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Pop Quiz Time! What is the first thing you should do when buying a home?

Stumped? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not looking at houses. I would accept “contact a Realtor” but that’s not exactly what I’m looking for. The correct answer is to contact a mortgage lender and get a “Pre-Approval” letter. Not … Continue reading

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So, you want to be a FSBO?

I am a Realtor and I will make money if I represent you in a real estate transaction. OK, now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let’s talk about “for sale by owner” and some of the problems … Continue reading

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Send in the Drones! Taking aerial pictures for Real Estate

There has been a large amount of news lately about using drones to take pictures for real estate sales purposes lately. This is not mainstream yet but it could be soon unless early indications by the FAA puts a screeching … Continue reading

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Who are the people involved in a real estate transaction?

Here’s a nice infographic that was designed by National Positions and Education Location giving a lot of good information on the people involved in a real estate transaction. It’s a pretty complete list except they left out the attorneys. In … Continue reading

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Why do Realtors get paid so much to sell my house?

I am asked this question pretty regularly. Or something like, Wow, you’re getting rich just off selling my house! Take a look at the infographic below. Theses are typical expenses and dollar values and it’s not the same for every … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to hire a Real Estate Agent

Infographics seem to be all of the rage right now and rightly so, they present information in a graphical way that makes it easy to get small pieces of useful information quickly. So here are the top 10 reasons to … Continue reading

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Fixer-Upper-Loans-203(K) Program

The following information is from Rad Heroman who is a title attorney for Stewart Title in Baton Rouge, LA. Rad was kind enough to be a guest blogger today and explain 203(k) renovation loans.   Those home buyers looking to … Continue reading

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Real Estate Provisions in “Fiscal Cliff” Bill

On Jan. 1 both the Senate and House passed H.R. 8 legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2. Below is a summary of real estate related provisions in … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

    Since it is election season, I thought I would discuss an item that keeps coming up as a way to reduce costs to the federal government which in reality is a question of how do we want to … Continue reading

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Updated Baton Rouge Real Estate Market Stats

I was in a meeting today and the topic of how the Baton Rouge Real Estate Market was doing came up. David McKey, one of the brokers at Coldwell Banker ONE in Baton Rouge, LA, confirmed what I noticed in … Continue reading

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