Why Buy? 9 Reasons Buying is Better than Renting
By Janet Anderson July 1, 2010

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Follow 1 – Pride in Owning: Most people buy homes to have control over where they live. Although investment features are important, the psychological reasons for buying—the satisfaction of owning and freedom from paying rent—are at least as important. In a survey done by the National Association of REALTORS® of 6,000 homeowners and 2,000 renters—perhaps […]

Home Pricing in Baton Rouge
By Janet Anderson May 28, 2010

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Follow The median home values are staying steady and Baton Rouge still has a strong housing market.   Even though the Tax  Credit deadline has passed there is still some good inventory and low interest rates for home buyers to benefit.

Selling Your Home
By Janet Anderson April 30, 2010

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Follow Selling your home involves much more than just placing a “For Sale” sign in your yard and going to the closing. As a REALTOR®, we are here to help you prepare your home for sale, market your home, and guide you through the sale process to ensure you sell your home within your time […]

Downsizing a Home Requires Downsizing Contents
By Janet Anderson April 30, 2010

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Follow You find that the children have moved out and you do not need that big of a home anymore.  Another thought is that you are going through a life change such as financial distress, divorce, death of a loved one, or illness.  You want to move to something smaller, but the task seems overwhelming.  […]

Prevent Insects From Damaging Your Home
By Janet Anderson April 6, 2010

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Follow Since recently discovering termites at my home, I thought it would be good to learn more about these pests. Household pests want the same things you do — food, water, shelter — and will seize any opportunity to satisfy their needs. You can’t stop every pest from ever flying, crawling, or burrowing into your […]

"When is a Good Time to Buy?"
By Janet Anderson April 6, 2010

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Follow It is a Great Time to Buy! Owning a home is an investment in your future.  A home not only provides financial benefits but it also provides shelter and security to families.  Here are some of the reasons why now is such a good time to buy: Motivated Sellers and Inventory – In the […]

"Should I Sell First or Buy First?"
By Janet Anderson April 6, 2010

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Follow Homeowners who are planning to make a move wrestle with the dilemma of how to get the home sold so that they can purchase a home.  Which comes first depends on the market — is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market — and your personal motivation.  However, for most sellers and buyers, the […]