Who Owns The Baton Rouge Home Appraisal?

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?

Why Do Baton Rouge Homes Not Appraise For Sales Price?

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?

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

Post-Listing Appraisals For Overpriced Baton Rouge Homes Not Selling

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