Baton Rouge home sales up in January

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were up 8.6 percent in January, thanks to strong sales in Ascension Parish.

There were 519 home sales that closed in January in the nine-parish area, according to figures from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors received by The Advocate (http://bit.ly/McIYLO). That compares with 478 closed sales in January 2013.

Sales in Ascension were up by nearly 44 percent, from 82 to 118 over the year. Livingston Parish and East Baton Rouge parishes were virtually unchanged for the month.

January was the 17th consecutive month there was a local year-to-year increase in home sales.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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