Central Greenwell Springs Home Appraisers: How's Cedar Mill Run 2011 Market?

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http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ - Central Greenwell Springs Home Appraisers: How's Cedar Mill Run 2011 Market?

I'm working a Greater Baton Rouge Pre-Listing Appraisal for a local REALTOR®. This home sold in 2008 between a price of $127,000 to $129,000 or a whopping $111.60/sf. 2008 was the year Cedar Mill Run reached an all time high of $102.09/sf. Since 2008, sold prices per sq. ft. have declined from $101/sf, $100/sf and $92/sf in 2011. That's Right, in 2011, there were 9 total home sales averaging $119,470, $92.33/sf and median $120,900, which is a correction. In fact, home sales have slowed in Cedar Mill Run, so much so that I only have 2 home sales to use that sold in the previous 6 months, in 09/2011 and in 12/2011. This is very odd for this development. Furthermore, there's 9 competing listings in Cedar Mill Run, which is added competition and a high number of listings. The home I'm appraising, that sold between $127,000 to $129,000 in 2008, is having problems selling and it's one of the newer homes in updated condition. It appears the evenutal sales price will be in the low $120's, meaning the owners are currently upside down and resulting in a potential loss of $4,000 to $8,000. 

THE POINT. So, YES, it's possible to be upside down in Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate and despite a great school system in Central, home values, at least in Cedar Mill Run, have corrected somewhat. 


Bill Cobb with Accurate Valuations Home Appraisal Group (AVG) Serves The Greater Baton Rouge Metroplex With Boundaries North by Zachary, South by Sorrento, West by Port Allen and East by Livingston.

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NOTE: Based on information from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®\MLS for the period of January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2011.  This information was extracted on 01/16/2012.  

Comments (2)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Here in CA we see that situation over and over again.

Feb 19, 2012 02:11 PM
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

I feel sorry for owners in this situation. Nobody wants to bring money to closing, especially sellers. At least the numbers are manageable, the loss would be far more in other markets!

Feb 20, 2012 01:40 AM