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Baton Rouge Appraiser USDA Rural Development Appraisal

USDA or Rural Development Home Appraisal Requirement follow the most current FHA appraisal requirements. In 2015, FHA increased appraisal standards and requirements for a house to qualify for FHA financing. Assuming the house actually meets each of these standards below, these are the new comments I’ve added to my Baton Rouge USDA Home Appraisal Reports […]

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Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser New Report Commentary 2015

In 2015, FHA increased appraisal standards and requirements for a house to qualify for FHA financing. Assuming the house actually meets each of these standards below, these are the new comments I’ve added to my Baton Rouge FHA Home Appraisal Reports .  As with any home purchase, new house or exiting house, I highly recommend a […]

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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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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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Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Question Answered: Do I have to repair it now, or can I wait until the loan closes?

“I was speaking with a real estate agent friend recently about FHA appraisals and specifically about items that needed repair. Several years ago HUD…” via Tom Horn, SRA, Birmingham AL Appraisal Blog Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Question Answered: Do I have to repair it now, or can I […]

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Yes Baton Rouge House Appraisers Should Have Copy Of Purchase Agreement

YES, Fannie Mae Requires Baton Rouge Home Appraisers Review  Purchase Agreement!  SEE “BUYERS BIDDING UP HOME PRICES NOTE” below. A conversation on Facebook about this post 5 things NOT to say to an appraiser if you don’t want to be accused of influencing them by Tom Horn, SRA, Birmingham AL Appraisal Blog, led to the question […]

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Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser Explains ANSI Standards 5′ Sloping Wall Height Rule

http://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser Explains ANSI Standards 5′ Sloping Wall Height Rule   Based on my experience, the ANSI 5′ Slanted Wall Height Rule is one of the most misunderstood or ignored rules for measuring homes. I recently took the time to draw a diagram illustrating the rule based on ANSI Standards, Z765-1996, […]

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Difference Between Baton Rouge Home Appraisals Versus Home Inspections

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Difference Between Baton Rouge Home Appraisals Versus Home Inspections In A Mortgage Loan Process. The Home Appraiser is hired by the bank to decide the estimated market value of a house.  The Appraisal Report protects the Bank or Lender and not the home buyer. The buyer pays for the home appraisal and that price will depend on if […]

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Why Did RE Agent Send Appraiser 5 and 6 Year Old Homes As Comps For 20 Year Old Subject?

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Why Did RE Agent Send Appraiser 5 and 6 Year Old Homes As Comps For 20 Year Old Subject? The longer I appraise homes for purchases, the less I understand about how homes are properly and ethically priced for listings! This post is about an example in the Greater Baton Rouge housing market […]

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Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser Voice Comments On Forest Oaks Subdivision August 2010

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser Voice Comments On Forest Oaks Subdivision August 2010 using fotobabble.com. Add Voice To Your Photos With Fotobabble.com

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Buzz: Riverbend Subdivision 70820 Mid Year 2010 Update

http://www.batonrougerealestatebuzz.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Buzz: Riverbend Mid Year 2010 Update. New Buzz report update on Riverbend Subdivision in Baton Rouge 70820 near LSU.   Tags: baton rouge, baton rouge real estate, real estate baton rouge, riverbend subdivision, lsu, baton rouge homes, baton rouge houses, baton rouge appraisers, baton rouge fha appraisers, accurate valuations […]

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Video: Pelican Crossing Subdivision Gonzales LA 70737 Tour

http://www.ascensionrealestateappraisers.com/ – Pelican Crossing Subdivision Gonzales LA 70737 Tour. In this video, Northern Ascension Parish FHA Home Appraiser, Bill Cobb, from AVG Appraisals, shares photos of Pelican Crossing, located across from Pelican Point Golf Community!  

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Greater Baton Rouge FHA Appraisers Photos From The Field: Pelican Crossing Subdivision

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Greater Baton Rouge FHA Appraisers Photos From The Field: Pelican Crossing Subdivision   North Ascension Parish (Gonzales, Prairieville, Geismar, Saint Amant Areas) Appraisers photos from the field. In these photos, Pelican Crossing is shown as of 5/15/2010.         Tags: Greater Baton Rouge Appraisers, Baton Rouge Home Appraisers, Ascension Parish Appraisers, […]

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How is the Baton Rouge Real Estate Westdale Terrace 70808 Market Performing in 2010?

http://www.batonrougehomeappraisal.com/ – How is the Baton Rouge Real Estate Westdale Terrace 70808 Market Performing in 2010? I recently performed a “Pre-Listing” home appraisal in Baton Rouge’s Westdale Terrace and the homeowner was saying what a bad time in the local real estate market to be trying to sell a home. I was scratching my head […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers: The ABC’s of Greater Baton Rouge FHA condo requirements

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers: The ABC’s of Greater Baton Rouge FHA condo requirements. The Chicago Tribune News takes a look at the comprehensive condo approval process!   As of Feb. 1, associations with two or more units must be FHA-certified before the agency will back a mortgage. The previous policy of allowing […]

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Gonzales La Real Estate Market Observation: Cross Creek Declines Slightly Into 2010

http://www.ascensionrealestateappraisers.com/ – Gonzales La Real Estate Market Observation: Cross Creek Subdivision Declines Slightly Into 2010 Cross Creek Subdivision Market Direction: Up or Down? Solds In Cross Creek from 1/1/2009 to 12/31/2009 revealed: Average Sales Price: $167,654 Average Sold Price Per Sq. Ft.: $117.18/sf Median Sold Price: $169,000 Number of Sales: 13 Number of Sold REO/Foreclosures […]

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Baton Rouge FHA Home Appraiser, Bill Cobb, Creates A Geographical Competency Map

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge FHA Home Appraiser, Bill Cobb, Creates A Geographical Competency Map Baton Rouge Home Appraiser, Bill Cobb, with Accurate Valuations Group, recently created a geographical competency map showing the main concentration of appraisal assignments since 2001.  Although Bill has been appraising homes since 1991, only the current data from 2001 forward was […]

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Baker Louisiana FHA Appraisers: 2010 Housing Market Observations

http://www.fhaappraisersbatonrouge.com/ – Baker Louisiana FHA Appraisers: 2010 Housing Market Observations There’s some good news for the Baker housing market! A segment of the Baker market is now increasing in median sales price from the March 2009 period, see charting below. The parameters of the GBRAR MLS search included homes from $70,000 to $135,000, 16 years […]

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Certified FHA Appraisers Baton Rouge: Good News For Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market?

http://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ – Certified FHA Appraisers Baton Rouge: Good News For Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market? The “Guys” at TBWS Have Good News For A Change! “Foreclosures are upon us, but someone has to sell them. 5 reasons there isn’t going to be a double dip. Home Depot is hiring, 64% of Americans feel now is […]

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Baton Rouge Mortgage Lenders: TBWS Video FHA Cracks the Whip on Naughty Lenders. 04.05.10

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Mortgage Lenders: TBWS Video FHA Cracks the Whip on Naughty Lenders. 04.05.10 Click Below To Check Out Today’s Video

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