Real Estate Transactions

Homes selling at pre-Katrina rates

By Leslie Cooper

October 11, 2007 at 9:33 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

303 Lac Iberville, Luling for $454,000 from Deloe Home Builders, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Brescher on Sep. 28
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303 Lac Iberville, Luling for $454,000 from Deloe Home Builders, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Brescher on Sep. 28
Six years ago I started working in real estate and everyone in the office would get excited if the number of active listings in St. Charles Parish would reach 80. As of Sunday night St. Charles Parish had 295 active listings.

After Hurricane Katrina, the River Parishes went through a real estate boom. Some time has gone by and things have slowly returned to conditions that resemble pre Katrina.

In December of 2004, 67 homes sold and the average sale price was $150,842.

Just one year later, in December of 2005 and after Katrina, 140 houses sold and the average sold price was $167,726.

In December of 2006 numbers changed again. Seventy homes were sold that month and the average sold price was $192,087.

As you can see, the few months following Katrina the number of homes sold in the River Parish area rose tremendously and just a year after the storm the number of homes sold in the River Parishes was cut in half.

We are, of course, not to December yet but the numbers for August were holding strong. 68 homes sold in the month of August in the River Parishes area and the average sold price was $189,818.

With so many homes on the market now, we are seeing listing prices decreasing.

Home sellers are realizing that real estate is like any consumer product and it is a system of supply and demand. With so many homes on the market right now we are seeing the prices of homes decreasing.

As I have stated in my past article, Real Estate is moving to a buyer’s market. If you are in the mood to make a move there is no shortage of homes available.

With so many people still displaced after Katrina, the lower listing prices may make home buying more available to everyone.

Des Allemands

•126 Pine St., Des Allemands for $187,300 from Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Sabathe to Manuel Dugas on Sep. 18

Destrehan

•111 Laura Ln., Destrehan for $450,000 from Donte Stallworth to Carolyn Baker on Sep. 25

•284 Dunleith Dr., Destrehan for $188,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cambre to Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Nesbit on Sep. 28

•300 Amelia St., Destrehan for $52,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trahan to Cassidy Cognevich on Sep. 19

Hahnville

•113 Kaylee Dr., Hahnville for $300,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Mark Holton to Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Brocato on Sep. 27

Luling

•Lot 6, Square 8 Ashton Plantation Estates, Luling for $73,500 from Ashton Plantation Estates, LLC to Guidry Construction, INC on Sep. 27

•Lot 8, Square 9 Ashton Plantation Estates, Luling for $73,500 from Ashton Plantation Estates, LLC to Guidry Construction, INC on Sep. 27

•303 Lac Iberville, Luling for $454,000 from Deloe Home Builders, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Brescher on Sep. 28

•Lot 29, Block D Ellington Gardens Subdivision, Luling for $63,000 from Melinda Bernard & The Matthew Grigsby Huff, III Trust to St. Charles Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 on Sep. 27

•879 Milling Ave, Luling for $267,000 from Melinda Bernard & The Matthew Huff, Jr., M.D. to St. Charles Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 on Sep. 27

•218 Coronado Dr., Luling for $170,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Julian Surla to Nathaniel Sager on Sep. 21

•211 Lac Verret, Luling for $76,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Travis Webre to Curtiss Eden on Sep. 24

•13201 River Rd., Luling for $162,000 from Therese Progar & Jeanne Jacobi to Silytam, LLC on Sep. 26

•Lot 20 Braden Dr., Luling for $64,000 from Touch of Class Homes, INC to Cindy Bowles on Sep. 28

New Sarpy

•Lots 37-40, Square 19 West Hoover St., New Sarpy for $75,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nesbit to Kevin Ortego, Jr. on Sep. 21

Norco

•212 Riverview, Norco for $149,000 from Robert Pritchett to Cori Knight & Steven Murphy on Sep. 27

•331 Barreca St., Norco for $100,000 from The Barreca Family to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans on Sep. 20

Paradis

•14349 Old Spanish Trail, Paradis for $61,500 from EMC Mortgage Corportation to Timothy Thiac & Norman Toups, III on Sep. 24

•545 Highway 306, Paradis for $685,000 from Mr. and Mrs. John Martindale to Mr. and Mrs. Phikip Strother on Sep. 20

St. Rose

•817 Fox Ln., St. Rose for $32,500 from Michelle Chambers & Steve Chambers to Donald McMillon on Sep. 28

•217 Rue Landry, St. Rose for $103,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bordelon to J.R. Kaiser Construction, LLC on Sep. 24




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