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?

How Pre Purchase Home Appraisals For Cash Sale In Greater Baton Rouge Work

How Pre Purchase Home Appraisals For Cash Sale In Greater Baton Rouge Work  This involves the homebuyer paying cash and obtaining a pre purchase home appraisal, pre-purchase home appraisal or cash sale home appraisal to determine if they’re paying a fair price and if the physical information presented by REALTOR is correct or not. Physical information can be the actual verified living area size, such as is this home really 2,800 sq. ft. of legal heated and cooled sq. ft. or is it really 2,400sf sq. ft. If the average sales price in a market is $110/sf, then that’s a Continue reading How Pre Purchase Home Appraisals For Cash Sale In Greater Baton Rouge Work

Baton Rouge Home Inspections Should Include Repair Cost Estimate Ranges

Choosing a Good Home Inspector Bill Cobb Appraisers Mission or Platform within Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate is “Helping Locals Make Informed Housing Decisions!” which is why I highly recommend obtaining a Home Inspection whether the home is new or old. Bill Cobb Appraiser at 225-293-1500 YES, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A HOME INSPECTION for both New and Existing Homes! Choosing A Good Home Inspector https://youtu.be/SWA8GavEOZg I do agree with her statement though, especially when “Time Is Of The Essense” in responding to a purchase agreement within 24 to 48 hours and a buyer doesn’t know how much the repairs are Continue reading Baton Rouge Home Inspections Should Include Repair Cost Estimate Ranges

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

allowances in baton rouge purchase agreements for decorating

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

When A Baton Rouge Bathroom Isn’t A Bathroom

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 When A Baton Rouge Bathroom Isn’t A Bathroom

Baton Rouge Home Appraisals 2015 Housing Market Commentary

Baton Rouge Home Appraiser

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

Baton Rouge Appraiser Others Dealing With Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit Issues

Baton Rouge Accessory Dwelling Units

Baton Rouge Appraiser Others Dealing With Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit Issues In my weekly reading, I came across this interesting question and answer below and thought to myself I’m not the only person in America going through building permit issues when valuing Baton Rouge Real Estate.  In 2013, I had 3 Baton Rouge House Appraisal assignments where each home had an old apartment or an “Accessory Dwelling Unit” or ADU. My conversation each time with East Baton Rouge Parish Planning and Zoning rep meant that because of these homes were located in either A1 or A2 zoning, these units COULD Continue reading Baton Rouge Appraiser Others Dealing With Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit Issues

The importance of Baton Rouge Home Appraisals

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The importance of Baton Rouge Home Appraisals   In the article referenced below, REALTOR®  Daniella Aitken recommends homeowners, home sellers and home buyers obtain a Home Appraisal and offers these reasons in quotes below. She makes a good point in that any Baton Rouge Home Appraiser you hire is a stranger and that you should do your homework before hiring them, if you have that choice instead of the lender selecting the Appraiser for your situation.  She also outlines what a Baton Rouge Pre-Listing Appraisal or Baton Rouge List Price Appraisal should contain.  If you have questions about Home Appraisals Continue reading The importance of Baton Rouge Home Appraisals

Difference Between Baton Rouge Home Appraisals and Agent MLS CMAs

Difference Between Baton Rouge Home Appraisals and Agent MLS CMAs As Greater Baton Rouge’s Home Appraiser, I read a number of sources daily to keep up with the local and national housing markets.  I came across this article below, which explains the differences between a Real Estate Agent CMA or BPO (Broker Price Opinion) and a Certified Home Appraisal and wanted to share this information with the local market.  I also included the videos as well for further clarification.   The article isn’t based on CMA versus Appraisal argument, but rather points out the strengths and potential weaknesses of the Continue reading Difference Between Baton Rouge Home Appraisals and Agent MLS CMAs