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Energy-Efficient Upgrades Might Be a Waste of Money

Energy-Efficient Upgrades Might Be a Waste of Money Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.realtor.com Think Energy-Efficient Features Save You Money? Think Again, Study Says Energy-Efficient Upgrades Might Be a Waste of …unless you’re going to live in that home for the next 20+ years. Bottom Line is that it’s another personal preference choice by homeowner and that […]

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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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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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Baton Rouge Granite Remnants Could Save Money

Baton Rouge Granite Remnants Could Save Money Mary Umberger, an Inman News Contributor, offers some tips on how granite remnants could help you upgrade your Kitchen and Bathrooms for less expense, Granite Remnants May Save You Money.   This is important, especially if you are seeking to sell your home in the next few years […]

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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: 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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Baton Rouge Real Estate Housing Is A Great Investment For The Family

Baton Rouge Real Estate Housing Is A Great Investment For The Family Baton Rouge is a superb spot to settle lower and invest. It’s a city full of enormous charm and hospitality. The prettiest factor relating to this place is it has got the charm of the suburbs using the efficiency of the city. In […]

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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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Difference Between Baton Rouge Home Appraisals Versus Home Inspections

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Difference Between Baton Rouge Home Appraisals Versus Home Inspections In A Mortgage Loan Process. The Home Appraiser is hired by the bank to decide the estimated market value of a house.  The Appraisal Report protects the Bank or Lender and not the home buyer. The buyer pays for the home appraisal and that price will depend on if […]

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Will Half Of Greater Baton Rouge Homebuyers Who Claimed 2009 Tax Credit Have To Repay The Government?

http://www.batonrougerealestatebuzz.com/ – Will Half Of Greater Baton Rouge Homebuyers Who Claimed 2009 Tax Credit Have To Repay The Government? There’s a new report out by CNNMoney.com and eCreditDaily.com that says 950,000 Taxpayers Must Repay Homebuyer Tax Credit according to the U.S. Treasury. Read the entire articles at the links above. Buzz is providing a few […]

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Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate: Understanding difference between appraisals and tax assessments

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate: Understanding the difference between an appraisal and an assessment! Lea Miller has written an article I wanted to share locally: Understanding the difference between an appraisal and an assessment . Here are a few snippets (not the entire article) from her article below: “A real estate appraisal is […]

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With Federal Tax Credit Expiration, Greater Baton Rouge Home Sales Numbers Decline Into July 2010

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – With Federal Tax Credit Expiration, Greater Baton Rouge Home Sales Numbers Decline Into July 2010!   The Baton Rouge Business Report Daily PM Report is report a Capital Region home sales plunge of 21% in July 2010. “The number of homes sold in metro Baton Rouge fell by 21% in July compared with […]

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Baton Rouge Homeowner Loses 15000 By Not Getting Pre-Listing Appraisal

Baton Rouge Homeowner Loses $15,000 By Not Getting Pre-Listing Appraisal

http://www.gbrprelistingappraisals.com/ – Baton Rouge Homeowner Loses $15,000 By Not Getting Pre-Listing Appraisal Another Baton Rouge Homeowner Loses Money By Not Getting Appraisal. In June 2010, a Greater Baton Rouge homeowner is losing $15,000 in equity, selling FSBO or For Sale By Owner, by not getting a Pre-Listing Appraisal. No, this isn’t a distressed sale. Tags: […]

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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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When Will East Baton Rouge Parish Government Use Eminment Domain And Demolish Gardere Lane Multi-Family?

https://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com// – Baton Rouge Real Estate Photos From The Field: When Will EBRP Use “Eminment Domain” And Demolish The “Blight” Called Gardere Lane Multi-Family? This is the section of Gardere Lane I’m describing, see map above. View the photos below in the slideshow. This section of Gardere Ln has been in this condition for close […]

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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 Home Selling Tips: 4 Ways To Sell Your Home Faster

http://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Home Selling Tips: 4 Ways To Sell Your Home Faster. This article was written for homeowners and may be helpful for Real Estate Agents as well.   CBS Money Watch is reporting on 4 Ways To Sell Your Home Faster! Click the blue link to read the article! Here’s […]

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

https://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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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 Question: Is It Wise To Invest $60,000 For A Pool and Landscaping On A $250,000 Home?

http://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Question: Is It Wise To Invest $60,000 For A Pool and Landscaping On A $250,000 Home? As a home appraiser, I often see this type of scenario: Homeowner wants that swimming pool in the backyard with a lot of nice landscaping. That’s human nature to want nice features with […]

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