Baton Rouge, LA Real Estate News

By Ashley Kimble Slaughter
House Staging When You Have ChildrenHouse staging becomes quite the adventure when you have children. You want to do all the things that make your house more appealing to potential buyers, but you can’t turn your home into a museum that is uncomfortable for your children. Ashley Kimble Slaughter has put together some tips to help you get your house ready for showing.Tame the ToysOne of the challenges many people face when they are trying to maintain a show-ready house is the tendency for toys to multiply when they aren’t looking! If you have to spend several hours a day picking up toys from around the house, you may find yourself worn out before too long. In order to make things easier, it’s time to tame the toys.Go through your child’s toys and decide which toys they’ll be keeping and ...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Popular Fairhill just off Bluebonnet & Burbank! Situated on a quiet dead-end street, this one owner home has been beautifully maintained. Enjoy 9 and 10 foot ceilings, gleaming wood floors, triple crown moulding, formal dining with large eyebrow window, split bedroom wings, kitchen with stacked glass front cabinetry, an abundance of specialty drawers, center island, gas range, pantry, laundry off the keeping room. The white cabinetry and neutral countertops in the kitchen give a contemporary/traditional feel. Three bedrooms and bath encompass the front wing, while the master suite is off the rear. Spacious bedroom opens onto the master bath with two raised vanities, jetted tub, separate shower and large walk-in closet. Gas log fireplace in the living provides winter warmth. A wall of wi...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Less than 20 years new, this home provides the charm of older homes with today's features and space. Enjoy the cool of the evening on the front porch beneath a majestic oak or barbecue in the fully privacy fenced backyard with landscaped brick patio area. Inside you will find 9 foot ceilings, wood burning fireplace, crown molding, wood laminate floors, and a split floorplan! Two large bedrooms, each with double closets, and updated bath encompass the front wing. The kitchen is open with island and an abundance of cabinet space, pantry, and washer/dryer closet. Off the kitchen is the enormous master bedroom ... 16x12 ... that overlooks the rear patio area. With a large walk-in closet and newly refurbished master bath, this is a true retreat. The master bath has a new soaker tub with armr...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Part Old Goodwood, Part Mid-City, this home off Government and Ardenwood offers you mid century charm with today's style! Light streams from the triple picture window 'through the home to the wall of windows overlooking the backyard and covered patio! Gleaming bamboo floors throughout the home bring rich warmth. The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops, lots of cabinets and counterspace, gas range, built-in china cabinet with glass fronts, and dine-in breakfast area. The front room serves as a living/dining combo, which flows seamlessly to the large den that overlooks the backyard. Both bathrooms have been updated with granite countertops, new vanities, and tile. One of the most charming features: corner windows! The master, which is separated from the other 2 bedrooms, has...
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House Selling Tips: Making Your House More AppealingOnce you decide to sell your house, you may want to put it on the market right away. Before you move forward, take a good look at your house through the eyes of a potential home buyer. Taking an objective look at your property and house can benefit you when it comes to selling your home quickly and for the most money. Here are some areas to focus on when you are looking for ways to make your house more appealing to buyers.Tip One – Cleaning the HouseOften, we are so busy living in our house that we don’t notice the small things that a buyer will notice when they’re taking a tour of the house. Look closely at grout work, check for loose or broken tiles, and clean the baseboards. Make sure doors are clean and in good working order. Clean...
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Willow Grove - Baton Rouge NeighborhoodsWillow Grove is a larger Baton Rouge neighborhood located of Perkins Road. This beautiful subdivision is centrally located and has quick access to shops, restaurants, and more. This neighborhood features single and double story homes which portray the traditional Louisiana home style. Residents of the area know Willow Grove for its sense of community and the amenities enjoyed by those who live in this Baton Rouge neighborhood.Contact your local Baton Rouge real estate agent, Sabrina Didier, at 225-773-2352 today for your FREE consultation. The  team of professionals at Keller William Realty Redstick Partners has the experience to help you buy or sell Baton Rouge real estate.Willow Grove's neighborhood features include a pool with fountain springs ...
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Windermere - Baton Rouge NeighborhoodsLocated off Perkins Road, this peaceful neighborhood was built in the 1990's. The homes in the Windermere subdivision are traditional styled as well as french styled homes. The homes at Windermere are priced in the range of $250,000 to $400,000. These Baton Rouge houses range in size from 1,700 square feet to 1,900 square feet. These homes have 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms.Call me, Sabrina Didier, at 225-773-2352  today for your FREE consultation. Our  team of professionals at Keller William Realty Redstick Partners has the experience to help you buy or sell Baton Rouge real estate.Residents of the Baton Rouge Neighborhood of Windermere have quick access to many amenities. One of these is the Country Club of Louisiana. Members of this club enjoy p...
