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Home for sale in Pride, LA - 14646 Denham RoadIf you are a Baton Rouge resident and want to know how much your Baton Rouge home is worth, contact Sabrina Didier at 225-773-2352.This home on Denham Road has 2 living rooms and is very spacious. There are 2 fireplaces in this home, and each of the 3 rooms are very spacious and have their own walk in closets. This home features a split bedroom floor plan, meaning that there is a bedroom on the other side of the house from the others. This home for sale in Pride is located on almost 10 acres of land. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this home is priced at $205,000. This home is measured at 2,176 square feet and is a single story home. This home is zoned for Central High School. This home's acreage includes a large green lawn, mature trees, a...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Soaring ceilings expand this condo in the Lee Drive/Southdowns area! Situated at the end of the street, this condo affords privacy and ample parking. Completely updated with ceramic flooring, fresh paint, new appliances, fridge and stackable washer/dryer to remain! Master bedroom opens onto a private courtyard for your morning coffee. Up the spiral staircase is a loft that can serve as an office or guest accommodations. Park at your front door too! Low HOA. Great opportunity for students, young professionals and retirees. Along the Lee Drive corridor close to shopping and restaurants. Ready for you to move in today! Call or text 225-335-5395 or CLICK HERE for more info. 402 Lee Drive #10F Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Things to do for Valentines Day in Baton RougeAre you looking to make this valentines day special but don't know what to do other than dinner and a movie? Here is a list of things to do for Valentines Day that will make an impression! Be sure to choose something that you can imagine your Valentine enjoying with you!Get more information about buying a home in Baton Rouge! Contact Sabrina Didier, your local Baton Rouge real estate agent, at 225-773-2352.Search homes for sale in Baton Rouge by clicking here. Casino RougeSpend this Valentines Day on a boat! This casino is reminiscent of the historic paddle wheelers of Baton Rouge. Casino Rouge offers a all you can eat buffet, gambling, drinks, and an amazing time! To learn more go to www.crapshero.com or call 800-44ROUGE.Find out more abou...
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By Michelle Knobloch, Unlocking Dreams One Door At A Time
(Keller Williams Realty)
Mardi Gras Season, Letthe Good times Roll...What is Mardi Gras?  Mardi Gras, also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon, Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world–mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations–on the day before thereligious season of Lent begins.Brazil, Venice and New Orleans play hostto some of theholiday’s most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of tourists and revelers every year.1699-  Jean Baptiste arrived approximately 60 mil...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Greater Baton Rouge 2015 Home Sales $475,000 Plus List by Subdivision Since 01/01/2015, there’s been 428 luxury home sales $475,000 to $6,000,000. Low sales price per sq. ft. was $45/sf to a high of $455/sf, averaging $182/sf. Luxury home sold from 1 to 1,180 days on the market, averaging 152 days. Executive homes sold from 50% of listing price to 120%, averaging 96%. It appears Bocage market is showing some weakness selling at 88% to 89% of listing prices. Average size luxury home sold was 3,853 sq. ft..The most sales took place NOT in subdivisions but rather on Rural Tracts, 43 sales. University Club Plantation experienced the second most sales at 40 sales. Country Club of Louisiana was third with 26 sales. The Settlement At Willow Grove was fourth with 22 sales and Santa Maria and Le...
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Local Baton Rouge Real Estate Agent puts two homes in escrowSabrina Didier, local Baton Rouge real estate agent has just put two of her listings into escrow. These two Baton Rouge real estate listings were listed on the Baton Rouge MLS in late 2015 and are now pending two buyer's offers. If you are interested in the escrow process, read more here. Sabrina is able to get her listings quickly sold as she has a great marketing method and as a Baton Rouge local and experienced real estate agent, Sabrina knows how to price and list homes to sell.Search homes for sale in Baton Rouge by clicking here.One of the two listings to go into escrow is located in the Pride community of Baton Rouge. This home in Pride WAS UNDER CONTRACT IN 30 DAYS and is located on almost 10 acres of land. With 3 bedro...
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By Michelle Knobloch, Unlocking Dreams One Door At A Time
(Keller Williams Realty)
Tomorrow as we honor Martin Luther King Day Jan 18, 2016, there are some events going on around town and throughout Louisiana to enjoy.City/TownAlexandria Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Alexandria https://louisiana.kitchenandculture.com/event/martin-luther-king-jr-parade-alexandria Baton RougeMartin Luther King, Jr. Parade Baton Rouge Hammond Pet Parade & Family Fun FestLafayette Martin Luther King Jr. Day LafayetteLake Charles Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival Lake CharlesOpelousas ZydefestMartin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GAAssassinated: April 4, 1968, Memphis, TNSpouse: Coretta Scott King (m. 1953–1968)Children: Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott ...
