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August 29, 2009

What’s to Become of Spanish Lake

Filed under: General Information, News, Subdivision Information — admin @ 12:32 pm

Ascension Parish - Spanish Lake

An article in the August 10th issue of the Baton Rouge Businees Report discussed the competing interests of the owners of Alligator Bayou Tours and companies that sell wetland mitigation credits to support development. The article goes on to tell of two pending lawsuits in the parish regarding the basin.

I’ve taken my grandchildren on the Alligator Bayou tour have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As a Realtor®, I have also benefited from development so I have mixed emotions over the controversy.


Spanish Lake, Ascension Parish

Spanish Lake, Ascension Parish

Alligator Bayou Resident

Alligator Bayou Resident

©2009 by Don Stern - All Rights Reserved

(225)413-3634 phone (225)313-3698 fax - email1312

August 19, 2009

Tri-parish New Construction Market Analysis

Tri-Parish New Construction Real Estate Market Report

Through July 2009

This post deals with new construction in the tri-parish (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston) area. The data used for this report were extracted from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors MLS database. Only data relating to detached single family (DSF) homes were extracted. For sales data new construction data were identified as those records having a status of New, Under Construction or Proposed Construction. Current inventory for new construction included only those records having a status of New or Under Construction.

Looking at the next three charts we can see the average selling price per square foot of living area for each of the three parishes. In 2009, new construction in Ascension parish sold for an average of $114.87/sq.ft. which is down 4.6% from 2008 where the price per square foot peaked at $120.37/sq.ft. In East Baton Rouge parish new construction sold for $130.25/sq.ft. in 2009 which is up $1.05 from sales in 2008. Livingston parish saw a modest decline in the price of new construction of $0.48/sq.ft. from a high of $105.05/sq.ft. in 2008 to $104.57/sq.ft. in 2009. A statistically negligible decline.

Ascension Parish New Construction Pricing
Ascension Parish New Construction Pricing

East Baton Rouge Parish New Construction Pricing>
East Baton Rouge Parish New Construction Pricing

Livingston Parish New Construction Pricing>
Livingston Parish New Construction Pricing

The next three charts show the new construction breakdown in each of the three parishes by subdivision.

Ascension Parish Top Selling Subdivisions

Ascension Parish Top Subdivisions

East Baton Rouge Parish Top Selling Subdivisions

East Baton Rouge Parish Top Subdivisions

Livingston Parish Top Selling Subdivisions

Livingston Parish Top Subdivisions

Looking at these three charts we can see that, while the type of home sold in the parish has shifted toward one costing less per square foot, Ascension Parish was home to three of the top five selling subdivisions in terms of unit sales. The top five subdivisions were as follows:

Parish Subdivision 2009 Unit Sales
Ascension Pecan Ridge 34
East Baton Rogue Lakes at Jamestown 33
Ascension Keystone of Galvez 26
Ascension Gateway Cove 21
Livingston Lake at Grays Creek 21

Anyone wishing to discuss this analysis in more detail or to request additional analyses are encouraged to contact me. Additionally, I welcome any comments or suggestions for improvement.

©2009 by Don Stern - All Rights Reserved

(225)413-3634 phone (225)313-3698 fax - email1312

August 6, 2009

Affordable Home on Hwy. 74 in Gonzales

Filed under: Homes for Sale, Listings, Uncategorized — admin @ 7:05 am

Don Stern | Coldwell Banker Mackey Co. | (225) 413-3624
38528 LA Hwy 74, Gonzales, LA
Starter Home or Investment Property
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $149,900
Year Built 2004
Sq Footage 1,231
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 11,250 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month


Five years young, this Acadian style home is perfect as a starter home or as an investment property. Bedrooms and living room have wood laminate floors and the wet areas have ceramic tile flooring. Ceramic tile countertops in the kitchen. Lots of cabinet space and stainless appliances in this eat-in kitchen.
see additional photos below

- Central A/C - Central heat - Walk-in closet
- Hardwood floor - Tile floor - Living room
- Dishwasher - Stainless steel appliances - Laundry area - inside
- Yard



Master Bedroom


Living room


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

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