Amazing 1st Quarter Building Permit Data from the EDF

1657 Ox Bow Luxurious Master Bath

During a report about the 1st quarter of 2017, the St. Tammany Parish Economic Development Foundation has once again brought great news to the residents of St. Tammany Parish about the economic health of this area of the Northshore.  Building permits for the year 2017 so far show a year-over-year increase of 23.6% compared to… {Read More}

New Home Sales Enjoy a 12.2% Increase in May

7-12 Bedico Creek Butler's Pantry with Glass Front Cabinets

1st quarter results are reporting an 11.3% increase in new home sales for the first 3 months of the year and a phenomenal 12.2% increase in new home sales compared year-over-year to May, 2016.  April’s home sales numbers increased the total amount of homes sold to 593,000, and the number of total new homes sales… {Read More}

It’s a Seller’s Market

Large Rec room that can be converted to many different living spaces.

Home pricing, fast home sales, bidding wars, and tighter inventory are the national trends for people selling their homes in 85% of the major markets around the United States. As the housing recovery has had a steady and substantial upward trajectory since its crash in 2008, home pricing has been both a boon and a… {Read More}

Mandeville Trailhead Acquires Italian Cuisine

Gio's Villa Vancheri

The Mandeville Trailhead will soon enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine of a local restaurant owner – Giovanni “Gio” Vanchere – who was also a high-profile chef in Vegas while operating award-winning restaurants and briefly acting as the catering director at Caesars Palace. Vanchere will be moving his 10-year-old restaurant Gio’s Villa Vancheri to the corner… {Read More}

St. Tammany Parish Is in the Top 3 Fastest Growing Parishes

St. Tammany Parish is in the top 3 fastest growing parishes in Louisiana.  The entire Baton Rouge area (Ascension & Livingston Parishes) had the highest amount of growth in 2016 at 3.66% and 3.27% respectively.  St. Tammany Parish grew by 3.08% from 246,026 residents in 2014 to 253,602 in 2016. The census shows that there… {Read More}

Interesting History of the Bank Building in Old Mandeville

Bank Building in Old Mandeville

The Candy Bank, located in Mandeville at the corner of Claiborne and Carroll Street, famous slogan is “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!” This sweet filled store sells candy and ice cream and is owned by Thomas and Lisa Keiffer. Why they chose this catchy phrase can be explained by the history of this… {Read More}

Builders See an Almost 13% Increase in New Home Sales

6-50 Natchez Trace Brilliant Kitchen Lighting

Throughout all regions of the United States in February, the real estate industry had something to celebrate. All regions increased new home sales compared to the same time in February, 2016.  In the South, new home sales increased 3.6%, which was 7.9% higher than the past year.  Approximately 592,000 new homes sold in February, 2017,… {Read More}

Streetscapes on Interstate 12 Interchanges in St. Tammany Parish

Interchange Renewal

As Andrew Grant the famous author puts it, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  This is a focal point when it comes to the streetscapes on Interstate 12 interchanges in St. Tammany Parish. “The first impression of St. Tammany needs to be a positive one. We want them to like… {Read More}

New Wedding Venue in Mandeville

Greystone Wedding Venue

In 1990 both Mandeville City Hall and St. Tammany Parish governments agreed to split taxes that came out of the City of Mandeville. The catalyst for this tax sharing agreement was from annexation growth. As of November 2016, 6 1/3 acres of land that sits on the east side of Mandeville has been annexed into… {Read More}

Archdiocese of New Orleans Has Built a Unique Senior Living Community

New Senior Living Community

When it comes to the bustling population of a community, senior citizens are often over looked but the 55 and over make up a good portion of the St. Tammany population.  With this in mind, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has built a unique senior living community in Covington called St. Anthony’s Gardens. The community… {Read More}

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