Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Home Appraisal assignments for the week of May 14 2017

Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Home Appraisal assignments for the week…you know that Beach Boys song “I get around, get around, I get around…”? Well, that’s the life of a Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraiser…we’re all over the place! In East Baton Rouge, home appraisal assignments in subdivisions Monticello, Round Oak, Broadmoor, Walden, Shady Hollow, Zachary’s new DSLD Cedar Bend subdivision. Within West Baton Rouge, The Gates At The Oaks, Sugar Mill Plantation and Sugar Hollow and taking comparable photos in Esperanza Estates. Within Ascension Parish, appraisals in The Fields Subdivision and the new DSLD Hidden Farms Subdivision off Jefferson Continue reading Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Home Appraisal assignments for the week of May 14 2017

Baton Rouge Appraiser Photos From The Field – Walking Away and Rebuilding NICE

These are the some of the Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraisal photos from the field I’ve taken and or from late 2016 – interesting things an Appraiser sees during a typical day in Greater Baton Rouge. It seems like everyday I’m out in the field, I realize just how far reaching those August 2016 Great Flood waters reached 5.5 months ago…and wreaked havoc on our residents homes on mental state. Some of the work I perform is for draw inspections where I have drive out to determine what percent of recovery construction has been completed. Some people I find are Continue reading Baton Rouge Appraiser Photos From The Field – Walking Away and Rebuilding NICE

Are Baton Rouge Failed Home Sales A Major Concern and Why They Occur

I recently was sent a video of Ryan from TheREsource.tv regarding Failed Sales A Major Concern, link to his video is below. In the video, Ryan states 4.3 percent of contracts failed to close, which more than tripled from 2014. This is Ryan’s map showing where home sales fail to close at the highest pace. These are the cities showing where home sales fail to close at the highest pace. I don’t have any verifiable statistics on what percentage of Greater Baton Rouge home sales fail to close, nor such a source of information. Why The Increase In Failed Sales Continue reading Are Baton Rouge Failed Home Sales A Major Concern and Why They Occur

How NOT to get maximum value for your Greater Baton Rouge home: Ignore conformity

How NOT to get maximum value for your Greater Baton Rouge home: Ignore conformity While my Appraiser Friend, Tom Horn SRA, writes this about the Alabama housing market, a Southern market, this is so very pertinent to our “Southern” Baton Rouge Louisiana housing market. I can give you example after example where “different”, “unique”, “modern” and “contemporary” have taken 3 to 4 times longer to sell and sold at drastic discounts because it was just odd and sometimes just downright “unattractive”. When I say “unattractive”, I ‘m not just referring to my personal preference, but rather buyers obvious negative reaction Continue reading How NOT to get maximum value for your Greater Baton Rouge home: Ignore conformity

Parc Chaleur in Baker Home Sales 2016 by Baton Rouge Home Appraiser Bill Cobb

Baton Rouge Home Appraiser Bill Cobb reports on Parc Chaleur Subdivision in Baker Home Louisiana 70714 Did Parc Chaleur Subdivision flood in August 2016? If it did, I didn’t see any signs or evidence of flooding as of 11/12/2016. Baker Is A Weaker Housing Market Overall In general, the Baker housing market is still weak when other markets like Zachary, Baton Rouge, Central and Ascension Parish are very strong. For example, of the 269 sales since January 1, 2015, 78 of them or 29% were distressed sales (foreclosure, short sale or 3rd party). Other markets have far, far less distressed Continue reading Parc Chaleur in Baker Home Sales 2016 by Baton Rouge Home Appraiser Bill Cobb

Baton Rouge Appraiser: Sherwood Forest Suffers Major Price Declines in 2016

The home sales trends within Sherwood Forest Subdivision in Baton Rouge La are listed below as a result of research for a 2016 home appraisal.   Jan 2016 to Oct 2016 Sherwood Forest Home Sales Trends 103 Sales from $75,000 to $265,000 Median Sales Price $149,000 Median Sold Price Per Sq. Ft.: $72/sf Average Sold Price: $147,873 Average Sold Price Per Sq. Ft.: $67/sf Homes Sold From $29/sf to $98/sf Average SP/LP% 96% Average Days On Market: 57 Days Average Home Is 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2,259sf The “Average SP/LP% 96%” or Listing To Sales Price Ratio means the average Continue reading Baton Rouge Appraiser: Sherwood Forest Suffers Major Price Declines in 2016

Why Do Baton Rouge Homes Not Appraise For Sales Price?

When preparing for your Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraisal, I invite you to read Real Estate Broker, Jon Kolsky’s advice here: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4918769/prepare-for-your-home-appraisal– (image source is Jon Kolsky’s article) Yes, this is a content curation piece where I take an article written by another expert and add my commentary to bring it home to local Baton Rougeons. Let me add my advice after 20+ years appraising homes for purchases. Yes, homes in pristine, especially updated or renovated condition, sell and appraise to Top Dollar given favorable market conditions! Yes, I have my office ask the Listing Agent what comps were used Continue reading Why Do Baton Rouge Homes Not Appraise For Sales Price?

What is a final inspection for Baton Rouge Home Appraisals?

In Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraisals, What Is A Final Inspection? When a home is appraised before it’s 100 percent finished, generally a lender orders a “final inspection” prior to closing. A final inspection is a verification inspection to determine IF the home was built according to plans and specifications, if it’s move in ready and if all mechanical systems are operational. Video by veteran Home Appraiser Bill Cobb and Accurate Valuations Group 225-293-1500 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/batonrougeappraiser On Twitter: https://twitter.com/brappraiser On Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+AccurateValuationsGroupBatonRouge/posts On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/askbatonrougehomeappraiser

Post-Listing Appraisals For Overpriced Baton Rouge Homes Not Selling

Post-Listing Appraisals…between mid April 2016 to mid May 2016, I’ve been hired to perform more Post Listing Appraisals than Pre-Listing Appraisals. Below is just a couple of recent summary requests”. And, be sure to read to end for “5 Ways an appraisal can help sell a stale listing.” “Hi Bill, what do you charge for a listing appraisal where the seller needs a reality check?” “Please do an appraisal for us at 1234 Sample Dr. This home has been listed 181 days and we keep receiving low ball offers. My sellers want to know why and why this home isn’t Continue reading Post-Listing Appraisals For Overpriced Baton Rouge Homes Not Selling

Baton Rouge Home Appraisals: What You Need to Know?

Baton Rouge House Appraisals: What You Need to Know? REALTOR and Broker, Wayne Turner of Turner Real Estate Group in Mandeville Louisiana, discusses how you as a home seller can help with the home appraisal process to explain updates and upgrades. Here’s his video below: My Comment: KEEP GOOD RECORDS OF YOUR UPDATES AND UPGRADES OF YOUR HOME! As a Greater Baton Rouge Louisiana Home Appraiser, I would agree and recommend typing out that list of updates or upgrades, list what year each improvement was made and add each items approximate cost. An Appraiser will typically take such a typed Continue reading Baton Rouge Home Appraisals: What You Need to Know?