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Baton Rouge area home sales post gain in July

8 months ago August 26, 2014 Aug 26, 2014 Tuesday, August 26 2014 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:17:40 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 2 percent in July, thanks to increased sales in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes.

There were 856 home sales that closed in July in the nine-parish area. That's according to figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors.

That compares with 839 closed sales in July 2013. The biggest monthly gainer was Livingston Parish, where sales were up 11.7 percent from 137 to 153.

East Baton Rouge, the largest market for sales, was up by 3 percent, from 465 to 479.

The median sales price for the metro area was up 3.5 percent from $176,650 to $182,900 last month.

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