http://www.facebook.com/brrebuzz – Baton Rouge Real Estate Correction: Forest Oaks Subdivision 2011 Update 70815.
GBRMLS data for the Forest Oaks Subdivision revealed these interesting findings. From 2004 to 2009, the median sales price increased from $84,700 to $106,200. From 2009 to 2010 to 2011, median sales price declined from $106,200 down to $97,500 and $93,000. There are currently 13 MLS Listings from $46,500 to $115,000. Ten of these are active listing at an average price of $74/sf, which is substantially above market. In contrast, the 3 pending listings are pending at an average $54/sf and the 6 home sales in Forest Oaks in 2011 sold for an average of $62.88/sf. SO, If you plan on buying a home in Forest Oaks in 2011, ask yourself why these 10 listings are priced $10.67/sf ABOVE what the other 6 homes sold for and then order a Greater Baton Rouge Pre-Purchase Appraisalto make sure you don’t pay too much for Baton Rouge Real Estate.
CHART OF FOREST OAKS HOME SALES SINCE 2004
NOTE: Based on information from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®\MLS for the period of January 1, 2004 to July 26, 2011. This information was extracted on 7/26/2011. YES, permission was granted by GBRMLS to use Subdivision Price Trends Chart Report!
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