Baton Rouge, LA Real Estate News

By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Appraisers In Baton Rouge Report On White Oak Estates SubdivisionAn MLS CMA of this Subdivision from 01/01/2007 to 04/11/2008 reveals: The Average Sales Price: $396,538The Average Sold Price Per Sq. Ft.: $12236/sfThe Median Sold Price: $409,500Low Sales Price: $335,000High Sales Price: $478,500Average # of Days On Market: 108 Days On Market# of Sales: 8 White Oak Estates Market Info Is Provided With The Permission Of The Greater Baton Rouge Board Of Realtors.  Appraisers In Baton Rouge
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Well, you heard Smokey The Bear talk about how "Only you can prevent forest fires"? He should have added house fires to his list. House fires are something that we all need to be concerned about. It's important to be educated on what can cause a house fire and ways to prevent it. Only YOU can prevent house fires, well unless it's arson. Learn some quick tips on how to prevent a house fire in Baton Rouge. Candles- They make the house smell great. They also can be used to 'set the mood'. How dangerous are they? Well, most people feel that since candles are in a glass jar that they are safe. This isn't exactly true. There was an article where a firefighter talked about a woman who left a mason-jar candle burning while she went out to run an errand. The candle melted and shattered the glass...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
At one point, I thought I was going to be my son's hair stylist. I mean, it can't be that hard right? You just pull the hair through your fingers and cut, right? Well, not so much. I cut my son's hair the first year and after accidentally nicking his ear, I put the scissors down. I'm sure he was ecstatic since he didn't have to walk around with gaps in his hair. Hey, I thought it looked pretty good. So, I have been on the hunt for different hair salons that are just for kids. Cooper hates to get his hair cut. He screams like it's the end of the world. Poor thing. I think the fact the sound of the buzzer scares him. It seems that going to a children's hair salon has helped. Most of them have cute little cars that they sit in while they get their hair cut. They also usually have cartoons ...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
TotalTotal List / Sold $Avg List $Avg Sold $Avg DOMMedian Price $%SP/LPNew110$27,262,065 / n/a$247,472n/a29$229,950n/aContingent4$823,500 / n/a$205,875n/a49$194,750n/aExpired0$0 / n/a$0n/a$0n/aPending82$19,141,705 / n/a$233,435n/a85$199,900n/aSold90$20,658,995 / $20,194,375$229,544$224,38290$199,95097.75%Currently Active (as of today)387$97,871,132 / n/a$252,897n/a126$218,900n/a    Information from GBRAR MLS.
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Another festival is on it's way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It's the Red Stick Animation Festival. The festival is going to be held April 16-19 at several different venues. These venues include: The Shaw Center, Manship Theatre, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum & Louisiana Old State Capital. The Red Stick Animation Festival provides  a unique opportunity for all creative minds to come together and share ideas. The Animation Festival provides animators, directors, students, artists, writers, designers and educators a forum where everyone can share their knowledge, skills and ideas on animation. There are two different types of passes for Baton Rouge's Red Stick Animation Festival. They are gold and red. The gold passes are for events. This pass will give you access to all lectures and scre...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Baton Rouge Christian Classical School15323 Old Jefferson HighwayBaton Rouge, LA 70817(225) 752-3077http://www.brccs.org/Baton Rouge International School5015 Auto Plex DriveBaton Rouge, LA 70809(225) 293-4338http://www.brintl.com/Baton Rouge Lutheran School10925 Florida BoulevardBaton Rouge, LA 70815(225) 272-1288http://www.brlutheranschool.org/Berean Adventist Christian Academy5100 Osborne AvenueBaton Rouge, LA 70805(225) 355-4444Brighton School, The12108 Parkmeadow AvenueBaton Rouge, LA 70817 and 70816(225) 926-2844http://www.thebrightonschool.org/Catholic High School (All boys)855 Hearthstone DriveBaton Rouge, LA 70806(225) 383-0397http://www.catholichigh.org/Central Christian Academy9739 Joor RoadBaton Rouge, LA 70818(225) 261-1743http://www.centralchristianacademyinfo.com/Christ Pr...