Livingston Trace Subdivision Denham Springs Home Sales Update 2013

Livingston Trace Subdivision Denham Springs Home Sales Update 2013 In my opinion, in comparison to similar subdivisions like South Point, Woodland Crossing and Westminister Estates, Livingston Trace is one of the better performing subdivisions of this home quality.  Median Sales Prices are $145,000 for Livingston Trace, only $132,653, $145,000 for Woodland Crossing and $150,000 for Westminister Estates. Denham Springs Neighborhood Description: Denham Springs population 10,375, 19% growth since 2000. Since mid 1990’s, rapid residential and commercial development. Draw to Western Livingston is well performing public schools and lower priced housing. Livingston is one of fastest growing Parishes in Louisiana. Location is convenient to local schools, shopping and somewhat convenient to employment in Baton Rouge. Livingston Trace Subdivision Denham Springs Market Conditions: Stable Median Sales Price. 6 Month Supply. 10 Competing Listings Isn’t An Oversupply.  98% List-To-Sales Price Ratio. 2012-2013 Livingston Trace Subdivision: 16 Sales from $125,000 to $180,000: Median $145,000, Average Sold Price $85/sf, Average LP/SP Ratio 99%, Average 70 Days On Market. Livingston Trace Subdivision Denham Springs Foreclosure Problem / Issue:   None (9) 0f the Sixteen (16) Livingston Trace Sales were Distressed sales or 56%, so foreclosures have impacted this market. NOTE: Based on information from the Greater Baton Rouge Association Continue reading Livingston Trace Subdivision Denham Springs Home Sales Update 2013

Home Appraisers Denham Springs 2011 Housing Report

http://www.denhamspringsappraisers.com/ – Home Appraisers Denham Springs 2011 Housing Report Summerfield Subdivision Denham Springs 2011 Housing Numbers. It used to be that homes in Summerfield sold in the $110/sf to $112/sf range. That was then and this is a new housing market in 2011. Here are the Summerfield Subdivision housing numbers from end of December 2010 to end of December 2011. Average sales price was down from $192,380 in 2010 to $174,150 in 2011 or -9.5%. Median sales price was was down from $189,500 in 2010 to $175,000 in 2011 or -7.7%. However, the average sold price per sq. ft. was only down $2.42/sf or -2.45% from $98.58/sf to $96.16/sf. Distressed Properties To Blame For Decline. I suspect part of this decline was due to 2 of the 5 total sales being 1 foreclosure and 1 short sale or 40% of total sales. And, Summerfield is simply correcting in price along with the remainder of Greater Baton Rouge Housing. Denham Springs Summerfield Subdivision 2011 Comprehensive Housing Report. NOTE: Based on information from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®\MLS for the period of 01/24/2011 to 01/24/2012. This information was extracted on 01/24/2012.   The statistics below are based on the same Continue reading Home Appraisers Denham Springs 2011 Housing Report

Denham Springs Home Appraisers: Westminister Estates 2011 Update

http://denhamspringsappraisers.com/ – Denham Springs Westminister Estates 2011 Housing Report. Average sold price declines 6.4% and average sold price per sq. ft. declines $10.43/sf. The Legal Name of this development at the Livingston Parish Courthouse and in filing records is Westminister Estates, meaning the sign is wrong. Here are the Westminister Estates housing numbers from end of December 2010 to end of December 2011. Average sales price was down from $149,880 in 2010 to $140,293 in 2011 or -6.4%. Median sales price was basically unchanged. However, the average sold price per sq. ft. had a -$10.43/sf decline from $91.52 in 2010 to only $81.09/sf in 2011. Foreclosures To Blame. I suspect part of this decline was due to 7 of the 15 total sales being foreclosures or 47% of total sales. This means that of the 15 total home sales, 7 were in some form of distress.   Denham Springs Westminister Estates Subdivision 2011 Comprehensive Housing Report. NOTE: Based on information from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®\MLS for the period of 01/16/2011 to 01/16/2012. This information was extracted on 01/16/2012.   The statistics below are based on the same GBRMLS data and reveal totally different results, which may not Continue reading Denham Springs Home Appraisers: Westminister Estates 2011 Update

