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Baton Rouge-area home sales up 8.8 percent in October

1 year 2 months 2 hours ago November 25, 2015 Nov 25, 2015 Wednesday, November 25 2015 November 25, 2015 8:39 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Thanks to strong activity in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, the number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 8.8 percent in October from a year ago.
    
There were 766 homes sold in October in the nine-parish area. That's according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service. That compares with 704 sales in October 2014. This was the fifth month in a row sales have gone up year to year.
    
There were 163 homes sold in Livingston Parish during October, a 23.5 percent increase over the 132 sales in October 2014.
    
East Baton Rouge Parish had 408 sales in the parish in October, 11.5 percent more than the 366 sales in October 2014.

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