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    Louisiana First-Time Home Buyer Program Guide

    By Jay Johnson | March 28, 2024

    Are you looking for a place to settle down in Louisiana? Buying a home is a significant financial commitment whether or not it’s your first property. Thankfully, Louisiana homebuyer programs offer mortgage options for borrowers with a variety of financial circumstances. To aid in your mortgage journey, Smart Move is exploring Louisiana’s major homebuyer programs.... Read More

    February Market Update: Greater Baton Rouge

    By Admin | March 28, 2024

    We’re looking back at February 2024 to see what the Greater Baton Rouge housing market tells us. Remember that this is a general overview of the Baton Rouge housing market as a whole. Market conditions vary between the city’s many subsects. With that said, let’s see how February panned out! Closed and Pending Sales In... Read More

    From Sports Anchor To Realtor – Lauren Chauvin

    By Jay Johnson | March 4, 2024

    Starting a career as a sports anchor isn’t the typical path toward real estate. However, Baton Rouge realtor Lauren Chauvin’s journey was anything but ordinary. With her careful eye for detail and open heart for people, Lauren is a star player on the Smart Move team. We sat down with her to learn more about... Read More

    Meet Your Realtor: Chris Thomas

    By Admin | January 25, 2024

    As we move further into the new year, Smart Move Real Estate is proud of the many transactions we’ve guided clients through. More than that, however, is the relationships we’ve been fortunate enough to foster along the way. Meet Chris Thomas, an agent whose infectious positivity embodies this mission.  With nearly twenty years of real... Read More

    Will the Housing Market Crash | Louisiana

    By Admin | January 25, 2024

    Will the Louisiana housing market crash? Thankfully, the short answer is “no.” However, the long answer deserves further discussion. Smart Move Real Estate wants to make homebuying easier by giving you the information you need to have confidence in your financial decisions. Written in collaboration with Chelsea Snyder. Chelsea Snyder is a Smart Move Real... Read More

    The 3 Steps to a Mortgage Preapproval

    By Admin | January 16, 2024

    For many, entering the world of house hunting can be overwhelming. Before setting your sights on a home, it’s important to get preapproved for a mortgage. That said, what is a mortgage preapproval? How is it done? Smart Move Real Estate shares the three essential steps in qualifying for a mortgage preapproval. What is a... Read More

    Meet Your Realtor: Rachael Taylor

    By Admin | January 2, 2024

    With over a decade under its belt, Smart Move Real Estate has worked with many talented professionals. With the help of a great team, the agency has helped thousands find their dream homes. Meet Rachael Taylor, a Baton Rouge real estate agent who embodies the Smart Move mission. Rachael Taylor is a realtor from Zachary,... Read More

    Meet Your Realtor: Chelsea Snyder

    By Jay Johnson | December 21, 2023

    Chelsea Snyder is a Smart Move Real Estate agent from Baton Rouge. After experiencing the homebuyer process, she realized her passion was to help light the way for others on this journey. Treating each client like family, she ensures they are confident and informed through each step of the homebuyer journey.  Smart Move Real Estate... Read More

    How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House in Louisiana?

    By Admin | December 11, 2023

    The average home buyer in Louisiana spends between $16,454 – $65,972 when purchasing a $240,300 home, the state median value. Before you start house-hunting, it’s important to understand the costs associated with purchasing a home. A well-developed budget is crucial to finding the right house for your needs. Smart Move Real Estate wants to give you all... Read More

    4 Qualities of a Great Baton Rouge Real Estate Agent

    By Admin | November 20, 2023

    For many, the moving process can be a frenzy of stress. This is especially true without the support of a real estate agent. That’s why it’s essential to find the right realtor who understands your needs. However, it can be a difficult process to find the right agent for the job. To help with your... Read More