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Green seems to be the color these days. Green is becoming the new black! What's with the green? No, it's not St. Patrick's Day, it's actually Earth Day. Sunday, April 20th in Downtown Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge will host Earth Day. The festival is sure to be entertaining with music on four stages and good food. Whole Foods will be putting together a video podcast series for Earth Day. The store will also offer a "Green Your Home"program during April. This is where you can learn the benefits of making your home more eco-friendly. So, who is sponsoring "Earth Day"? It will be sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Recycling Office. "Earth Day" will include public information and activities about recycling, landfills, surface water, electronic recycling, computer refurbishing, florescent lamp rec...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Well, I'm sure you know by now that I'm a book worm and I get all pumped up when it comes to learning new things. While driving my car, I always stay tuned to the John Tesh. I know, I'm a nerd. I admit it. I am a sucker for statistics and a nerd when it comes to hearing things that can improve my/your life.  The Best Times That Will Make Your Life Easier Making Touch Decisions- We've all come to a point in our life where we have to make tough decisions. The best time to make a tough decision is around 10:00 am. Why? This is because the brain area responsible for concentration is the most active two to four hours after you wake up. This is usually 10:00 am for most people. Your communication skills are always at their best in the late morning. So, do all of your tough decision making and...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
If you are thinking about visiting or "relocating to Baton Rouge", taking a trip downtown should be on top of your 'to do' list. Ten years ago, downtown Baton Rouge was nothing more than an overlooked, underpopulated area that mimicked a ghost town. In 1998, "Plan Baton Rouge" was put into action to save downtown Baton Rouge, in hopes of bringing life and culture back to the area. Since the implementation of the plan, the downtown area has revived and continues to grow as one of the hottest places to visit in Baton Rouge. While there are several new and hip venues downtown, we cannot forget the historical places that have rightfully claimed their spot in history. It's easy to overlook the small pieces of the past due to the new age improvements but I find it hard to believe that anythin...
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Please join Shannon Sims this Sunday ( April 6, 2008) from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at an open house located at 16749  Centurion Avenue. This spacious home is conveniently located in Centurion Place subdivision off of O'Neal Lane. This is beautiful custom built newer home that  is in like new condition. It feauters  five bedrooms, three and a half  baths. Other amenities include a sunroom, formal living and dining rooms, an oversized laundry room. Wonderful closets and storage are found throughout the home. The property also contains a ;arge master suite. The master bath has large jetted tub.  You will find wood floors downstairs, new carpet and paint. There is also new tile in baths. The kitchen features granite counter tops and brick paver floors. The den has a massive fireplace.  Th...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
If you are interested in fitness and are relocating to Baton Rouge, know that you will (without a doubt) find a Baton Rouge gym that fits your needs. When searching for a gym in Baton Rouge, people usually gravitate towards those that offer specific programs, classes, machines, trainers and reasonable pricing plans. A number of women seem to be attracted to gyms that only offer services to and tailored for women. Personally, it's easier to get a good work-out without having to worry with being dolled up in make-up and glitter. The Woman's for Wellness Center has everything women need in order to implement a healthy lifestyle, if you are looking for the 'one-stop-shop'. Another alternative to working out in a fabulous, estrogen environment is Curves of Baton Rouge. Curves is a cool fitne...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
What is Red Nose Day? Could it be a gathering for all the people who have a cold? Could it be Rudolph's birthday? Well, no. Who else has a red nose? Well, Ronald McDonald does and clowns. What's so great about clowns? Dressing up in costume with their little red nose and face paint brings joy to many children. The Baton Rouge Red Nose Day is a day dedicated to making children laugh. So, put on your little red nose and go support our children.   Baton Rouge's Red Nose Day will hosts it's 6th Annual Red Nose Day on Friday, May 9th of 2008. This is an fundraising event to raise funds to support the services that McCains Children's Developmental Center provides. It's a day for fun and laughter. Over 100 companies and schools participated by buying t-shirts, teddy bears, red noses, and neckt...
