#REBCNO and #NARdiGras Here I Come! Wednesday, Nov 3 2010 

Ascension Parish Real Estate Market Stats for September 2010 Monday, Oct 18 2010 

Monthly Sales were 72 units. Comparison to last month:  Decreased 4% from 75 units.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased 40% from 121 Units.

Average Sold Price was $204,896.  Comparison to last month:  Decreased 5% from $216,581.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased 7% from $191,622.

Current Inventory is 9.91 months.  Comparison to last month:  Increased from 9.53 months.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased from 5.12 months.

Average Days on Market were 97.  Comparison to last month:  Increased from 88 days.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased from 83 days.

So what do all these numbers mean?  

The decrease in volume we saw this past month is not extraordinarily alarming to me. Again, we are coming out of a medicated market. September is historically slow due to school starting in August. Average sales prices were down and I still attribute that to the onslaught of first time homebuyers we saw. Compared with the rest of the country, Ascension Parish has fared very well during these tough economic times. My prediction is that we will continue to see slow movement through the winter months and will greet the spring with a flurry of activity.

These stats are for areas 90, 91 & 92 in Ascension Parish. Information used from Greater Baton Rouge MLS.  They include only single family dwellings.  Mobile home and land sales are not part of these numbers.  If you would like information on either of these, feel free to let me know.

Ascension Parish Real Estate Market Stats for August 2010 Saturday, Oct 16 2010 

Monthly Sales were 75 units. Comparison to last month:  Increased 5% from 71 units.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased 32% from 110 Units.

Average Sold Price was $216,581.  Comparison to last month:  Decreased 2% from $221,460.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased 2% from $221,891.

Current Inventory is 9.53 months.  Comparison to last month:  Increased from 10.26 months.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased from 5.68 months.

Average Days on Market were 88.  Comparison to last month:  Increased from 113 days.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased from 93 days.

So what do all these numbers mean?   

Our activity and sales prices in Ascension Parish are leveling out. September numbers will be interesting to view. Most buyers were trying to close before school started in August.

These stats are for areas 90, 91 & 92 in Ascension Parish. Information used from Greater Baton Rouge MLS.  They include only single family dwellings.  Mobile home and land sales are not part of these numbers.  If you would like information on either of these, feel free to let me know.

2010 Ascension High School Football Schedules Wednesday, Sep 8 2010 

Dutchtown High 2010

 

Sept. 3 @ Lutcher High

Sept. 10 vs. West Jefferson High

Sept. 17 @ Thibodaux High

Sept. 24 @ St. John High

Oct. 1. vs. Parkview Baptist High

Oct. 8 @ Destrehan High

Oct. 15 vs. St. Amant High

Oct. 22 vs. Hahnville High

Oct. 29 @ East St. John High

Nov. 5 vs. East Ascension High

 

Good Luck Griffins!

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East Ascension High 2010

 

Sept. 3 vs. Sarah T Reed

Sept. 10 vs. Denham Springs High

Sept. 17 vs. La Grange High

Sept. 24 @ Allen Ellender High

Oct. 1 @ Bonnabel High

Oct. 8 vs. Hahnville High

Oct. 15 @ East St. John High

Oct. 22 @ St. Amant High

Oct. 29 vs. Destrehan High

Nov. 5 @ Dutchtown High

 

Good Luck Spartans!

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St. Amant High 2010

Sept. 3 @ Covington

Sept. 10 vs. Hammond High

Sept. 17 vs. Plaquemine High

Sept. 24 vs. Bonnabel High

Oct. 1 vs. Sarah T. Reed

Oct. 8 vs. East St. John High

Oct. 15 @ Dutchtown High

Oct. 22 vs. East Ascension High

Oct. 29 @ Hahnville High

Nov. 5 @ Destrehan High

Good Luck Gators!

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Ascension Parish Real Estate Market Stats for July 2010 Friday, Aug 27 2010 

Monthly Sales were 71 units. Comparison to last month:  Decreased 51% from 145 units.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased 32% from 105 Units.

Average Sold Price was $221,460.  Comparison to last month:  Increased 14% from $194,341.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased 2% from $217,878.

Current Inventory is 10.11 months.  Comparison to last month:  Increased from 4.9 months.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased from 5.80 months.

Average Days on Market were 113.  Comparison to last month:  Increased from 61 days.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased from 109 days.

So what do all these numbers mean?   Remember, the tax credit expired.  Most closings happened by the June 30 deadline. (A few stragglers were able to take advantage of the extended deadline.) What I do see as encouraging is that the average sales price was up.  If you are a seller, you have a lot of competition out there.  Make sure that your home is is top notch condition and price it well.  An overpriced home will only help to sell the competition.

These stats are for areas 90, 91 & 92 in Ascension Parish. Information used from Greater Baton Rouge MLS.  They include only single family dwellings.  Mobile home and land sales are not part of these numbers.  If you would like information on either of these, feel free to let me know.