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Garden District | Baton Rouge Real EstateThe Garden District is a area located in the middle of Baton Rouge that is very rich in history. The Garden District is made up of three parts: Roseland Terrace, Kleinert Place and Drehr Place. This area centers around the intersection of Park Boulevard and Government Street and includes many historic, iconic Baton Rouge homes. It's one of the most distinct areas of Baton Rouge dating back to the early 1900s. Shaded with tons of live Oak Trees this area gives charm unlike any other neighborhood in Baton Rouge. This area makes up over 1.7 square miles of mid city Baton Rouge.Want to learn more on the state of the real estate market and community information? Contact Sabrina to find out more!Roseland Terrace was the first district in Baton Rouge an...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Pre-Purchase Home Appraisals For Cash Sale In Baton Rouge ExplainedThis involves the homebuyer paying cash and obtaining a pre purchase home appraisal, pre-purchase home appraisal or cash sale home appraisal to determine if they're paying a fair price and if the physical information presented by REALTOR is correct or not. Physical information can be the actual verified living area size, such as is this home really 2,800 sq. ft. of legal heated and cooled sq. ft. or is it really 2,400sf sq. ft. If the average sales price in a market is $110/sf, then that's a big deal.Also, both Appraisers and REALTORS are not Home Inspectors. Just to be fair, when a REALTOR lists a home, they don't know what possible problems there could be inside the walls or with a central heat/air system. Home Inspect...
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  Mardi Gras 2016 | Baton Rouge EventsMardi Gras 2016 will be one of the best years yet. With more than 5 different parades spread across the two weekends leading up to Mardi Gras (February 9th) and many more events happening in the surrounding area, residents and visitors will not be disappointed with the festivities of Mardi Gras 2016 in Baton Rouge, LA. Below is a list of parades and other options for those looking to have a great time celebrating Mardi Gras.Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival - Come to the 2016 Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival! Starting at 10AM on February 6th, the party will continue till 6PM. This celebration will be located at North Boulevard Town Square. With live music, exhibits, food, krewes, and other festivities, you will not be disappointed with this year's Bato...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
QUESTION: Is there a one-mile rule when it comes to finding Comparables for home appraisals.ANSWER: I would strongly recommend watching Fannie Mae's CU video on comp selection.  I've attempted to provide actual Fannie Mae references to help answer this concern. Not really, it really depends on the individual underwriter on that particular day, and it depends on which location box the Appraiser checks: Urban, Suburban or Rural.  AND, most underwriters want to see at least two comps sold within 90 days. When Urban is checked, then comps should be as very close as possible. Suburban generally provides more tolerance of say 1 to 3 miles, perhaps 5 miles if challenging. Rural here in GBR could mean 5 to 25 miles but in Idaho could be up to 100 miles.Naturally, you want to choose comparable s...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Southern charmer on 2.1 acres in the heart of the city! Custom built New Orleans style home! Spacious living areas with quality features, triple plus split floorplan with 6 bedrooms plus office off the master wing. Just a few of the quality features include: gunite pool, brick patio, stucco walls, gas lanterns, exposed antique beams, antique ironwork (every piece has a story to tell), reclaimed doors, heart of pine flooring, exposed brick arches, 10+ foot ceilings, massive granite topped island in kitchen that overlooks large keeping area with fireplace. Two dishwashers, triple sink, professional gas range, pantry, and even two laundry rooms. Master suite provides a sitting area overlooking the tree laden ravine, split master bath with double sided walk-in shower, enormous closet with b...
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First Time Home Buyers | Baton Rouge real estateThe home buying process consists of many different parts, people, and variables that a first time home buyer has every right to be confused. First time home buyers have to understand that purchasing Baton Rouge real estate takes careful planning, financial responsibility, a decent credit score, and more. Below are a few simple steps to get you going in the right direction to purchase your first home.Get more information about buying a home in Baton Rouge! Contact Sabrina Didier, your local Baton Rouge real estate agent, at 225-773-2352.Search homes for sale in Baton Rouge by clicking here.Hire a real estate agentYou, being the buyer, will not have to pay for hiring a real estate agent as their commission comes from the individual selling t...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
Not your expected Lakeshore Gardens "garden home"! Here is a family home in this exclusive neighborhood, located on a quiet cul-de-sac with on one of the largest lots in the neighborhood! Enter through the true New Orleans styled courtyard to a galley foye'r, with the master suite off to the right. Exposed brick and cypress beams meet gleaming heart of pine flooring throughout all of the living areas. The kitchen is open with a large island, gas cooktop, window overlooking the courtyard, that opens to the spacious living area on one side and the more formal dining area on the other. Such a wonderful floorplan! A wall of French doors open from the den to the large covered patio that overlooks the large yard. Another wall of windows flows from the dining to the outdoors as well for more a...
