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Baton Rouge Appraiser Responds: Subjective Views can kill a home sale

Recently, the Washington Post and Ken Harney published, “Appraiser’s subjective view can kill a deal despite accord by buyer and seller”, see link at bottom.  In this article, it talks about recent studies of adjustments to comparable sales used in appraisals and categorizes adjustments into two camps: objective and subjective. Dictionary definitions tend to lump […]

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

https://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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Brusly La Home Appraisers Photos From The Field: New Construction on Live Oak Drive

http://www.westbatonrougeappraiser.com/ – West Baton Rouge Parish Brusly Louisiana Home Appraisers Photos From The Field: New Construction on Live Oak Drive This home (above) on Live Oak Drive is listed for $225,000 for 1,811sf or $124.24 and is under contract or pending. This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This is a newer home on […]

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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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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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More New Baton Rouge Condos For The Saturated LSU Housing Market – Brightside Estates North

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – More New Baton Rouge Condos For The Saturated LSU Housing Market – Brightside Estates North I just finished a three (3) bedroom Townhome appraisal off Brightside Dr yesterday where the marketing time was 262 days on the market. Two (2) of the comparable sales used, sold in 2010, were on the market for […]

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