This is an article I wish every Ascension Parish Homeowner would read this: Owners tend to over value homes by about 8 percent, over improve their homes Bill Cobb Appraiser’s Bat Rouge Real Estate insight: I wish every Baton Rouge Homeowner would read this: Owners tend to overvalue homes by about 8 percent, over improve their homes – by noted columnist, Ken Harney: Owners tend to overvalue homes NOTE: As I always indicate, we live in America and as a homeowner, you can install any upgrade you desire to your home, whether that upgrade makes economic or logical sense or Continue reading Do Ascension Parish Homeowners Over Value and Over Improve Their Homes?
5 Reasons Why Your House Didn’t Appraise For What You Thought it Should! Excellent Article from my Appraiser Friend Tom Horn in Birmingham AL! Tom helps explain some of the myths in today’s housing markets. Although Tom is located in Birmingham AL, some of his points are valid. Baton Rouge may be in a better housing market environment though. I Love These 2:COST DOES NOT EQUAL VALUE!ANDYOUR NEIGHBOR DID NOT TELL YOU THE TRUTH! NO, Cost Does Not Equal Value. Installing Slab Granite Counters in a $300,000 subdivision makes a lot more sense to the market than installing it in Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Your Ascension Parish House Didn’t Appraise For What You Thought it Should
http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers: Why do some houses sit on the market while others sell? Here’s an interesting video by Jay Papasan, an executive of Keller Williams Realty. We see “Jay” on the month “This Month In Real Estate US: November 2010” videos on YouTube. In this video, Mr. Papasan explains why some houses just sit there on the market while others sell, which is an appropriate topic for locals now that the expiration of the Federal tax credit means a lot homes locally are just sitting. I thought his explanations were helpful explanations. The visual Continue reading Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers: Why do some houses sit on the market while others sell?
http://www.batonrougerealestatebuzz.com/ – Video Of Baton Rouge Homes Value: How Much Value Do Pools and Metal Buildings Add? In this video, Realtor and Broker, Tony Zito, and Home Appraiser, Bill Cobb, discuss how appraisers value pools and metal buildings. Generally, the return might be 1/4 to 1/3 of investment, but not always. Sometimes pools have no value at all, especially the older the age of the pool. Some people likes pools and others don’t and end up filling them in with dirt. However, if you’re buying a home to live there forever, enjoy that home and add what you can afford Continue reading Video Of Baton Rouge Homes Value: How Much Value Do Pools and Metal Buildings Add?
http://www.ascensionrealestateappraisers.com/ – 12 Home Improvements That Didn’t Reward: Could These Apply To Ascension Parish Markets of Prairieville, Gonzales, Geismar, Saint Amant and Sorrento? Justin Pierce has written an article on “12 Improvements That Didn’t Pay: Learn From These Rehab Mistakes” where he warns homeowners not to over-prove their homes. This article is certainly worth reading for locals as well. This appraiser also asked a similar question in a recent article on over improving your home: “Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Question: Is It Wise To Invest $60,000 For A Pool and Landscaping For A $250,000 Home?” Here’s a snippet: “Here Continue reading 12 Home Improvements That Didn’t Reward: Could These Apply To Ascension Parish Market?