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?
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
When preparing for your Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraisal, I invite you to read Real Estate Broker, Jon Kolsky’s advice here: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4918769/prepare-for-your-home-appraisal– (image source is Jon Kolsky’s article) Yes, this is a content curation piece where I take an article written by another expert and add my commentary to bring it home to local Baton Rougeons. Let me add my advice after 20+ years appraising homes for purchases. Yes, homes in pristine, especially updated or renovated condition, sell and appraise to Top Dollar given favorable market conditions! Yes, I have my office ask the Listing Agent what comps were used Continue reading Why Do Baton Rouge Homes Not Appraise For Sales Price?
Post-Listing Appraisals…between mid April 2016 to mid May 2016, I’ve been hired to perform more Post Listing Appraisals than Pre-Listing Appraisals. Below is just a couple of recent summary requests”. And, be sure to read to end for “5 Ways an appraisal can help sell a stale listing.” “Hi Bill, what do you charge for a listing appraisal where the seller needs a reality check?” “Please do an appraisal for us at 1234 Sample Dr. This home has been listed 181 days and we keep receiving low ball offers. My sellers want to know why and why this home isn’t Continue reading Post-Listing Appraisals For Overpriced Baton Rouge Homes Not Selling
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 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
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
When Visiting Baton Rouge by mrlaugh If you are planning for a family visit in your vacations, then don’t forget Baton Rouge! Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is the number one year-round family attraction which is well known for its places around the world. The city name may hear odd but this city won’t let you down at any cost when it comes to vocational or a planned family visit. Baton Rouge is famous for innumerable places to be visited and there are innumerable things you can do at Baton Rouge. Continue reading When Visiting Baton Rouge
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