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?

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 Baton Rouge Appraiser Tips When Hiring Building Contractors

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

Car Theft Thieves Caught After Hickory Ridge Subdivision Thefts

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

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?

Baton Rouge Real Estate: Three Mistakes That Kill A Homes Value

Baton Rouge Real Estate: Three Mistakes That Kill A Homes Value I wanted to share a video by Tennessee Real Estate Broker, John Jones, on a topic I totally agree with him on – that of over improving your home. While John says these will kill your homes value, I would only agree with that for his number three, adding above ground pools. If you over improve your home, which is a huge mistake and you will lose big time money doing so, it will help your home sell faster. Real Estate Investors in North Baton Rouge, say Glen Oaks Continue reading Baton Rouge Real Estate: Three Mistakes That Kill A Homes Value