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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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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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Why Do Smaller Baton Rouge Homes Sell For More Per Square Foot Than Larger Homes?

I received the following question from a local Real Estate Broker tonight:  THE QUESTION:  Why Do Smaller Baton Rouge Homes Sell For More Per Square Foot Than Larger Homes?    I have a client asking a question as to why a home with 1900 sq. ft. doesn’t sell for the same price per sqft as […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraiser: Should You Build Your New Home In This Subdivision?

Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraiser: Should You Build Your New Home In This Subdivision?    NOTE: My point is not to put down any particular subdivision in Greater Baton Rouge. My point is that it makes no economic sense to build a $160,000 new home in a 50 year old subdivision where the average non […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers Report On East Baton Rouge 2012 Home Sales

Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers Report On East Baton Rouge 2012 Home Sales   Inman News is reporting U.S. Existing-home sales near 5-year high on January 22, 2013 While EBRP Home Sales were better than 2009, 2010 and 2011, East Baton Rouge Parish home sales in 2012 WERE NOT above the 5 year high in 2008!  […]

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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 Real Estate: Why That Home Apartment Is Not Counted As Living Area

Baton Rouge Real Estate: Why That Apartment Is Probably Not Counted As Living Area. Why was this home listed in the MLS in early 2012 as having 720sf more than it actually has? Valuable Lesson For Sellers Here! Why Accurate Living Area Matters. In my opinion, REALTORS® have a fiduciary duty to their listing clients […]

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What’s Your Baton Rouge Home Worth? Pre-Listing Appraisals Provide Answers

http://www.gbrprelistingappraisals.com/ – What’s Your Greater Baton Rouge Home Worth? Pre-Listing Appraisals Provide Answers! Order a GBR Pre-Listing Appraisal here. Confused About Listing Your Home? Whether Listing FSBO (For Sale By Owner) or With A Local Real Estate Agent, You Need A Pre-Listing Appraisal! WHY? Watch The Video Below! ANSWER: To Make Sure That A Real […]

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Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Elevated Photography Services Now Available

http://www.batonrougelistingsservices.com/ – Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Elevated Photography Services Now Available by Bill Cobb with Baton Rouge Listings Services and AVG Accurate Valuations Group! Find out more at the url above in blue. Below is a compare and contrast showing the marketing differences in perspective of home listing photo at normal elevation versus elevated […]

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Prairieville Home Appraisals Reports On Les Chenier Subdivision 2011

http://www.facebook.com/ascrebuzz – Prairieville Home Appraisals Reports On Les Chenier Subdivision 2011. So far, only one (1) home sale in 2011, a foreclosure for $155,000. I had a local real estate agent contact me last week asking for a update on Les Chenier Subdivision as there really hasn’t been much home sales activity in this development, […]

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Amazing Beauregard Town Renovation: 975 Louisiana Avenue Before and After Photos

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Amazing Beauregard Town Renovation: Before and After Photos! This is 975 Louisiana Avenue, near Beauregard Town and the Baton Rouge Central Business District. I appraised this property in 2008 as a foreclosure when the condition was much less impressive. Property was sold through local Real Estate Agents, Jeff Furniss and Darry Gissel in […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisal: SFREP Appraisal Software Helps Underwriter Communication

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisal: SFREP Appraisal Software Helps Underwriter Communication   SFREP or Software for Real Estate Professionals is a local real estate appraisal software company founded by R. Wayne Pugh, MAI. SFREP recently added a new mapping feature to their “Appraise-It” product, which aids the appraiser in better communication with the […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraiser Photos From Field: Haven’t Seen A Fixer Upper This Bad In A While!

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraiser Photos From Field: Haven’t Seen A Fixer Upper This Bad In A While! I recently completed this home appraisal on this Baton Rouge home marketed as a “Fixer Upper”! It was more than just a fixer upper as this home wasn’t inhabitable nor would the City issue an […]

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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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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 Agents: Would A Geographical Competency Map Of Your Previous Listings Help You Earn More Listings?

http://www.batonrougerealestatebuzz.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Agents: Would A Geographical Competency Map Of Your Previous Listings Help You Earn More Listings? If you’re an experienced agent, it certainly would by adding hundreds of red labels on a Google map. As the map above illustrates, I recently learned how to use Google Maps to Geocode some […]

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Trends Seminar Themes 1 of 3: Real Estate Perks Up

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Real Estate Trends Seminar Themes 1 of 3: Real Estate Perks Up The annual Trends Seminar was held yesterday with multiple keynote speakers. The Advocates’s recap of the seminar is located here, under Baton Rouge Real Estate Perks Up. There were 3 major themes during the seminar, one being that local […]

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Five Ways Olive Garden Can Enhance Your Baton Rouge Real Estate Business

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Five Ways Olive Garden Can Enhance Your Local Baton Rouge Real Estate Business J. Lamar Ferren has written an insightful article on how Olive Garden Restaurant can enhance your local Real Estate Business! The article is located here: Five Ways Olive Garden Can Enhance Your Real Estate Business. Here’s a snippet: “1. The […]

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Greater Baton Rouge Home Sales Decline 19% First 6 Months Of 2009

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Business Report is Reporting Greater Baton Rouge Home Sales Decline 19% First 6 Months Of 2009 The Baton Rouge Business Report is reporting this morning that area home sales were down 19% for the first 6 months of 2009. The link to the news on 7/13/2009 is at: http://www.businessreport.com/archives/daily-report/2009/jul/13/1077/ and here’s […]

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