Category: New New Orleans

Month in Review, March 2011

20 May, 2011 (10:08) | Admin, Apartments, Brokers, Cities, Demographics, Markets, Month in review, Municipal Finance, New New Orleans, Predictions, Speculation, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Reviews available here: [Feb 11, Jan 11.]   The month’s highlight was my unequivocal prediction, bold or foolish as it will prove to be, that we have reached the hard bottom:   Make it so?   The US single-family residential market has hit bottom.  You read it […]

New New Orleans is as we predicted it would be: Part 2, economics and politics

16 March, 2011 (11:01) | Cities, Demographics, Homeownership, Housing, New New Orleans, New Orleans, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post summing up New New Orleans, by comparing the predictions I made at the time with the actual New York Times-reported results, focused on the demographics – a loss of 148,000 people, about 30% of the pre-Katrina population – but that demographic shift […]

New New Orleans is as we predicted it would be: Part 1, demographics

15 March, 2011 (17:40) | Cities, Demographics, Homeownership, Housing, New New Orleans, New Orleans, Speculation, US News | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith    Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New New Orleans has long since taken shape; despite nostalgists denying reality, the city that s now s the city that will be.  How must of New New Orleans was predictable in the early aftermath of Katrina?    As predictable as the blues   Remarkably, […]

NNO: Half-Bakered critique

17 February, 2006 (12:13) | Government, Katrina, Markets, New New Orleans, New Orleans, Uncategorized |

Trust the Wall Street Journal not merely to critique House Financial Services Committee Chairman Richard Baker’s Louisiana credit enhancement legislation but to heap unwarranted scorn upon it and Mr. Baker for even thinking such folly.  In its lengthy editorial (unlike their news, for which the Journal seeks to charge subscribers, their editorials are free, and […]