Baton Rouge, LA Real Estate News

By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Completely Remodeled inside out and from top to bottom! 4 bedrooms and 3 baths just across the street from St. Joseph's Academy! The circular drive leads you to the updated entry with iron columns and stained glass front door! Open floorplan awaits you with scraped wood flooring, abundance of canned lighting, new kitchen cabinets, eat in peninsula, new cabinets, gas appliances, and more. Lovely unique feature is a double staircase - front and rear - to the 3 bedrooms and bath upstairs with great views of the lush backyard. Off the kitchen is a sunken den that leads to the master suite ... large walk-in closet, bedroom with multiple views, and the master bath -- double vanity, soaker tub, stone shower. Stunning! From the roof, to the a/c, to the subfloor, this home has been redone with q...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Charm in "The Dales"! Lovely updated home, all freshly painted inside and out, with large rear porch and horseshoe drive! Enjoy entertaining with the formal living and dining, flowing to the updated kitchen: rich cypress ceilings, suspended hood, walls of cabinetry, large windows with backyard views, sleek countertops and china cabinetry are just a few of the touches in this kitchen that also flows to the keeping area - with french doors opening to the spacious rear porch! The porch offers such charming living space to enjoy the fenced backyard. There are two bedrooms down, including the spacious master that offers a sitting area overlooking the large backyard. Relax in the claw foot in the master bath -- but also enjoy the separate shower and marble topped vanity. Upstairs is a large b...
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By Jen Burns, Real Estate Agent
(eXp Realty)
Home for sale on Estates Rd. in Baton Rouge, LA2236 Estates Rd. Baton Rouge, LA. 70808MLS number: 2017004667Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5Square Footage: 2,582Click here to view listing and scheudle a showing! Or call/text Jen Burns at 225-907-3305 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. Take a walk out of the front door and enjoy the beautiful views of LSU Lakes, winding streets and stunning homes. This "classic" Baton Rouge home is a must see!! Located a block from LSU Lakes in an amazing location. This beautiful home sits on a hidden street and overlooks a pool, beautiful shared 3-acres and the Lakes at LSU. 2236 Estates Road is a beautifully landscaped, cared for home that boasts 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an updated kitchen, painted brick fireplaces, modern neutral...
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By Jen Burns, Real Estate Agent
(eXp Realty)
Home for sale on Little Poplar Ave. in Baton Rouge, LA18441 Little Poplar Ave. Baton Rouge, LA. 70817MLS number: 2017004596Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 2454Call Jen Burns at 225-907-3305 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. This home did not flood in 2016.  You'll love this beautiful home in established, desired Laurel Hill. This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, triple split floor plan has a huge slab granite island, spacious keeping room and breakfast nook looking over the landscaped backyard. Special Home Features: Living room overlooks the outdoor kitchen and pergola and opens up to the dining room. Wood floors in living and dining, tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The master bedroom has a tray ceiling and also overlooks the backyard. The master bathroo...
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By Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience
(NMLS# 335055)
Employer Gift for Down Payment – FHA Mortgage Loan ‘Employer Assistance’ refers to benefits provided by an employer to relocate a borrower or assist in the borrower’s home purchase, including down payment, closing costs and Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium(UFMIP). A salary advace or loan cannot be used. The amount of the gift does not matter. The lender will simply add this amount to the borrowers available funds to be allocated at closing.This can be a one-time bonus for an employee. It can also be defined as relocation help from the employer.Some documentation will be required. Tell your Loan Officer at time of application as it does affect their paperwork internally. If you have questions about whether you qualify for an FHA Loan…. Or just want to chat about home loan qualifying....
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By Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience
(NMLS# 335055)
Free Credit Consultation for Texas and Louisiana Home BuyersThe LouisianaLoanGuy offers free one-on-one credit consultations for potential home buyers.Don’t know whether you qualify for a Home Mortgage Loan? Ask me.What’s the catch? Well, there are two catches.1. You must read my free e-book first2. You must provide a copy of all three credit reports. Experian, Equifax, and Transunionhttp://www.louisianaloanguy.com/resources <= look for the e-book “About Credit”Go to AnnualCreditReport.com for your credit reports. The is the ‘really free’ reports. Avoid the frecreditreport.com scam.Knowing and understanding your credit score can help you MANAGE your score. Potentially saving you thousands of dollars over the life of any loan you get in the future.Contact me today to set up a time slot t...
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By Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience
(NMLS# 335055)
FHA Mortgage Loan East Baton Rouge ParishWith most of Baton Rouge ineligible for the USDA Rural Development Loan that takes 0% down financing, the best backup plan for a low down payment with less than perfect credit is a Federally Backed FHA Fixed Rate Mortgage Loan.The FHA Mortgage Loan is NOT a First Time Homebuyer loan. It is for anyone who wishes to use the loan.Current FHA Loan Limits in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA as of this writing is $275,665The FHA Loan is a little more forgiving to bruised credit. And doesn’t hit you in the rate as hard as conventional for lower FICO Scores.Basic qualifications:1. 2yrs work history in the same line of work(can be multiple jobs)2. Decent credit. Clean the last 12 months3. Charged off accounts and collections do not need to be paid off to quali...