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Best hair salons in Baton RougeBaton Rouge, Louisiana is the second largest city in the state of  Louisiana and located just east of the Mississippi River. This capital city has a rich history, amazing architecture, and friendly residents. If you find yourself in this beautiful city in need of a haircut, style, coloring and more, below is a list of the best hair salons in Baton Rouge.Search homes for sale in Baton Rouge by clicking here.1. Mod SalonOne of the best rated hair salon in Baton Rouge is Mod Salon. Rated highly by both first time visitors and loyal customers who have been coming to Mod Salon for years, this is one of your best options and you can trust these experts with your lovely locks. Whether you are just visiting the area or looking for a new salon to update your look, ...
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Baton Rouge Events fromAugust 22 – 31, 2015There’s always something fun and exciting to do in BatonRouge, LA. The month of August is no exception! There are amazing concerts, festivals,performances, and community gatherings enough to fill your calendar withsomething to do every day. Ashley Kimble Slaughter is pleased to bring you alisting of Baton Rouge events for the end of August.Taste of Tiger Tailgating is the tailgating party you don’twant to miss! There will be plenty of delicious food and beverages to besampled from notable restaurants and caterers in Baton Rouge. LSU merchandisewill be in hand for purchase. Music is being performed by The Gillis Silo. Thisevent takes place on August 22, 2015 from 6 PM – 9 PM at the Pete Maravich AssemblyCenter at Louisiana State University locat...
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Beau Pre - Baton Rouge real estateBeau Pre is a subdivision in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you are looking for homes for sale near LSU, Beau Pre may be one of your best neighborhood to live in. Locate just minutes away from campus, Beau Pre homes are centrally located and is very popular for those with college aged kids attending LSU. Located off Nicholson Drive, these single family homes are all single story. These homes have 2 car garages and are mostly feature a fenced in yard. Extra parking is available around this neighborhood for residents and their guests. Call me, Sabrina Didier, at 225-773-2352  today for your FREE consultation. Our  team of professionals at Keller William Realty Redstick Partners has the experience to help you buy or sell Baton Rouge real estate.Lake Beau PreLa...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
You will feel like you are entering new construction! Painted in soft contemporary colors with a soothing presence, this townhome is in move in condition --- from NEW sound dampening windows, NEW roof, NEW garage door, NEW fresh paint inside and out, NEW HVAC with allergen/dust cleaning ventilation system, NEW carpet upstairs, NEW master bathtub, all NEW toilets, revarnished kitchen cabinetry, NEW washer, NEW dryer and NEW garbage disposal. All other mechanical items are between 4-7 years young! Downstairs has tile flooring, flowing living to dining to kitchen all overlook the interior courtyard that is perfect for outdoor dining/barbecuing! Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, updated baths and master with double closets. Just across the street from the clubhouse with pool and tennis ...
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 6765 Corporate Blvd #4103 | Just sold condo at Reserve at Cedar Lodge Sabrina Didier of Keller Williams Red Stick has just completed the sale of a condo at the Reserve at Cedar Lodge. This home sold within 29 days. The median amount of time properties in this area sell is 95 days, making Sabrina's just sold condo at the Reserve at Cedar Lodge incredibly quick sale. This beautiful just sold condo at the Reserve at Cedar Lodge is located in the zip code region of Baton Rouge 70809. This three story condo was listed at $260,000. The just sold condo at the Reserve at Cedar Lodge was measured at 1,869 square feet and has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. This condo also included two garage parking spaces.Interested in finding out more about purcahsing a home or listing your home for sale in ...
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By Jen Burns, Real Estate Agent
(eXp Realty)
Search current inventory of homes for sale near this property. Listing DetailsResidential Family Home For Sale in Shenandoah Estate16012 Antietam Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70817Price: $198,000MLS number: 2015008982Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.5Square Footage: 2564Call The Burns Group at 225-289-3656 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. You Will Love the Features of this Family HomeGreat home in Shenandoah Estates! You'll love all the space in this 4br, 2bath house on a corner lot with a fenced in backyard! The outside a/c unit is only one year old. It's been freshly painted and all the appliances will remain for the new owner -- also has a 25K Generac Gas generator. RD eligible. Amazing FeaturesClick here to see additional images of this Shenandoah Estates Home Find S...
