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Mortgage interest rates are grabbing headlines and rightfully so. There was a significant jump in rates recently with Freddie Mac’s latest 30-year fixed-rate mortgage average hitting 3.45%. As Freddie Mac’s economists note, this was due in large part to actions taken by the Federal Reserve.

In a statement, Freddie Mac economists note, “Mortgage rates rose across all mortgage loan types, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increasing by almost a quarter of a percent from last week. This was driven by the prospect of a faster than expected tightening of monetary policy in response to continued inflation exacerbated by uncertainty in labor and supply chains. The rise in mortgage rates so far this year has not yet affected purchase demand, but given…

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Have a disaster-free holiday by practicing these simple (but essential!) Christmas safety tips.

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…and the Christmas tree is safely placed three feet away from the fireplace. OK, that might not be how the old Christmas poem goes. But it’s a good tip to keep in mind! Read on for more Christmas safety tips to keep your loved ones safe this holiday season.

1. Replace Old Lights and Use Them Correctly

The lights bring holiday cheer for sure, but they can be a safety hazard. Use indoor lights indoors and outdoor lights outdoors, and always turn them off when leaving the house or going to bed. Be sure to replace light sets that have broken sockets or frayed wires.

2. Be Mindful of Poisonous Plants

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Spring cleaning is traditionally thought of as an annual opportunity to scrub the entire house or condo from top to bottom — but it’s also a great time to turn your home into an allergy-free zone. While it may feel a bit overwhelming to take on such a big project, it doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. 

We pulled together 10 tips that will help you spring into action and allergy-proof your home while you get it squeaky clean! Try any or all and enjoy your home all over again!

How to get a spotless and allergen-free home

TIP #1: Have a clear plan. For efficiency’s sake, the best way to tackle spring cleaning is one project at a time (or one room at a time). Having a strategy worked out in advance helps you stay focused by…

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After living in Austin, Texas, Christiana was looking to make New Orleans her new home. She was tired of renting, and wanted make an investment by buying her very first home in the Big Easy.  Christiana was very specific about her wants and needs for her future home: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, move-in ready, and a short commute time to her new job in the city.  Christiana's desire was to make sure she would make a good investment, as well as find the home that best fit her lifestyle

The Godwyn Realty team, led by stellar agent Clint Engvall, helped Christiana find a home that was uniquely hers and a perfect fit! First, they made a list of Home Goals, the “must haves” for Christiana. Next, they hit the pavement finding a selection of homes in…

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Godwyn Realty Unveils New Office Headquarters in Historic Uptown New Orleans Building

New office location and team of experts remind clients that real estate should be personal

NEW ORLEANS, LA, (August 5, 2021) – Today, New Orleans based real estate company, Godwyn Realty, is announcing the opening of its brand new office headquarters located at 1943 Sophie Wright Place in New Orleans with a private grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at the iconic uptown location. 

The new office space, located in an historic New Orleans building designed in the 1860s, echoes the Godwyn Realty promise that real estate should be personal. The spacious setting will house approachable and passionate agents that value people and offer clients positive…

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Kimberly made a goal two years ago that she wanted to buy her first home.  She wanted to make sure she would make a good investment, as well as find the home that best fit her lifestyle.  A modern home in a safe neighborhood was very important to Kimberly as she began her search. 

The Godwyn Realty team, led by stellar agent Joel, helped Kimberly find a home that was uniquely hers. First, they made a list of Home Goals, the “must haves” for Kimberly. Next, they went to work finding a selection of homes in neighborhoods that fit Kimberly's style.  After seeing fewer than 10 homes, Kimberly found a beautiful home in the Arabi neighborhood.  During the inspection period, Joel made sure that the home was built correctly and everything was to code to give…

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We are excited to announce that, due to our remarkable growth over the last 2 years, we are expanding our brand to include Godwyn Realty!

Godwyn Realty is real estate for everyone.

We know how important your home is to you. It’s your castle, your home base, your family’s center, an investment into the future, where dreams are dreamed and businesses created.​  Whether you are looking for a new place to call home or want to get the most out of your current home, the real estate process can feel stressful and overwhelming.​

At Godwyn Realty, we believe that real estate should be personal. We have helped over 700 families in the New Orleans area find a home that is uniquely theirs and navigate the process of selling their home. 


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