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By Marcia B. Plummer, "THE REALTOR YOU NEED, WHEN THE DOORBELL RINGS!
(The LAMP Group LLC at Keller Williams Red Stick Partners)
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Baton Rouge's Luxury Market "appears" to be weakening into 2017  Will higher mortgage rates negatively impact this market?  And The Settlement At Willow Grove Update showing it also appears to be weakening from 2016 highs. Reporting the numbers I'm seeing and based on a luxury estate private sale home appraisal I completed this past week in the 70806/70808 market.Trends comparison 7-12 months ago vs Current to 3 months: Total Active Competing Listings have INCREASED from 13 to 27 or 107% Months of Housing Supply INCREASED from 13 to 20.2 months, a 55% increase Median Comparable Sales Price has DECLINED from $1,397,500 to $1,135,000 or -18.7%Discount off listing price INCREASED by 10%, meaning homes are selling for 10% less than listing price.$1,000,000 to $1,500,000 appears to be weaken...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
A client planning a potential purchase in The Settlement At Willow Grove requested sales trends.  So, I prepared charts, interactive charts and commentary on trends.  What the trends are communicating is prices are pulling back to prices of two years ago.  ***NOTE: There are 9 under contract homes within when closed will provided a more clear trends direction for 2017.  While it's important to report "What Happened", it's as important to report on the "Market In Play" or what is taking place right now. Baton Rouge's Luxury Market appears to be softening, becoming weaker. Outside of Settlement within Baton Rouge's 70806, 70808, 70809 and 70810 in the $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 from ages 6-10 plus, not including Country Club of Louisiana or Settlement, appears to be weakening with 20 month ...
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By Marcia B. Plummer, "THE REALTOR YOU NEED, WHEN THE DOORBELL RINGS!
(The LAMP Group LLC at Keller Williams Red Stick Partners)
15217 Woodlore Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE March 12, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home almost 100% renovation completed! Perfect location, you will be greeted by the welcoming porch area and lovely curb appeal. A few highlights include new granite counter tops with new appliances, hallway and all bedrooms, new tile flooring in living, and bedrooms, new cabinets and light fixtures throughout, new A/C system & energy efficient windows the kitchen is an entertainer's dream with tons of cabinets (with new hardware). Other features include fresh paint inside and out, new doors and door knobs throughout, a ...
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By Marcia B. Plummer, "THE REALTOR YOU NEED, WHEN THE DOORBELL RINGS!
(The LAMP Group LLC at Keller Williams Red Stick Partners)
15217 Woodlore Dive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home almost 100% renovation completed! Perfect location, you will be greeted by the welcoming porch area and lovely curb appeal. A few highlights include new granite counter tops with new appliances, hallway and all bedrooms, new tile flooring in living, and bedrooms, new cabinets and light fixtures throughout, new A/C system & energy efficient windows the kitchen is an entertainer's dream with tons of cabinets (with new hardware). Other features include fresh paint inside and out, new doors and door knobs throughout, a new water heater, ceiling fans in all bedrooms,...
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By Michelle Knobloch, Unlocking Dreams One Door At A Time
(Keller Williams Realty)
6242 Tiger Trace Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE March 05, Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 1629 SQUARE FEET Beautiful home in a great location! Less then a year old, this home is like new! This DSLD home has great features including an open floor plan, wood floors in the living room, 16? ceramic tile floors in wet areas plus master bedroom and closet, 3cm full slab granite countertops in kitchen and baths, custom backsplash in kitchen, beautiful cabinets with hardware throughout, dishwasher and microwave hood, pendant lights, separate shower and garden tub in master bath and custom framed mirrors in baths. Energy efficient with a tankless water heater, radiant...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Greater Baton Rouge Cities 2016 Home Sales Charts - An INTERACTIVE Visual Page by Bill Cobb Appraiser 225-293-1500   ***** THIS PAGE MAY TAKE A LITTLE WHILE TO FULLY LOAD WITH 6 CHARTS *****  The Greater Baton Rouge Cities covered below include: City of Baton Rouge, Zachary Louisiana Central Community Baker Louisiana Prairieville Louisiana Gonzales Louisiana Denham Springs Louisiana. TIP: Best when viewed on a PC, Laptop, Tablet or iPad, not necessarily your phone. If on a phone, turn it horizontal. To MAXIMIZE the view, click on bottom right UP arrow. Click on different points of the data below and watch it change. Shift “SOLD DATE” at top left from 1/1/2016 to 08/25/2016 after the Great Flood and see how the market changed. HOVER over SOLD TERMS financing and see what percent of homes...
