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Thanks to low mortgage rates, it's an excellent time to buy or sell a home across the U.S. But what about in Louisiana?

Is the state's housing market too pricey for buyers? Not-so-great if you've got a home you want to sell? Or just right — for everybody?

Home values provide some answers. They indicate that the market in Louisiana is heating up, according to Zillow, though you might find vast differences from one city or one corner of the state to the next.

Current home values in Louisiana

Home values have been inching higher throughout Louisiana and are up 0.96% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $147,200 , Zillow says.

Could you afford that? Let's say you want to buy that mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at this week's average interest rate, which is a low 3.69%, says mortgage company Freddie Mac.

With the 30-year mortgage rate at 3.69% and the median home price for Louisiana at $147,200 , a representative monthly mortgage payment would be $676.70.

How the Louisiana housing market stacks up

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA downtown skyline over the river.
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Shreveport, Louisiana, USA downtown skyline over the river.

Property values in Louisiana are high by historical standards and are lower than what the typical house is worth nationwide.

The median home value throughout the U.S. is $229,600, which is up 4.88% from a year ago.

Zillow predicts U.S. home values will rise 2.2% over the next year, while in Louisiana, they're expected to rise 2.75%.

Homes are going on the market in Louisiana at a median price of $93 per square foot, versus $155 per square foot nationwide.

Are you looking to buy? Take a look at today's best mortgage rates where you live.

Louisiana home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2019* $146,650
2018 $145,292
2017 $140,342
2016 $133,692
2015 $127,175
2014 $123,450
2013 $120,600
2012 $118,458
2011 $120,742
2010 $124,800
2009 $125,375

*2019 price average through August 2019.

How much for an average-sized home?

Here's what a 2,500-square-foot home in Louisiana is worth now, and how that's changed over the last decade, based on the Zillow Home Value Index.

Year Avg. Price
2019* $232,500
2018 $232,500
2017 $225,000
2016 $217,500
2015 $207,500
2014 $205,000
2013 $200,000
2012 $200,000
2011 $202,500
2010 $210,000
2009 $207,500

*2019 price average through August 2019.