How is Ascension Parish's real estate market? Home prices rose over year
The median sales price for a single-family home in Ascension Parish during July was $261,000. That's an increase of 13.5% compared with July 2020, according to data from Realtor.com.
The number of houses sold fell by 7.6% from a year earlier. A total of 195 houses were sold parish-wide during the month of July. During the same period a year earlier, 211 single-family homes were sold.
Real estate sales can take weeks or months to be recorded and collected. This is the latest data made available through the National Association of Realtors to the USA TODAY Network.
Condominiums and town homes sold in July had a median sales price of $154,000. That figure represents a 17.6% decrease year-over-year. In Ascension Parish, 10 were sold, up 150% from a year earlier.
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The top 10% of the properties sold had prices of at least $445,000, up 4.7% from a year before.
In July, one property sold for $1 million or more: one other property.
The median home sale price — the midway point of all the houses or units sold over a period of time — is used in this report instead of the average home sale price because experts say the median offers a more accurate view of what's happening in a market. In finding the average price, all prices of homes sold are added and then divided by the number of homes sold. This measure can be skewed by one low or high price.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from the National Association of Realtors at Realtor.com.The story was written by Sean Lahman.