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Baton Rouge-area home sales jump 8 percent in 2015

Baton Rouge-area home sales jump 8 percent in 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge-area home sales increased by 8 percent in 2015.

The Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service attributes the increase to double-digit sales increases in Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes.

According to figures released Monday, there were 9,687 homes sold in the nine-parish area during 2015, compared with 8,973 in 2014.

Rick Haase, president of Latter & Blum, the parent company of C.J. Brown Realtors, tells The Advocate the increased home sales primarily have to do with the economic development activity happening in metro Baton Rouge.

Livingston had the biggest sales gain during the year, increasing by nearly 12.1 percent to 1,845 sales during 2015, compared with 1,646 a year earlier.

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