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The Value of a REALTOR®

THE VALUE OF A REALTOR® The public is more exposed to Real Estate, thanks to HGTV, RE Websites and the Internet more than ever before. That is a good thing. It Portrays REALTORS® like “The Brothers” or Million dollar home buying in ... Read more

DOWNTOWN LIVING-WE HAVE THE GRAND LADY!

Home After Home markets the beautiful Grand Lady at 310 Convention Street in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge! This unique Victorian home, one of the few left in downtown, was renovated and developed by Mark & Debbie Hudson. After nearly 2 years, th... Read more

Congratulations New Homeowners! Andy & Kristin

Kristin & Andy New Home Owners!! Kristin & Andy Congratulations ! We are happy to share in your recent purchase and wish you many happy days to come in your new home!! Welcome to homeafterhome our new website for finding properties!! There ar... Read more

How Much Is My Home Worth in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

How Much is your home worth in Baton Rouge, Louisiana? If you are planning on selling your home, that is a question you need answered. As your Local Baton Rouge Real Estate Expert, I can help you to learn the answer to that question. I will personally ... Read more

Find Your Dream Home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

There are so many different kinds of homes out there for families to choose from. Do I want to live in Baton Rouge? Or maybe you want to find a home in Baton Rouge. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? Do you need a large back yard? A small b... Read more

Your Savings and Down Payment

Your First Step Toward Buying a Home When preparing to buy a home, the first thing many homebuyers do is look at the real estate ads in newspapers, magazines and listings on the Internet. Some potential buyers read how-to articles like this one. The next... Read more

Which ARM is the Best Alternative?

How would you like a mortgage loan where you did not have to make the whole payment if you did not want to? Or would you like a loan with an interest rate about 1% below a thirty-year fixed rate mortgage and pay zero points? Or a loan where you did not ha... Read more

WHAT’S A FICO®?

What is a FICO® Score? FICO® stands for Fair Isaac & Company and is the name for the most well known credit scoring system, used by Experian. The credit bureau’s computer evaluates a complete credit profile and assigns a score, which is... Read more

Types of Mortgage Lenders

Mortgage Bankers Mortgage Bankers are lenders that are large enough to originate loans and create pools of loans, which are then sold directly to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, jumbo loan investors, and others. Any company that does this is conside... Read more

Land Contract

An alternative to a non-conforming loan is the use of a land contract, which is allowed in some states. A land contract is an agreement between a buyer and a seller, where the buyer agrees to make periodic payments to the seller. The title to the property... Read more

FICO® Scores and Your Mortgage

Years ago, credit scoring had little to do with mortgage lending. When reviewing the credit worthiness of a borrower, an underwriter would make a subjective decision based on past payment history. Then things changed. Lenders studied the relationship be... Read more

Why Do You Need Title Insurance?

Title Insurance. It’s a term we hear and see frequently - we see reference to it in the Sunday real estate section, in advertisements and in conversations with real estate brokers. If you’ve purchased a home before, you’re probably fami... Read more

Understanding Title Insurance

What is title insurance? Newspapers refer to it in the weekly real estate sections and you hear about it in conversations with real estate brokers. If you’ve purchased a home you may be familiar with the benefits of title insurance. However, if this... Read more

Understanding Preliminary Reports

After months of searching, you’ve finally found it -- your perfect dream home. But is it perfect? Will you be purchasing more than just a beautiful home? Will you also be acquiring liens placed on the property by prior owners? Have documents been r... Read more

The Functions of an Escrow

Buying or selling a home (or other piece of real property) usually involves the transfer of large sums of money. It is imperative that the transfer of these funds and related documents from one party to another be handled in a neutral, secure and knowledg... Read more

Statements of Information

What’s in a name? When a title company seeks to uncover matters affecting title to real property, the answer is, “Quite a bit.” Statements of Information provide title companies with the information they need to distinguish the buyers ... Read more

Required Reporting to the I.R.S.

Sellers of real property will have certain information regarding the sale reported to the Internal Revenue Service. This required reporting is a consequence of the Tax Reform Act of 1986; it is intended to encourage taxpayer compliance and aid in audit a... Read more

Creative Financing

Creative financing: You’ve heard of it, and, as a seller, the idea sounds pretty attractive. But, do you know everything you need to know about carrying back a second; essentially, about becoming a lender? You better know the same things that financ... Read more

Closing and Title Costs

It’s the big day. The day you go to the title or escrow company, sign your name on the dotted line, hand over a check and prepare to take ownership of your new home. It’s also the day that you and the seller will pay “closing” or... Read more

Understanding Foreclosures

It is an unfortunate commentary, but when economic activity declines and housing activity decreases, more real property enters the foreclosure process. High interest rates and creative financing arrangements are also contributing factors. When prices are... Read more

Underground Heating Oil Tanks

Underground heating oil tanks can pose many potential problems to both home buyers and sellers. They have been the source of many environmental problems such as contamination of surrounding soil and ground water. Leaks are generally caused by the rust in... Read more

Mello-Roos

In purchasing your new home, your future monthly payments will be made up of principal, interest, real property taxes, and insurance. But what is the tax for the Community Facilities District, otherwise known as a Mello-Roos District? The Land Title Assoc... Read more

Mechanic’s Liens

The Mechanics’ Lien law provides special protection to contractors, subcontractors, laborers and suppliers who furnish labor or materials to repair, remodel or build your home. If any of these people are not paid for the services or materials they ... Read more

Living Trusts

Estate planners often recommend Living Trusts as a viable option when contemplating the manner in which to hold title to real property. When a property is held in a Living Trust, title companies have particular requirements to facilitate the transaction. ... Read more

Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a serious problem that can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning... Read more

Environmental Issues

When purchasing a piece of property, it is important to be aware of any environmental liabilities associated with it. For example, you should find out if there are any registered underground tanks within several miles of the property, known contaminated p... Read more

Condominium and PUD Ownership

Builders, in an effort to combat the dual problem of an increasing population and a declining availability of prime land, are increasingly turning to common interest developments (CIDs) as a means to maximize land use and offer homebuyers convenient, affo... Read more

Common Ways of Holding Title

How Should I Take Ownership of the Property I am Buying? Real property can be incredibly valuable and the question of how parties can take ownership of their property is important. The form of ownership taken -- the vesting of title -- will determine who... Read more

What is a Short Sale Anyway?

