What $250,000 Buys You on the Northshore

Shopping for a home can be stressful, but here’s a little help. Check out what you can get for $250,000 everywhere from Hammond to Slidell. We selected a few of our favorite properties in this price range to give you an idea of what’s available.

425 Creekside Court, Covington, LA, 70435

Specs: four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3080 square feet.

Sale: House started at $260,000 before dropping $5000. Now pending but continuing to show.

What we liked: water views and a neighborhood pool!

Via Trulia: ” Screened back porch to privately sit and enjoy the pond & greenspace w/ many birds, ducks, geese & other natural wildlife. No carpet down stairs, all hard surface flooring. Master suite & guest room is down w/ 3 bedrooms & second living area upstairs.” Agent: David Holloway/Smith and Core Real Estate

905 Rue St. Michael, Hammond, LA, 70403

Specs: 4 bedroom, 4 baths, 3120 square feet.

Asking price: $255,000 (down from $279,500 originally)

What caught our eye: each bedroom has it’s own separate bathroom! And you can’t beat that screened in porch.

via Latter & Blum: “Beautiful, stately home in one of Hammonds most established subdivisions, Villa West.” Agent: Cheryl Rodeghero/Berkshire Hathaway.

624 Autumn Gardens Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447

Specs: three bedroom, two bath, 2034 square feet.

Listing: has been on the market around 60 days.

What we like: Brand new construction and a master closet to die for!!!

Via Realtor.com: “New Home in Autumn Creek French Country Design Brick/Stucco 3BR 2BA , Fireplace, Crown, all wood cabinets, GE Appliances,Granite Counters Great Floor Plan and Master Suite, very private serene setting for leisure living for professionals enjoying life!” Realtor: Buddy Coate Jr./Coldwell Banker

822 Carroll Street, Mandeville, LA 70448

Specs: three bedrooms, three bath town home.

Listing: there is very little residential property for sale in Mandeville at this price point.

What we like: Great part of town–you’re close to the trace and not too far from the lake either.

Via Realtor.com: “Shared Carport provides 2 parking spots with storage room. Owner is offering a Home Warranty.” Agent: Donna Galloway/Keller Williams.

22073 Fletcher Road, Ponchatoula, LA, 70454

Specs: three bedrooms, two and half baths, three acre lot

Sale: On the market 189 days. Pending, but continuing to show.

What we love: it’s move-in ready. You wouldn’t have to do a thing.

Via Latter & Blum: “Looking for a great home, away from the crowds, then come see this newly remodeled farm-house style Acadian home on about 3 acres. If you love to cook and entertain you’ll love the granite counters, white cabinets, and fancy gas stove!” Realtor: Donna Ribbeck/Keller Williams

610 Bellingrath Drive, Slidell, LA, 70458

Specs: four bedrooms, two baths, 2122 square feet.

The listing: It’s only been on the market about a month, and the prices is down $6000 from when they started.

What we like: It move-in ready and very conveniently located for commuters.

Via Latter & Blum: “Beautiful MOVE IN READY HOME!! Kensington Estates. ” Realtor: Christi Cuddy/Latter & Blum.

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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!

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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!