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.

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.

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.

Ascension Parish Real Estate Market Stats for March 2010 Monday, Apr 19 2010 

Monthly Sales were 132 units. Comparison to last month:  Increased 28% from 95 units.  Comparison to this month last year: Increase 23% from 101 Units.

Average Sold Price was $206,632.  Comparison to last month:  Increased 5% from $197,059.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased 5% from $216,217.

Current Inventory is 4.73 months.  Comparison to last month:  Decreased from 6.45 months.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased from 6.91 months.

Average Days on Market were 92.  Comparison to last month:  Held steady at 90 days.  Comparison to this month last year: Decreased from 107 days.

So what do all these numbers mean?  The June 30, 2010 closing deadline for the tax credit is nearing!  The early risers are closing on their new homes so that they are sure to meet the deadline for the tax credit. 

In March, the hottest price range was the $160,000 to $169,999 range. 

Remember, the tax credit expires on April 30, 2010.  Purchasers must be under contract by this date and must close by June 30, 2010 to qualify for the credit.

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.

Three Ascension Parish Bands Perform at Showcase of Marching Bands Monday, Nov 9 2009 

Saturday, November 7, 2009, Ascension Parish had a strong showing from their parish.  Three of the local high schools, Dutchtown, East Ascension and St. Amant competed in the Showcase of Marching Bands at ULL’s Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana.

All three bands had excellent performances.  It was such a pleasure to watch our Ascension Parish band students excel in what they do.  The crowd loved what they saw!

A huge round of applause is needed for all of the band directors, students and parents.  All of your hard work certainly showed on Saturday night.  I personally thank the band directors for their dedication and genuine care of the students that they teach. You have inspired these young people to excel at so many levels.  Each of you are truly special.  I also would like to thank all of the parents that help the bands.  Without the help you all give, much of this would not be possible.  From the bottom of my heart…THANK YOU.

It is no secret that I am a St. Amant High School Band Fan…  I have a special interest there. With that being said, you can click the video below to view the performance of the St. Amant Golden Gator Band.

I will monitor YouTube and as I see the other schools performances uploaded I will provide a link for those as well.


Ascension Parish Band Night 2009 Monday, Oct 26 2009 

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Come out to Dutchtown High School for Ascension Parish Band Night!

This annual event is free to the public. (Although, donations for the bands are accepted :))

The middle and high school bands will all be performing for your listening enjoyment.

The High school bands will each get to present their half time shows.  If you haven’t seen a high school marching band half time show lately, you will be surprised in how the marching bands have progressed over the years.  Ascension parish holds some of the best marching bands in the state!

This event is usually held at East Ascenion but because of some field conditions we will be entertained at Dutchtown High School.  The event starts at 6:00 pm on Tuesday October 27, 2009.  See you there!

Dutchtown Marching Festival Thursday, Oct 15 2009 

Looking for something to do Saturday? 

The Dutchtown Sound is holding its annual fundraiser, The Dutchtown Marching Festival. 

The marching festival will feature over 10 South Louisiana marching bands that will perform their half-time marching shows. 

The Festival will be held on Saturday October 17 from 11am-9pm at Griffin Field.   If you have never had the opportunity to watch some of the best marching bands in our area, you are in for a treat.  It is amazing to see what these high school students can do.  All of the proceed will support the Dutchtown High School Band. 

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