gutted shotgun double in St. Roch sits a block and a half from Elysian Fields Avenue. Each 925-square-foot side has a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom/laundry room, in that order. It’s definitely looking a little worse for the wear, but its beautiful original elements include high ceilings, brick fireplaces, and transoms. It’s asking $144,900.


Which home for around $150,000 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    New construction on the West Bank
    (7 votes)
  • 13%
    Upper 9th Ward three-bedroom
    (7 votes)
  • 25%
    South Carrollton Avenue condo
    (13 votes)
  • 15%
    Two-story condo in Mid-city
    (8 votes)
  • 31%
    St. Roch fixer
    (16 votes)
51 votes total Vote Now


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