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By Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
(Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551)
Spanish Town is the oldest subdivision of homes in the Baton Rouge Louisiana area, and it is home to the famous Spanish Town parade and its annual "flocking". Tomorrow February 25, 2017, is the 37th year of the famous Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade that passes thru Spanish Town streets and thru the downtown Baton Rouge area.    Not only is the subdivision know as the oldest and one of the most histroic areas of town, but it's festivities are just as special.  Things kick off each year when the "flock" of pink flamingos lites on capital lake at dawn.(Image by Hilary Scheinuk, TheAdvocate photographer)Quickly people in boats or swimming in the shallow water will move in on the flock and capture one or two to place in their yard for the upcoming parade.   And part of Spanish Town's parade'...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Greater Baton Rouge 2016 Home Sales Charts - An INTERACTIVE Visual Page by Bill Cobb Appraiser 225-293-1500 ***** THIS PAGE MAY TAKE A LITTLE WHILE TO FULLY LOAD WITH 5 CHARTS ***** Greater Baton Rouge includes the Parishes or Counties of: East Baton Rouge Parish Ascension Parish Livingston Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish TIP: Best when viewed on a PC, Laptop, Tablet or iPad, not necessarily your phone. If on a phone, turn it horizontal. To MAXIMIZE the view, click on bottom right UP arrow.  Click on different points of the data below and watch it change. Shift “SOLD DATE” at top left from 1/1/2016 to 08/25/2016 after the Great Flood and see how the market changed. HOVER over SOLD TERMS financing and see what percent of homes sold FHA or RD. MAXIMIZE each box of data individually at ...
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By Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience
(NMLS# 335055)
Using 2016 Taxes for Home Loan QualifyingThis time of year is unique in lending. People want to use their 2016 income (self-employed and commissioned borrowers) for qualifying. But we cannot get those tax transcripts yet as the IRS has not processed the returns.What to do?At Loan Simple, Inc..... We can take YOUR COPY of filed tax returns that are stamped by your local IRS office.What we need:- Evidence that no 2016 tax returns are available. We will handle that- Your Signed Tax Returns that are officially stamped as received by the IRS.- Proof that you electronically filed or evidence of a refund check or payment made to the IRSWho does this benefit?This will help the person who made very little in 2014 but made more money in 2015 & 2016. As we will be averaging 2yrs of income for self...
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By Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience
(NMLS# 335055)
Join Loan Simple for Happy Hour at Bin 77Calling all Realtors, Title Company employees and builders.... Come network with some pretty cool Loan Officers. Please RSVP Loan Simple, Baton Rouge 11420Airline Hwy. Suite 201, Baton Rouge, LA Tom Burris is a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator with Loan Simple, Inc. 11420 Airline Hwy Suites 102, 105, 202 Baton Rouge, LA 70816   Tom Burris Residential Mortgage Loan Originator nmls# 335055 214-763-4629 cell/text/nights/weekends 
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By Michelle Knobloch, Unlocking Dreams One Door At A Time
(Keller Williams Realty)
152 S. Foster #26, Baton Rouge, LA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1440 SQUARE FEET Great home at an incredible price!  This 2 bedroom, 2 bath town home is spacious with crown molding throughout, hard wood floors in the living room and bedroom areas, master suite with a walk-in closet and much more! Only 9 minutes from Towne Centre and great restaurants, this is the place to call home.  Call us today to schedule your viewing! (225) 293-4448 Follow This Home! Free Home Values Homes Close to Where You Work Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Baton Rouge Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Baton Rouge Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes For Sale in Baton Roug...
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By Michelle Knobloch, Unlocking Dreams One Door At A Time
(Keller Williams Realty)
Greater Baton Rouge & Surrounding Area Carnival Schedule Click on the Parade name for more information:Saturday, February 11th: Krewe of Orion; 6:30 pm DowntownFriday, February 17th: Krewe of Artemis Parade; 7 pm DowntownSaturday, February 18th: Krewe Mystique de la Capitale; 2 pm DowntownSaturday, February 18th: Krewe Denham Springs; 3 pm Denham SpringsSunday, February 19th: Krewe of Mutts; 10 a.m. DowntownFriday, February 24th: Krewe of Southdowns; 7pmSaturday, February 25th: Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival 2017; 10 am -7 pm North Blvd Town SquareSaturday, February 25th: Krewe of Spanish Town Parade; 12 pm DowntownSunday, February 26th:  Krewe of Good Friends of the Oaks; 1 pmSunday, February 26th:  Krewe of Comogo Mardi Gras Parade; 7 pm PlaquemineNew Orleans & Surrounding Area Carni...
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