Category Archives: Local News

Developers Expanding Amenities to Meet Evolving Demand

Solar panels, a Spanish-style roof and a community fitness center? Demands for new homes are changing in unique ways. Multifamily Executive – the industry magazine for larger-scale real estate developers – noted only last year that “if … you don’t

St. Tammany Parish Introduces New Trail System

A great advantage to living in southern Louisiana is the mild climate.  The outdoors can be enjoyed basically year round.  Residents have many recreation trails and waterways to explore.  St. Tammany Parish is capitalizing on this great advantage introducing a

Custom Homes Trend Down Slightly From All Time High

As the economy began to recover, custom homes led the way in housing market statistics.  In 2009, the percentage of custom homes being built by an owner, contractor, or builder on the owner’s land – a single, custom home built

New Home Pricing Up in the Greater New Orleans Area

One of the clear indicators of a healthy housing market is home pricing.  Whether it is new home pricing or prices of existing home, the price of homes in any area can give a clear picture as to the health

Builder Confidence in St. Tammany Parish

For 30 years, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo has been measuring builder confidence based on 3 factors of new home building – current new home sales, projected new home sales, & new home buyer traffic. 

Home Builders Are Hiring in Large Numbers

Home builders are hiring according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) by BLS and the National Association of Home Builder’s analysis.  Construction jobs are being offered at a rapid rate because of the increase in the production