baton rouge homes: Garden District | Baton Rouge Real Estate - 01/17/16 09:25 PM
A very well meticulously written description of Baton Rouge's romantic Garden District, an older neighborhood in 70806 and 70808 where pier & beam cottage style homes have personality as opposed to say Shenandoah Estates 70817 where personality and looks was obviously not the goal.  
My definition is Baton Rouge Garden District home appraisals extends from Park Blvd to the west, Government St North, Lobdell Ave East and the meandering lines below.  In my opinion, there's no way to say Roseland Terrace is the Garden District and Old Goodwood is not. Same with Steele Place, Glenmore Place or Westdale, to say these … (0 comments)

baton rouge homes: Homestead At Old Jefferson Baton Rouge Appraisers Video Update 2014 - 11/16/14 05:42 PM
Homestead At Old Jefferson Subdivision Baton Rouge Home Sales Update 2014 by Bill Cobb, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraisers 225-293-1500.  Homestead at Old Jefferson Homes is located in the Baton Rouge Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana, Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market of Baton Rouge Real Estate.


 
Video Date is 11/15/2014, Video URL: http://youtu.be/K2elTQQAeJw 
 
 
Baton Rouge Louisiana Subdivisions YouTube Channel is: 
http://www.youtube.com/user/BatonRgeSubdivisions/

 
Presented by Baton Rouge Home Appraisers and Baton Rouge Louisiana Home Appraisals. 

 
 
 
Homestead At Old Jefferson Home Prices
 
Number of Home Sales: 5
 
Average Sales Price Per Square Foot: $141/sf
 
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baton rouge homes: Broadmoor Subdivision Baton Rouge Has A New Sign Appraiser's Photo - 11/15/14 10:15 AM
Broadmoor Subdivisions Baton Rouge Home Sales Update 2014 by Bill Cobb, Baton Rouge's Home Appraisers 225-293-1500.  



Baton Rouge Louisiana Subdivisions YouTube Channel is: 
http://www.youtube.com/user/BatonRgeSubdivisions/

 
Presented by Baton Rouge Home Appraisers and Baton Rouge Louisiana Home Appraisals. 

 
Broadmoor Subdivisions Homes Home Prices (from ALL Broadmoor Subdivisions except Broadmoor Orleans Townhomes) 
 
Number of Home Sales: 77
 
Average Sales Price Per Square Foot: $73/sf
 
Median Sold Price: $153,000
 
Average Sold Price: $152,934
 
Sales Prices From $67,000 to $270,000
 
Average Home Size: 2,149sf
 
Average Days On Market: 66
 
Selling For 95% of List … (3 comments)

baton rouge homes: Vineyard Court Baton Rouge Home Sales Update 2014 - 11/15/14 07:44 AM
Vineyard Court Subdivision Baton Rouge Home Sales Update 2014 by Bill Cobb, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraisers 225-293-1500
 

 
Vineyard Court Baton Rouge Home Sales Update 2014, Baton Rouge House Appraisals Update 70817. Baton Rouge Homes is located in the Baton Rouge Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market of Baton Rouge Real Estate.
 

 
Baton Rouge Louisiana Subdivisions YouTube Channel is: 
http://www.youtube.com/user/BatonRgeSubdivisions/ 

 
Presented by Baton Rouge Home Appraisers and Baton Rouge Louisiana Home Appraisals. 
 
Vineyard Court Home Prices
 
Number of Home Sales: 5
 
Average Sales Price Per Square … (0 comments)

baton rouge homes: Larger Baton Rouge Homes Sell For Less Per Sq Ft, Example Kenilworth - 03/06/14 08:09 AM
Larger Baton Rouge Homes Sell For Less Per Sq Ft, Example Kenilworth Subd
BATON ROUGE HOME BUYER LESSON: As a potential Baton Rouge home buyer, you should be aware of the fact that the market or buyers generally pay less per square foot for larger homes and that this is a general rule of thumb in real estate nationally. If you see a listing of a home in a subdivision where that home is much larger than the average home in a subdivision yet priced equivalent to the smaller homes, then you should be on guard about the pricing. Question the Agent … (1 comments)

baton rouge homes: Questions About Baton Rouge Housing You Want To Ask? - 02/02/14 04:28 PM
Questions About Baton Rouge Housing You Want To Ask? Thinking Of Adding An Addition or Pool and Have Question?
My Mission Is To Help Locals Make Informed Housing Decisions! 
 
Ask your Baton Rouge Housing Questions At The Link Below by 
DROPPING BILL COBB APPRAISER A NOTE HERE: http://bit.ly/GSvAXd
 
Are you planning an addition that will make your home "Over Built" for your subdivision? 
 
Are you planning on adding Slab Granite Counters that will make your home "Over Improved" for your subdivision? 
 
Thinking about buying a home and believe it's way over priced? 
 
