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Fri Aug 18, 2017
Michael asked:
I purchased my current home (House A) for $240,000 in February 2016 with a 20% downpayment. I have gained $30,000 in equity since then due to appreciation of the area. So I'm all in to this…
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Thu Dec 8, 2016
Swesterhaus asked:
2076 Michel Delving Rd. Baton Rouge 70810. I will have to remove listing today if I can't get the image removed. It is from 8 years ago and was taken during renovation from hurricane…
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Sat May 28, 2016
Lmik9898 asked:
I already list my house on zillow. ( How could I post/transfer it here. Thanks a lot
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Sun Jul 26, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Daniel Engle answered:
Brenda, you can definitely buy a property. Financing and cash can both be options. I would suggest talking with a loan officer to see what exact programs you may qualify for. Rates are LOW so now is a great time to buy in Baton Rouge.

Feel free to let me know how I can help!

Daniel Engle
Engle Realty REALTOR®
2552 Nicholson Drive Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Languages: English/Mandarin Chinese/Korean
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Sun May 27, 2012
Rory Breland answered:
Link to our Market Insider page. Everything you want for 70810 data.
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Jen Burns answered:
Hey my name is Jen Burns I am a realtor with Keller Willimas. I can run you a report showing you all the activity in the area for the last 6 months. You can see the condition of the homes sold and the upgrades they might have had to compare to your own. It also tells you things like how much closing cost and other concessions are being given by sellers in that area. CHeck out my website and send me a message.

Thanks Jen
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Sun Mar 13, 2011
ian cockburn answered:
Here is what to do:
1) Get the TREND data for the past 6 months..trend data takes the sales, inventory and other such data and gives you a eagles eye view of the marketplace. It is VERY important to know who your competition is, and how many houses are just like yours that have sold AND are for sale.
2) Get the list of ACTUAL SOLDS in the past 6 months
3) Look at HOW LONG these houses took to sell

Get all this real factual information from your Realtor...if your Realtor does not understand this terminology, find NOT compromise getting this information.

Armed with 1 through 3, and analyze your home...looking at how low will you go to get your house sold relative to the competition..and what you need to do to your house to put in on the frontline in getting it seen and sold. Your Realtor can show you what you need to do..freshen up, do the curb appeal, etc.

Appraisers opinions are just that...opinions. Use real numbers in a real timeframe. When you list your house have means and methods to track how many people look / hit websites where your home is advertised. If your Realtor cannot provide that info, make them list the house on and send you weekly updates as a minimum. This way you can analyze real traffic data to know if your house is priced right and if the marketing is working.

Selling your home is not a static and your marketer/Realtor needs to put the word out and get immediate feedback from all sources...this is something an appraiser does not do..and the main reason you should not use their data for your purposes.
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Sat Jul 31, 2010
Spirit Messingham answered:
This is a personal preference. What are you looking for in a property? Features in your home? What are you looking for in an area?
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Sun Jul 11, 2010
Carmen Denham answered:
It's a common myth that RD loans have selling restrictions. They do not. Not only that, but most don't realize that there is a "streamline refi" program as well that allows you to lower your note without qualification, as long as it improves your rate by 1% or more.

If you have other questions, or want to talk about getting your home sold, let me know.

Geaux Big Realty · Keller Williams
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Thu Feb 18, 2010
David Engle answered:
Its still hard to tell until everything comes up. While it will likely be convenient for those in Fairhill and Springlake to patronize, it will likely have a lot of other patrons walking to it along Burbank. Also, automobile traffic will increase all around the Wal-mart. And, as of this posting, the land is built up very, very high. I wonder where all that water is going? I hope there is adequate drainage. The impact on Fairhill may be more seen, as it is closer to the site. All in all, both subdivisions have strong HOA group which take care of the subdivisions, which is nice. The homes are well built, and all of the new construction there is headed south, further away from the site. ... more
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