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Seeing the forest and the trees in real estate, look at more than 12 months of data

Seeing the forest and the trees in real estate Sourced through Scoop.it from: sacramentoappraisalblog.com Seeing the forest and the trees in real estate by Ryan Lundquist.  Look at more than 12 months of data My comment: Great Point, Ryan! Yesterday, I was completing a SMART Appraiser history graph of median sales price showing +7.8% gain over […]

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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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Differences In Baton Rouge Home Appraisal versus Home Inspection – YouTube

  http://www.batonrougeappraisers.com – Differences In Baton Rouge Home Appraisal versus Home Inspection Veteran Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraiser Bill Cobb e… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.youtube.com Differences In Baton Rouge Home Appraisal versus Home Inspection Veteran Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraiser Bill Cobb explains the differences in Baton Rouge Home Appraisal versus Baton Rouge Home […]

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Does a $20,000 solar system really add $20,000 in value in Baton Rouge?

Would you pay $20,000 for a solar system if you knew it added $20,000 of instant home value? That’s exactly what a solar salesman told the client of a real estate friend. Is that legit though? What… Sourced through Scoop.it from: sacramentoappraisalblog.com Does a $20,000 solar system really add $20,000 in value in Baton Rouge? […]

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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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Baton Rouge Homeowners overvalue by 8 percent, over improve their homes

I wish every Baton Rouge Homeowner would read this: Owners tend to overvalue homes by about 8 percent, over improve their homes Bill Cobb Appraiser’s Bat Rouge Real Estate insight: I wish every Baton Rouge Homeowner would read this: Owners tend to overvalue homes by about 8 percent, over improve their homes – by noted […]

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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 REALTORSĀ® 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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Larger Baton Rouge Homes Sell For Less Per Sq Ft, Kenilworth Subd

Larger Baton Rouge Homes Sell For Less Per Sq Ft, Kenilworth Subdivision

Larger Baton Rouge Homes Sell For Less Per Sq Ft, Example Kenilworth Subdivion 70808 “BATON ROUGE HOME BUYER LESSON: As a potential Baton Rouge home buyer, you should be aware of the fact that the market or buyers generally pay less per square foot for larger homes and that this is a general rule of […]

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How To Challenge A Baton Rouge Home Appraisal

How To Challenge A Baton Rouge Home Appraisal
How To Challenge A Baton Rouge Home Appraisal

How To Challenge or Contest A Baton Rouge Home Appraisal

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Bill Cobb, Greater Baton Rouge’s Home Appraiser, is sharing “How To Challenge A Home Appraisal” by Adam Verwymeren via Foxnews.com.

Article Link is here and is quoted below, so the source is here:
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/06/13/how-to-challenge-home-appraisal/

This is Adam’s opinion and Bill Cobb does not recommend you obtain “comps” or try to estimate your home’s value from sites like Zillow or Trulia.

Nothing can kill a real estate deal faster than a low appraisal.

Can Baton Rouge Home Buyers Receive Copy of Appraisal Report

Can Baton Rouge Home Refinancers Receive A Copy of Appraisal Report Can I Review Home Appraisal Prior To Closing? W… Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: Can Baton Rouge Home Buyers Receive Copy of Appraisal ReportĀ    Can Baton Rouge Home Buyers Receive Copy of Appraisal Report Can I Review Home Appraisal Prior To Closing? […]

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VIDEO: What Is A Baton Rouge Home Appraiser Final Inspection?

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com – What Is A Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Final Inspection? For new home construction where the home loan began whi… Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: What Is A Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Final Inspection?  For new home construction where the home loan began while home was under construction, a final inspection is a […]

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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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Which Comes First the REATLORĀ® or the Lender?

Which Comes First the Realtor or the Lender? Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: Which Comes First the REALTOR® or the Lender? To this Home Appraiser, based on 21 years in real estate, this is a somewhat biased article stating you should contact a REALTOR® first…..SEE NOTE BELOW.  However, generally, Agents do prefer buyer(s) they’re […]

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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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Baton Rouge Homeowner Spends $60K in yard, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

A Greater Baton Rouge Homeowner spends $60,000 in their yard on a $240,000 newer home and now they’re moving…WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? Of the $60K spent (not “invested”), home sellers may see a $10K to $15K return or a $45K loss. Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: A Greater Baton Rouge Homeowner spends $60,000 in […]

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Why does Baton Rouge Appraisal ALWAYS come in at the contract amount?

I get asked this question a lot, so I thought I would address this issue that many people are curious about. I don’t think it happens ALL the time Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: Why does the appraisal ALWAYS come in at the contract amount?  This Tom Horn’s title for his post.  Well, the […]

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New Sky High Flood Insurance Costs Means Lost Home Sales and Declining Home Values

Many victims of Superstorm Sandy and other floods, already paying for many repairs out of their own pockets, get hit with massive flood insurance bills. Baton Rouge Real Estate News‘s insight: New Sky High Flood Insurance Costs Means Lost Home Sales and Declining Home Values.   “For every $5,000 a year your flood insurance goes up, […]

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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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