What are the 6 most … (0 comments)

baton rouge homes: Baton Rouge Real Estate Infographic Housing Statistics November 2013 - 01/13/14 09:56 PM
Baton Rouge Real Estate Infographic Housing Statistics November 2013
Here's a recent Baton Rouge Housing Infographic I created in Apple Mac Pages Software. There's some positive news here in regard to increasing median sales prices to $175,887 for November 2013 only as 2011 and 2012 were generally flat median sales prices overall of $170,000 in each year. 
 

 
Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS Data Use Note:
Baton Rouge on information / data frm the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS /MLS for "East Baton Rouge" period 11/01/2012 to 11/30/2012 and extracted on 12/28/2013. 

 
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baton rouge homes: Baton Rouge Housings Home Price WINNERS in 2013 Market - 01/07/14 07:47 PM
Baton Rouge Housings Home Price WINNERS in 2013 Market 
2013 was the year of the "Sale Pending" sign for Baton Rouge Real Estate! 

 
Below is a recent study I completed on the 2013 Baton Rouge Housing Market for homes located in Baton Rouge itself in restricted subdivisions with over ten (10) sales.  NOTE: % Change From 2012 Is Difference In Average Sales Prices 2012 vs 2013. While some subdivisions may have only increased by 1%, there some substantial increases such as Capital Heights with +17.7%, Country Manor 11.2%, Lake Plaza Condos 27.2.%, Santa Maria 20.3%, Settlement at Willow Grove near … (4 comments)

baton rouge homes: Carriagewood Estates Baton Rouge Question: Has Sold Price Declined? - 12/23/13 08:44 PM
Carriagewood Estates Baton Rouge Question: Has Sold Price Declined?
NOTE: I do want to say that the mood and construction progress was upbeat as of my drive through tour in November 2013.  While home selling prices may be lower than in 2007-2010, the enthusiasm to live in Carriagewood Estates appears to be strong.  With the exception of Mallard Lakes, Carriagewood Estates is possibly the second most upscale, luxurious development in MLS AREA 43! 
And, Carriagewood Estates Tour Baton Rouge Real Estate Sales Trends 2013, in 70817, East Baton Rouge Parish.
 

Baton Rouge Real Estate Question: Bill, does the $140 … (0 comments)

baton rouge homes: How to fix Baton Rouge Builder & Architect Mistakes On Too Small Carports - 12/23/13 08:27 PM
How to fix Baton Rouge Builder & Architect Mistakes On Too Small Carports
Here's what one Baton Rouge homeowner had to do to be able to park 2 cars under their carport....and, they should have NEVER had to go to this extra expense to do so! 
 

No, this isn't really an attractive "fix" for a Baton Rouge Carport, BUT the owners wanted to be able to park 2 Autos under their carport when both the Builder and Architect provided them with a carport that was too small to park two (2) autos under...a very common problem in Baton Rouge … (0 comments)

baton rouge homes: Hampton Village Estates Video City of Central Market Update 2013 - 12/06/13 07:29 PM
Hampton Village Estates City of Central Market Update for December 2013. Hampton Village Estates is located within City of Central, just northeast of Baton Rouge Real Estate and near Greenwell Springs Louisiana. 
 

 
Hampton Village Estates was developed in approximately 2003 with home sizes from 1,860sf up to 5,018 square foot living area.  Homes are French and Acadian design and range from Custom Built to DR Horton homes.  There is a row of mini-mansions along Joor Road that line the front of subdivision.  
 

Location is convenient to schools, shopping and employment centers. 
There are ample vacant … (1 comments)

baton rouge homes: Geismar LA Housing Shortgage AND Why Builders Aren't Entering Market? - 11/14/13 12:03 AM
Geismar LA Housing Shortgage under $200K AND Why Builders Aren't Entering Market? 
 

 
Locationally, Geismar is a fantastic market close to Interstate 10 and home buyers have voted with their pocketbook, or their banks, to call it home.  YES, there's a definite shortage of available housing under $200,000 and builders aren't likely to enter this market to fill that shortage because of available land in flood zones.
MY ADVICE IS DON'T BUY A HOME IN A KNOWN FLOOD ZONE! 
 

So, I'm working on a Geismar Louisiana Home Appraisals in Rivergate Subdivision, located off Highway 73 and very … (2 comments)

baton rouge homes: Baton Rouge Comparable Sales: 2 Tara Home Sales Of Interest - 11/13/13 05:21 AM
Baton Rouge Comparable Sales: 2 Tara Subdivision 70806 Home Sales Of Interest
I recently completed a Baton Rouge List Price Appraisal in Tara Subdivision on Oakley Drive and discovered these two (2) interesting and high priced home sales in Tara in 2013 below. 
 
8845 Trinity Avenue Baton Rouge LA 70806
 

41-50 Year Old Home 2,948 square feet living area 9/5/2.5 for $325,000 or $110/sf in August 2013.  This home previously sold for $215,000 in August 2011. 
 
