Greater Baton Rouge Pre-Listing Appraisals Include Home Sketch Room Sizes

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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 REALTORS® 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 listed. If listing FSBO or FSBOBR.com, it helps potential buyers determine online if your room sizes will suit their needs. An, the “Sketch Image” Bill provides can be uploaded along with home photos provided by Bill Cobb Appraiser. FOR GBRAR AGENTS, I CAN INCLUDE THE Continue reading

Pre-Listing Home Appraisals – Real Estate Broker Recommends Baton Rouge Sellers Obtain Them

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Bill Cobb Appraiser wants to share wisdom from Real Estate Broker Collier Swecker who video blogs about the importance of obtaining a Listing Price Home Appraisal prior to putting your home on the market in Birmingham Alabama. Collier is located in Birmingham AL, in “The South”, in a similar housing market as Baton Rouge. His tips in this video are of value to locals in Baton Rouge Real Estate and I quote Collier below. VIDEO: Collier Swecker on Pre-Listing Appraisals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwWgjCrV-UI “Hello, everybody. Collier Swecker in Birmingham, Alabama. I hope everybody’s having an awesome day. I wanted to share with Continue reading

Does an “allowance” in a Baton Rouge purchase agreement have any pull in an appraisal?

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I recently received this question from a local Greater Baton Rouge REALTOR®: “Does an “allowance” in a purchase agreement have any pull in an appraisal?” Good question. Allowances indicate dated condition to an Appraiser One question a Baton Rouge Appraiser would ask is if the seller is offering a decorating allowance, whick is really a concession, of say $5,000 for carpet and paint, is the listing over priced? Seriously. Is the $5,000 just another concession and the seller is having to pay a buyer to buy their home? Same with excessive seller paid concessions over $3,000 to $4,000 of say Continue reading

When A Baton Rouge Bathroom Isn’t A Bathroom

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There’s some confusion among those listing Baton Rouge Homes as to what is a bathroom listed in “Bathroom Count” and those that are not.  If a Bathroom isn’t located inside the heated and cooled “Living Area”, it’s not to be listed as a Bathroom in bath count on MLS Listings. Here’s 3 recent sketches where on the MLS Listings, the Bath Count was incorrect because Agents included bathrooms outside of the “Living Area” such as: 1.) Those in an Accessory Unit accessed by walking outside the home, under the carport, into a Mother In Law Suite / Storage Room. The Continue reading

Baton Rouge Home Appraisals 2015 Housing Market Commentary

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Baton Rouge Home Appraisers 225-293-1500, 2015 Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market Commentary In this video, Veteran Baton Rouge Home Appraiser, Bill Cobb, offers optimism about the 2015 Baton Rouge Housing Market.     A resource for locals in Greater Baton Rouge to help understand the real estate appraisal process and where it fits into their home valuation. Videos are by veteran Home Appraiser Bill Cobb and Accurate Valuations Group   Home Appraisals Baton Rouge Dot Com Appraiser in Baton Rouge LA, Home Appraisal Guys, HomeAppraisalGuys

Baton Rouge Appraiser Tips When Hiring Building Contractors

The Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog Pic Of The Week July 15 2014 is a tip for home owners hiring a Baton Rouge Building Contractor to remodel your home.     Check out the four photos below and the five (5) tips I’m recommending you need to be aware of, problems the Contractor added to this family’s financial life.  The photos show the “After” of a Contractor’s renovation. 1.) Look at the birds nest mess of wiring the Contractor left improperly installed and pointed out by Home Inspection as a major repair issue. 3.) Yes, I’m skipping to #3.  Contractor failed Continue reading

Will Baton Rouge Homes With Garages Have More Value Than Carports?

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Will Baton Rouge Homes With Garages Have More Value Than Homes With Just Open, Non Secure Carports?  I’m talking about protecting your automobiles and leaving one less door for a thief to break into.  Baton Rouge Home Safety Concerns When Buying Your Next Baton Rouge House 3 Thieves breaking into cars at 2am in Hickory Ridge Subdivision, Baton Rouge 70817. Open Carports make for easy access to thieves. Thieves shoot someone trying to stop them which causes a high speed chase and eventual capture. With crime like this increasing, it would be wise to buy a home with a garage, install Continue reading

Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog Pic Of The Week April 2014

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Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog Pic Of The Week April 2014 The Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog blog picture of the week is actually three (3) pics with different image backgrounds of Shadows Lake Subdivision 70816 home sales statistics based on data used with permission of GBRAR / GBRMLS from 01/01/2011 to 04/10/2014, disclaimer at bottom of each Baton Rouge Real Estate Infographic.  The data shows home sales breakdown in this manner 2011 Shadows Lake Baton Rouge Home Sales: 10 sales resulted in median sales price of $301,250 and average sold price of $121/sf 2012 Shadows Lake Baton Rouge Home Sales: 6 Continue reading

Baton Rouge Home Appraisals Blog Pic Of The Week 02/09/2014

Baton Rouge Appraisals Blog Pic Of The Week 02/09/2014 to 02/15/2014 For this week in Baton Rouge Real Estate ending February 15, 2014, the theme seemed to be Baton Rouge Foreclosures.  YES, I totally understand that nationally and locally, there’s been much less foreclosures taking place.  In fact, on February 3, 2014, DSNews.com reported Foreclosure Rate Down to 2.5% at Year-End.  However, within the Baton Rouge Housing Market, there’s still an ample supply of foreclosure and future REOs in subdivisions like Villa Del Rey, Park Forest, Monticello, Forest Oaks as well as in Towns like Baker and Zachary.  These are generally Continue reading

Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog Pic Of The Week 02/02/2014

Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog Pic Of The Week 02/02/2014 to 02/08/2014 This week, I worked on an assignment for a proposed construction of a 2,900sf living area range with a very unique Cape Cod or American Craftsman “look” for the French / Country French / Acadian dominated Baton Rouge housing market. While driving this new development, I noticed some traditional and then some not so common styles for Baton Rouge Real Estate, see the second collage image below. If you’re building a custom home that you plan on living in forever, build what you want.  The styles currently in this Continue reading