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Helene helped us purchase our first, beautiful home in Baton Rouge.  Immediately we were put at ease with her extensive knowledge of the area and years ...
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-J & S
This was the best experience I’ve had with a realtor…Ever! Helene is simply the best, this is no exaggeration. She just recently sold my Baton Rouge ...
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-Diane and Mike
Listed Friday and we officially have a contract today! Thank you so much Helene Kurtz for everything! You’re recommendations have been spot on! Your crew was ...
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Helene did outstanding work for us in selling our house in Baton Rouge. This was the second house she helped us sell in 5 years. Her ...
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Helene helped us find a great home. She was honest and straightforward with us the entire time and was always looking into our interests. ...
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-Frank and Megan
Helene helped us sell our house in less than two months. We were really happy to have her as our realtor. She’s professional and ...
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I want to thank Helene Kurtz for her help in the recent purchase of our new home and sale of our old home.
Helene has become ...
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Robert and I are grateful to you for your diligence in selling our home.  Your creativity, energy, and attention to detail put you over the top ...
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-Patti and Robert
My husband and I live in Texas and were trying to sell our condo at LSU. Being in another state was only one of the many ...
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-Dawn and Byron
“We have bought and sold many homes throughout the years, and have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful realtors. Helene Kurtz is our favorite. ...
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-Kevin and Jackie
“If anyone is in the market for a home in Baton Rouge or the Lafayette area, Helene is definitely your best bet! She has been so ...
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“Just a short note to indicate how much we appreciate your very professional assistance during our recent search for a home in Baton Rouge. Your efforts ...
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-Hal and Sharon
“The process of selling my house was made much easier once Helene listed it. I originally tried to sell my house as a “for sale by ...
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“Thank you for such a great experience finding a new home for our family. While there were bound to be ups and downs, not to mention ...
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“Helene did a fantastic job for us. She was knowledgeable, well-informed, and always willing to go the extra mile … a true professional and a great ...
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-Don and J.T.
“Helene Kurtz was brought to my attention by a realtor from San Antonio, TX. He had never met her but was impressed with her Bio and ...
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“Helene brings a lot to the table and truly knows her trade. She is a skilled negotiator and an asset in the final days of a ...
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-Sarah and Nathan
“Selling our home was a terribly emotional time for our family. Choosing Helene Kurtz to help us sell our home was absolutely the first and best ...
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-Branden and Margaret
“We are completely delighted with our experience with Helene.  She got our house sold quickly for the price we asked, and got us into a new ...
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-Jim and Bridget
“Helene starting working with Catherine and I about a year ago when we were referred to her through a colleague and dear friend of hers and ...
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-Bill and Catherine
“We found a house which we loved at a time when we were not really looking for one. Our schedule was very busy and buying and ...
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-Horia and Catalina
“First, we would like to thank Helene Kurtz for her diligent work and unwavering commitment she provided during our first time home buying. Helene Kurtz is ...
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-Orhan and Funda

Baton Rouge’s Million Dollar Homes

Baton Rouge’s million dollar real estate market has been influenced by the same market forces that have influenced the real estate market overall. The difference is that the swings tend to be a little more dramatic.

In Baton Rouge, the supply of million dollar homes reached a 5 year peak in July 2019. At the time there was a 25 month supply of homes, meaning that it could have taken a minimum of two years to get your $1,000,000+ home sold!  Fast forward to December 2021 and we were down to a 5 month supply.  During the same time period the median $/sq. ft. of million dollars homes went from $218/sq. ft. in October 2019 to $304/sq. ft. in October 2022. And, the cost of new construction is even higher.

What changed? Just about everything. In a “pandemic” and “post pandemic” world the cost of new construction has driven up the value of most existing homes.  We can see that in every price range. And, across the country, American’s appetite for bigger homes with more amenities and more space has grown. We live at home, work at home, and teach our kids from home.  The availability of low interest rate mortgages during the pandemic also made these homes more affordable.  So, it should come as no surprise that the “high end” of our market saw a remarkable shift.

What can you expect to find in these homes? That hasn’t changed. You’ll find quality construction, meticulous attention to detail, and professionally designed interiors. And as beautiful as the interiors are, the front elevations and outdoor spaces are what really impresses me. Just take a look at some of these porches, patios, outdoor kitchens, pools, and landscaping. Whether it’s contemporary or traditional, these homes are impressive inside and out.

These days what I’m asked most often is, “What’s going to happen now that the interest rates are rising?” The supply of million dollar homes has risen from a 5 month supply in December 2021 to an 8 month supply in October 2022. What’s most interesting to me is that the median $/sq. ft. just keeps rising. A sign of the inflationary pressure we all feel? Most likely, “Yes.” And, the Federal Reserve Board is telling us is that they will keep raising the interest rates until inflation levels off at 2%/year.

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