Gonzales-area home prices rise 0.2% in March, with houses for sale in high demand
A typical Ascension Parish home listed for $375,275 in March, up 0.2% from a month earlier, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows.
The median list home price in March was up about 19.3% from March 2021. Ascension Parish's median home was 2,191 square feet for a listed price of $167 per square foot.
The Ascension Parish market was busy, with a median 59 days on market. The market added 164 new home listings in March, compared with the 196 added in March 2021. The market ended the month with some 97 listings of homes for sale.
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Across metro Baton Rouge, median home prices rose to $349,500, up 2.3% from a month earlier. The median home had 2,127 square feet, at a list price of $166 per square foot.
Across all of Louisiana, median home prices were $282,500, rising 4.7% from a month earlier. The median Louisiana home for sale had 1,921 square feet at list price of $144 per square foot.
Across the United States, median home prices were $404,950, up 3.2% from a month earlier. The median American home for sale had 1,800 square feet, listed at $214 per square foot.
The median home list price — the midway point of all the houses or units listed over a period of time — is used more often in this report instead of the average home list 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 listed 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 Realtor.com residential listings database.. The story was written by Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman.