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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Margaret Rodrigue answered:
That home was taken off the market. There are still lots of homes in the area available though! Call me and I'll help you find the one you like. Mags 505-8725
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Daniel answered:
turns out that Realtor is a lot cheaper than that attorney you will need to bail you out of this


"i dont need no dang realtor, i can do it all by myself"
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Why do you think that rates vary with the area of the Country?

In truth, the rate vary primarily due to YOU, and your ability and record of payment.

I saw 3.25% the other day,
pretty fantastic, considering that the average for the years since WWII is about 7.6%!

And a questioner, the other day, asked if rates were going any LOWER??!!
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Sun May 27, 2012
DanielEngle.com answered:
In the last 6 months, prices have ranged widely anywhere on average from $85-$140 depending on the location, year built, size of home, etc. Newer homes in University Club Plantation subdivision have gone from $136sf -$195sf. I recently listed a house in Village St. George and the homes there are smaller and older and in the last 6 months have pulled around $70-$95sf. Hope this helps. ... more
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Tue May 22, 2012
Daniel Engle answered:
I know of a 3 bedroom 2 Bath Home coming available soon in the Meadow Bend area. (Email me at Daniel@EngleRealEstate.com for more rental listings.) The home I know of is over 1500sf which is one of the larger homes in the neighborhood. Listing info can be seen at my website, www.DanielEngle.com. ... more
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Kristina Smallhorn answered:
Yes, You maybe on the title but not the mortgage. As far as how much entitlement to the property you would have that be determined by the courts, if there would be a split or death. Also, In Louisiana whether you are on the title or not if any thing was to happen to your husband or yourself the property is divided among children also. They assume the passing parents stake in the property. ... more
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
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It's unlikely you'll get anyone with a law background to respond, you should probably seek out a local real estate attorney and pay them for an hour of his time to protect yourself if they're seeking damages/forcing the sale. ... more
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Sun May 6, 2012
Carmen Denham answered:
There are very few, if any, apartment communities in the Central School District. I would try here: http://cenla.craigslist.org/apa/ or the old-fashioned drive-by method. Since central homes are very easy to get rented without advertising, many homeowners find that putting a sign on the road gives them enough exposure to find a renter. ... more
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
David Gassie answered:
The cost of flood insurance is not determined by the neighborhood, but by the actual elevation of the home. This is determined by a flood elevation certificate. Flood insurance premiuns are determined by the elevation of the house also, which in turn are set by FEMA. Hope this helps!

David Gassie
RE/MAX First
Baton Rouge, LA
Each Office Individually Owned and Operated
Licensed by the LA Real Estate Commission
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Daniel answered:
the property has never been on MLS, is not currently for sale on MLS
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Jason Stewart answered:
Harold,

There are plenty of short sales and foreclosures in Baton Rouge. Below is a link to my website where you can find every short sale currently listed in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

http://jstewart.buysellbatonrouge.com/search/

I will be glad to answer any questions you have and get you additional info on any home you are interested in. Please let me know what I can do to help you.

Thanks,

Jason Stewart - Realtor® ABR®
225.938.0860 -- Cell / Text
www.jstewart.buysellbatonrouge.com

Keller Williams Realty--RedStick Partners
Real Estate Consulting and Sales
8686 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 USA
225.768.1800 -- Office
225.304.4647 -- Fax
Licensed Realtor® in LA
'Each office independently owned & operated'
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Wed Jul 25, 2012
Margaret Rodrigue answered:
You can go to the website below and look at crime stats for EBR. This will give you an idea of what areas you may be comfortable with.

Make sure and give me a call when you are ready to start looking! 505-8725

http://www.ebrso.org/

Margaret Rodrigue
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
664-1911
Each office Independently owned and operated
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Molly Moore answered:
Hi Moore123... I'm happy to answer this for you.

1) If the person is applying for a loan through a mortgage company, YES, the mortgage company would order the appraiser. In actuality, the loan officer or processor that orders the appraisal doesn't even get to choose who the appraiser is...there is now a management company they have to go through. It helps, in my opinion, buyer and seller to know there is no shady business going on. Also, real estate agent being involved has nothing to do with that part...that is lender/buyer business.

2) From what I've been taught, the contract is between buyer and seller - however it is written and agreed. It does not have to be the official Residential agreement to buy and sale the property if a REALTOR is not hired to work the deal.

3) You will have to go through an attorney/notary in the end, so that the sale can be recorded. There are many out there..I'd be happy to recommend some that you could speak with and get their fees.

Of course, I do recommend including a licensed Real Estate Agent in this transaction - just so you make sure all the t's are crossed and i's are dotted...and so it's less stress on the two parties. Finding a house, negotiating price and conditions is only the beginning of a transaction...there is SO much more involved in the process and we do this every day. You can feel more confident that all your questions are answered and that everything is done on the up and up..nothing falls through the cracks. :)

If you have any questions, or need more specific answers - recommendations, I'm happy to help. Email me at Molly@mooreaboutyou.com

Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Molly

Molly Moore
225.505.5561
Molly@MooreAboutYOU.com
www.MooreAboutYOU.com

Tiger Town Realty
225.755.7022
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Margie Maybe answered:
Point 1) Yes, these days the lender is normally who picks the appraiser. Point 2) Technically, a residential agreement is a covenant/promise as to a rule governing the use of real property. Therefore it would be, in my opinion, of sound judgement to have one regardless of the proximity or familiarity of the parties involved. Point 3) This is by no means my area of expertise however it is my understanding that a closing attorney is a real estate lawyer who specializes in closing a property transaction. Closing attorneys examine the title to a property and resolve any issues before the close. Keep in mind they will only make sure that the process is done legally. To use a sports reference: They are the referees in the game while realtors could be considered the coaches. They want to guide you through the process so that you come out feeling proud of your performance.~Hope I have been of some help to you.
Margie Maybe
Town Favorites Realty
Baton Rouge, LA
(225)292-1772
Licensed in Louisiana
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Molly Moore answered:
Hi Moore123... I'm happy to answer this for you. (duplicate answer, I see the question is on Trulia with 2 different titles..Trulia was having some glitches this morning, it appeared)

1) If the person is applying for a loan through a mortgage company, YES, the mortgage company would order the appraiser. In actuality, the loan officer or processor that orders the appraisal doesn't even get to choose who the appraiser is...there is now a management company they have to go through. It helps, in my opinion, buyer and seller to know there is no shady business going on. Also, real estate agent being involved has nothing to do with that part...that is lender/buyer business.

2) From what I've been taught, the contract is between buyer and seller - however it is written and agreed. It does not have to be the official Residential agreement to buy and sale the property if a REALTOR is not hired to work the deal.

3) You will have to go through an attorney/notary in the end, so that the sale can be recorded. There are many out there..I'd be happy to recommend some that you could speak with and get their fees.

Of course, I do recommend including a licensed Real Estate Agent in this transaction - just so you make sure all the t's are crossed and i's are dotted...and so it's less stress on the two parties. Finding a house, negotiating price and conditions is only the beginning of a transaction...there is SO much more involved in the process and we do this every day. You can feel more confident that all your questions are answered and that everything is done on the up and up..nothing falls through the cracks. :)

If you have any questions, or need more specific answers - recommendations, I'm happy to help. Email me at Molly@mooreaboutyou.com

Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Molly

Molly Moore
225.505.5561
Molly@MooreAboutYOU.com http://www.MooreAboutYOU.com

Tiger Town Realty
225.755.7022
... more
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Robin Hebert answered:
There are several. You may email me at Rhebert@coldwellbankerone.com. I would be happy to assist you.
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Sat Mar 17, 2012
Todd Rabalais answered:
Are you going to stay for sometime? If so buying is the way to go! Lowest intrest rates we have ever seen and the resale market is starting to show much promise! In my eyes renting is never a good option unless you surely know that you will have a limited amount of time to be on the job! Buying gives you the option of possibly making money on your resale! No chance with that on renting! I would consider the purchase over renting! It seems we are starting to see an increase in existing home sales. Once this begins the intrest rates may hike and you will still be on the bottom of price and interest rate. That's a win, win situation! Prices will come back and so will rates! Take advantage of what is in the table now! ... more
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Glenda Gentry answered:
The short answer is NO. However, we might be able to work through this. Call me and I will see what I can come up with to help. There are innovative ways we can sometimes use to make things work. 225-205-9744. ... more
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
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