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Ascension Parish Market Stats

In November of 2019 Ascension Parish detached single-family homes saw an average sales price of $246,613. This is a decrease of 8.1% from October of 2018. Sellers had their homes on the market for 60 days. They walked away with 98.55% of their asking price vs 98.57 last year.  Rural homes (not in subdivisions) and Lakeside Terrace were the hot areas. 

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East Baton Rouge Parish Market Stats

In November of 2019, Baton Rouge Real Estate saw an average sales price of $248,063 with their detached single-family homes. This is a decrease of 3.6% from October of 2018. Wow! The market in East Baton Rouge has been undoubtedly interesting to follow the past few months. Sellers were able to walk away with 97.7% of their sales

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Ascension Parish Market Stats

In October of 2019 Ascension Parish detached single-family homes saw an average sales price of $257,585. This is an increase of 2.2% over October of 2018. Sellers saw their listings stay on the market a week longer than last year, with this year being 60 days. They also walked away with .37% less from their asking price than last year. There were six more homes sold this year than in 2018 as well. Rural homes (not in subdivisions) and Keystone of Galvez were the hot areas. 

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East Baton Rouge Parish Market Stats

In October of 2019, Baton Rouge Real Estate saw an average sales price of $278,347 with their detached single-family homes. This is an increase of 17% from October of 2018! Wow! The market in East Baton

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     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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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%

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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

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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

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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

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… 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

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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

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