Denham Springs Home Appraisers News: August 2010 Westminister Estates Housing Numbers

http://www.denhamspringsappraisers.com/ – Denham Springs Home Appraisers News: August 2010 Westminister Estates Housing Numbers

Westminster Entrance SignDenham Springs Home Appraisers News: August 2010 Westminister Estates Housing Numbers Westminister Estates Numbers! In 2010, there have been 8 total sales with an Average Sold Price of $149,438, Median Sales Price of $141,900, Average Sold Price per sq. ft. $91.90/sf and Average Days On Market 107 days. Data Used With Permission of GBRAR MLS. Data was extracted on 8/16/2010 from periods 1/1/2010 through 8/16/2010.

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Video: This Month In Real Estate U.S. July 2010

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New Baton Rouge Pre-Listing Home Appraisals Web Video 225-293-1500

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This video describes what’s included in a “Pre-Listing” Home Listing Appraisal for the Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market performed by Bill Cobb with Accurate Valuations Group! Visit http://www.gbrprelistingappraisals.com/ and find out more about having a video made for YouTube to help sell your home faster. Plus, this appraiser can help your home get found on Google for interested buyers. So, we not offer Pre-Listing Appraisals, but a full marketing package and a listing on the Greater Baton Rouge Realty Video Visual Tours Website: http://www.gbrrealtyvisualtour.com/



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Appraisers In Baton Rouge Appraisal Services 225-341-2301

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gbrprelistingappraisalsA smooth transaction is one when one has accurately represented the physical characteristics(in writing) of one’s home , whether it be listing the home with an agent or selling it yourself(FSBO). “The main step is to acquire the accurate living area during the whole process of obtaining the accurate representation of one’s property”, says William D. Cobb, CREA who is the owner of Accurate Valuations Home Appraisal Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. An agent will enlist a CMA or Comparative Market Analysis for determining a home’s listing price. Still, one should have with them, a precise calculation of the living area.

Also, to be on the safer side, it would be a wise decision to have a third-party measure the living area and value of the property before one signs the Listing Agreement. A residential appraiser is the best option in this case.

This has the following advantages:

When an appraisal report is done in a professional manner, it leaves a good impression on the potential buyer as it supports the price quoted as well.

An appraisal generally includes photographs, location map, accurate sketch, precise dimensions, outline of the neighborhood etc. Also, 3 to 4 comparable sales must be present adjusted to subject property.

Enlisting recommendations for repair or enhancements, if any. This listing appraisal can indicate a value for addition(s), items that require repairs, etc..

Accurate estimation of Living-Area size lends peace of mind, especially with values @ $100/sf +

ACCURATE VALUATIONS LOGO BorderIn U.S, majority of real estate professionals base the price per square foot of a home on living area size. Living Area is measured from the exterior walls. All real estate professionals are to follow the ANSI Standards for Single-Family Residential Buildings (American National Standards Institute) when calculating area home sizes. In a seminar in Apex Appraiser Home Sketching Software and National ANSI Standards in Houston, TX, the ANSI instructor, who is also on the Appraiser Standards Board in South Carolina, stated that one of the most common lawsuits in Real Estate today is “misrepresentation of living area size”.

Consider: A 2,000sf home is for sale, priced at $240,000. Instead of measuring the home, the living area was obtained by County Records; estimating the typical home size in that development. The home is listed with a living area of 2,000sf. A purchase agreement for $240,000 is received and is accepted. The appraisal is ordered by the buyer’s lender. The sellers submit an offer on a $350,000 home in a neighboring development. The offer is accepted. However, the appraiser for the home turns in her appraisal showing 1,840sf and an appraised value of $220,800, much less than the purchase price. The sellers are asked to renegotiate the purchase price as the living area is 1,840sf, and not the 2,000sf. The sellers sue for misrepresentation of living area.

Thus, it’s crucial to have one’s home measured by the person listing your home. It is strongly recommended that when interviewing the person listing your home, one must confirm that they follow ANSI, that they will measure your home, and provide you a calculated sketch. Thus, a written verification of true living area is present.

Bill states that he recently performed a purchase appraisal in a South Baton Rouge Subdivision on a 2,026sf living area, for $260,000, listed FSBO. The home was marketed WITHOUT obtaining a professional opinion on the value of the home. The buyers end up with $9,000 in equity as the home appraised at $269k. So, as against a loss of $9,000 the seller should have paid $225 to get the listing appraisal done.

An appraisal helps homeowners make the best decisions like investment in homes and setting a competent sales price. Thus it is strongly recommended to have a Listing Appraisal before one lists their home.

Accurate Valuations Group
Office: 225.293.1500
Fax: 1-866-663-6065

Bill Cobb Home Appraiser Baton Rouge La

Photos From The Field: Baton Rouge Real Estate Picks Up Momentum Into 2010

http://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ – Photos From The Field: Baton Rouge Real Estate Picks Up Momentum Into 2010. This sign below is common in Fairhill At Bluebonnet Highlands in May of 2010.

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From the GBRAR MLS Stats from 5/2009 to 5/2010 for new homes to 5 year old homes, extracted on 5/9/2010, the months supply of inventory appears to have declined from a 13 month supply in May 2009 to 3 months in April 2010. The median sold price in this period has been $283,000, average sold price $135/sf taking about 116 days to sell a home in Fairhill.

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