Pilot's Baker LA Plane Crash Hurts Parc Chaleur Subdivision, Family

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Real Estate Appraiser with Accurate Valuations Group, LLC LA St Certified 851
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This is messed up! A Private Plane crashes into three (3) Baker Louisiana homes in Parc Chaleur Subdivision in June 2013 and one family is still without a home, home isn't being repaired and it appears it will be leveled leaving a vacant slab. In my mind, the Outrage here is that the Pilot's Company he worked for nor his Company Insurance paid for the damage they created! That's the SHAME in all of this!

Here's the original news story on Jun 10, 2013

http://theadvocate.com/home/6190324-125/plane-crashed-feared-in-groom 

 

I took these photos on Sunday, 1/5/2014. I don't know if the homeowner just didn't have enough homeowners insurance or what happened and it would seem their mortgage company would have required them to carry enough insurance. 

Baker Louisiana Plane Crash

 

What bothers me is that on August 24, 2013, I was inspecting what I was told was a foreclosure in Zachary and found a car in the driveway that looked like they had a family living out of it.  When I knocked on door of what was supposed to be a vacant REO, the family came to the door and said they were the family that lived in that home destroyed in Baker and that the insurance company had put them up in the Zachary home. This home was 1 to 2 months from foreclosure, run down, had rotten wood, overgrown yard AND NO ELECTRICITY. Almost 8 months later, it doesn't appear their insurance company plans on repairing their home. AND, all of this wasn't their fault. 

That home in photo with the palm trees is directly behind the home burnt to a crisp home and it's been repaired. Actually the crews were there today finishing up. 

 

So, Why Is A Greater Baton Rouge Home Appraiser reporting on this situation?  

Because of property value issues within Parc Chaleur Subdivision. The problem is homes like this in this condition for 8 + months tend to bring down home values over time. And, it doesnt look like this home is going to be repaired but will eventually be removed leaving a vacant slab, which DOES NOT HELP HOME VALUES. Vacant slab(s) in a subdivision speak one thing to potential buyers: This subdivision is heading down hill!  

 

The City of Baker sign reads,
"These premises sited for condemnation proceedings..."

See these two photos below of what a vacant slab looks like over time in a subdivision and surely this DOES NOT HELP MAINTAIN HOME VALUES. 

 

Am I in left field here in my thinking?  If a plane crashes in your backyard destroying your home and memories in photos, wouldn't you want your home replaced?  

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