The neighbors directly across the street from us put a realtor's for sale sign in the yard this week. Currently the house is being rented to a family member of theirs from New Orleans who has a contractor business. I have to admit that I will be very glad if they sell the house to someone other than the contractors. It has been very unsettling having a crew of strange men showing up at the house every morning and parking their cars all over the street and on other people's lawns. I'm hoping the realtor's sign means they are not doing a for sale by owner to their current renters. They began having their new roof installed yesterday - ironically it is being installed by a different contracting company than the renter's business.
They appear to be asking a decent price. As a nosey neighbor, I naturally had to look up the listing on realtor.com. As a rule, housing prices in Louisiana are probably the lowest in the country. You can get a wonderful house for hardly any money at all. Our house in most other places would probably cost 3 times as much. At any rate, the asking price for the neighbor's is easily 15-20% more than it would have been two months ago. I guess that's good news for us. Our homes were undervalued already. It's about time they started to catch up.
I am cracking up at this listing that shows a house in my friend Jeannie's neighborhood that still has it's blue roof in the listing photo.