Did Great Flood Send Denham Springs Livingston Parish Home Prices Lower?

Did Great Flood Send Denham Springs Livingston Parish Home Prices Lower? Absolutely…initially! As median sales price chart below illustrates, prices have declined from $165,000 to $156,000 since January 1 2016 because of the $25,000 to $125,000 sales prices of flooded damaged homes. However…see below HOWEVER, sales prices of flooded-renovated Western Livingston Parish homes would blow your mind. It’s as if today’s post-flood home buyers don’t have any context as to what homes were worth pre-flood…and some of the problems inside subdivisions like Shadow Springs. This is in part due to low inventory, not enough homes available to purchase, and lack of homes or apartments available to rent. This is driving buyers to desparation and some are OVER PAYING for local housing. Of the 15 GBRAR MLS sales so far, 11 have sold on average for $13.45 per sq. ft. MORE than pre-sold prices and 4 have sold on average for $6.25 per sq. ft. LESS than pre-sold subdivision prices. This means so far, 73 percent of sales have been positive and above pre-flood prices. Another example is what’s taking place in Richmond Place Subdivision where home sales prices are UP! Are Watson home values higher after the flood? At least Continue reading Did Great Flood Send Denham Springs Livingston Parish Home Prices Lower?

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