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February Market Update: Greater Baton Rouge

We’re looking back at February 2024 to see what the Greater Baton Rouge housing market tells us. Remember that this is a general overview of the Baton Rouge housing market as a whole. Market conditions vary between the city’s many subsects. With that said, let’s see how February panned out!

Closed and Pending Sales

In February 2024, Greater Baton Rouge saw 626 closings, a 2.8% increase from last year. However, pending sales dropped 3.7%, leaving the area with 708 sales pending. This year-over-over drop forecasted slower growth in March.

Homes For Sale

Inventory was relatively high as there were 2,675 homes for sale in Greater Baton Rouge. Furthermore, there were 986 new listings in February, growing nearly 15% since 2023. As a result of the increased inventory, sales prices are affected.

Sales Price

The median sales price for Greater Baton Rouge was $256,622. This is a 0.5% decrease from the previous month. The decline is likely due to there being too few buyers in the market.


February 2024 demonstrated favorable conditions for buyers in the Greater Baton Rouge housing market. Sellers may be encouraged to compromise to stand out within the market. Consider working with a realtor who understands your needs when negotiating an offer.

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