la and acadiana: Real Estate Market Report for Lafayette, LA and Acadiana - May 2012 - 06/08/12 04:53 AM
Home sales were up in Acadiana for the fifth consecutive month while they were slightly down in Lafayette parish for May (245 sales in May compared to 258 in April).

The number of home sales pending is also slightly down in Acadiana from the middle of May when it was at 743. As of now, it is 735, which is still higher than what we have seen in the past few years. In June 2011, for example, there were 498 home sales pending in Acadiana. Today, we have that many sales pending in Lafayette parish alone.

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la and acadiana: REO Sales are Up While REO Inventory is Stable in Lafayette, LA - 05/21/12 10:34 AM
While the percentage of foreclosures on the market has remained stable in Acadiana and went down a little in Lafayette parish, more of them are selling and at a faster rate.
Since the beginning of the year, REO sales account for 18.8% of residential sales in Acadiana and 11.9% in Lafayette parish. When I wrote about the foreclosure market in December, REOs represented 13% of sales in Acadiana and 8% in Lafayette parish.
Foreclosures also sell faster. The average days on the market for foreclosure since January is 72 days while that of the market as a whole is 105 days.
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la and acadiana: Lafayette, LA foreclosures Rising Slightly - 12/04/11 12:33 PM
Lafayette's foreclosure listings have risen slightly in the past few months while the percentage of bank owned properties sold has remained pretty much the same. In April, I wrote that the percentage of active foreclosures on the market was 4.75% for Acadiana and 3.3% for Lafayette parish. It is now 6% for Acadiana and 4% for Lafayette parish (it is 4% also for the city of Lafayette).
Since April, the percentage of bank owned properties sold has remained stable. In Acadiana it is down 1% (from 14% to 13%) and in Lafayette parish it is the same at 8%. These graphs … (0 comments)

la and acadiana: Looking for a home to rent of lease around Lafayette, LA? - 11/21/11 08:40 AM
As a Realtor, I often get calls on my listings from people who are looking for homes to rent or lease (they want to know if my sellers would lease and well, most sellers actually want to sell). Unlike homes for sale which can be found in the MLS, there is no one database for rentals in Acadiana but there are a couple of places where you should look if you are looking to rent or lease a home in our area:
Quick Quarter: This is a Classifieds-only publication that comes out once a week. You can find it in convenience … (0 comments)

la and acadiana: Real Estate Market Report for Lafayette, LA and Acadiana - September 2011 - 10/05/11 06:19 PM
Home sales in September for Lafayette parish and Acadiana were very much like those of July.
When compared to last year, September home sales in Lafayette parish were higher in 2011 than they were in 2010.
There are currently 2406 homes available in Acadiana, up from 2394 last month and there are 1300 homes for sale in Lafayette parish, also up from 1252 a month ago.
The good news here is that home sales pending are also on the rise. There are 513 home sales pending in Acadiana compared to 464 last month. In Lafayette parish, 295 homes are under contract … (0 comments)

la and acadiana: Real estate Market Report for Lafayette, LA and Acadiana - August 2011 - 09/06/11 08:27 AM
Home sales bounced back in August compared to July and reached 200 homes sold for Lafayette parish and 322 for Acadiana.
August home sales numbers look much better this year than they did last year. Again, we had the home buyer tax credit last year, which affected sales in the spring (on the up side) and the oil spill in the Gulf that likely affected sales in the summer months (on the down side). If anything, home sales may be returning to more "normal" levels.
There are currently 1252 homes available in Lafayette parish and 2394 in Acadiana, compared to 1266 … (3 comments)

la and acadiana: October Home Sales in Lafayette, LA and Acadiana - 11/09/10 03:05 PM
Home sales were pretty steady in Lafayette Parish and they were slightly down in Acadiana for October 2010.

When compared to last year, home sales were down in October this year with 66 less homes sold in Lafayette Parish.

There are currently 283 homes pending or under contract in Lafayette Parish and 441 in all of Acadiana.
There are 1310 homes available in Lafayette Parish and 2449 in Acadiana according to our Multiple Listing Service.
To search for available homes, visit my web site www.LaRealEstateDoctor.com or click on the logo below.

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la and acadiana: Lafayette, LA - August Sales Report - 09/08/10 07:57 AM
These are home sales in Lafayette parish and Acadiana as recorded on August 4th in our Multiple Listing Service. Home sales were slightly up in August compared to last month.

If we compare home sales in Lafayette parish for 2010 with the numbers of 2009, there were less sales this year but the gap for sales in August is not as wide as it was in July. 

There are currently 2500 Active residential listings in all of Acadiana and 1373 in Lafayette Parish.
There are 454 home sales Pending in Acadiana and 293 in Lafayette.
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la and acadiana: Foreclosure Rate Remains Low in Lafayette, LA - 09/21/09 07:06 AM
According to the local MLS statistics, the foreclosure rate in Lafayette, LA and Acadiana remains low so far for 2009.
Of the 1147 homes currently on the market in Lafayette parish, only 13 are listed as REOs (real estate owned) or approximately 1% while in Acadiana, a total of 50 properties are listed as REOs of the 2088 homes that are on the market (about 2%).

The average price for an REO in Lafayette parish is 118K ($70/sqft) while it is 76K in all of Acadiana ($46/sqft).
Of course, because of their lower prices, REOs tend to sell faster. … (0 comments)

 
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