Mardi Gras parade that focuses on social clubs.

Knights of Nemesis Parade

When: February 19, 2022
1pm

Where: St. Bernard Civic Center
8245 W Judge Perez Dr
Chalmette, LA 70043

What: Free Event.

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Mardi Gras parade that is made up of diverse professional women.

Krewe of Athena Parade

When: February 27, 2022
5:30pm

Where: Woodlawn Ave and Eldorado St
Metairie, LA 70002

What: Free Event.

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Krewe of Selene Parade is held on the Friday night before Fat Tuesday.

Krewe of Selene Parade

When: February 25, 2022
6:30pm

Where: Spartan Dr & Highway 11
Slidell, LA 70458

What: Free Event.

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This parade is focused on the old-fashioned family in Slidell.

Krewe of Dionysus Parade

When: February 20, 2022
1pm

Where: Berkley Street
Slidell, LA 70458

What: Free Event.

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Come see one-of-a-kind costumes in the Mardi Gras parade in Abita Springs.

Krewe of Push Mow Parade

When: February 19, 2022

Where: Abita Springs Middle School
72079 Maple St
Abita Springs, LA 70420

What: Free Event.

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Mardi Gras parade in Covington that will ride two Saturdays before Fat Tuesday.

Krewe of Olympia Parade

When: February 19, 2022
6pm

Where: North Columbia St & Jefferson St
Covington, LA 70433

What: Free Event.

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Homebuilder sentiment was strong at the end of 2021 according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is good news for the home building market despite the inflation scares and material shortages. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) reported the builder sentiment in the market for newly-built single-family homes moved one point higher to 84 in December.

As for the regions, the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores rose in all of the four regions. Both the West and South saw an increase to 87, and the Northeast and Midwest both were are 74. The seasonally adjusted rates for the four regions were the highest in the South at 89, in the West 87, in the Northeast 79, and in the Midwest at 74.

“While demand remains strong, finding workers, predicting pricing and dealing with material delays remains a challenge,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke. “Policymakers need to work on supply chain improvements and controlling costly inflation. Addressing lumber tariffs would be a good place to start.”

“The most pressing issue for the housing sector remains lack of inventory,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “Building has increased but the industry faces constraints, namely cost/availability of materials, labor and lots. And while 2021 single-family starts are expected to end the year 24% higher than the pre-Covid 2019 level, we expect higher interest rates in 2022 will put a damper on housing affordability.”

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This welcoming front porch is a nice covered area and outdoor living space. There is a nice brick paver flooring on this porch.

This family room has custom built-ins that feature shelves and cabinets. The built-ins surround the fireplace on each side.The last months of 2021 saw a great gain in single-family permits in the housing industry. In the first ten months of the year, nationwide single-family permits totaled 948,321. Year-to-date (YTD) this shows a 17.3% increase from October 2020.

Each region had increases in single-family permits issued. The South reported the highest increase of 19.1%, next was the Northeast at 18.5%, the West at 15.6% and the Midwest came in with the smallest increase at 12.4%. Multifamily also saw an increase across all four regions. The West the most at 38.6%, Midwest 30.3%, the South at 23.8% and the Northeast at 15.5%.

At the local level, below are the top 10 metro areas that issued the highest number of single-family permits:

Metropolitan Statistical Area Single-family Permits: (Units #YTD, NSA)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 44,342
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 43,012
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30,013
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 27,283
Austin-Round Rock, TX 20,895
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 16,613
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 16,310
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 15,006
Jacksonville, FL 13,809
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 13,766

 

For multifamily permits, below are the top 10 local areas that issued the highest number of permits:

Metropolitan Statistical Area Single-family Permits: (Units #YTD, NSA)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 34,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 22,782
Austin-Round Rock, TX 21,925
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellvue, WA 17,305
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anheim, CA 16,880
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 13,345
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,959
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,771
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 12,671
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,499

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This parade is in Slidell and is the Sunday before Mardi Gras.

Krewe of Tchefuncte Parade

When: February 19, 2022
1pm

Where: Salty’s Marina
117 LA-22
Madisonville, LA 70447

What: Free Event.

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The Titans Parade runs its route in Slidell during Mardi Gras.

Krewe of Titans Parade

When: February  19, 2022
6:30pm

Where: Fritchie Park
905 W Howze Beach Rd
Slidell, LA 70458

What: Free Event.

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