All Blog Entries by Kristina Cusick

Found 31 blog entries published by Kristina Cusick.

     Ascension Parish Market Stats

In August of 2019 Ascension Parish saw an average sales price of $264,620. This is an increase of 8.5% over July of 2018. Sellers saw their listings stay on the market 28 days longer than last year at 71 days. What this tells us is that some of the stale listings are starting to sell. Interestingly enough, sellers still walked away with 98.97% of their asking price. Looking at year over year, the average sales price in Ascension is up 6.6%. Pelican Point and Pelican Crossing were the hot areas. Keep watching that area, with the development of Conway it will continue to grow!

baton rouge real estate market report , ascension parish real estate market report

East Baton Rouge Parish Market Stats

In August of 2019, Baton Rouge Real Estate saw an average sales price of $263,462. This is an

774 Views, 0 Comments

Ascension Parish Market Stats

In July of 2019 Ascension Parish saw an average sales price of $254,213. This is an increase of 6.6% over July of 2018. Sellers saw their listings stay on the market only 9 days longer than last year and they did not have to negotiate as much, walking away with 99.24% of their asking price.

baton rouge real estate market report, ascension parish real estate market report

East Baton Rouge Parish Market Stats

In July of 2019, Baton Rouge Real Estate saw an average sales price of $248,166. This is a decrease of 3.0% from July of 2018. Remember, we had an increase of a little over 13% last month so the market is just leveling itself out. I have always said, the market is smarter than us! Sellers were able to walk away with 96.11% of their sales price which is 1% more than last year.

The Wrap Up

410 Views, 0 Comments

june baton rouge market data

In June of 2019 Ascension Parish saw an average sales price of $272,432. This is an increase of 3.8% over June of 2018. Sellers saw their listings stay on the market 37 days longer than last year and they had to negotiate a bit more walking away with 98.79% of their asking price.

In June of 2019, East Baton Rouge Parish saw an average sales price of $288,626. This is an increase of 13.6% over June of 2018. You read that right! 13.6% increase! When you heard agents saying the market was HOT, they were serious! There was a 4.6% decrease in total sales but the sellers were able to walk away with 97.24% of their sales price which is 1% more than last year.

Mid Year Review

Ascension Parish is at an average sales price of $260,153 which is up 4%

107 Views, 0 Comments

Some homebuyers have asked if a National Brokerage has more homes to show them than a smaller Boutique Brokerage. Its human nature with the whole bigger is better concept to think this. The short answer to this question is NO. You see, as a brokerage that is a member of our local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) we all have access to the same information.

Multiple Listing Service

When a listing becomes available on the market, the listing agent enters it into our MLS. This system can best be described as our REALTOR database. Every agent of our local Board of Realtors has access to this. They can perform searches for you based on your specific criteria and send those results straight to your inbox for your review. You can also receive real-time

174 Views, 0 Comments

real estate agent meeting with middle aged couple

So you are ready to start thinking about purchasing a home. Exciting! But wait, how will you get to see the homes that you are interested in? Who will write the contract for you? Who will help you with negotiations and repair requests?

A Buyer’s Agent

Your fantastic buyer’s agent will! What is a buyer’s agent, you ask? A buyer’s agent is a licensed real estate agent that will represent you and only you. Not you and the seller. (That’s a dual agent and we will talk about that later)

How Do I Find A Buyer’s Agent?

Great question! Chances are you probably know a handful of real estate agents in the Greater Baton Rouge already. Start there. These are people you know, like, and trust already. If you don’t know one already, do a quick google

29 Views, 0 Comments

Spring Time showings bring summer closings!

Ascension Parish Market Stats

In May of 2019 Ascension Parish saw an average sales price of $260,503. This is an increase of 4% over May of 2018. Sellers saw their listings stay on the market 34 days longer than last year even though 34% more of the homes listed in 2019 sold than in 2018.

East Baton Rouge Parish Market Stats

In May of 2019, East Baton Rouge Parish saw an average sales price of $260,425. This is an increase of 2% over May of 2018. There was a 10.8% increase in total sales but the sellers were only able to walk away with 96.47% of their sales price which is 1% less than last year.

Wrap Up

We have noticed that buyers are demanding that homes be in tip-top shape. Gone are the

35 Views, 0 Comments

 

… And I Have No Home Shopping Privacy

If you have ever felt this way when viewing homes with your agent, you probably were being watched by the sellers. Your audio may have been recorded as well.

With the popularity of doorbell cameras and whole-home security cameras, sellers are watching your every move. Some sellers will watch for you to walk up to the front door and then unlock the door remotely. They know exactly how long you were there and if your agent left before you did. Yes, we have had sellers call to let us know it was very unsettling that the agent left before the potential buyer because the buyer sat in the driveway for a while after the agent had already left.

Inside the home, the security devices are not as easy to spot as

22 Views, 0 Comments

Ascension Parish Market Stats

In April of 2019, Ascension Parish saw an average sales price of $244,867 in their detached single-family homes. This was down a slight 2% from April of 2018 which brought $249,813.
We found it really interesting that last year 68% of the listings that came on the market sold, whereas this year 79.91% of them sold. Also, those that did sell were on the market for 11 days longer than last year. 
Sellers were still able to get 98.6% of their asking price so good news there for sure! 

East Baton Rouge Parish Market Stats

In April of 2019, East Baton Rouge Parish saw an average sales price of $255,599 in their detached single-family homes. This was up again 3% from April of 2018 which brought $247,240. 
The biggest

27 Views, 0 Comments

Welcome to our new Market Report format. We certainly hope you like it and find it a bit easier to decipher. 
Sometimes us number geeks get way out into the weeds. Sorry about that!

Ascension Parish Market Stats

In Ascension Parish in March of 2019 the average sales price was $265,680 that was up 8% from March of 2018. This is really good news for sellers! Return on Investment baby!

What was particularly interesting to us was that in March of 2019, only 198 homes were listed vs. 247 in March of 2018, yet both years 73.2% of those homes sold. That would indicate a dip into the inventory and is solidified by the fact that the days on the market in the sales in March of 2019 was 92 days vs. 62 in March of 2018.

East Baton Rouge Parish

27 Views, 0 Comments

A licensed home inspector will give you detailed information about the overall health of the home. The home inspection will include an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home. Here are a few things you should know.

inspector looking at flooring in baton rouge home

  1. Every home should be inspected
    Otherwise, you are relying on the seller to inform you of any deficiencies the home may have. In many cases, the seller isn’t even aware of these deficiencies. This includes new construction. Remember, humans, are still building houses. Mistakes happen.
  2. You hire the inspector
    Your real estate agent will have recommendations of inspectors they use consistently. It is still your right to choose and hire the inspector.
  3. It takes more than 30 minutes
    A typical home inspection of a 2,000 sq ft
23 Views, 0 Comments

Sign up for email updates