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Rousing Housing

Rousing Housing is the podcast of Commerce Title, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Featuring local Baton Rouge experts who know Baton Rouge real estate, host Calvert Stone gets into some real talk about buying, owning, renting, flipping, selling, and even renovating. If it's Baton Rouge real estate, you'll hear it in Rousing Housing.

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Introducing Rousing Housing, the Podcast of Commerce Title
S1E0 - Introducing ROUSING HOUSING, the podcast of Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Host Calvert Stone speaks to local real estate professionals who also are real estate investors. If it involves Baton Rouge real estate, you'll hear it in Rousing Housing. Learn more about Commerce Title at our website or on Facebook or by calling (225) 769-8800.
00:56 06/28/2018
Former Flipper Turned Real Estate Investor - Jennifer Richardson
S1E1 - In the premiere episode of Rousing Housing, Jennifer Richardson joins host Calvert Stone to talk about her experience as a real estate agent and real estate investor. Jennifer shares how owning and selling real estate is a family tradition and how she found her own path to be a real estate investor. After trying her hand at flipping, Jennifer found buying and holding was a better fit for her and her goals. Calvert and Jennifer share some of their favorite tips for real estate investing success as well as things to watch out for as a beginner. Whether you are an experienced investor or just starting out, you are sure to learn something from this lively and informative conversation. Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online or Facebook.
39:59 07/03/2018
Talking Real Estate with a CPA - Greg Beyer, CPA MBA
S1E2 - Greg Beyer, CPA MBA of Laporte CPAs & Business Advisors has provided tax services and business consulting services to the construction industry for over 15 years, plus he holds his own investment properties as well. Greg joins host Calvert Stone on Rousing Housing to explore this unique perspective. Are you pretending that you know what rent rolls are? Carrying costs? What about depreciation? All these topics and more are discussed on this episode. Greg also shares some of his own process for assessing an investment property, talks about his own properties, and shares what he's learned from the experience. Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for general informational purposes only.
43:30 07/03/2018
Buying Where You'd Live and Staying In Touch - David Alello
S1E3 - Lots of words of wisdom and tips are featured in this episode of Rousing Housing with guest David Alello. David owns several properties and has a unique, slightly "old school" method of managing his portfolio. His professional life provides perspective as well: David is a Branch Manager and Loan Officer with Assurance Financial. Host Calvert Stone and David trade friendly barbs and great insights for real estate investing. Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.
36:36 07/03/2018
Flipping, Updating, Staging and Flipping Some More - Sandy Scallan
S1E4 - With a company name like Flips N More, LLC, you can guess that Sandy Scallan knows something about flipping properties in Baton Rouge. Sandy joins host Calvert Stone on Rousing Housing to talk about her experience flipping. Sandy also has a real flair for style and does a tremendous amount of designing and updating of her flips. Sandy talks about how home trends make their way to Baton Rouge, the importance of staging (and explains what staging is), plus shares some key insights about working with a partner and how to know if a flip is likely to be profitable. Sandy is also a Realtor with Villar and Company. Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for general informational purposes only.
45:35 07/03/2018
Turning the Tables on Calvert Stone
S1E5 - It's time to turn the tables on host Calvert Stone. Calvert is a Title Attorney with Commerce Title and the creator and host of Rousing Housing. Calvert is also a real estate investor. On this episode, Calvert speaks with Catherine O'Brien and discusses his own investment properties and how he's able to manage properties remotely. One unusual difference for Calvert is that he actually moved a house to a vacant lot! He also describes buying a property previously occupied by a hoarder and shares his tips for being efficient as a property owner. This episode is the final episode of Rousing Housing, Season 1. Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for general informational purposes only.
34:56 07/03/2018
Calvert Stone | $80,000 Disaster and Some Rent is Better Than No Rent
S2E1 - Welcome back to Rousing Housing, the podcast of Commerce Title. To kick-off Season 2, host Calvert Stone walks listeners through a real estate disaster that appeared (at first) to be an $80,000 blunder. This episode is dedicated to the idea that talking about problems is just as important as sharing successes, also bolstering the mindset that every problem has a solution and overcoming obstacles is a way to develop confidence. Calvert (reluctantly?) is joined by Katie Wilcox, Marketing Coordinator with Commerce Title and Catherine O'Brien, podcast producer. Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online. Find Commerce Title on Instagram or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.
34:57 07/16/2019
James Fogle | From an Old Church to The Mid City Ballroom
S2E2 - Mid City is happening and one of the best places to hear music in this revitalized part of Baton Rouge is the Mid City Ballroom. James Fogle is one of the proprietors of the Mid City Ballroom, he also happens to be a real estate professional, and he's our guest on Rousing Housing. James and Rousing Housing host Calvert Stone talk about seeing potential in buildings as well as gauging an "up and coming" area.  James and Calvert get real about risk/reward planning, having a dream, making things work, and even get real about the perpetual problem of (ahem) plumbing issues. If you have ever had a dream about what a building could become, this is the Rousing Housing episode for you! Reach James Fogle, Century 21 Investment Realty  Catch a show at the Mid City Ballroom Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online. Find Commerce Title on Instagram or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.  
45:15 07/23/2019
Michael Craven | Demystifying Historic Tax Credits
S2E3 - Maybe you have seen a historic building or a structure with some architectural interest getting restored to its former glory. While the restorer may have purely aesthetic interests, they also may have a little help from Historic Tax Credits. Michael Craven of Enhanced Capital demystifies this perhaps little known and probably misunderstood process with Rousing Housing host Calvert Stone. What is the purpose of these credits? How do they work? What is the life-cycle of credits and how do they impact a community? These questions and more are answered on this episode of Rousing Housing. Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online. Find Commerce Title on Instagram or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.