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How to list your home on the Baton Rouge MLSAre you looking to list your home on the Baton Rouge real estate market? The process of selling your home can be a little overwhelming as there are many people involved and many different forms which must be completed. One of the best pieces of advice for homeowners looking to list their home on the Baton Rouge MLS is to get a real estate agent to represent you. It is a proven fact that a trained Baton Rouge real estate agent will get your home sold fast and get you top dollar for your home, paying for themselves and getting more money in your pocket. To help you better understand the home selling process, below are the list of steps you must take to list your home on the Baton Rouge MLS.If you are a Baton Rouge resident and want to know how m...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Good Appraiser Video Helping To Educate The Public On What We Do by Virigina Home Appraiser, Jonathan Montgomery! I absolutely agree with Jonathan's video about Agent comps and I know this is highly controversial, testy topic. Some Appraisers will disagree and I expect that.  "I just don't see that an Agent offering their comps to me somehow violates my "Appraiser Independence", which Home Appraisers hold so dear.  I want to know and see what they were thinking AND if they were just listing at the seller's price instead of market support, then that questionable practice will be revealed!  In fact, one of the quickest way for an Appraiser to know if a deal is legit is to simply look at Agents comps in the workfile they're supposed to have already.  It's VERY OBVIOUS to Appraisers when th...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Gap between Appraiser, Homeowner perceptions of home value doubles in July...evident to Baton Rouge Appraisers for "some" appraisals. See below.   This is Bill Cobb Appraiser commentary on the recent Housingwire / Quicken Loans article about the growing gap between what homeowners think their homes are worth versus what Appraisers are showing what the market is supporting.  There's A LOT OF HYPE in the news home prices driving unrealistic expectations of homeowners refinancing or home sellers.  Image Source: Housingwire.com Why is a new Central listing in a starter homes subdivision overpriced by almost $18,000? At least 1 other Agent know it's grossly overpriced and asked my opinion for their buyer.   One purchase appraisal this week appraised over $20,000 below purchase agreement beca...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Freshly painted with wood flooring throughout on a quiet one block street. Open kitchen and living area with masonry fireplace, "formal" living room on the front that could be used as a playroom, media room, or office. Also downstairs is one bedroom and bath, along with a precious breakfast nook for your morning coffee. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, with vaulted ceilings, and one includes a sitting area. Updated bathroom is shared by these bedrooms. Fully fenced backyard includes large patio and a special feature: Cajun styled front porch pavilion for your enjoyment with a hammock and rocking chairs, or outdoor kitchen, or, if you must, storage. Conveniently located near I-10 and I-12 off Jefferson Hwy. Neighborhood offers membership in the neighborhood pool (enjoy with no maintenanc...
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By Cindy Allen, Proudly serving South Louisiana 225-571-8667
(Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
4000 Lake Beau Pre #178, Baton Rouge LA 70820 Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Baton Rouge, LA Listing Details Home For Sale in Baton Rouge LA 4000 Lake Beau Pre #178 Baton Rouge LA 70820 Price: $191,000 MLS number: 2015008394 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Year Built: 11-15 years ago Call Louisiana Homes and Land group at 225-366-8656 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing or for information about how to sell a home in Baton Rouge LA You Will Love this Beautiful Home Popular gated community located just minutes from LSU’s campus. The community features security cameras, walking trails and a clubhouse with a gunite pool, tennis courts, billiard room, fitness center, media room and internet business center. Town home has three levels with living area o...
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Stages of buying a house in Baton Rouge, LAThe process of buying a home can be one of the most stressful experiences. It requires many different trained professionals including title companies, real estate agents - both a buyer and a listing agent, escrow agents, lenders, and more to come together to transfer ownership from the old owners to you.Search homes for sale in Baton Rouge by clicking here.If you are feeling overwhelmed at the idea of buying a new home, just break down the process to these next 10 stages of buying a house in Baton Rouge, LA:1. Get prequalifiedDuring this step you need to contact the lender you wish to use. Usually they will have you fill out a form or submit certain documentation. Once they process your information they may prequalify you for a loan. Their deci...
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By Cindy Allen, Proudly serving South Louisiana 225-571-8667
(Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
Baton Rouge Housing Market Update       Cindy Fekete - Louisiana Homes and Land Group Keller WilliamsRealtor® since 2007   The Baton Rouge housing market is making a shift into a seller's market. Buyers are taking full advantage of the low interest rates, however the rates are projected to increase by the end of the 2015 year.  When considering either selling or buying a home, it’s important to be aware of what’s happening in this ever changing market. Recent Baton Rouge Housing Reports show that the median price in June 2015 was $190,000, which is nearly 3% higher than last year. The number of closed sales is up by 10.6% from last year. Baton Rouge residents are starting to see their local inventory drop fairly quickly. Contact the Louisiana Homes and Land group today to find out what ...
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