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

Median Listing Prices Have Been Correcting In Baton Rouge Housing Since 2007

http://realestatemarbles.com/batonrougerealestate/ – Median Listing Prices Have Been Correcting In Baton Rouge Housing Since 2007. According to the Zillow.com charts below, the Baton Rouge Median Listings Prices for housing has been “declining” since 2007. NOTE: These charts do represent median “listing” prices and not actual sold prices. The GBRMLS is reporting an average sales price for the four (4) local parishes as $192,400 and those numbers can be found here under Baton Rouge Housing Trends For 2011. This is lower than the 2010 Annuals average of $195,756 by -1.6%.             According to the Zillow.com charts below, the Continue reading Median Listing Prices Have Been Correcting In Baton Rouge Housing Since 2007

Baton Rouge Real Estate Videos: Even Highland Creek Is Correcting Downward into 2011

http://www.accuratevg.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Videos: Even Highland Creek Subdivision Is Correcting Downward into 2011. This is an on-going series into the decline of Greater Baton Rouge Home Values and why potential buyers should beware and not pay too much for “some” local overpriced listings. Bill strongly recommends in this housing environment to obtain a Pre-Purchase Appraisal to gain ALL of the facts before making a local home purchase decision.   Greater Baton Rouge Home Prices, in general, are in correction mode per the CoreLogic report for the 7th straight month and reflected in local housing statistics I see Continue reading Baton Rouge Real Estate Videos: Even Highland Creek Is Correcting Downward into 2011

Greater Baton Rouge Housing Report For Week of April 22, 2011

http://www.batonrougerealestatebuzz.com/ – Greater Baton Rouge Housing Update For Week of April 22, 2011 (From April 16-22, 2011). This report covers the primary four (4) Parishes that make up Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate. ASCENSION PARISH SOLDS: 5 from $67,000 to $229,900, Average Sales Prices $168,180 or $99.98/sf, Median Sales Price $185,000, Average Days On Market 41. LISTINGS: Currently Actives Total: 744 $234,268 Average Listing Price and Median Price $198,200. Currently Pending: 246 $194,128 Average Listing Price and Median Price $174,975. New Listings: 40 With Average Listing Price of $195,992, Median Listing Price of $169,900 Pending Listings: 39 With Average Listing Continue reading Greater Baton Rouge Housing Report For Week of April 22, 2011

Congratulations To Central Greenwell Springs Housing Market, Top Performer in 2011

http://www.facebook.com/brrebuzz – Congratulations To Central Greenwell Springs Housing Market, Top Performer in 2011! This is based on a comparison between Q1 2010 versus Q1 2011. WATCH THE VIDEO VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE! LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE! [audio:http://www.homeappraisalsbatonrouge.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/greenwellsprings4162011.mp3]   Biggest Gainer In East Baton Rouge 70739. Zip Code 70739, the Central or Greenwell Springs market, showed a +16.2% increase in Average Sales Prices AND +6.2% in Average Sales Price Per Sq. Ft.. Central is a “hot” market viewed by locals as having a favorable school district. 70739 also showed a +9.4% increase in the number of home Continue reading Congratulations To Central Greenwell Springs Housing Market, Top Performer in 2011

Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisal Video: Highland Road Housing Market Trends In 2011

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisal Video: Highland Road Housing Market Trends In 2011.   Video Link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Y3eTRa_D8 In this video, local home appraiser of 20 years, Bill Cobb, points out trends observations from the Area 53 housing market, generally from Essen Lane over toward Country Club of Louisiana area. This is a “sub-market” study of homes 2900sf to 3450sf, from 11-15 to 16-20 years old, from approx. $300,000 up to $450,000 range. This is not a broad study but a limited study of homes comparable to a 3250sf home buil in 1994 in the Bluebonnet 70810 market. Continue reading Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisal Video: Highland Road Housing Market Trends In 2011

Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: Azalea Lakes Subdivision 2009-2010 Update

http://www.homeappraisalsbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: Azalea Lakes Subdivision 2009-2010 Update. Both the Average and Median Sales Prices were DOWN by -2% and 3.4%in 2010, but the Average Sold Price Per Sq. Ft. was up by +$2.34/sf or 2%. Solds In Azalea Lakes from 1/2010 to 12/31/2010 revealed: Average Sales Price: $193,080 ($197,147 in 2009) Average Sold Price Per Sq. Ft.: $117.61/sf ($115/sf in 2009) Median Sold Price: $187,900 ($194,500 in 2009) Number of Sales: 15 (14 shown on chart below) Average Number of Days On Market: 82 Low To High: $165,000 to $255,000 Number of Sold REO/Foreclosures Noted Continue reading Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: Azalea Lakes Subdivision 2009-2010 Update

Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog Video: Review of Shadowbrook Lakes Housing

http://www.homeappraisalsbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog Video: Review of Shadowbrook Lakes Housing Shadowbrook Lakes Subdivision 2010 Housing Numbers # of Sales: 4 Sales Prices: $299,900 to $399,900 Median Sales Price: $299,900 Average Sales Price: $151.07/sf 5 Current Listings From $294,900 up to $399,900

Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: Hermitage Subdivision 2010 Update

http://www.homeappraisalsbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: Hermitage Subdivision 2010 Update Hermitage Subdivision is conveniently located near the blossoming area of the Bluebonnet Extension and Nicholson Drive, only a few miles from LSU and the Central Business District!   Solds In Hermitage Subdivision from 1/2010 to 12/31/2010 revealed: Average Sales Price: $101,360 ($81,500 in 2009) Average Sold Price Per Sq. Ft.: $72/sf ($59/sf in 2009) Median Sold Price: $95,000 ($82,000 in 2009)Number of Sales: 5 (7 in 2009) Average Number of Days On Market: 42 (69 in 2009) Low To High: $79,900 to $127,000 Number of Sold REO/Foreclosures Noted In Continue reading Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: Hermitage Subdivision 2010 Update

Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: January 2011 East Baton Rouge Residential Building Permit Numbers Released

http://www.homeappraisalsbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: January 2011 East Baton Rouge Residential Building Permit Numbers Released RESIDENTIAL PERMITS DECLINE Were Down In 2010! As a whole, residential building permits were down from 2,184 in 2009 versus 1,964 in 2010, a decline of 220 permits or -10% (includes all residential permit types). December 2010 versus December 2009 saw an increase from 177 in 12/2009 to 201 in 12/2010. DECEMBER 2010 RESIDENTIAL SFR PERMITS TOTAL “53”! For Residential Permits only for “Single Family Residences”, December 2010 saw 53 permits issued versus 44 for November 2010. ANY IMPROVEMENT IN JANUARY 2011? NO! Continue reading Baton Rouge Home Appraisal Blog: January 2011 East Baton Rouge Residential Building Permit Numbers Released