Posted: Sep 21, 2012 6:39 PM by Kristen Holloway
Updated: Sep 21, 2012 6:43 PM
Good news for Lafayette, home sales are at a high point and new construction is booming. Experts say it's all because of a thriving economy. Builders are also making it hard for buyers to say no. New construction is a package that's hard to beat particularly for young buyers in their twenty and thirties in the market today.
"They're really jam packed with some great features, granite counter tops wood floors and all kind of upgraded plumping and lighting fixtures," said Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker and Pelican Real Estate Steven Hebert."
According to Hebert 35 percent of all the new houses that are sold in the Lafayette Parish are new construction and compared to last year it's up almost 30 percent.
"The overall general economy in the lafayette parish has stayed really good so that real state purchases have kind of stayed up," said Hebert.
Steven Hebert says builders are getting more and more creative to catch the eye of new home owners. In the lafayette area they are putting out some really smart designs that make smaller houses feel a lot bigger. Home owner Sam Webber recently just purchased a new home and says low interest rates couldn't have come at a better time for him.
"I'm a first time buyer and this experience went over very well, Lafayette is a great city and I'm reaping all the benefits of being a home owner now."
This will easily be the biggest new home building year in Lafayette Parish since 2007.