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Real Estate Agent - Judy Burkett Realtors
RECENT BLOG POSTS
  There is proof yet again that now is the time to buy a home in the Greater Baton Rouge area.  "Housing Predictor" released their yearly ranking of the top 10 hottest real estate markets for buyers and Baton Rouge was #9.  The ranking represents areas of the country where the housing market is e...
01/26/2009
Lately my phone has been ringing off the hook with some of my past clients wanting my expert opinion on whether or not they should refinance their homes.  While I am happy to speak with my clients and help them flesh out a plan that works best for them, it made me start thinking...should they be...
01/23/2009
LHFA (the agency that handles the bond loans) met this morning and below are the notes from a lender who attended: Shannon, According to the meeting I attended for LHFA Bond this morning, the 2008B Bond Issue will be available the last week of November or the 1st week of December. It is anticipat...
11/14/2008
According to RealtyTrac.com only Syracuse,NY has a lower foreclosure rate nationally then Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge ranks near bottom for foreclosure activity Baton Rouge was ranked 99th on a list of foreclosure increases for the nation's 100 largest housing markets. The Capital Region had foreclo...
10/23/2008
The last issue of the year is now available.  This is a State Bond Issue which means it can be used in any of the 64 parishes.    The bond will allow you to buy a home at a reduced interest rate and will give you 4% of the sales price to use towards your closing cost/down payment.  Most of my bon...
09/16/2008
 As stated in one of my earlier post, the area approved for Rural Development or RD Loans was expanded after the hurricanes to included parts of East Baton Rouge parish.  However, what I was not aware of until recently was that this included parts of actual Baton Rouge!  If the home is located in...
07/30/2008
Earlier this year I hosted my first home buyer seminar; "Home Buying 101".  It was such a great success that I have decided to do a second one!  The next seminar is planned for August 10,2008 from 10:00 a.m. Until 12:00 p.m.  If you or anyone you know would like to attend please contact me at (22...
07/28/2008
FINALLY, the local media is starting to get it!  Unlike the majority of the country, the Greater Baton Rouge real estate market is not depressed.  It has been an uphill battle to try to get the word out to the public that things are not bad here; in fact they are pretty GOOD! A small local paper...
06/05/2008
This will be short and sweet! As you may be aware there is currently no bond money available in our area. However, I have a lender partner that has a little (and I mean a little) bond money left. If you or anyone you know is in the market to buy a home and needs 100% financing, give me a call or ...
05/27/2008
When people hear the term rural development loan most think of a piece of property out in the middle of nowhere.  Luckily, that is not the truth!  Rural development loans are available for ALL of Ascension,Livingston,West and East Felician,West Baton Rouge and SOME of East Baton Rouge parishes.  ...
05/27/2008
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