58:45 07/30/2019
Owen Couhig Kemp | Airbnb Superhost in St. Francisville
S2E4 – In West Feliciana Parish sits lovely St. Francisville where Owen Couhig Kemp is a Realtor, yoga instructor, and Airbnb Superhost. The Rousing Housing podcast goes on the road to St. Francisville and speaks with Owen from the gorgeous St. Francisville Inn. Owen shares her experience (good and bad) as a real estate investor and how she’s found success and enjoyment as an Airbnb Superhost. Host Calvert Stone gets Owen’s tips and insights into how pricing can boost a sharing economy profile, how to know what is going to make guests most comfortable, and (of course) how location (location, location) impacts success. If you have ever thought of purchasing a property and home sharing, this is the episode for you! Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online. Find Commerce Title on Instagram or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.
41:45 08/06/2019
Jim Johnston and Brandon Branch | St. Francisville Inn Refurbished and Reborn
S2E5 – A fabulous and elegant bar, well appointed refurbished rooms, and a homemade fried chicken that will make you come back for more. The St. Francisville Inn is under new ownership and is experiencing new life as a premiere place to stay in wonderful St. Francisville. Owners (and masterminds) Jim Johnston and Brandon Branch join host Calvert Stone to talk about big, multi-million-dollar projects, near disasters, and the dream of owning an inn. How did Jim and Brandon translate their prior professional experience into success as inn keepers? How does a business person identify profit centers in their property? Would they do it again? And, possibly most importantly, how do you make the best Old Fashion?? Find the St. Francisville Inn online on their website, Facebook, and Instagram. This is the Season Finale of Rousing Housing Season Two. We hope you have enjoyed the show—hear all past episodes of Rousing Housing on our podcast site, http://rousinghousingpodcast.com/ Is there a topic you would like to hear in Season Three? Let us know! Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online. Find Commerce Title on Instagram or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.
54:10 08/13/2019
The Real Estate of Restaurants | Smalls Sliders with Scott Fargason
BONUS – Restaurants are a tough business, and where a restaurant is located can be a make or break proposition. Smalls Sliders, launched in Baton Rouge, is a sensation and Scott Fargason of Smalls joins Calvert Stone of Commerce Title to discuss the real estate of restaurants. Scott offers his insights about how Smalls is maximizing the opportunity of their unique location.  Calvert quizzes Scott about what goes on behind the scenes in a successful restaurant business and Scott shares from his extensive business background. Find Smalls Sliders in person at 4343 Nicholson Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (hint: ORDER SOME FRIES!) or on their website, Instagram, and Facebook. The Rousing Housing podcast covers a wide variety of real estate issues. We hope you have enjoyed the show—hear all past episodes of Rousing Housing on our podcast site, http://rousinghousingpodcast.com/ Is there a topic you would like to hear in Season Three? Let us know! Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online. Find Commerce Title on Instagram or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.
44:36 01/31/2020
Not Moving House, Moving _A_ House | Alissa Jenkins and Katy Caldwell
BONUS – We’ve hinted at it in some past episodes, but our very own host, Calvert Stone has the experience of physically moving not one but two houses. In this bonus episode, Calvert is joined by top-producing realtors Alissa Jenkins and Katy Caldwell to discuss what exactly goes into cutting, lifting, and relocating homes, followed by restoration. Alissa and Katy have their own acclaimed podcast, Hustle Humbly. Calvert, Katy, and Allissa have an in-depth conversation about finding “free” houses for moving; the process of working with house movers; what to do with vacant lots; costs of relocation; mistakes made; and the most critical question, does moving house make for a good investment and would Calvert do this again? The Hustle Humbly podcast is a must-listen to folks interested in real estate! Find out more on the Hustle Humbly website here. Learn more about realtors Katy Caldwell and Alissa Jenkins. Hustle Humbly on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Listen to the podcast here. The Rousing Housing podcast covers a wide variety of real estate issues. We hope you have enjoyed the show—hear all past episodes of Rousing Housing on our podcast site, http://rousinghousingpodcast.com/ Is there a topic you would like to hear in Season Three? Let us know! Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online. Find Commerce Title on Instagram or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.
61:43 11/09/2020
Don’t You Dare Call it a Trailer Park! | Todd Lamb
BONUS – Todd Lamb of Lamb Investments, LLC traded a bucket of chicken and some beer for an education in how to own and manage mobile home parks. From that slightly inauspicious beginning, Todd and his investors own over thirty mobile home parks in Texas and Louisiana, overseeing the communities and approximately 4,500 homesites. Todd sits down with our very own Calvert Stone to talk about what’s the secret to successful management in mobile home parks and why it’s such an in-demand and profitable investment. Calvert gets to the bottom of why there was a stigma around mobile home parks and Todd educates on the multiple streams of revenue investors enjoy from low-cost housing, and exactly the problems these housing communities solve. You won’t owe us a bucket of chicken for this episode, but you sure are to gain an education about this particular type of housing. A must-listen to anyone interested in real estate investing. And whatever you do, don’t you dare call mobile home communities trailer parks! Is there a topic you would like to hear on Rousing Housing? Let us know! Calvert Stone is an attorney with Commerce Title in Baton Rouge, LA. From large, complex commercial transactions to small home equity loans, Commerce Title is prepared to handle your closing in an efficient, professional manner. Close with confidence! Learn more by calling 225-769-8800 or visiting Commerce Title online. Find Commerce Title on Instagram or Facebook. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only.
65:59 02/07/2022