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VIDEOS: What Are These Baton Rouge Vote For Amendment #1 To Stay Tax Free Signs About?

What Are These Baton Rouge Vote For Amendment #1 To Stay Tax Free Signs About? The Louisiana REALTORS® Association is supporting a constitutional amendment on the November 19th ballot to prohibit any new real estate transfer taxes in the state. A vote FOR Amendment #1 on November 19 will… *Protect your home from double taxation. […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers: Why do some houses sit on the market while others sell?

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers: Why do some houses sit on the market while others sell?   Here’s an interesting video by Jay Papasan, an executive of Keller Williams Realty. We see “Jay” on the month “This Month In Real Estate US: November 2010” videos on YouTube. In this video, Mr. Papasan explains […]

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Baton Rouge Appraisals: How Market Conditions Can Mean A Not As Favorable Value For Your Home!

http://www.batonrougerealestatetrends.net/ – Baton Rouge Home Appraisals: How Market Conditions Can Mean A Not As Favorable Value For Your Home! The challenges local home appraisers now face when valuing Greater Baton Rouge homes after the Federal Tax Credit Expiration. I recently completed a refinance appraisal assignment off Sharp Rd and witnessed a trend I wanted to […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Home Sales: Highs and Lows For September 7, 2010

http://www.batonrougerealestatebuzz.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Home Sales: Highs and Lows For September 7, 2010 Rebekah Allen, with the Baton Rouge Business Report, has an update on Baton Rouge home sales as published on September 7, 2010 and quoted below: “After several months of hoping that the worst had passed in the fragile housing market, […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers: Baton Rouge Home Sales At 11 Year Low

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Home Sales Numbers At 11 Year Low The Baton Rouge Business Report is reporting on a National Assocation of Realtors housing study “U.S. Home Sales Plunge To 15-Year Low” and I quote: “Sales of previously occupied homes fell to the lowest level in 15 years last month as the economy weakened. […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate and myth-defying truths from national real estate experts

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Real Estate and myth-defying truths from national real estate experts Ralph Bivins reports on the broad consensus from economists, analysts and experts at the National Association of Real Estate Editors 44th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Austin. In Mr. Bivins post at “The housing recession is not over and other […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate: Remaining Positive When National Economy Isn’t Performing Well!

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Real Estate: Remaining Positive When National Economy Isn’t Performing Well! In This Video, TBWS Guys Encourage Us To Remain Positive Into Future. I’m posting “the guys” video from this morning because we need some good news today regarding the U.S. National Economy! Yes, I understand that the local Baton Rouge market […]

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What Impact Will The Gulf Oil Spill Have On Baton Rouge Real Estate?

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – What Impact Will The Gulf Oil Spill Have On Baton Rouge Real Estate? I began thinking about this question on Saturday as I heard the comparison of Hurricane Katrina with this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. An appraiser friend of mine in North Georgia sent me the poll results below from […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate: Understanding and Avoiding Mortgage Fraud

Baton Rouge Real Estate: Understanding and Avoiding Mortgage Fraud The San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting article: Mortgage Fraud: Understanding And Avoiding It . Here’s a snippet below: “Ethical violations and criminal activities in various industries have affected our economy over the past few decades, particularly in the banking, financial and housing sectors. In this […]

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

https://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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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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West Baton Rouge New Homes Oversupply and Declining Median Sales Prices

http://www.westbatonrougeappraiser.com/ – West Baton Rouge New Homes Oversupply and Declining Median Sales Prices Despite the consecutive rounds of positive economic news for the Greater Baton Rouge Economy, the West Baton Rouge Housing Market, more particularly the Addis Market, is still oversupplied and has been for quite some time now. As the chart clearly shows, the […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate in October 2009 Ranks Within 20 Strongest Metro Areas In U.S.

http://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate in October 2009 Ranks Within The 20 Strongest Metro Areas In U.S. (NOTE: This Photo, Taken in 10/2009, Shows New Construction By More “Economy Builders” Priced Below $200,000 Is Still Fairly Brisk Within The Outlying Areas Of Greater Baton Rouge Itself. This is the “New” New Construction Baton Rouge […]

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LA Realtors Report Good News For Baton Rouge Real Estate In July 2009

http://www.batonrougefhaappraisers.com/ – LA Realtors Report Good News For Baton Rouge Real Estate In July 2009 LA Realtors reports Pending Home Sales Record Fourth Straight Monthly Gain, as directly quoted: “Pending home sales show a sustained uptrend, rising for four consecutive months with very favorable housing affordability and a first-time buyer tax credit boosting activity, according […]

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

https://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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The Brookings Institute Ranks Baton Rouge Economy Number 8 Best in U.S. – Fantastic News For Baton Rouge Real Estate

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – The Brookings Institute Ranks Baton Rouge Economy Number 8 Best In U.S. – Fantastic News For Baton Rouge Real Estate I was at McDonalds this past week eating breakfast before appraisal inspections and ran across this Great News for the Baton Rouge Economy and Baton Rouge Real Estate Housing Market. In the article, […]

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Baton Rouge Business Report: Louisiana holds up better than most in recession

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Business Report: Louisiana holds up better than most in recession Source and Article: Baton Rouge Business Report Here’s a brief snippet: “When Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal touts the state’s job market and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sells his city as one of the best places to ride out the recession, […]

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Senate OKs $15,000 Bonus for Greater Baton Rouge Home Buyers

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Senate OKs $15,000 Bonus for Greater Baton Rouge Home Buyers Housing could get a big boost from the latest addition to the mammoth stimulus bill working its way through Congress. Senate legislators unanimously approved a proposal Wednesday that would allow a tax credit for home buyers of 10 percent of the value of […]

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