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Baton Rouge Appraiser Frustration Computers Questioning

Fannie Mae CU or Collateral Underwriter can be frustrating to Home Appraisers when their computer models try to second guess Appraiser’s judgment.  Now computer models tell Appraisers the comps they should use instead of Appraiser Judgment For example, this past week, I performed a foreclosure purchase on a home obviously needing some repairs and on […]

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4 REALTOR® Tips To Help Your Deals Appraise

There’s been HVCC, now Dodd-Frank, now TRID and Third Party this and Third Party that – AMCs (Appraisal Management Companies) to help create buffers in business between REALTORS® so those that service deals don’t become too cozy. My interpretation of Dodd-Frank law was that it was meant to right the wrongs of HVCC – to […]

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Baton Rouge REALTORS writing contracts unrealistic dates?

Are Baton Rouge REALTORS writing purchase agreements with unrealistic closing dates (too soon)? First, let me say if you can close in 30 days, I’m all for it! I’m not here to poopoo on your parade!  My purpose is to remind you that NAR itself is telling REALTORS because of TRID, to relax your closing […]

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10 things appraisers are now being asked to do for FHA appraisals

Provide Legal Documents: An appraiser should have a preliminary title report and TDS for a FHA appraisal since FHA says the mortgagee MUST provide Sourced through Scoop.it from: sacramentoappraisalblog.com 10 things Appraisers are now being asked to do for FHA appraisals 1.) The Appraiser MUST… 2.) Observation vs. Inspection: The appraisal “inspection” is now called […]

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4 temptations to avoid in cost vs value in Baton Rouge Real Estate

If you spent $50,000 on a 15 ft statue of Yoda in your front yard, do you think you’d get $50,000 back in value? A Star Wars fan might wet his pants and quickly offer a premium for the house,… Sourced through Scoop.it from: sacramentoappraisalblog.com 4 temptations to avoid when it comes to cost vs […]

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What’s the Difference Between an Appraisal and a Comparable Market Analysis Written by a REALTOR…IMPORTANT CAUTIONARY COMMENTARY BY VETERAN APPRAISER

Often client will ask for a property’s value. As a Realtor we are not license or trained to appraise real estate. This post explains the difference between Sourced through Scoop.it from: activerain.com What’s the Difference Between an Appraisal and a Comparable Market Analysis Written by a REALTOR…IMPORTANT CAUTIONARY COMMENTARY BY VETERAN APPRAISER CAUTION: The newer […]

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Energy-Efficient Upgrades Might Be a Waste of Money

Energy-Efficient Upgrades Might Be a Waste of Money Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.realtor.com Think Energy-Efficient Features Save You Money? Think Again, Study Says Energy-Efficient Upgrades Might Be a Waste of …unless you’re going to live in that home for the next 20+ years. Bottom Line is that it’s another personal preference choice by homeowner and that […]

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What is the FHA rule for electrical outlets?

What is the FHA rule for electrical outlets? Sourced through Scoop.it from: birminghamappraisalblog.com What is the FHA rule for electrical outlets? by my Appraiser Friend Tom Horn, SRA in Birmingham AL.  What is the FHA rule for electrical outlets? FHA appraisals vary from conventional appraisals on various things related to the safety, soundness and security […]

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FINALLY Appraisers Have A VOICE and TEETH – Thank You Phil Crawford and State Coalitions

As a proud Home Appraiser and as I reach 400,000 ActiveRain points with this blog post, I’m thrilled to be thanking those individuals and organizations mak Sourced through Scoop.it from: activerain.trulia.com FINALLY Appraisers Have A VOICE and TEETH – Thank You Phil Crawford and State Coalitions As a proud Home Appraiser and as I reach […]

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Greater Baton Rouge Pre-Listing Appraisals Include Home Sketch Room Sizes

Greater Baton Rouge Pre-Listing Home Appraisals Include Home Sketch With Room Sizes. Greater Baton Rouge Pre-Listing Home Appraisals The room sizes are important to local REALTORS® because MLS sheets require room sizes to be listed. Bill Cobb providing room sizes on his pre-lisitng sketches helps your home be listed faster, if your home is being […]

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Why Did Baton Rouge Real Estate Agent Improperly Classify Sun Room Living Area Video

Why Did Baton Rouge Real Estate Agent Improperly Classify Sun Room Living Area, Are Sunrooms Living Area? Why Did Baton Rouge RE Agent Improperly Classify Su…

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5 Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Secrets Locals Should Know Video

http://www.homeappraisalsbatonrouge.com – 5 Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Secrets Locals Should Know Greater Baton Rouge’s Home Appraiser with Accurate Valuatio…

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers have to make 700+ decisions for every Appraisal

Just in case anyone does not think an Appraisal is worth the Cost….Please take the time to read this great Article by Diana Jacobs in the Recent Worki… Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers have to make 700+ decisions for every Appraisal Wow! I didn’t even realize this myself.   […]

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Why do Baton Rouge Home Appraisers take so long to finish the report?

You had an appraiser come out to your property last week and the appraisal is still not complete. It’s been 10 days!! What is going on? Here are some reasons why the appraisal might be taking so lo… Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: Why do Baton Rouge Home Appraisers take so long to finish […]

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Does Baton Rouge Appraiser really have to look in my closets?

“I was looking into my blog stats recently and ran across a question that someone had typed into their search engine that led them to my blog. The question was “Does the appraiser have to look into my closets? I thought this was such an interesting question that I decided to write a post about it. […]

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How To Read and Review A Baton Rouge Home Appraisal

Resource Tips On How To Read and Review A Baton Rouge Home Appraisal  2010 Dodd-Frank Financial Rules require lenders to provide a copy of a home appraisal to borrowers 3 days prior to a closing.  As a local Baton Rouge Home Appraiser of 21 years and occasional reviewer of other local  home appraisals, I can […]

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Baton Rouge Home Appraisers: Antioch Villa Market Statistics 2012

Baton Rouge Home Appraisers: Antioch Villa Market Statistics 2012  Antioch Villa Development Antioch Villa was approved by East Baton Rouge Parish Planning and Zoning Commission April 16, 1973 and developed in mid 1970s. 2012 Antioch Villa Housing Market Statistics: 10 sales from $74,000 to $134,000, Median Sales Price $102,450, Average Sold Price $75/sf, Average Listing […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers Report On East Baton Rouge 2012 Home Sales

Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers Report On East Baton Rouge 2012 Home Sales   Inman News is reporting U.S. Existing-home sales near 5-year high on January 22, 2013 While EBRP Home Sales were better than 2009, 2010 and 2011, East Baton Rouge Parish home sales in 2012 WERE NOT above the 5 year high in 2008!  […]

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Appraisers in Baton Rouge Attend UAD Appraisal Institute Seminar

Appraisers in Baton Rouge attends Appraisal Institute 2013 UAD Update

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Divorce Home Appraisals Baton Rouge: 4 Reasons NOT To Order Drive-By Appraisal

Divorce Home Appraisals Baton Rouge: 4 Reasons NOT To Order Drive-By Appraisal The Wall Street Journal recently said, “In a divorce, there’s one person who is almost as important as the lawyers: the real-estate appraiser.”  And, generally in a divorce, the home is often one of the biggest assets being divided. In a Baton Rouge Divorce, […]

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