Gonzales-area home prices fall 3.5% in July, with houses for sale in high demand

Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman USA TODAY NETWORK
Few homes were for sale in the Greystone Farms subdivision of Fayetteville, North Carolina, in late July. Across the United States, median home prices were $449,024, down 0.2% from a month earlier, Realtor.com data shows.

A typical Ascension Parish home listed for $375,000 in July, down 3.5% from the previous month's $388,810, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows.

The median list home price in July was up about 10.8% from July 2021. Ascension Parish's median home was 2,178 square feet for a listed price of $170 per square foot.

The Ascension Parish market was busy, with a median 36 days on market. A month earlier, homes had a median 32 days on market. The market added 160 new home listings in July, compared with the 228 added in July 2021. The market ended the month with some 209 listings of homes for sale.

The median home prices issued by Realtor.com may exclude much, or even most, of a market's homes. The price and volume represent only homes that are single-family homes, condominiums or townhomes. They include existing homes, but exclude most new construction as well as pending and contingent sales.

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Across metro Baton Rouge, median home prices fell to $329,900, down 2.1% from a month earlier. The median home had 2,020 square feet, at a list price of $162 per square foot.

Across all of Louisiana, median home prices were $292,175, falling 0.4% from a month earlier. The median Louisiana home for sale had 1,934 square feet at list price of $150 per square foot.

Across the United States, median home prices were $449,024, down 0.2% from a month earlier. The median American home for sale had 1,890 square feet, listed at $227 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.