Forecasts on Home Sales | Time to Buy Baton Rouge Real Estate

The experts agree that home prices are going up in 2014. Listing inventory is decreasing and is at a 13 year low. Added to that the forecasts call for interest rates to rise to around 5.3% by the end of 2014. Given those predictions as well as the industrial growth in Louisiana, if buying a new home is your plan for the Greater Baton Rouge Area, sooner may be better than later.
Read the full NAR Forecast Story Here

Kristie Scivicque


Denham Springs
 Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911

WOW Deal… In A Quiet Country Setting

28610 Norwood Dr, Livingston La 70754

Brentwood Estates in Livingston Parish
Spacious 3BR/2BA home on a beautiful 1 Acre Lot with mature trees! 
With over 2000 square feet of living area and 3100 total under roof, 
this home has large rooms throughout & plenty of storage!
Enjoy warming yourself by the real wood burning, brick fireplace.
Lots of windows and plenty of natural light.
Only cosmetic updates are needed even at this great price. 
Very economic with low utility bills and No flood insurance required.
100% Financing Available! 
Relax in this quiet country setting. 
The Perfect home for entertaining friends and family!

Kristie Scivicque


Denham SpringsCell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911

2 Louisiana Cities in The Top 25 U.S. Places To Retire


 The 2013 Forbes Magazine list of The Top 25 Best U.S. Places To Retire includes 2 of the Pelican State’s Cities. Both Baton Rouge & Alexandria were chosen after data was collected from over 400 cities in all 50 states. 

It’s no surprise that a warm climate is one preferred by some retirees, but many other factors weighed in on this listing. One big factor is that Louisiana was deemed one of the best states for retirees “from a tax perspective.”Forbes researchers also looked for median home prices below the current national average, which, as measured by the National Association of Realtors , is currently $186,000. Then they considered cost of living, availability of doctors, crime rates and encouragement for an active retirement. 

Other Fast Facts on the cities:

Alexandria, La – cheap cost of living, median home price $136,000 & above average air quality

Baton Rouge, La – low cost of living, median home price $168,000 & home to LSU

Whether making such a move for retirement is soon to be or still a dream, these two cities certainly are spots worth considering.




 Barrett, William, P. “The Best Places To Retire in 2013”. Forbes. 2/25/13

Kristie Scivicque – REALTOR®, SRES, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
Denham Springs, La

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