Denham Springs Homes Appraisers: Area Foreclosures Are A Concern

Foreclosures In Denham Springs Watson Walker Are Somewhat Of A Concern Since Western Livingston Parish Is Primarily A Lower Priced Housing Market, See Chart Below! Western Livingston Parish has experienced a high “272” foreclosures with the most by far occuring in the $100K to $149K range, which is some reason for concern as the predominant price range of home sales are in the $140,000 to $170,000 range. This is a series of Five (5) total articles with accompanying videos posted to “Foreclosure Studies” category. Article One covered entire Greater Baton Rouge Foreclosure Housing Market Trends. Article Two covered East Baton Rouge Foreclosure Housing Market Trends. This is article Three covering Ascension Parish Foreclosure Housing Market Trends. This is article Four covering Western Livingston Parish Foreclosure Housing Market Trends. The last article the Parishes within GBR market and are found within this drop down category on the right side of site. NOTE: REO is real estate owned or foreclosure. GBR is Greater Baton Rouge and includes EBR, WLIV, ASC and WBR. EBR is East Baton Rouge Parish. ASC is Ascension Parish. WLIV is Western Livingston Parish areas 81,82,83. WBR is West Baton Rouge Parish. See detailed GBRMLS parameters at bottom, which Continue reading Denham Springs Homes Appraisers: Area Foreclosures Are A Concern

Denham Springs Home Appraisers: Summerfied Sudivision 2010 Price Trends Report!

http://www.denhamspringsappraisers.com/ – Denham Springs Home Appraisers: Summerfield Sudivision 2010 Price Trends Report! NOTE: If you are considering purchasing a home in Summerfield Subdivision and don’t want to pay too much, I would advise one to order a “Pre-Purchase Appraisal” from Accurate Valuations Group as there is a gradual and steady decline of home prices in Summerfield since 2007 meaning one shouldn’t overpay for a home in Summerfield. REO or Foreclosure and Short Sales activity is increasing in Summerfield in 2010 and into 2011 as this appraiser just this week appraised a foreclosure on Summerfield Drive. And, there is one (1) listing in Summerfield that is now pending and the listing history of this home brings the declining home prices to my attention. This is a nice 1,813sf home in good condition now listed at $170,000. This home was originally listed for $209,900 in 7/2010 and reduced to $199,900, $195,000, $189,000, $185,000 and now $170,000. It took 148 days on the market to sell this home. If this home sells for $170,000 for an 1,813sf, that would be a new benchmark low for 1813sf in this market. YES, this is a “Short Sale”, however, the market didn’t want this home at Continue reading Denham Springs Home Appraisers: Summerfied Sudivision 2010 Price Trends Report!

2010 Greater Baton Rouge Short Sales Study Released, 2 Percent Of All Sales

http://www.batonrougerealestatetrends.net/ – 2010 Greater Baton Rouge Short Sales Study Released, Approximately 2 Percent Of All Sales! Greater Baton Rouge Appraiser, Bill Cobb, has performed a study on the number of “short sales” taking place within the Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market. This was a rather difficult study to complete because of the lack of designation of short sales within the local GBRMLS. In other words, there’s no box for agents to check that specifically states the reason for the sale was “Short Sale”. So, this makes the numbers below somewhat questionable because of the lack of a proper method for classifying short sales within the local MLS. This appraiser has made the suggestion for this to be corrected to GBRMLS. Agents do sometimes state “Short Sale” in the “Remarks” and or “Realtor Remarks” section of the MLS Sheet. So, this appraiser searched “short sale” within the “Remarks” and or “Realtor Remarks” to discover the results below. NOTE: It’s believed that these numbers below are lower than the actual number of short sales taking place. And, it’s anticipated that with the Big Banks halting foreclosures for an unknown time period (moratorium), short sales will become more popular with the Big Banks, Continue reading 2010 Greater Baton Rouge Short Sales Study Released, 2 Percent Of All Sales