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By Carol Poche, Jeffrey Welsh & Carol Poche'
(Keller Williams Realty)
This home offers so much -- quiet neighborhood off of Coursey/Sherwood corridors with neighborhood pool, quiet cul-de-sac lot, and an abundance of space for expanded living! With four bedrooms along one wing -- one currently used as an outstanding sitting/TV room -- with a spacious master bedroom overlooking the large covered patio and outdoor living areas. Formal areas include a formal dining and living area, opening onto the large kitchen with a unique floorplan and breakfast room, flowing to a large laundry and pantry area. There is such an abundance of work space in this kitchen! Off the kitchen area is the perfect guest suite with full bath. The den includes vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, masonry fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the covered patio and open flagstone pati...
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Pride | Baton Rouge CommunitiesLocated in the Baton Rouge zip code of 70770, Pride is an unincorporated community. Pride is not the only unincorporated communities in Baton Rouge but there is also Port Hudson, Plains, Fred, Greenwell Springs, Burtville, Baywood and Alsen which are also Baton Rouge communities. The town of Pride was started in the late 1800's and has plenty of history.  The town is zoned for the Central Community School District.Get more information about buying a home in Baton Rouge! Contact Sabrina Didier, your local Baton Rouge real estate agent, at 225-773-2352.Search homes for sale in Baton Rouge by clicking here.Some of the benefits to living in Pride, Louisiana is the expected job growth. The unemployment rate is over 2% lower than the state and jobs have recently...
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By Jen Burns, Real Estate Agent
(eXp Realty)
Nicholson Lakes Subdivision in Baton Rouge, LA Find similar homes for sale to the Nicholson Lakes Subdivision in Baton Rouge, LA Super friendly neighborhood in the prestigous Dutchtown school district. Located off of Nicholson Road also known as Highway 30. Close to Bluebonnet Blvd, LSU, Downtown Baton Rouge, Lauberge Casinos and more. Contact 225.289.3656 for more information on homes available in Nicholson Lakes Subdivision Baton Rouge, LA!  Perfect for Growing FamiliesThe square footage of these homes range from 1,400 square feet to over 2,300 square feet. These homes consist mainly of 2 to 3 bedrooms.Nicholson Lakes Subdivision prices vary depending upon size, condition, upgrades and remodeling.  Price range is $160,000-$210,000.The home owners association(HOA) fees are $462/year. T...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Virtual Reality Home Viewing Technology has always fascinated me! Technology applied to visual marketing or visual presentation within residential real estate, whether via amateur photos or Fotosold quality photos, Animoto style photo slideshow videos or real video tours, illustrated sketch images or animated floor plans, the standard or bar in presentation keeps being raised by those willing to go First and making deep pocket investments into technology. Last week during my time off and while perusing Facebook, I saw where Darren James Real Estate Experts shared and stated, "Darren James Real Estate Experts...Bringing Virtual Reality to Home Viewing in 2016! The only real estate company in the Greater Baton Rouge Area to offer this innovative technology to enhance the real estate exper...
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Homestead Exemption | Baton Rouge Real Estate TermsChances are, if you bought a house this year, you may be looking for a little extra money. If you find yourself in this position and want to know how to save approximately $750-$800, you should file for homestead exception. In Louisiana, filing for homestead exception allows Louisiana residents to receive a tax break. To qualify for this exemption, you must own and be living in your new home. All you have to do is follow the steps below.Search homes for sale in Baton Rouge by clicking here.If you are a Baton Rouge resident and want to know how much your Baton Rouge home is worth, contact Sabrina Didier at 225-773-2352.To file for a homestead exemption, you will need to visit your nearest Parish Tax Assessor Office. You will need to brin...
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Central High School | Baton Rouge SchoolsCentral High School takes a lot of pride in its students and facilities. The community has given this school very high ratings and feel like the staff consists of trained professionals who put their students first. The Louisiana Board of Education has given this high school an 'A' rating, or 105.9 rating which is up almost 10 points from last year. This school is located at 10200 East Brookside Drive in Baton Rouge LA 70818.To find homes for sale zoned for Central High School and Central Community School District, contact Sabrina Didier at 225.773.2352.There are a number of sports, programs, and additional activities students can get involved with at school such as volleyball, wrestling, basketball, baseball, swimming, bowling, cross country, foo...
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