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Negatiger2
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
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Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus

The fiance and I are looking at a house in the hundred oaks/ Zeeland area. It's a 4br, 2 bath around 1800 sq ft. Seller is looking for $330K, which I know is way too much. But what would yall consider to be the high end of that market per sq ft of living area? Right now it's listed around $190/ft.
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guttata
LSU Fan
prairieville
Member since Feb 2006
20383 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
190/ft2 for something that's outdated and will need constant fixing up. No thanks


Negatiger2
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
247 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
That's not what I asked, but Its has actually been completely remodeled and rewired. Yes, it is an old house and I am aware there would be a lot of maintenance required, but we prefer houses with character and in a convenient location to a cookie cutter piece of shite on the outskirts of town that will be out of date and worth 50k less than I paid for it in 10 years.
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Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2007
33889 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
BR real estate is an enigma to me. No way something that outdated should be over $170/sq ft.


Negatiger2
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
247 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
I wouldn't call it outdated. The house is definitely old, but like I said it has been updated throughout. I certainly agree that $190 is way too much per sq ft, but what I cant figure out is what it is actually worth. The comps in the area range between $130-$170 from what I have seen, but why would this guy be asking so much more. I don't even think it would even come close to appraising for what he is asking.


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HeadyMurphey
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Los Santos
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
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and worth 50k less than I paid for it in 10 years


Going on 7 years and up 20%. Not bad for a cookie cutter piece of shite starter home.


guttata
LSU Fan
prairieville
Member since Feb 2006
20383 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
Exactly. Lived in one of those cookie cutters for 8 yrs and sold it last year for 23% more than I paid for it. In those 8 yrs all I had to do was paint the outside. And I paid $81/ft2 when I bought it. I suggest you talk to the neighbors and find out who the best contractors in the area are and figure out what they are charging before placing a bid. $190/ft2 is insane for something you are going to have to continually put money into.


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ItNeverRains
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN
Member since Oct 2007
7696 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
Is it for sale by owner? If so, seller should automatically take less than 6% under fair market value. Ask the experts.


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Bear Is Dead
LSU Fan
Monroe
Member since Nov 2007
3999 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
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Right now it's listed around $190/ft.

This is just too high. Those areas around the lakes and GD have gotten way too expensive. I'd say $170/ft2 is reasonable.


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Camp Randall
Wisconsin Fan
The Shadow of the Valley of Death
Member since Nov 2005
13969 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
That area it's difficult to price by sq ft. There is so much variation from home to home. Look at how it's built out and see how it compares to others on a case by case basis.

You are looking in a very desirable area btw. Hope it works out, I love it over there.


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TigerRob20
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2008
2077 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
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but why would this guy be asking so much more.


because that is what you do when you sell a house??



Offer 290 aiming to get right at 300 or 305, that would probably be a good deal for that area.

I wish I had seen that house a month ago, we were looking in that area, but we are closing on a house next week.

LINK

Is this it? If so, cool house.
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Tiger4Ever
UTEP Fan
Member since Aug 2003
35967 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
OP sure is defensive of this shite...

Buying with emotion...sure, you won't overpay.

Lulz


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Wasp
LSU Fan
Off Highland rd.
Member since Sep 2012
628 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
That is a really nice house. I love the area and understand the desire to move there. According to tax records, it looks like it was purchased around 2007. Have a realtor look at what was paid for it and then ask them how much improvements were done. That will tell you what they need. I think 2146 Wisteria is a pretty good comp for the house. Add into it a better location and a larger yard and you are right around 300,000.


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GrantTheFan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2010
293 posts

re: Calling all Baton Rouge Real Estate Gurus
I know the sellers, very nice couple and they did a really good job on the remodel. The house is solid as a rock, maintenance costs shouldn't be much of an issue. I'm in the market and would buy it in a heartbeat if the price was realistic, but it's 30-40k over-priced according to my realtor and the comps she pulled. 170/ft is the ceiling.


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