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

University Villas Baton Rouge Home Sales Update Jan – June 2015

University Villas Baton Rouge Home Sales Update December 2014 to July 14, 2015 University Villas Baton Rouge Subdivision Home Sales Stats: 39 Sales From $220,900 to $307,900 Median Sales Price $253,000 Average Sold Price Price Per Square Foot $145/sf Average Listing To Sales Price Ratio: 99% Average Days On Market: 127 Days   Stable Median Sales Price. 4.9 Month Supply. 34 Competing Listings Is An Oversupply. 99% List-To-Sales Price Ratio. 12/2014-2015 University Villas: 39 Sales from $220,900 to $307,900, Median Price $253,000, Average Sold Price $145/sf, Average LP/SP Ratio 99%, Average 127 Days On Market.   GREATER BATON ROUGE REAL Continue reading University Villas Baton Rouge Home Sales Update Jan – June 2015

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

Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog Photo of Week: Pictometry 3D Aerials In Appraisals

Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog Photo of Week: Pictometry 3D Aerials In Appraisals Pictometry from pictometry dot com provides 3D type side imagery similar to what a drone would film but without expensive cost of a drone photography/video job, which might cost $300. One set of pictometry images for one property may cost $5.00 to $10.00, depending on how many units are purchased up front. Pictometry can also show images of a property over several years to show condition or improvements over time. Pictometry could also be used for Real Estate Listing Marketing. Pictometry Explained: Pictometry images are produced by a Continue reading Baton Rouge Appraisal Blog Photo of Week: Pictometry 3D Aerials In Appraisals

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 columnist, Ken Harney: Owners tend to overvalue homes NOTE: As I always indicate, we live in America and as a homeowner, you can install any upgrade you desire to your home, whether that upgrade makes economic or logical sense or not (whether the upgrade is Continue reading Baton Rouge Homeowners overvalue by 8 percent, over improve their homes

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

Is Damaged Garage Door On Investor FLIP Speaking To Potential Baton Rouge Home Buyers?

Is Damaged Garage Door On Investor Rehad Speaking To Potential Baton Rouge Home Buyers?  Here’s what I mean, see the photos below. I appraised this home as a foreclosure in 2012 and 2013 and then it sold to an investor. Investor only partially rehabbed property NOT to the satisfaction of potential buyers after being on the market (listing in MLS with an Agent) for months.  I then saw a dumpster outside this home recently where investor is probably finishing the rehab that should have been completed originally considering the very high listing price.  AND, every time I’m in that area Continue reading Is Damaged Garage Door On Investor FLIP Speaking To Potential Baton Rouge Home Buyers?

Early Spring In 2014 Baton Rouge Real Estate? Glenwood Subd 70806

Glenwood Subdivision 70806 Baton Rouge Real Estate

An Early Spring Evident In 2014 Baton Rouge Real Estate? This past week, yes in late January 2014 and on bitter cold but sunny day, I was in Glenwood Subdivision 70806 performing a Baton Rouge Mortgage Refinance Home Appraisal. As I was taking the 2 street scenes and homes across the street from subject photos, I noticed rose bushes with leaves, vibrant pine trees and even oak trees full of leaves. Yes, there was dead looking foilage, but there was remarkable color in the vegatation in this subdivision. As I watched this beauty in the absolutely horrible dead of Winter Continue reading Early Spring In 2014 Baton Rouge Real Estate? Glenwood Subd 70806

Springlake At Bluebonnet Has New Sign and Huge Christmas Snowman Baton Rouge Real Estate

Springlake At Bluebonnet Has New Sign and Huge Christmas Snowman Baton Rouge Real Estate  Yesterday I was in Springlake at Bluebonnet Highlands to perform a Baton Rouge Home Appraisal on a very rare Baton Rouge Foreclosure. This once $240,000 home with pond view and slab granite counters, on Springtree Avenue, was only 3.5 years old but had very excess wear and tear including broken window, busted door frame, extensive holes in sheetock, bad patchwork over other sheetrock holes, a range / oven door hanging almost off, stained carpet and some peeling paint on exterior. While in Springlake At Bluebonnet Highlands, Continue reading Springlake At Bluebonnet Has New Sign and Huge Christmas Snowman Baton Rouge Real Estate

New Baton Rouge Real Estate Foreclosure Available December 2013

New Baton Rouge Foreclosure Available December 2013: 6920 Calumet Street 70805 Victoria Gardens Subdivision Per East Baton Rouge Public Records, this home at 6920 Calumet Street is already a foreclosure, so I’m not sharing information that isn’t already recorded in pubic records. I’m appraising it for the Bank and am providing the details below. Approximate information on this home is as follows: 6/3/2 3 Bedrooms 2 Full Bathrooms 1350sf living area size Lot Size: 90 x 125 +/- Age: Built in 1954 +/- Condition: Fair, Needs Renovation and Removal of Large Partially Dead Tree Large Oak Tree Issues: This large Continue reading New Baton Rouge Real Estate Foreclosure Available December 2013