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Baton Rouge Real Estate: Will Credit Suisse 2010 Report Impact Local Housing Market?

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate: Will Credit Suisse Report of $1 trillion worth of ARMs still face resets impact local housing market? Credit Suisse is reporting that there may be up to $1 Trillion worth of Adjustable Rate Mortgage still to reset into 2012. Their report is located here!   Here’s a snippet: “While […]

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Greater Baton Rouge Homeowner Should Not Have Added $60,000 Pool In A $150,000 Subdivision

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate: Greater Baton Rouge Homeowner Should Not Have Added $60,000 Pool In A $150,000 Subdivision I ran across a situation in the Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market where a homeowner, located in a subdivision where the average home is worth $150,000, installed a $60,000 Gunite Inground Pool recently. Now, their […]

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Recommended Reading For Baton Rouge Mortgage Lenders and Realtors On “Low Appraisals”

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Recommended Reading For Baton Rouge Mortgage Lenders and Realtors On “Low Appraisals”. Article counters ‘Appraier Hit Pieces’ In Media: Patrick Egger “Closing The Gap Between Sales Price And Appraised Value” Article. From Washington Appraiser, Dave Towne: “Appraisers…… Over the past couple of months, ‘negative press’ hit pieces have been circulating in major media […]

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Greater Baton Rouge Renters Market With Higher Vacancy Rates

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Greater Baton Rouge Renters Market With Higher Vacancy Rates WAFB News is reporting on the local glut of available appartments in the Baton Rouge market here! Here are a couple of snippets from the article: “There’s no shortage of supply when it comes to rental space in and around Baton Rouge. In fact, […]

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Ascension FHA Appraisers Report: High End Homes Remain Oversupplied With Median Sales Prices Declining

http://www.ascensionrealestateappraisers.com/ – Ascension FHA Appraisers Report: High End Homes Remain Oversupplied With Median Sales Prices Declining. Despite the consecutive rounds of positive economic news for the Greater Baton Rouge Economy, the Northern Ascension Parish Housing Market is still oversupplied and has been for quite some time now. As the chart clearly shows, the median sales […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers Video: CNBC Good News & Worries Over Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers Video: CNBC Good News & Worries Over Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies Also, see the Baton Rouge Business Report’s: Dire predictions for commercial mortgage lending and here’s a snippet: “Nationally, about $3.4 trillion in commercial real estate loans is outstanding, and some experts predict a wave of defaults in the […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers News: Tax Credit Extended

http://batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers News: Tax Credit Extended Wow! I arrived back at the office to receive a flood of news about the Tax Credit Extension. From Wells Fargo Mortgage: Tami Luhby, with CNNMoney.com, is reporting that Congress Extends Homebuyer Benefits! Bill Extends Homebuyer Tax Credi Into Next Year. Here’s a snippet […]

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FHA Appraisers Baton Rouge Report: FHA Loan Limits to Remain Same Through 2010

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – FHA Appraisers Baton Rouge Report: FHA Loan Limits to Remain Same Through 2010 FHALoanPros.com is reporting that FHA Loan Limits To Remain Same Through 2010. The article link is here. Here’s a snippet from the article: “Current loan limits for FHA home loanshave been extended through the end of 2010. This move is […]

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Major Baton Rouge FHA News Flash! FHA is Adopting Similar HVCC Standards As Of January 1, 2010….Get Ready For More Change!

http://www.fhaappraisersbatonrouge.com/ – Mary Thompson, GA Appraiser, Outlines FHA’s Move Towards HVCC Appraisal Rules….Get Ready For More Change! Mary Thompson, Flowery Branch, GA, issued a post on Active Rain this morning that outlines the changes in FHA Appraisal Policy…..AND, it includes some Good News for FHA Appraisers regarding FEES! The link to the post is here. […]

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Greater Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser Tip: I Told You FHA Was On The Way To Imploding

http://www.fhaappraisersbatonrouge.com/ – Greater Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser Tip: I Told You FHA Was On The Way To Imploding It was about 1.5 years ago that I starting saying that we the U.S. Taxpayers would be bailing out FHA. After the mortgage meltdown, when FHA became the “Savoir” of the mortgage market, I began to receiving […]

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Baton Rouge 15 Years Mortgage Rates Fall Again To Record Low

http://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ -Baton Rouge 15 Years Mortgage Rates Fall Again To Record Low Long-term mortgage rates fell for the third week in a row, with 15-year fixed-rate loans hitting a new record low and the 30-year fixed-rate hovering at just above 5 percent, Freddie Mac said in releasing the results of its weekly Primary Mortgage Market […]

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New FHA Mortgage Rules For Greater Baton Rouge Condos Effective October 1 2009

http://www.batonrougefhaappraisers.com/ – New FHA Mortgage Rules For Greater Baton Rouge Condos Effective October 1 2009 Peter G. Miller with www.fhaloanpros.com is reporting on new FHA mortgage rules for Condos, which take effect 10/1/2009. Here’s the link for the entire article and a snippet below: “At least 50 percent of the units of a project must […]

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A Simple Fix For Greater Baton Rouge HVCC Compliance?

http://www.realestateappraisertips.info/ – Dave Towne: A Simple Fix for the HVCC A Simple Fix for the HVCC Unintended consequences of the HVCC agreement has come close to decimating the appraisal industry, and many in mortgage lending. The fix is simple, and easily implemented by Cuomo, FannieMae and FreddieMac and the other regulators. I can be done […]

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Baton Rouge Homes Mortgage Rates Drop This July 2009 Week

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Homes Mortgage Rates Drop This July 2009 Week According to the Friday NAR Realtor Email, Mortgage Rates Dropped This Past Week. “Interest on 30-year fixed mortgages, 15-year fixed loans, five-year adjustable-rate mortgages, and one-year ARMs all fell this week, according to Freddie Mac. The average on 30-year financing slipped to 5.2 […]

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Baton Rouge FHA Real Estate Appraisers Report On Mortgage Rates At 7- Month Low – Week 2 July 2009

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge FHA Real Estate Appraisers Report On Mortgage Rates Being At A 7-Month Low – Week 2 July 2009 According to CNN.com, there is a mixed bag of mortgage rate news. While mortgage rates have fallen to 7-Month lows, down to 5.34%, mortgage refinancing has fallen 18.9% last week as borrowing costs […]

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