Cruisin’ for a Cure Monday, Jul 12 2010 

What:  Open Car/Truck/Bike show

When:  Saturday, July 31, 2010

Where:  Syngenta’s Pavillion :: 3905 Hwy 75 (River Road) :: St. Gabriel, LA

**Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life

click here for contact information:  Syngenta Cruisin for a Cure!

 

Come out and spend the day with really cool cars and even cooler peeps! 

See ya there!

Ascension Parish Real Estate Market Stats for May 2010 Wednesday, Jun 30 2010 

Monthly Sales were 153 units. Comparison to last month:  Increased 16% from 128 units.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased 25% from 115 Units.

Average Sold Price was $188,863.  Comparison to last month:  Decreased 13% from $216,252.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased 9% from $206,806.

Current Inventory is 4.45 months.  Comparison to last month:  Decreased from 5.14 months.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased from 5.46months.

Average Days on Market were 73.  Comparison to last month:  Decreased from 81 days.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased from 102 days.

So what do all these numbers mean?  Many first time homebuyers were taking advantage of the tax credit.  We will see lots of homes closing in the next month as well. 

Remember, the tax credit expired on April 30, 2010 and those buyers have until June 30, 2010 to close on those homes.  Knowing that, I wondered what the pending activity was for May.  93 properties in Ascension Parish went under contract compared to 120 in May of 2009.  To show you how the tax credit helped stimulate sales, there were 177 homes to go under contract in the month of April 2010.  That was a 47% drop in sales… Ouch! The medicated market will now take a few months to level out.  Watch closely for the interesting times ahead.

These stats are for areas 90, 91 & 92 in Ascension Parish. Information used from Greater Baton Rouge MLS.  They include only single family dwellings.  Mobile home and land sales are not part of these numbers.  If you would like information on either of these, feel free to let me know.

Got Flood Insurance? Tuesday, Jun 8 2010 

2010 Gonzales Jambalaya Festival Thursday, May 27 2010 

It’s that time of year again folks!  Time for the Jambalaya Festival here in beautiful Gonzales, Louisiana!

For 43 years, we have celebrated the wonderful food that put us on the map, Jambalaya!  What is Jambalaya you ask?  OK, I know I have readers not from here so here ya go.  Jambalaya is a wonderful blend of pork, chicken, sausage and/or andoullie cooked down to tender perfection, married with the flavors of onion, bell pepper, garlic and other seasonings then cooked all together with rice.  Melt in your mouth goodness!  Jambalaya is probably one of my most favorite foods. 

Picture courtesy of Lisa Heindel at www.WestBankLiving.com

This Memorial Day weekend, the Jambalaya Festival runs again in Gonzales, Louisiana.  The Festival starts on Thursday May 27, 2010 and will run through Sunday May 30, 2010.  As always, there will be a Jambalaya cooking contest.  They even have a “mini-pot” contest for the younger Jambalaya cooks.  There will be amusement park rides with discounted bracelet prices for day or weekend access.  I can’t wait to see the World Record Jambalaya Pot Cooking 700 lbs of rice!  That’s Crazy! 

There will also be a great line up of bands over the four days.  Chee-Weez, Bits and Pieces, Bag of Donuts, and Na Na Sha, just to name a few.  The band I am most excited about is Chris LeBlanc and Luther Kent. I went to school with Chris and know that a lot of school mates follow to see him play.  I am hoping to hear him play and catch up with some school mates from the past.  Notice I didn’t say old school mates 🙂

If you have some time this weekend, come out to our beautiful city and partake in the festivities!

Check out more here:  Gonzales Jambalaya Festival

Ascension Parish Real Estate Market Stats for April 2010 Wednesday, May 26 2010 

Monthly Sales were 126 units. Comparison to last month:  Decreased 5% from 133 units.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased 13% from 110 Units.

Average Sold Price was $215,954.  Comparison to last month:  Increased 4% from $206,398.  Comparison to this month last year: Increased 4% from $206,370.

Current Inventory is 5.13 months.  Comparison to last month:  Increased from 4.86 months.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased from 5.91 months.

Average Days on Market were 81.  Comparison to last month:  Decreased from 92 days.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased from 91 days.

So what do all these numbers mean?  Average sales prices are up and average days on the market are down… Looks like real estate in Ascension Parish is still holding its own!

Remember, the tax credit expired on April 30, 2010.  Knowing that, I wondered what the pending activity was for April.  185 properties in Ascension Parish went under contract compared to 146 in March.  I think we will see the average sales prices fall in May because of the number of First Time Home Buyers that took last minute advantage of the tax credite.  Interesting times ahead!

These stats are for areas 90,91 & 92 in Ascension Parish. Information used from Greater Baton Rouge MLS.  They include only single family dwellings.  Mobile home and land sales are not part of these numbers.  If you would like information on either of these, feel free to let me know.

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