Calcasieu Parish has highest percentage of Louisiana homeowners likely to relocate

Calcasieu ranked No. 1 among Louisiana parishes for the percentage of its homeowners planning to pull up stakes in the coming months, according to an analysis of mortgage data by ATTOM Data Solutions.

The ATTOM Data second-quarter pre-mover housing index is based on information from loan applications involving single-family homes and condominiums in the state. An index exceeding 100 means the county will likely see a higher rate of home sales within its borders in the third quarter than the national average.

In Calcasieu Parish, whose residents own 60,725 homes, the pre-mover index went from 70 in the second quarter of 2017 to 123 in Q2 of this year, an increase of 76 percent.

Orleans Parish (119) had the second-highest Q2 2018 pre-mover index in Louisiana, followed by Jefferson Parish (111).

The data doesn’t necessarily mean that those planning to relocate are leaving the parish or state, according to ATTOM Data. The counties that were analyzed had at least 10,000 homes and at least 50 pre-mover properties during Q2 2018.

Louisiana counties ranked on anticipated home sales

Parish MSA Single Family Homes
& Condos
Q2 2017 Q2 2018 YoY
Calcasieu Lake Charles, LA 60,725 70 123 76%
Orleans New Orleans-Metairie, LA 90,655 158 119 -25%
Jefferson New Orleans-Metairie, LA 140,486 122 111 -9%
Saint Tammany New Orleans-Metairie, LA 100,454 146 107 -27%
East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA 146,257 59 84 43%
Caddo Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 81,785 40 62 54%

Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

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