Sold on St. Bernard is a Parish Government-sponsored program that provides Home Builders with access to lots to redevelop neighborhoods.
These lots are former Louisiana Land Trust properties that remained when the State’s Road Home program ended some ten years after Hurricane Katrina. With the closing of the Mississippi River – Gulf Outlet Canal (MR GO) in 2009, the idea of purchasing a home in this region comes with less risk. When combined with the fact that after Katrina, a 22-mile levee system was built around St. Bernard, the idea makes even that much more sense.
With Parish support and guidance, builders are helping to bring back whole streets and neighborhoods through the unique Sold on St. Bernard program. This special program offers tremendous value and savings for homebuyers!
Moving forward, we are looking forward to seeing the homes be built on the lots sold through these programs. If you have a question about a property in St. Bernard Parish,CLICK HERE for a parcel map of St. Bernard Parish that includes the following layers: zoning, piling areas, and flood zones.
Homes for Sale/Builder Bundles
Our select builders have acquired ‘bundles’ of lots at bargain prices allowing them to focus their efforts on building quality homes. The builders are allowed to spread out the construction of the homes within their bundles over a multiple year time span. This will allow for the redevelopment of whole neighborhoods at a pace the market can handle with the ultimate goal of creating a thriving community.
The builders selected to participate in this unique program bring their own style and flair to the construction & design of their homes. They were selected because of their sound building practices and quality of construction. The Department of Community Development added its own standards in order to ensure exceptional quality and style. The program promotes traditional regional housing types such as cottages, shotguns, center hall homes, and farmhouses. However, no specific style is required and often the end product is a pleasing blend!
To date, there have been 8 different iterations of the Builder Bundle program. While the program started solely in Arabi, it expanded to different parts of the parish, including Chalmette, Meraux, and Violet. In some instances, the program has facilitated the revitalization of an entire block.
Here are some of the notable differences you’ll find in our Sold on St. Bernard homes:
Most homes built on lots with 75-100 ft. frontages
Minimum 10 Foot ceilings
Smooth HardiBoard for a traditional look
Solid wood doors
Landscaping requirements including shade trees
High end fixtures, countertops and crown molding
Potential buyers can also choose from various plans and lots offered by our Sold on St. Bernard Builders- to discuss options with a builder, visit our Builder’s Page, scroll through their sample homes and contact either the builder or their associated realtor. Or you can simply contact a Realtor. When working with one of Our Builders, a buyer has the option to finance the project with a construction loan through their lender. Details related to buyer financing requirements are located below.
Through the Sold on St. Bernard program, we hope to partner aspiring homeowners in St. Bernard Parish with builders who have acquired lots through our programs. If you find a builder you like on our site, click here for more information on how to build a custom home on one of the builder-owned lots.
Sale of Individual Lots
Sold on St. Bernard was able to offer the Buy and Build program to the residents of St. Bernard Parish from 2017 to 2020. During that time, individuals were able to pick up single lots from the parish at fair market appraised value. Over 300 individual lots were sold through the Buy and Build program, making a considerable difference in the landscape of neighborhoods.
The Department of Community Development also participated in the Lot Next Door program through which already existing property owners were able to purchase the adjacent property at a discount. We hope that this program made many dog-running, kid-running, pool-filled, she-shed dreams come true.
To inquire about a particular property or get more information about any of our programs stop by, email or call us.