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    Serenity at the seashore

    John and Joanne Curren — owners of Curren Court Reporters in New Orleans — have long had a connection to the Coast. John, a veteran of the United States Submarine Service, has had family living in the Pass since 1910. He introduced Joanne, who is also a real estate agent with O’Dwyer Realty, to the […]

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    Make your spring cleaning joyful

    If you’re inspired to show your house some love by deep cleaning it this spring, a little planning can ensure success and bring joy to the event.  DECIDE WHEN, WHAT AND WHO  Determine how much time you’re willing and able to spend, and block it off on your calendar as a non-negotiable commitment. Plan to […]

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    Making homes look like new

    When Brandon Boggess founded his house-washing business in 2017, he had elevated homes in mind.  At the time, he noticed a sizeable gap in the market. After Hurricane Katrina, almost all new homes had to adhere to an elevation requirement. However, few, if any, house-washing businesses could serve these properties without lift equipment.  “I knew […]

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    A bond built to last

    By Karen Bryant When Kate and Clay Gutierrez met in November 2011, they likely had no clue it would be the beginning of a lifelong personal and professional partnership.  The two, who were married in 2016, own and operate Elite Coastal Realty, a full-service brokerage firm that specializes in new construction of concrete homes; Concrete […]

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    The customer comes first at Baudier’s

    Long before she lauched her own company, Debra Price watched her grandmother work with color — helping customers pick fabric styles and textures for their upholstered furniture.  “She would make the room look so inviting, and my paw-paw would make sure the furniture was comfortable and would hold up to any wear and tear,” Price […]

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    The mortgage process — all mapped out

    From Navigator Credit Union Buying a home is one of life’s most exciting milestones. It’s also one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. Whether you’re buying for the first time or moving up to something bigger, this process comes with a lot of moving parts and some crucial financial decisions. Be sure you consider […]

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    ‘Time to get it done’

    Calvin and Misty Stevenson had considered adding a structure to their Gulfport property for a while.  And like so many who found themselves homebound during the pandemic, the couple tackled the home-improvement project in 2020.  “With limited places to go and limited things to do, we figured now would be the time to get it […]

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