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August 14, 2008

Ascension Parish Real Estate - Market Update for July 2008

Ascension Parish Real Estate Market Update - July 2008

This report presents a comprehensive view of the real estate market for detached single-family homes in Ascension Parish. Current and historical sales data are examined together with census projections to gain some insight into the future of real estate in this market area.*

Historical and current data were obtained from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors MLS database. Data were extracted representing sales from January 1, 2003 through July 31, 2008. Only data for Detached Single Family homes were included in the analysis. Manufactured homes and multi-family dwellings are outside the scope of this analysis.

Ascension Parish Unit Sales

Unit sales in the parish picked up in both the new home and re-sale market segments.

Ascension Parish Home Sales

Although improved, new construction sales are down substantially from previous years. Re-sale home sales, on the other hand, remain robust and compare favorably to pre-Katrina levels.

Ascension Parish Home Sales

Looking only at July sales figures for the past five years, we can see that in July 2008 unit sales for the re-sale market were lower than in post-Katrina years but ahead of pre-Katrina years. New construction unit sales, on the other hand, were slower in July 2008 than in previous years.

Ascension Parish Absorption Rates

In the new home market segment it is a buyer’s market overall, especially for homes priced over $350K. The highest velocity of new home sales was in the $201K-$250K price range. Homes priced between $151K and $300K accounted for 73% of new homes sales in Ascension Parish during the first 7 months of 2008.

Ascension Parish Home Sales

In the re-sale market segment, it is a neutral market overall and, in the lower price ranges (below $200K) it is a seller’s market. Once home prices exceed $300K does it clearly become a buyer’s market. The highest velocity of home sales in this market segment was in the $151K-$200K price range. More than half of all previously owned homes sold during the first seven months of the year were priced below $200K.

Ascension Parish Home Sales

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August 12, 2008

Lakes at St. Amant Home for Sale

Filed under: Homes for Sale, Uncategorized — admin @ 4:43 pm

Don Stern | Coldwell Banker Mackey Co. | | (225) 413-3624
43225 Sycamore Bend Ave, Gonzales, LA
Above market amenities… Below market Price!
4BR/3BA Single Family House
offered at $259,900
Year Built Unspecified
Sq Footage 2,511
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 11,600 sqft
HOA/Maint $16 per month


This property has been updated and is one of the finest in the neighborhood. It has an open floorplan which is perfect for entertaining. Quiet location and a huge back yard.
see additional photos below

Central A/C Central heat Fireplace
High/Vaulted ceiling Walk-in closet Hardwood floor
Tile floor Living room Bonus/Rec room
Dining room Dishwasher Stove/Oven
Stainless steel appliances Attic Laundry area - inside
Balcony, Deck, or Patio Yard Jacuzzi/Whirlpool


Large Kitchen
Deep Crushed Granite Kitchen Sink
Framed Bathroom Mirrors
Granite Fireplace Surround
Storage Shed/Workshop w/ electricity

Seller contact info:
Don Stern
Coldwell Banker Mackey Co.
(225) 413-3624
For sale by agent/broker

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