2038 Roseneath Drive Baton Rouge LA 70806
 

38 Year Old Home 3,004 square feet living area 8/4/3.5 for $295,500 or … (0 comments)

baton rouge homes: Edit Baton Rouge Real Estate Photos in 5-10 Minutes Using Free Tool - 11/11/13 03:35 PM
How To Edit Baton Rouge Real Estate Listing Photos in 5-10 Minutes Using Free Tool. 
 
This is more of a quick fix for Listing Photos than an ultra professional and complicated Photoshop arduous effort. 
DISCLAIMER: I'm mainly straightening crooked photos, adding light where the sun causes photos to come out darker and removing the nuclear impact of the sun on windows.  And, in my video of the dining room shot, I disclosed that the goal wasn't to misrepresent a home or distort how large a room is with a wide angle lens but to bring out natural colors in the room … (3 comments)

baton rouge homes: Baton Rouge Home Buyers Benefit In 4 Yr Delay New Flood Insurance Rates - 10/28/13 10:56 PM
Baton Rouge Home Buyers To Benefit From 4 Yr Delay In New Flood Insurance Premiums?
Two articles below yesterday raised hopes for locals in Greater Baton Rouge in the process of buying or comtemplating buying a home in a known FEMA flood zone.  Hopefully, this will maintain the ability of Home Buyers in Baton Rouge to keep affordable mortgage payments.  
STILL, IF YOU'RE SEEKING TO BUY A HOME, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CHOOSE A HOME NOT IN A KNOWN FLOOD ZONE.....because as you've seen in 2013, the Fed Government can change policy costing you thousands.  Some in the North … (3 comments)

baton rouge homes: What Lender Requirements Do Baton Rouge Appraisers Use To Choose Comps? - 10/11/13 04:07 AM
Choosing Comps For Baton Rouge Homes - Located Under 1 Mile Away, Apples To Apples and Sold Within 90 to 180 days. 
I just received Broker phone call on why an Appraiser (not me) didn't use comps from subdivision across the street and why home appraised for a few thousand below P.A.?  
Subject is a "Fair" lower quality economy home, all vinyl siding, no frills, no extras.  NOTE: NO, this is not the subject home in photo below, but is similar.

Answer: Because there were no comparable fair quality homes sold in subdivision across the street in 2013 (I … (2 comments)

baton rouge homes: Top Baton Rouge Real Estate ActiveRain Profile, Baton Rouge Homes - 10/05/13 07:43 PM
Top Baton Rouge Real Estate ActiveRain Profile 
Top Baton Rouge Homes News Source 
http://activerain.com/blogs/batonrougerealestate 
 

 
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baton rouge homes: Why Baton Rouge Home Sellers Should Use Experienced Full-Time Agents - 09/08/13 06:01 PM
Why Baton Rouge Home Sellers Should Use Experienced Full-Time Agents
NOTE: This Article Was Written As An Advice Column For Potential Baton Rouge Home Sellers from a Home Appraiser of 21 Years Experience and Was Not Written For Greater Baton Rouge REALTORS®.  No particular Broker or Agent are recommended and the photo on the right shows Pending Listing Signs from 3 different GBR Real Estate Brokerages.   
There was an article posted on Active Rain this past week entitled,
"Can We Stop Using The Term "Full Time Real Estate Agent?"
The author's point was that we don't call of think of … (1 comments)

baton rouge homes: Oak Hills Home Prices Report by Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisals - 09/06/13 07:04 AM
 
http://www.batonrougehomeappraisal.com/ - Oak Hills Home Prices Report by Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisals

 
 
 
 
 
 
This video was edited with my iPad based on video editing training I received from http://www.tabletvideoforreagents.com
 

 
A resource for locals in Greater Baton Rouge to help understand the real estate appraisal process and where it fits into their home valuation. Videos are by veteran Home Appraiser Bill Cobb and Accurate Valuations Group
 
GBRAR MLS NOTE: Based on info from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®\MLS for the period of 01/01/2012 to 04/23/2013. This information was extracted … (0 comments)

baton rouge homes: Baton Rouge Old Jefferson Hurricane Katrina Buyer Loses $32500 Selling - 09/05/13 06:56 PM
Old Jefferson Katrina Home Buyer in $160's in 2007 is losing $32,500 selling AT Market Value in 2013!  
Sometimes What Goes Up Does Come Down! 
What Are The Lessons To Learn From This Homeowners Lose? 
Remember in early 2005 in Old Jefferson Subd when the Median Sales Price was $119,000 and overnight after Katrina they were selling in the $140's? The $32,500 loss considers the purchase price in 2007 minus sales price in 2013 after over 100 days on market and listed with an Agent and in MLS, $4,000 in closing cost paid when home was purchased, $4,000 in seller paid concessions, an … (2 comments)

 
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