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Market Conditions in Baton Rouge : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 22, 2014
Juan Andricain answered:
Tammy, The 70815 zip code is closest to Baton Rouge Community College. That said LSU and Southern University are both within in a 20 minute drive.
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Sun Aug 3, 2014
digicomcomm answered:
I am very disappointed with the pricing in Copper Mills. Homes are too close together and overpriced for the space. I have tried several times to find a great property and its always the same. One possibility I was considering was literally in the nasy waters behind the property. Imagine the snakes there. Another was a corner property but the yard was a joke. There is no fence in the back because of the little bridge for the golf carts to cross. Forget the golf carts, I want privacy, especially being on the corner, Copper Mills is a joke. One of the constructions worker told me there was also a concern with water contamination. I immediately furned around and left. ... more
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
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Sat Jul 12, 2014
Bryan Howard asked:
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Niles Bollinger Jr answered:
Looks like around 10-15 minutes away with traffic.


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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Lollie Pitchlyn asked:
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Sun Dec 15, 2013
Aimee Terito answered:
I would be happy to help you. Please email me at
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Cathy Craddock answered:
The markets in this are great! There is a lot of new construction and newer homes available in both areas. The schools are also some of the best in the state.

Please call me and I will be happy to assist you. ... more
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Pat Wattam answered:
I have another home for sale in the same subdivision. Is that the area you are looking for or are you strictly shopping by price? Call me at 225-298-6900.
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
tootightlife answered:
A major problem I find is that potential buyers credit scores are not met up to most bank standards which I believe to be 620 but check your local bank or mortgage bank for specifics. The best advice I can tell you is to keep the best credit score and pay all your bills on time. ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Ashley LaBorde Vuci answered:
First I'd like to say that sales are up this year! Check out this article:

Our prices here have not dropped 25% nor do we have a strong buyers market or a big housing shortage!

Like anywhere, there are many different "markets" in the Baton Rouge area. There are some subdivisions and/or areas where prices have dropped, some more than others, and then there are some that have increased a good bit and everything in between. Every street, subdivision, area of town, is different!

Our inventory has recently dropped a little but it is still at what would be considered a high inventory. This means there are still a good number of options out there but not so many that you can call our market a strong buyer's market. However, again, every street/subdivison/area can be different. You may have an excess of listings with few buyers in one subdivision and 5 minutes away have no listings and 5 buyers waiting for one to come available!

To summarize, if you have questions about your neighborhood or one where you would like to buy a home please ask a Real Estate Agent for information about your specific "market". We are always glad to help!
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Wed Oct 17, 2012 answered:
There are many factors why the homes are vacant depending on the area and its market conditions. For any relocation questions and market questions, contact me and I will be happy to help answer those for you. My website has a great search engine where you can search the available homes in the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Check out my website! ... more
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Tiffany Lear St. Pierre answered:
Rates are at an all time LOW!!Depending on the type of loan you would need the rate will vary so I would call a lender (david alello, bill holt, or john patton with Assurance Financial) for an accurate quote. 225-239-7154 ... more
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Margie Maybe answered:
Agreeing with the consensus that a realtor would probably be your most productive way to do that but if that's not where you want to be just yet...May I suggest not limiting that offer? Just label your home's fliers with, "Seller will pay $4,000 towards Closing!" Good Luck ... more
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Tom Bhramayana answered:
Hey Hershel,

The Shenandoah area has sustained very well. For us Realtors thats area 43 and the absorbtion for inventory in the area is good. You can find a mix of property types to fit your budget. Since the present market consist of a high amount of foreclosures, finding a fixer upper could save you money but only if it meets the requirements of your lender. If you don't have the time for a home that needs TLC you have several subdivisions that have newer homes. And if you are considering a new home check out Arbor Walk Subdivision off S. Harrells Ferry Road near White Oak Landing. We could do a build to suit for you. ... more
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Fri Jul 23, 2010
Carmen Denham answered:
The answer Tim is most definitely YES! However, I wouldn't look exclusively downtown or at condos. While the market downtown is quite robust, more so than other areas, most condos downtown are a bit pricey for investing for immediate positive cash flow.

River Place & River View are both conversion developments, and are more affordable, quite frankly because they aren't in as great shape as the pictures indicate. At the same time, most locals don't consider them "downtown" either. I'll explain. All of the recent development and nightlife that people want to be near is downtown between North and 3rd Street, for the most part. So, while they are affordable, they are not as desirable as they would be if they were 8 blocks south. I will take a look at the rental rates there for you if you'd like.

There aren't really a lot of condos downtown, and almost no conversions. Over-supply is not an issue and investors seem to be the only people buying condos.

I think you should consider two other options, as well: LSU Property and single family homes downtown.

LSU influenced property can be profitable because anything close to campus has extremely high occupancy rates. I know of three condos that are available right now that are close enough to campus to rent easily. The developer is wanting to sell them quickly because he has them owner-financed, but they are priced a bit higher.

There are also some SFRs closer to the core of downtown that are still affordable, yet could bring more cash-flow monthly.

One way or another, we'd be glad to be your eyes and ears here to see if we can't identify some opportunities worth considering.

Geaux Big Realty
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Sat Jan 23, 2010
Larry Clark answered:
MLS shows 1,091 Residential Listings SOLD between 11/01/09 and 12/31/09. The number of active listings on the market is going to fluctuate daily, but somewhere around 4,000 seems like a good number. These numbers are for the Greater Baton Rouge area... ... more
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Tue May 27, 2008
LA Lending answered:
Hi Michael -
I pulled this from the BR Business Report yesterday -- from reading the article they are strictly talking about home prices rising -- not sales. As a realtor, you would have better insight than me to the rise or decline in actual sales.

I mainly posted this to give peace of mind to local investors and homeowners who are hearing that national home values are declining.

Please feel free to continue this post with any insight you can give concerning market trends.
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Fri May 23, 2008
Suzanne Lancaster answered:
Their is a map called THE FIRM map that shows different flood areas. Also, if your looking at a particular subdivision, pull up the HOA information and call the president of the HOA if your curious. Contact your real estate professional, they can help you with that information as well. You can also call the Office of Planning and Zoning for EBRP and give them the address... they can tell you. There are numerous avenues to find out if you have to pay flood insurance, what the flood elevation is, and if the property has ever flooded. Things have changed a lot these days, post Katrina... you may run into a situation where the Insurance company tells you that you don't have to pay flood and the mortgage company says you do. I've seen it all. BUT YOU CAN BET THAT IF IT HAS EVER FLOODED YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FLOOD INSURANCE... If you are looking at buying, you should contact a PROFESSIONAL REALTOR. It is a free service to you. The seller pays commission to the listing agent and the selling agent. The realtor can help you with finding a good mortgage person, the negotiation process, provide comps to make sure you are offering at a good price, the appraisal, inspection, all the way to the closing table. Do keep that in mind as you search for your home. GOOD LUCK. If I can be of any assistance, please call or e-mail. ... more
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