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Plaquemine Parks To Receive A Face Lift

Parks are an important part of any community. They are a great way for residents to enjoy the outdoors and come together. Plaquemines Parish has received the distinguished state Community Achievement Award that is given by the Louisiana Municipal Association to proceed with the parish’s park renovations. So far, improvements are being made currently to […]

A New Mission For Dickie Brennan & Co.’s the Commissary

The Commissary, a new addition to Dickie Brennan & Co., has changed its focus since the COVID-19 outbreak has occurred. With the April 30th opening, the Commissary was to supply its own restaurants along with a market open to the public but with the recent shutdown, they are now supplying meals for home and meals […]

A Spike in Listing Traffic in the Housing Market

The economy is questionable during current times but the traffic from home buyers is on the rise. According to Zillow, more buyers are actively looking for homes online than they were this time a year ago. People all over the country are looking online for a home. Currently, the national total is up 13% year […]

Is the 2020 Housing Market Turning Into the 2008 Housing Market?

The Great Recession from 2008 brought hardship to the housing market. Many Americans were hit with financial hardships, lost homes and jobs. The Great Recession stemmed from the housing and mortgage crisis. Today, the housing market is under pressure with the economic slowdown from COVID-19. Although we are facing a challenge today, there are several […]

A Delay in the Convention Center’s Entertainment District Blamed on the Coronavirus

There have been massive changes to everything these days with the coronavirus pandemic hitting the nation. Finances have been declining for the new 20-acre entertainment district according to the new chairman, Walter Leger III. The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s entertainment project will be put on hold. The Convention Center’s board put the plans on […]

Although Record Lows, Mortgage Rates Are Still Falling

Mortgage rates are at record lows but are now even lower according to Freddie Mac. In fact, they are at the lowest level they have recorded in the last 50 years. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is currently at 3.29% and the 15-year fixed-rate fell to 2.79%. “It’s definitely a good time for someone looking […]

South Plaquemines Elementary School Visits Delgado Community College

JA BizTown, run by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, is a program for students in elementary and middle school. The educational program focuses on financial literacy and gives students the tools to equip them to one day be successful leaders, employers and executives. January 9, 2020, the fifth and sixth graders from South Plaquemines […]

The Audubon Aquarium Turns 30

As the aquarium itself puts it they are celebrating their 30th “Aquaversary” this year. The aquarium will make this a year-long celebration. To celebrate they are asking residents and visitors to New Orleans to come visit in 2020. Along with the ticket giveaways, animal enrichment activities and scavenger hunts, they are also asking the public […]

Record $29.2 Trillion For U.S. Home Values

The Federal Reserve’s Flow of Funds report delivered good news for the beginning of 2020 for the housing industry. The value of all U.S. owner-occupied homes increased to a record $29.2 trillion in the third quarter. The report also shows that the total of home values for all U.S. residential real estate was $32.9 trillion. […]

West Bank $2.5 Million Road Upgrades Begin

The $2.5 million road upgrade projects began at the beginning of January 2020 and are scheduled to be completed by spring 2020. The city of New Orleans hopes the two projects will alleviate traffic problems. Commuters that are affected by the areas of construction need to plan for additional travel time. Commuters also need to […]

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