The Avante Garde Condos in Kenner gives you another piece of the Metro New Orleans Condo Market. Its a segment of the market where you can find some nice 2 bedromm units for under 150k. Located in Kenner off West Esplanade near the Esplanade Mall , this one of the few developments that were built and developed as condos. It about 40 minutes during peak traffic to downtown New Orleans and much quicker with no traffic. Shopping, parks, playgrounds, markets are nearby.
The complex has 249 units broken down into many separate buildings around an oval drive with the pools and tennis courts in the middle of the complex. Assigned parking and guest spots are easy. Pets are welcome. The complex is very quiet for the amount of residents.
Its worth saying again that the Avante Garde Condos are one of the nicest condo complexes where you can buy a nice two bedroom unit for around 150k and under. The most popular units are those that have balconies, sky lights, and vaulted ceilings. The units are all on one level but have stairs to get to the second floor. This is the favorite floor plan unless you need a flat from the front door and those are the first floor units and generally sell for less.
There are a few 3 bedroom units sprinkled through out the complex. Many of the units are going to have some degree of updating since the original units are approaching 25 years. The prices will reflect this as the big factor in determining the value. You can check out a current listing that is listed for $149,144 as its #144 of Avante Garde Condos
The condo fees are very reasonable at $180 per month which covers water, common area upkeep, homeowners insurance and exterior maintenance. You can get a condo insurance policy for your contents such as furniture and the inside of the unit. It should cost less than $500 per year. The prices have been fairly stable for the last couple of years. Finding one that is dated if you like to upgrade is also possible if you like sweat equity. Some of the units will have two full baths and that is preferred choice.
Last year I sold several units here. One girl was a nice young nurse who was working at East Jefferson. One was to a young engineer who had taken a job at Avondale Shipyards. One to two students who were going to Xavier University in New Orleans. All bought similar units just in varying degrees of updating. Just to give you an idea as to who is moving in and out of Avante Garde in Kenner. it is also FHA approved which means a low down paymnet of less than 3% is in the cards. One of the better choices in Kenner in this price range and types.