Tara Subdivision Baton Rouge Home Sales 2011 to 2018 1900 sqft to 2400 sqft. This is a study for a reader of mine who asked if Tara Subdivision home prices are up since his early 2011 purchase? And, if Tara values are up after the Great Flood of August 2016 because Tara did not flood? The chart shows the obvious answer, which is YES to both. However, the reason isn’t just normal home price appreciation though. To view a larger image of this chart or download it, visit: https://www.slideshare.net/BatonRougeHousingReports/tara-subdivision-baton-rouge-home-sales-2011-to-2018-1900-sqft-to-2400-sqft Given the favorable location near the center of Baton Rouge, convenient Continue reading Tara Subdivision Baton Rouge Reader Question Post-Flood Values
So, in Baton Rouge’s largest subdivision, Shenandoah Estates, how much is a swimming pool worth? Or, how much extra value does a pool add? My late and long-time friend and REALTOR, Pat Guttery, said a pool is an investment in family fun, not necessarily an a monetary investment where homeowners should expect a decent return on cost because pools are not necessarily investments. Shenandoah Estates is so large with perhaps 2800 homes, Google Maps labels it a city or town and provides a large enough sample of sales to derive interesting data on home features. When describing “pool”, I’m talking Continue reading How much is a swimming pool worth in Baton Rouge Shenandoah Estates?
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
Explaining the confusion of who owns a Greater Baton Rouge home appraisal for a home mortgage. No, it’s not OK for you the buyer of a home to believe you can “shop” for a better home loan deal once you’ve applied for a mortgage with one lender and they’ve ordered their appraisal you’ve paid for… You can, just realize that lender’s appraisal is not “transferable” to another lender should you find a better lending deal, perhaps one with lower closing cost or a better rate. And, if you apply for a home loan with that second lender for the same Continue reading Who Owns The Baton Rouge Home Appraisal?
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
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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