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Craig Martin's TangiProperties Blog will present community information, new and events for the Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding communities. You will also find periodic real estate market upddates, real estate tips for buyers and sellers as well as current market conditions and real estate news on a local and national level.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Whether you are a buyer or seller, it is important to understand what mortgage points are and why or why not you should pay them.  Mortgage points are finance charges paid by the borrower.  However, sellers can pay the buyer's discount points. Two Types of Mortgage Points: Origination points Are ...
08/19/2009
The Hammond Area Recreation Department would like to remind everyone it is time for league sign-ups. * Fall 2009 Adult Softball (18 or older) Divisions: Coed, Corporate, Men's Rec and Men's CompetitiveGames Begin: August 24thRegistration Deadline: August 14thRegistration Fee: $375 per teamRegistr...
08/05/2009
The real estate market is on the rise both here in Tangipahoa Parish and across the nation.  In Tangipahoa Parish, sales prices and activity are on the upswing and inventory is decreasing.  It looks like the bottom of the market has been reached and the Tangipahoa real estate market is on the roa...
07/08/2009
Can you believe that it is the Fourth of July already?  That means that it is time for the great celebration of the birth of our country.  Today, I thought I would share with you some firework safety tips and where you can see great public fireworks displays in Tangipahoa Parish. Home Firework Sa...
07/01/2009
Rising interest rates can affect both buyers and sellers.  Although you wouldn't think it, rising interest rates can be good news for everyone in Tangipahoa Parish. Rising Interest Rates - Good News For Sellers     * When mortgage interest rates rise, buyers get motivated to buy (Citigroup).    *...
06/17/2009
The National Association of Realtors has designated June as National Homeownership Month.  Hammond's Mayor, Mayson Foster, is a believer in the benefits of homeownership and has organized the Hammond Homeownership Fair. Date: June 27thPlace: Hammond City Council Chambers (312 E. Charles St.)Time:...
06/10/2009
First-time buyers in Tangipahoa Parish can rejoice with a tax credit that is better than a tax deduction.  As a matter of fact, first-time buyers will be allowed to take advantage of both a tax credit and a tax deduction.  But this will only be available this year and only for a short time. Tax C...
06/03/2009
The Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa organization has made it their mission to become a dynamic part of stopping crime not only in our parish but throughout the world.  The Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa are doing a great job of meeting their goals in helping to stop crime throughout the Tangipahoa Par...
05/20/2009
I want to do a quick follow-up to last week's blog about the Northshore Fuller Center.  The Northshore Fuller Center has broken ground for its first project.  Delores Black, who lost her home during Hurricane Katrina, will have a new place to live.  The Northshore Fuller Center and its volunteers...
05/13/2009
The Northshore Fuller Center has opened its doors in Hammond.  The Northshore Fuller Center is a non-profit organization spearheaded by David and Tamara Danel that serves the housing needs of low-income families in the parishes of Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston. As with most non-profit or...
05/06/2009
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