Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
After years of watching home values decline and foreclosures rise, agents believe the housing market is taking a turn for the better.
Many in our area say the Christmas holidays brought renewed interest in home buying and that trend is continuing into the new year.
But the growth also has them urging potential home buyers to act fast.
With 30 years in the real estate business, JR Towne knows how to predict the housing industry's future.
"We're getting back into a better market--a better balanced market."
Towne believes after years of foreclosures and plummeting home values, the industry is taking baby steps in the right direction.
Sales during the holidays were steady, contributing to a successful January--something he hasn't seen in years.
If buying continues, Towne believes home prices and interest rates will rise. They're all indicators of a healthy market.
"Everything is set up to have a modest gain this year on your home."
"We're in it right at a really good time," says Bud York.
York recently sold his house for less than he'd hoped. It's an unfortunate reality for many sellers.
He knows, though, if he buys a home now before interest rates rise and that home appreciates, "more than likely you can make it up on the back end," he says.
It's one reason agents urge buyers to act now. The deals won't last forever.
"A lot of the foreclosures have been sold and a lot of the giveaways are gone," says Towne.
Towne believes homeowners may only see an increase of 1 to 3% on the current value of their homes.
But, he also says growth is growth and "you have to start somewhere."