2010 Comprehensive Greater Baton Rouge Foreclosure Numbers And Charts Released

http://www.batonrougerealestatetrends.net/ – 2010 Comprehensive Greater Baton Rouge Foreclosure Numbers and Charts Released   East Baton Rouge Foreclosure Trends: East Baton Rouge 2009 2010 Foreclosure Sales Numbers! 2010 Foreclosures total 12% of sales YTD; 2009 Foreclosures totaled 11%. 7% of all EBR MLS Listings are Foreclosures! Foreclosures are negatively impacting this market. Where Are The 2010 East Baton Rouge Foreclosures Concentrated? AREA 11 FORECLOSURES, Primarily Baker. In Area 11 in 2010, there have been 33 solds in Baker and 13 in Zachary. In 2009 and 2010, the Baker market has experienced a significant amount of fore closure activity as it was one of the markets where real estate investors flipped houses at high prices to post Hurricane Katrina buyers. Fore closure activity is cyclical in the Baker market, just as it is in the other troubled lower priced markets in Areas 31, 41 and 53. So, the fact that Baker is a higher than average REO market is no surprise to this appraiser. In Baker, the subdivisions experiencing the higher percentage of fore closure sales were Baker Estates, Baker Heights, Baker Hills, Baker Lots & Acres and Brown Heights. In Zachary, the subdivisions experiencing the higher percentage of fore closure sales Continue reading 2010 Comprehensive Greater Baton Rouge Foreclosure Numbers And Charts Released

Where Are The 2010 Livingston Parish Foreclosures Taking Place?

Where Are The 2010 Livingston Parish Foreclosures Taking Place? Livingston Parish Fore closure Trends: 2009 2010 Foreclosure Sales Numbers! 2010 Foreclosures total 13% of sales YTD; 2009 Foreclosures totaled 9%, an increase of +2% since 2009. 7% of all Livingston MLS Listings are Foreclosures! Foreclosures are negatively impacting this market. Where Are The Foreclosures Most Concentrated? The chart below represents the number of recorded Livingston Parish REO or Foreclosure Sales within the Greater Baton Rouge MLS (Multiple Listing Service), with the exception of Manufactured Housing sales. Greater Baton Rouge MLS Areas for Livingston Parish are 80, 81, 82 and 83. AREA 80 2010 FORECLOSURES. In Area 80 in 2010, there have been 17 solds. The vast majority of these foreclosure solds were “Rural” properties and 3 in Three Rivers Island. AREA 81 2010 FORECLOSURES. In Area 81 in 2010, there have been 51 solds. These foreclosures were concentrated in Acadiana Place, Easterly Lakes, Gravesbriar, Hidden Oaks Condos, Linda Lee, Richmond Place, Watson Little Farms, Wisteria Place and Wolf Creek Place. Wisteria Place is no surprise to this appraiser for a development which has experienced marketing challenges since the beginning. AREA 82 2010 FORECLOSURES. In Area 82 in 2010, there have Continue reading Where Are The 2010 Livingston Parish Foreclosures Taking Place?

Livingston Parish Foreclosure Trends: 2009 2010 Foreclosure Sales Numbers!

http://www.denhamspringsappraisers.com/ – Livingston Parish Fore closure Trends: 2009 2010 Foreclosure Sales Numbers! 2010 Foreclosures total 13% of sales YTD; 2009 Foreclosures totaled 9%, an increase of +2% since 2009. 7% of all Livingston MLS Listings are Foreclosures! Foreclosures are negatively impacting this market. There’s A Major “Caveat” with the numbers below! The chart below represents the number of recorded Livingston Parish REO or Foreclosure Sales within the Greater Baton Rouge MLS, with the exception of Manufactured Housing sales. GBRMLS Areas for Livingston Parish are 80, 81, 82 and 83. Let’s put these foreclosure numbers into perspective! In 2009, there were a total of 1,193 sales. 103 foreclosure sales in 2009 represents 9% of total sales. In 2010, there have been a total of 877 sales. 113 foreclosure sales in 2010 as of 9/30/2010 represents 13% of total sales. The projected number of reo / fore closures at end of 2010 is approximately 143. There’s A Major “Caveat” with the numbers below! Based on a 13% REO sold rate, which does appear to be an indication REOs are negatively impacting this market. It’s also stated here that an article (The Landmines Within by Michael Tarabotto http://activerain.com/blogsview/930436/The-Landmines-Within ) stated that as much Continue reading Livingston Parish Foreclosure Trends: 2009 2010 Foreclosure Sales Numbers!

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