Category Archives: Local News

Signs of a Strong Housing Market Still to Come in 2020

New home sales were at their best since 2007 in this year’s report. According to the Commerce Department data, building permits have had the biggest increase in 12 years. The National Association of Realtors reported a 6.2% increase in prices

The Housing Market Hits a Three Year High

NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI)’s report released this November 2019 was good news for the housing industry. Housing affordability reached its highest in three years in the third quarter of 2019. Those involved in the industry say the high

Pyre Provisions to Open in Covington

Covington residents have a new restaurant featuring a menu that focuses on the smoker and grill. This week, Pyre Provisions will officially open its doors. The new restaurant, located at 70437 Hwy 21 in Covington, will serve lunch Monday –

Grocery Shop From Your Home

Amazon took shopping to a whole new level by introducing the consumer to  shopping online with one-day delivery. Grocery stores are now getting on to the band wagon. Winn-Dixie is now offering online ordering and grocery delivery from the Covington,

Pending Home Sales Highest in September 2019

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported a 21-month high for pending home sales in the month of September. The catalyst for this spike stems from lower mortgage rates. National buying power has increased by 6% due to the

Covington Library Grand Opening

The St. Tammany Parish Library in Covington’s $2 million plus renovation is almost complete. The grand opening is planned for February 2020. The original grand opening date was set in January of 2020. Delays in the window installation has caused