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Widening of I-12 To Improve Safety

St. Tammany Parish has many thriving communities and great schools making the parish a great place to live. The popular parish is now facing traffic concerns with its growing residential population. I-12 became a major concern after four people were

Dixie RV SuperStores Brings Business to Madisonville

There are many vacant buildings in communities throughout the United States as a result from the economic downturn. Things are picking back up and the economy is on the mend.  Madisonville, Louisiana is seeing this new growth and upturn in

St. Tammany Parish Schools Thrive Under New State’s Performance Score System

Louisiana is using a new rating system for school’s performance. The previous student performance metrics included state test results, graduation rates and college credit attainment. The new system will not only base results on the mentioned above, but will now

FHA-Backed Loans: Majority of Non-Conventional Financing In 2017

There are several forms of non-conventional financing including FHA (loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration), VA (loans guaranteed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs), cash purchases, Rural Housing Service (loans and grants backed by the Single-Family Housing

Construction Job Openings Increase

The Great Recession that began in 2007 hit the construction industry hard.  Many jobs were lost and countless construction workers had to change their line of work. Fortunately, since the end of the Great Recession, the amount of open construction

New Construction Homes Are High in Demand

The National Home Builders Association reported that the number of owner households has been rising since the third quarter of 2016. New construction homes are rising in demand. This demand comes from the slow gain of new residential construction over