Baton Rouge-area home sales up in March
BATON ROUGE- The number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge jumped 14.7 percent in March when compared with figures from the year before.
There were 755 homes sold in March in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Thursday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service. That compares with 658 sales in March 2014.
Ascension Parish led the sales gain, with 144 homes being sold in the parish in March, an 18 percent increase over the 122 sales a year before. A limited inventory of available homes for sale had stymied sales in the parish for the past few months.
The Advocate reports the median home sales price rose by 3.8 percent in March, to $184,900 from $178,110.
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