Livingston Real Estate News
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Jul 23, 2015 | via The Advocate
The number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 10.6 percent in June from a year ago, snapping a two-month streak in which home sales declined. There were 994 homes sold in June in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Thursday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service . Comment?
Jul 20, 2015 | via The Advocate
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Stores already open at Juban Crossing Shopping Center on Juban Road in Denham Springs. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Stores already open at the Juban Crossing Shopping Center on Juban Road in Denham Springs. Comment?
Jun 22, 2015 | via The Advocate
The number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge dropped 7.6 percent in May when compared with figures from the year before, a decline that local real estate experts are blaming on tight inventory. There were 848 homes sold in May in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service . Comment?
May 29, 2015 | via The Advocate
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped by 4 percent in April because of a slight decline in activity in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes. There were 776 home sales that closed in April in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Friday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service . Comment?
May 6, 2015 | via Daily Press & Argus
Realtors countywide collect thousands of pounds of food Realtors make annual Fill the Gazebo event a success to feed the needy Check out this story on livingstondaily.com: http://ldpaa.com/1RdDMFb Realtor Farial Dickow, left, and Mark Galardi were among volunteers collecting donations of cash and food in downtown Brighton, Howell and several other locations benefiting Gleaners Community Food Bank on Saturday. For the 13th year in a row, Realtors from across Livingston County collected thousands of pounds of food and money for Gleaners Community Food Bank. Comment?
Tuesday | via Benzinga
US stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade. China's Shanghai Composite Index again tumbled 7.63 percent today. Comment?
Jun 1, 2015 | via Rocky Mount Telegram
Lower unemployment, bankruptcies and foreclosures in March reduced the nation's economic stress to its lowest point this year, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of conditions around the country. More than 85 percent of the nation's 3,141 counties and every state but two - Louisiana and South Dakota - enjoyed better conditions in March than in February, the AP's Economic Stress Index showed. Comment?
May 4, 2015 | via TaxVox
Will cuts to a state's top income tax rate boost growth? Not necessarily. In a new TPC paper , Bill Gale, Aaron Krupkin, and Kim Rueben find little evidence linking state-level economic growth and taxes, especially income tax policy. Comment?
Apr 15, 2015 | via NOLA.com
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell speaks during the swearing in ceremony at the St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse in Edgard on Monday, January 12, 2015. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office will partner with the Louisiana Bar Foundation and several other organizations to offer a series of free workshops on mortgages and personal finance, the last of which will be held in Covington on April 30. The statewide financial education tour kicks off on April 22 in Shreveport and in Lake Charles. Comment?
Apr 14, 2015 | via KATC-TV Lafayette
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office will partner with the Louisiana Bar Foundation and several other organizations to offer a series of free workshops on mortgages and personal finance to Louisiana consumers. Caldwell is partnering with the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana Appleseed, Louisiana Legal Services, and the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, to offer "LMAP: Getting Your House in Order." Comment?
4 min ago | via KIMA
Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, as pending sales edged up after dipping in June. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 0.5 percent to 110.9 last month. Comment?
8 min ago | via The Fresno Bee
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has a mortgage program to help low-income homebuyers in rural California communities purchase a home. The loans, also known as the Section 502 Direct Loan Program , provides buyers with a subsidy to reduce the mortgage payment for a short time. Comment?
10 min ago | via Realtor Magazine
The housing market is gradually showing signs of stabilizing, as two additional states Arkansas and Tennessee as well as four additional metro areas are added to Freddie Mac's latest Multi-Indicator Market Index reading. The added metros are Omaha, Neb.; Scranton, Pa.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Madison, Wis. Comment?
10 min ago | via Realtor Magazine
The number of properties in-foreclosure as well as cash sales fell to multiyear lows in July while overall home sales continued to perform strongly, according to RealtyTrac's July 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, released Thursday. The sale of homes sold while in the foreclosure process excluding bank-owned properties comprised 6.4 percent of all single-family and condo sales in July, the lowest monthly share since RealtyTrac began tracking in January 2000. Comment?
13 min ago | via KPIC
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped this week to their lowest levels since May, in a week marked by turmoil in global markets that was stoked by economic developments in China. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.84 percent from 3.93 percent a week earlier. Comment?
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