Real Estate

Who are Rick Hartley and David Vey … and what happened to the most...

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, when doing deals in the local real estate market was anything but simple, the elusive development team...

Mounting frustrations over Baton Rouge building permit delays

The No. 1 complaint in the Baton Rouge construction industry is the lengthy wait for building permit approval from city-parish government. Anyone in Baton Rouge...

Suburban Growth: Families and businesses moving into fast growing Ascension and Livingston parishes

The arrival of Bass Pro signified Livingston Parish was no longer simply a collection of bedroom communities. Johnny Berthelot, a Republican state representative, recently drove...

Real Estate: Booms and busts, yes, but always continual expansion

Part of the IBM Complex in downtown Baton Rouge the new 525 Lafayette residential tower offers apartments with SMART Home technology, modern amenities and...

Planning: Coming up with plans isn’t a problem … following them can often be...

Frank Duke is the planning director for East Baton Rouge Parish. In a city notorious for its gridlock and sprawl, you might not think planning...

Downtown: Rising from the decay of neglect

By the early 1980s, downtown Baton Rouge had been all but abandoned. State government had expanded to suburban office buildings, along with other private...

5 faces to watch: Some of the hottest young real estate developers in the...

Mike Hogstrom, owner of Onsite Design + Development, is one of five young Baton Rouge real estate developers worth watching.  (Photos by Collin Ritchie) These...

Baton Rouge residential real estate is a seller’s market

As soon as a house in Veranda, the latest filing at University Club, is built it goes under contract, says Heather Kirkpatrick with KDK...
St. Francisville housing

Are the housing times a-changin’ in St. Francisville?

St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish—with rolling hills and historic antebellum plantations—are popular with tourists, but the area has struggled to build the housing...

Outdoor kitchens to die for in Baton Rouge

High-end outdoor kitchens and living areas are a hot trend among Baton Rouge homeowners. (Photo by Charlene Guilliams) Like July temperatures in south Louisiana, it takes...

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