I spent the last couple years as a building inspector. I know a lot of the contractors who are local. I know which ones tend to get things right the first time. I am also familiar with a lot of the pricing structures.
I just arranged for the septic, home, and termite inspections for my client. I got some of the lowest prices, and because I tend to repeat with the same people I got small discounts for my client. Many of the REO's are going to need work, and Fannie Mae and the FHA 203K loans require licensed contractors to do the work.
Contact me if you're in the market for an REO.
11 months ago