An increase in foreclosure rates will inevitably bring with it an increase in short sales. But what is a short sale? A short sale happens when you sell your house for less than your remaining mortgage balance, the proceeds of which go to the lender and i... Read more

Setting the Price

The price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your... Read more

Plan of Action

Analyze why you are selling - If you understand your motives, you will be able to better negotiate and to get what it is that you want, whether it be a quick sale, high price, or somewhere in the middle. Prepare your home for the buyer - Maximize the s... Read more

Making a Good First Impression

If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they... Read more

Know Why You are Selling

If you know exactly why you are selling then it is easier for you to follow the right plan of action for getting what you want. If you are a seller who needs to close a sale as quickly as possible, then you should know that getting the highest price poss... Read more

Insist on a Home Inspection

A professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property’s defects. A home inspection usually covers the following: Plumbing conditions - if there is leakage or ... Read more

For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?

FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker. The idea behind FSBO is that by selling your home yourself, you save the approximate 6% that would be the agents&... Read more

Finding the Right Agent

Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and ... Read more

Considering Offers

When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a buyer. Some terms that may work in your favor: higher-t... Read more

Use a Buyer's Agent

It’s important that you choose an experienced agent who is there for you. Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed of the entire process, negotiating furiously on your behalf, and answering all of your question... Read more

Thinking About Buying a Foreclosure?

With the housing bubble burst and the subprime mortgage crisis, millions of homeowners found themselves unable to make their mortgage payments. Many found themselves owing more on the house than the home was worth. Many just walked away from their homes. ... Read more

Is Buying a Home Still a Smart Plan

With the burst of the housing bubble, credit crisis, and millions of foreclosures across the country, you may wonder if buying a home is such a good idea after all. However, it’s important to consider all of the facts. The important message to take ... Read more

Importance of Inspection

As a buyer, you are entitled to know exactly what you are getting. Don’t take anything for granted, not even what you see or what the seller or listing agent tell you. A professional home inspection is something you MUST do, whether you are buying a... Read more

Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets

Hot Market This is an extremely competitive market and is advantageous to the seller. Sometimes, homes will sell as soon as they are listed or even before homes are listed. Typically, during a hot market, multiple offers will be made on each home and mor... Read more

Finding the Right Seller

The best seller is one who is highly motivated. A highly motivated seller is more likely to sell at a price that is less than his or her house is actually worth. And it matters that you find out why. Learning the reason why can help you get the price you ... Read more

Build a Plan of Action and Get Ready

Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipa... Read more

Avoiding Financial Stress

By asking the right questions, and knowing exactly what your needs are, you can find the right loan for you. There are certain approaches that you can take while mortgage shopping that can cost or save you money. It is still true that the better qualific... Read more

Welcome to my new website

Welcome to my new and improved real estate website. I invite you to look around and see what is available. As your Baton Rouge, Louisiana real estate expert I can provide you will all of the information to accomplish your real estate goals. Looking for... Read more

Welcome to Baton Rouge!!

The Linda Fredericks Team has been busy this summer! We want to welcome our newest buyers to Baton Rouge and their furry family! Mike and Erin our from the West and have moved to Baton Rouge in lovely Green Trails at Shenandoah! We have new homes coming ... Read more

Updated Acadian Home on 1 Acre-Flood X

This house has it all! It feels like your in the country, and your minutes from everything! Located in Walker, just off Hwy 447, Florida and Corbin. Lovely home has hardwood floors through out. Bonus room , Den,Eat in Kitchen with Granite Counter tops-5 ... Read more

Realtor Consultation -Saves you time and money!

We all watch HGTV right? It’s a great way to learn about fixer uppers, and touring homes! BUT-there is much more to the process!! Thanks to HGTV, the public is more aware of the home buying process! It’s great entertainment, BUT, when it&rsquo... Read more

Equity Stacked: Homeowner Wealth on the Rise

Article by: Suzanne De Vita-RISMedia’s online Editor Homes in markets across the nation have regained value since the recession, affording homeowners the ability, once again, to accumulate wealth through equity-or become, as I like to call it, &ldq... Read more

South Louisiana historic floods, but Louisiana strong will build back!

On August 12th, 2016 our area was hit with the worst flood in history. The entire southern part of our state received one years supply of rain in a span of 2-3 days. It was a slow unnamed storm that stalled above us. The people of Louisiana stood up with ... Read more

What is the Appraiser Appraising?

A visit from an appraiser is an inevitable part of selling your home. Even if the buyer is happy to pay what you ask for your home, the lender will still require that an objective third party, in the from of a professional appraiser, come through the ho... Read more

Home Features on Millennial’s Wish Lists

Whether they’re seeking a turnkey ready home or are willing to invest a little sweat equity, millennial buyers have many of the same home features on their wish lists, according to a recent Bankrate article on selling to GEN Y buyers. GEN Y/millenn... Read more

Nifty Do It yourself Project for Sellers

Help home owners enhance curb appeal and the chance of a quick sale with affordable do-it-yourself upgrades. Check out 5 easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300, a free article from NAR’s Realtor Content Resource. That’s just one of five free art... Read more

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