http://www.denhamspringsappraisers.com/ – Denham Springs Home Appraisers: Summerfield Sudivision 2010 Price Trends Report! NOTE: If you are considering purchasing a home in Summerfield Subdivision and don’t want to pay too much, I would advise one to order a “Pre-Purchase Appraisal” from Accurate Valuations Group as there is a gradual and steady decline of home prices in Summerfield since 2007 meaning one shouldn’t overpay for a home in Summerfield. REO or Foreclosure and Short Sales activity is increasing in Summerfield in 2010 and into 2011 as this appraiser just this week appraised a foreclosure on Summerfield Drive. And, there is one (1) listing in Summerfield that is now pending and the listing history of this home brings the declining home prices to my attention. This is a nice 1,813sf home in good condition now listed at $170,000. This home was originally listed for $209,900 in 7/2010 and reduced to $199,900, $195,000, $189,000, $185,000 and now $170,000. It took 148 days on the market to sell this home. If this home sells for $170,000 for an 1,813sf, that would be a new benchmark low for 1813sf in this market. YES, this is a “Short Sale”, however, the market didn’t want this home at Continue reading Denham Springs Home Appraisers: Summerfied Sudivision 2010 Price Trends Report!
http://www.batonrougerealestatetrends.net/ – 2010 Greater Baton Rouge Short Sales Study Released, Approximately 2 Percent Of All Sales! Greater Baton Rouge Appraiser, Bill Cobb, has performed a study on the number of “short sales” taking place within the Greater Baton Rouge Housing Market. This was a rather difficult study to complete because of the lack of designation of short sales within the local GBRMLS. In other words, there’s no box for agents to check that specifically states the reason for the sale was “Short Sale”. So, this makes the numbers below somewhat questionable because of the lack of a proper method for classifying short sales within the local MLS. This appraiser has made the suggestion for this to be corrected to GBRMLS. Agents do sometimes state “Short Sale” in the “Remarks” and or “Realtor Remarks” section of the MLS Sheet. So, this appraiser searched “short sale” within the “Remarks” and or “Realtor Remarks” to discover the results below. NOTE: It’s believed that these numbers below are lower than the actual number of short sales taking place. And, it’s anticipated that with the Big Banks halting foreclosures for an unknown time period (moratorium), short sales will become more popular with the Big Banks, Continue reading 2010 Greater Baton Rouge Short Sales Study Released, 2 Percent Of All Sales