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Sales Statistics in Baton Rouge - 70817 Zip Code Area - 09/30/07 11:30 AM
A builder client of mine had been approached with an opportunity to purchase a large number of lots in the 70817 zip code area. He called me to ask if I'd analyzed sales in this particular area. I had not yet drilled down through my data to this particular area so I sharpened my pencil (actually my mouse) and proceeded to do so. Here are some of my findings. On first inspection, when looking at the detached single family market as a whole, it appeared that this might be a good market area for my client to invest in. When I examined (1 comments)
Photographing Small Rooms - 09/26/07 09:37 PM
When photographing a new listing, I sometimes come across a situation where my camera just doesn't have a broad enough field of view to take a good photograph of a room. In those cases, I've simply taken several photographs of a portion of the room and then stiched them together. For example, the following three photographs were taken in a small room by turning just a bit for each successive shot.
Through software, these images are stiched together for the following result. If you look close you can find the seams and there is some pin-cushioning like you'd get with an ultra-wide angle (7 comments)
Zachary, LA New Construction - Some Statistics - 09/26/07 01:36 PM
In preparation for a meeting with a local builder, I've developed some statistics about new home construction within the 70791 (Zachary) zip code area. The raw data came from the Greator Baton Rouge Association of Realtors MLS system. Only data for detached single family new construction was included. I thought the information might be useful to other area Realtors and Consumers alike ergo this post. I've analyzed current year sales as well as sales for the previous five years in order to observe any trends. I've further broken down these sales by price range, living area, and $/sq.ft. Zachary New Home Unit Sales While this (1 comments)
Homeowners Insurance - It pays to shop! - 09/24/07 02:53 PM
Since hurricane Katrina, many people have seen their bill for homeowners insurance skyrocket. The high cost of homeowners insurance has become a significant part of the overall housing bill. It does pay to shop, however. The homeowner's insurance in my personal home had nearly doubled to about $3000 per year. The policy was with Allstate who also insured my three vehicles which earned me a discount. A little shopping resulted in a policy with better coverage for half that of what the discounted Allstate policy turned out to be. (3 comments)
Affordable Home Close to Dutchtown Schools - 09/24/07 01:47 PM
This affordable home is just a minute or two away from the sought after Dutchtown schools. It has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The owners enclosed and finished the carport converting it to additional living area which is currently being used as a den but could be used as a game room, media room or even a very large fourth bedroom. $226,900 CLICK HERE for a VisualTour of this listing. Visit me on the web at http://www.donandalishastern.com/
Home on Corner Lot in Established Baton Rouge Neighborhood - 09/24/07 01:35 PM
Corner lot with great curb appeal. Finished stairs in Den lead to an upstairs loft and attic space, easily converted to an additional living area. The loft is not included in the total living area. The main living area has a formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast area, a huge den, four bedrooms and two and a half baths and a sunroom overlooking the deck and back yard. CLICK HERE for a VisualTour of this listing. Visit me on the web at www.DonAndAlishaStern.com
Adorable Cottage Home on 2 acres - 09/23/07 08:01 PM
ADORABLE COTTAGE HOME ON ALMOST 2 ACRES OF LAND. SOLID CYPRESS CONSTRUCTION THE WAY OUR GRANDFATHERS MADE THEM. NEEDS SOME TLC. GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER HOME. THIS 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH HOME INCLUDES ALL APPLIANCES AND THE SATELLITE DISH AND RECEIVER. LOCATED IN ST. AMANT. S ON AIRLINE, L ON HWY 22, L ON STRINGER BRIDGE, R ON LAUREL RIDGE $89,900 Visit me on the web at http://www.donandalishastern.com/. CLICK HERE for a VisualTour of this listing. (0 comments)
Prairieville Starter or Investment Property - 09/23/07 07:43 PM
Charming starter home or investment property. This 3 bedroom 1 bath home is close to I-10 and to Dutchtown High. Act quickly as this one won't last for long. This home is in the Hillside Village subdivision in Prairieville, LA. From Baton Rouge, take I-10 S to exit 173. Turn left onto Hwy 73. Turn Right onto Southwood Village. Take next two rights. House is on the left.
$119,900 Visit me on the web at http://www.donandalishastern.com/. CLICK HERE for a VisualTour of this listing.
New Construction in Zachary - 09/23/07 07:13 PM
New construction on corner lot in the Pecan Hills subdivision in Zachary. This fabulous 4BD/3BA home has extensive crown molding, granite countertops, and more. The master bedroom has an octagonal recessed ceiling. The master bath features his/her vanities, jetted tub, separate shower and plenty of closet space. Projected completion at the end of July 2007. Other plans available and we can build to your plans on one of our lots. $299,700 CLICK HERE for a VisualTour of this listing. Visit me on the web at www.DonAndAlishaStern.com (0 comments)
Pelican Point Golf Community Townhome - 09/23/07 06:52 PM
Experience resort living at it's best in this low maintenance townhome in the Pelican Point Golf Community. This three bedroom and two bath unit has a landscaped front courtyard entry as well as a secluded rear courtyard. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances (refrigerator included), ceramic tile countertops and is part of the wide open living area. The master suite features a large walk-in closet and master bath with separate jetted tub and shower. $204,900
Virtual Tour http://www.visualtour.com/shownp.asp?T=1174856 See other Pelican Point homes and lots at http://www.pelicanpointhomes.net or visit me on the web at www.donandalishastern.com. (0 comments)
EXCLUSIVITY, QUALITY AND SECURITY - 09/23/07 06:41 PM
EXCLUSIVITY, QUALITY AND SECURITY describe this custom lakefront home. Located in one of the crown jewels of Ascension's fine subdivisions, this newly constructed home has spectacular views of the lake from the main living areas of the home as well as from the spacious back patio. It's open triple split floor plan is ideal for entertaining. It has a wine bar, a butler's pantry, and an impressive kitchen loaded with custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, and slab granite countertops. The first security-minded person who likes to entertain will scoop this one up quickly. $453,700 Virtual Tour http://www.visualtour.com/shownp.asp?T=996412 (0 comments)
Tri-Parish Resale Statistics - 09/23/07 09:38 AM
I recently analyzed MLS data to check the Days on Market (DOM) statistic for the resale market and compare it to previous years. The data included only detached single family dwellings and only homes which were previously occupied. 2007 data is for the period from 1/1/07-8/31/07. The raw data was obtained from the Greater Baton Rouge MLS System. Ascension Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Livingston Parish (2 comments)
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Market Still Strong - 09/21/07 09:23 AM
By Don Stern – Sr. Real Estate Consultant Coldwell Banker Mackey Co. Despite the gloomy national news and some local softening, the tri-parish housing market is still quite strong. There are some specific market segments where the supply of homes is greater than the demand but, overall, we are enjoying a very healthy real estate market. An analysis of the real estate market spanning five years worth of sales of detached single family (DSF) homes was recently completed. The analysis was based upon MLS data supplied by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors®. The sales data were separated into (1 comments)
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate - 09/02/07 08:38 AM
View my Blog to get analyses, commentary and thoughts about Greater Baton Rouge real estate. Visit me on the web at www.DonAndAlishaStern.com (0 comments)
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