Baton Rouge area home sales increase in 2014, more activity in Livingston, Ascension parishes


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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Baton Rouge area home sales increased by 3.2 percent in 2014, thanks to more activity in Livingston and Ascension parishes.

There were 8,903 homes sold in the nine-parish area during 2014, compared with 8,625 in 2013, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service.

Livingston had the biggest sales gain during the year, increasing by nearly 11 percent over 2013 figures. There were 1,639 sales in the parish during 2014, compared with 1,479 a year earlier.

Ascension had a 3.2 percent sales gain, going from 1,667 in 2013 to 1,720 in 2014.

The Advocate reports ( ) East Baton Rouge still accounted for the largest percentage of home sales in the region.

Information from: The Advocate,

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