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By Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
(Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551)
  Well-maintained four bedroom home in Shenandoah Estates. New gas stove top. Home has pool (this area fenced separately for safety). Pool has new filter, steps, and liner. Chain link and wood fenced backyard. Property has fruitbearing citrus trees. New roof. Shenandoah schools; country club nearby with swimming and tennis.  $217,000             (MLS B08186445)
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
You know, sometimes it’s tough to go at it alone. This is why we have support groups. “In a support group, members provide each other with various types of nonprofessional, nonmaterial help for a particular shared burdensome characteristic. The help may take the form of providing relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to others’ experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also provide ancillary support, such as serving as a voice for the public or engaging in advocacy.”(wikipedia) There are many benefits of a Baton Rouge support group. The most important thing you will benefit from a Baton Rouge support group is support. A support group usually provides people who are in the same situation as you and unde...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
      Bluebonnet Parc- Bluebonnet Parc is right beside the Mall of Louisiana, you could walk. Well, if you have been shopping all day you might want to drive. There are a vareity of stores in Bluebonnet Parc including a cosmetology school. Let's shop til we drop! You're paying right? Here are the stores that are in Bluebonnet Parc.Best BuyDavid's BridalDestination MaternityLifeWayLinens N ThingsPaul Mitchell Hair SchoolMen's WarehouseWorld Market   Bocage Village- Bocage Village is located where Old Hammond and Jefferson meet. This is a really nift shopping center. My favorite place in Bocage is La Madeleine restuarant. I also have been getting my hair done at Avallon Salon for about eight years. They are awesome. They also have a pilates studio on Bocage. I keep telling myself I am goi...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
At the age of two, breast cancer stumbled into my life. My mother lost her life to breast cancer at the age of 27. I grew up in fear thinking that I would never make it to 27. Now that I am 29, I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose my life so early. My mother’s death wasn’t your typical breast cancer story. It was malpractice. A family doctor goofed up, covered it up and lied to her. He told her to go live a wonderful life when he knew that she had full blown cancer. She went to get a second opinion. The next doctor saw what the previous doctor did and tried to cover for him. He said the same, “You’re health is great, go live a great life”. Both doctors assumed that she would die before anyone knew. I don’t remember my mother, thanks to the doctors who turned her away. She was ...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Yes, I know what you’re thinking…another Festival? Baton Rouge is full of them. How does anyone have anytime for work with all of this fun going on? So, get ready for the Baton Rouge FestForAll Festival. Hey, say that five times fast! FestForAll has been a tradition since 1973. The Baton Rouge FestForAll Festival is going to be held on Saturday May 3, 2008 from 10 am-7:30 pm and Sunday May 4 from Noon to 6:30 pm. Come experience the arts first hand. You will be able to purchase line crafts and works of art from over 90 artists! Wow, that’s a lot of art! There will be wonderful pottery, wood work, stained glass, jewelry and much more.   What about entertainment? You know when it comes to entertainment Baton Rouge knows how to bring it. This year they have an awesome line-up including art...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
The first thing people look for when buying a home is the area/location. The next thing buyers look for is the neighborhood. I've heard many horror stories about Home Owners Assocations and Neighbors. These are both somewhat hard to get a feel for without living in the neigborhood yourself. It's not like you can go door to door and meet your neighbors. I mean you can but it's just like dating. People put on their happy faces for at least three months before the claws come out. Of course, you're not going to be dating your neigbhors but you get my point.  Well, guess what? Now there is a website where you can actually find out what kind of neighbors you are going to have. It's called Rotten Neighbors. Brant Walker designed this website after having a falling out with one of his neighbors...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
I’ve been on my own since I was 18. Being 29 (whoa, granny), I have lived is several different places. I can’t think of one place where I had bad neighbors. Now that I think about it, I probably wasn’t the best neighbor. Oh, I was friendly but I loved my music and I loved it loud. What college kid doesn’t, right? I’ve had many a notes on my door asking me to control the volume. At the time, I couldn’t believe someone would fuss about such a thing. Well, now I feel pretty ignorant. You live and you learn right? It’s funny because now I live between two older couples and I think they might be hard of hearing. Where were they when I was twenty? Are you having trouble with your neighbors? Are they blasting the music non-stop? Are they letting their dog go poopy in your yard? Are they consta...
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