Baton Rouge Real Estate, First Time Home Buying

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Glenda Daughety & Team, Baton Rouge real estate

Baton Rouge real estate and first time home buying often go hand in hand.  The experience of buying your first home can be a daunting task, after all, buying a home is a big deal and a big investment.  Knowing what you are getting into can help make the process an easier one.

buying your first home, whether in baton Rouge or anywhere, requires some homework.  you have to have your finances squared away, knowledge of the local market, and the wherewithal to negotiate a contract.  Having a knowledgeable Baton Rouge REALTOR® on your side whom you trust can make all the difference.

An Experienced and knowledgeable Baton Rouge REALTOR® can help you understand exactly what to expect from the home buying process as well as recommend reputable lenders in the area.  Having a loan lined up prior to starting your Baton Rouge real estate search is extremely helpful when it comes to making and offer on a home.  From your home search to the closing table having experience on your side pays.

Contact Glenda Daughety and Team today for more information on buying a home and being a first time buyer.  Our knowledge and experience can work to you advantage to help you complete a successful search and close on a home that suits your needs.  We know Baton Rouge and we know Baton Rouge real estate.

Click here to read “5 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make” from Realtor Magazine.

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Baton Rouge Library Makes 3D Printing Available

A Baton Rouge library is making 3D printing available.  If you have yet to see a 3D printer work its magic you are in luck, if you make your way to the main library in East Baton Rouge Parish you can see the latest creations hot off the press.  Even better, if you want to try your hand at 3D printing you can.

Baton Rouge residents who are curious about 3D printing can come to the library and learn all about the printing.  The process is interesting, creating items from drawings and adding layers until the item is created.  There is a fee for making a creation, one dollar for submitting a design and ten cents per gram of plastic used to create your design.

The ability to create on the 3D printer is but one example of how libraries in the Baton Rouge area are linking residents with the latest in technology.  Contact Glenda Daughety and Team today to learn more about living in Baton Rouge.  We welcome the opportunity to help you get to know our unique area while getting you started on your Baton Rouge real estate search at the same time.

Click here to read “EBR Library’s new 3-D printers can create just about anything you can dream up” from The Advocate.

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Baton Rouge Real Estate, Virtual Tour An Asset

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Glenda Daughety & Team, Baton Rouge real estate

When it comes to selling Baton Rouge real estate a virtual tour is an asset.  The majority of homebuyers start their searches online today and the more information is available the better chance your home has of having potential buyers walk through the front door. Whether created with photos, a video, or a combination of the two, a virtual tour can take people through your home from the comfort of their own living rooms or on the bus on their way to work.

If you are selling your Baton rouge property take the time to stage it inside and out to have your virtual tour look its absolute best.  The exterior of your home should be clean, grass freshly mowed, toys and tools put away.  Inside your furniture should be staged to show off your space, there should be plenty of light, and every space in your home should be clutter-free.  A virtual tour could be the first glimpse a buyer has of your home, take the time to make it as perfect as it can be.

Contact Glenda Daughety and Team today for more information on selling Baton Rouge homes.  Our goal is to help you understand the process and prepare you for what’s in store.  Our knowledge and experience can help get your home sold.

Click here to read “Prepare Your Home for a Virtual Tour” from Realtor Magazine.

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Baton Rouge Real Estate, Bigger Home in Cards?

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Glenda Daughety & Team, answering all of your Baton Rouge real estate questions

Have you been keeping your eye on Baton Rouge real estate and wondering if a bigger home is in the cards?  Moving up makes sense for many homeowners but it is important to know what you are getting into and whether a bigger home is right for you and your family.  Sit down with your Baton Rouge REALTOR® today and discuss current market conditions, your current home, and what you would like to see in your next home.

To determine whether moving up is a wise idea consider taking a look at the following:Equity.  Do you have enough equity in your current home to make a substantial down payment on a new home?

  • Income.  Do you have adequate income to warrant a higher mortgage payment?
  • Loan.  Can you qualify for a larger loan?

These are but a few questions to ask yourself if you are considering selling your Baton Rouge home and moving up.  Moving up certainly makes sense for many, especially now when mortgage rates are staying low.

Contact Glenda Daughety and Team today for more information on current market conditions.  We welcome the opportunity to help you weigh your options.  Let us serve as your guide to Baton Rouge real estate for all of your buying and selling needs.

Click here to read “Does Moving Up Make Sense?” from Realtor Magazine.

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Baton Rouge Real Estate Spotlight: 16029 Haynes Bluff Avenue

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Glenda Daughety & Team, Baton Rouge real estate

This week’s Baton Rouge real estate spotlight is on 16029 Haynes Bluff Avenue.  This four bedroom two and a half bath home offers 2,659 square feet of living space in the lovely community of Shenandoah Estates.  Shenandoah Estates offers its residents wonderful amenities in a convenient Baton Rouge location.  A community clubhouse, pool, tennis courts are available to use, enhancing your lifestyle and enabling you to meet your neighbors.

Highlights of this Baton Rouge home include a large living room, formal dining room, wonderful master suite and so much more.  The living room is complete with a vaulted ceiling and raised hearth fireplace flanked by built-ins on each side. Beautiful hardwood floors exist in both the living room and the dining room.  The sunroom will be a favorite room in which to relax, with skylights and extra space for an office, kiddie playroom, or art studio among other things.  The gunite swimming pool adds is icing on the cake for this must-see home.

Contact us today to learn more about 16029 Haynes Bluff Avenue.  We welcome the opportunity to schedule a private showing and help you determine whether this home is right for you and your family.  Our knowledge and experience can work to your advantage to help you locate a Baton Rouge property that suits your needs and your lifestyle.

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Selling Baton Rouge Real Estate Quickly

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Glenda Daughety & Team, selling Baton Rouge homes

Selling Baton Rouge real estate quickly is on the top of many sellers’ minds.  Is it possible to sell quickly?  While the answer doesn’t have an absolute yes, there are steps that you can take to help attract buyers and offers in as short a time frame as possible.

Steps to selling your Baton Rouge property quickly:

Price.  Price your home competitively and at fair market value.  Pricing your home too high can deter people from looking at it.  Your Baton Rouge REALTOR® is a valuable resource for determining a price for your home.

Appeal.  Working on the curb appeal of your home as well as your home’s inside appeal is key to attracting offers.  A home that is priced right and in great condition will attract buyers, period.

Selling a home in a quick time frame is up to you but a Baton Rouge REALTOR® can certainly help.  Contact Glenda Daughety and Team today to learn more about selling Baton Rouge homes.  Our knowledge and experience can work to your advantage and get your home sold in as timely a manner as possible.

Click here to read “How to Prepare Your Home For Quick Sale” from Realty Times.

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Baton Rouge Real Estate, Great Time to Buy Home

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Glenda Daughety & Team, Baton Rouge real estate

If you have been keeping up with Baton Rouge real estate you may have noticed that now is a great time to buy a home.  From an improving economy to more inventory, finding a home and financing a home is easier than it has been in recent years.  Take note of the timing and consider starting your Baton Rouge real estate search today.

Why is now a good time to buy a home in Baton Rouge?  For starters the job market here is good, with Baton Rouge having a much lower unemployment level than much of the nation.  In addition, home values are steady and not increasing at an unruly pace.  In addition, while lending has loosened mortgage rates have stayed low, making now an affordable time to buy a home.

Contact us today to learn more about current market conditions in Baton Rouge.  Our knowledge and experience can help you navigate the market and locate a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.  We know Baton Rouge and we know Baton Rouge real estate.

Click here to read “Five Great Reasons to Buy a Home Right Now” from Realty Times.

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Baton Rouge Real Estate, Maintenance Protects Investment

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Glenda Daughety & Team, Baton Rouge real estate

Owners of Baton Rouge real estate take note, maintenance protects your investment.  Routine inspections of your home and following up on taking care of issues can help avoid costly repairs in the long run and keep your home in great condition in the meantime.  A home is a big investment and keeping it in good shape will help maximize your return for when it is time to sell.

What can you do to keep your Baton Rouge home in good health?  Keep on top of the exterior, including siding, the roof, windows, doors, and the foundation, checking for water damage and ensuring that all joints and seals are tight.  Water damage is a big culprit when it comes to homes and avoiding any unnecessary water damage is important.

Contact us today to learn more about Baton Rouge homes.  We welcome the opportunity to recommend reputable home inspectors and help you get to know current market conditions at the same time.  Whether you are looking to buy or sell, our knowledge and experience can help meet all of your Baton Rouge real estate needs.


Click here to read “Is Your Home Older Than Its Years?” from House Logic.

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Baton Rouge Real Estate, Fantastic Townhome For Sale

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Glenda Daughety & Team, Baton Rouge real estate

If you have been looking to buy Baton Rouge real estate look no further, we have a fantastic townhome listed for sale located at 1925 W Magna Carta Drive.  This property is in Runnymede, a private townhome community that offers a clubhouse, community pool, and tennis courts in a maturely landscaped setting complete with wonderful old oak trees.  This fabulous Baton Rouge community has easy access to the Interstate, major shopping, medical facilities, and great restaurants.

Highlights of this Baton Rouge home include hardwood flooring throughout, a large living room with a raised hearth fireplace, a large dining room, an updated kitchen complete with granite counter tops and new appliances, and an elegant master bath. There is plenty of closet space and storage in the home as well.  The enclosed private courtyard is icing on the cake.  This fantastic Baton Rouge townhome offers a great lifestyle in a fantastic location.

Contact us today to schedule a private showing of 1925 W Magna Carta Drive.  We welcome the opportunity to help you complete a successful Baton Rouge real estate search and get you into a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.  We know Baton Rouge and we know Baton Rouge real estate.

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Baton Rouge Restaurants Acknowledged for Excellence

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Glenda Daughety & Team, your Baton Rouge experts

A couple of Baton Rouge restaurants have been acknowledged for their excellence.  The Louisiana Restaurant Association recently handed out some annual awards and Peter Sclafani and Ruffin Rodrigue of Ruffino’s, a favorite Baton Rouge restaurant, were named 2014 Restaurateurs of the Year.  This is quite an honor and speaks to the quality of dining establishments we have in Baton Rouge.

Another great honor went to the Marino Family, owners of Gino’s Restaurant, another Baton Rouge favorite.  The Marino Family was inducted into the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame.  These were but two of the awards received by Baton Rouge restaurateurs, demonstrating the exceptional dining options we are so lucky to have access to.

Contact Glenda Daughety and Team today to learn more about living in Baton Rouge.  We welcome the opportunity to help you get to know our unique area inside and out.  Our knowledge and experience can help you conduct a successful Baton Rouge real estate search while helping you feel right at home at the same time.

Click here to read “Baton Rougeans sweep annual Louisiana Restaurant Association awards” from the Times-Picayune.

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