U.S. Existing Home Sales Near 5 Year High, How Do East Baton Rouge Parish Home Sales Compare?
Inman News is reporting U.S. Existing-home sales near 5-year high on January 22, 2013
While EBRP Home Sales were better than 2009, 2010 and 2011, East Baton Rouge Parish home sales in 2012 WERE NOT above the 5 year high in 2008!
ALL housing markets are “LOCAL”, which means when the media showers us with glowing news about “national housing trends”, one has to ask themself, “is my local housing market performing better or below these national numbers?”.
2008 – 4463
2009 – 3998
2010 – 3509
2011 – 3612
2012 – 4185
2008 home sales were actually better by 278 sales. Yes, 2012 EBRP home sales were better than in 2009, 2010 and 2011!
YES, there’s much to be happy about with the 2012 Baton Rouge Real Estate market.
NOTE: The GBRMLS home sales numbers noted above differ from The Advocate Newspaper and one other local Real Estate Team report. These two (2) real estate links are listed below and are worth reading.
A positive note from Pat Wattam’s 2012 market report is the declining supply of homes on the market.
Pat Wattam Team:
The Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Market really picked up steam in 2012! We saw it coming at the end of 2011 and now I have some statistics to share with you. I hope you will find this information useful and interesting.
The Advocate Newspaper – Chad Calder: