baton rouge real estate: More Good News for Baton Rouge!! - 06/24/09 02:43 AM
I feel like I have been preaching for the past year and no one in the media has been listening!  Now, is just a week, we have had two POSITIVE articles reflecting what I have been saying - the economy in Baton Rouge is good and the Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate market is doing just fine!  Baton Rouge has been named the #8 city of it's size in the nation to best weather the recession.  Then a separate group, the Local Market Monitor, has just put Baton Rouge on a list of markets with the best expected performancein home prices … (1 comments)

baton rouge real estate: Let Investors Back in the Real Estate Game - 01/17/09 12:24 PM
I was just in Phoenix at the CyberStar Summit and while there visited a fellow agent in Phoneix.  He took me around to see the two bank repos he had just purchased.  They originally sold a few years back for over $200,000 and he picked up each one for under $50,000. One required about $19,000 worth of repair to put it back in good working order.  Considering the number of bank repos in that market, and across the country, isn't it about time the rules changed back to the old way where an investor could get a 30 year fixed interest … (5 comments)

baton rouge real estate: An Exciting Time to Buy Real Esate is NOW!! - 09/19/08 03:36 AM
O.K.  The stock market is whacky, the mortgage industry is struggling, and there are lots of homes for sale!  What a great time to be in the real estate market!!!  With interest rates hovering around 5.5 %, the buying power today is so much stronger than it was just a few weeks ago!  We tell our clients, whether they are first time home buyers or seasoned home owners, if you want to make a move, do it NOW!  With this kind of interest rate, no matter what the real estate market in your area looks like, buyers have the ability to … (5 comments)

baton rouge real estate: Baton Rouge Market Gains!!! - 06/02/08 02:51 PM
The greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana market posted a 3% gain for the first quarter of 2008!!  This news may be suprising to some, but to many Realtors working in this market, it was business as normal.  Baton Rouge has historically seen a steady growth, nothing off the charts except for the boost we got due to hurricane Katrina, and this year is no different.  In fact, Baton Rouge was recently noted to be one of the top 10 cities expected to see an increase in real estate values this year.
While a large part of the country is experiencing a huge … (1 comments)

baton rouge real estate: Real Estate Market Continues to Thrive - 11/20/06 03:16 AM
While rest of the country is feeling the real estate slowdown, the market in the Greater Baton Rouge Area continues to thrive.  With record number of sales continuing there are price ranges that are so hot that homes don't last a week!  Even with that, however, we do have a regular market in certain sectors in our housing.  Lots of new construction continues in the surrounding parishes and low interest rates continue to fuel this market. … (3 comments)

 
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