http://fhaappraisersbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge FHA Appraisers Report On Bellingrath Lakes 70739 For 12/2008
Solds In Bellingrath Lakes from 01/01/2007 to 12/31/207 revealed:
Average Sales Price: $297,555
Average Sold Price Per Sq. Ft.: $124.27
Median Sold Price: $287,300
Low Sales Price: $259,900
High Sales Price: $383,000
Average # of Days On Market: 117
# of Sales: 11
Solds In Bellingrath Lakes from 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008 reveals:
Average Sales Price: $298,920
Average Sold Price Per Sq. Ft.: $128.41
Median Sold Price: $296,500
Low Sales Price: $250,000
High Sales Price: $365,000
Average # of Days On Market: 70
# of Sales: 11
Therefore, based on the median sale price barometer (the barometer used by the NAR National Association of Realtors) within Bellingrath Lakes, the market direction appears to be INCREASING. The average sales price has increased by +$1,365, median sales price has increased by +$9,200, and average sold price per sq. ft. +$4.14/sf.
However, this data showing an increase is also from the entire 2008 period, which presents a lag time in actual market activity. This data must also be weighed with the recent BR Business Report News. According to the Baton Rouge Business Report and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors on 12/12/2008 http://www.businessreport.com/archives/daily-report/2008/dec/12/715/:
“November home sales down 38%
The number of houses sold in the Capital Region was down 38% in November, while the average sale price dropped by 5.3%. According to figures from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, there were 405 homes sold in the area last month, compared with 658 in November 2007. The average sale price was $186,129, compared with $196,521 one year ago. East Baton Rouge Parish saw the smallest drop in average sale prices, a 2.7% decrease from $196,521 to $190,413. The average dropped 10.6% in Ascension Parish, from $245,127 to $219,164. In Livingston Parish, the average was down 9.1%, from $158,120 to $143,632. And in the other category, which includes MLS sales in West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville and Pointe Coupee parishes, the average was down 11.2% from $193,285 to $171,705. Year to date, the number of houses sold in the Capital Region is down 25%, from 8,926 sales as of November 2007 to 6,821 in the first 11 months of this year.“
CURRENT LISTINGS. There are currently 6 MLS Listings, 5 Active and 1 Pending, listed between $123.35/sf up to $131.18/sf. The actives have been on the market an average of 131 days and the 1 pending had been on the market for 169 days.
NOTE: Bellingrath Lakes data is presented with the permission of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors.
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