Just curious. Why would you have to pay penalty. (presumably for walking away and losing your deposit) for a house with that much damage? Did a typical 'home onspector' find the damage you mentioned (foundation, gas, plumbing, roof? If yes, I would bring in an engineer to review home structure and systems. More detail will help you, especially if Seller is paying for repairs and may nickle and dime you for every icontractor line item (a roof with exact same shingles can be installed poorly and last 5 years or installed correctly -- underlayment, flashing, proper ventilation, etc and last 20+ years).
But it's your call. If you provide a bit more detail (such as: Foundation-needs this; Plumber: new gas line to fireplace and dryer,and new water heater; Roofer: new roof due to age, leaks, hail damage), I may be able to help. You may also save some $ by hiring individual contractors vs. GC, especially if problems don't 'overlap' each other (plumbing work in foundation area). If problems are specific, GC will just add 20% to your cost.... more
I agree with Susie Kay, there is just no way to know a conservative cost without having a construction gm or foreman walk the property and submit a bid. Then, there is the question of...is this property for you to live in or an investment flip/flip and hold? These repair costs will be different based on finishes and such that may be necessary for you but not if flipping to sell or flipping to hold/lease. In any event, connect yourself with a local Realtor. They can be your boots on the ground by finding you a home and having a team of vendors that can submit bids on the repairs. Good luck!... more
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There should still be a bit of space left to be able to put a screen in. If you're having trouble with it though you could always get a professional out to check on it for you. I'm sure they would be able to locate and fix the problem relatively easily for you. That way you can get the screens put in like you want.
I'm sure there are a lot of different options for you. I've seen all sorts of stains in hardware stores. You can probably paint over it or use one of the stains and make it look however you want. http://www.enduracoat.net/Acid-Stain/b/2476100011... more
Generally speaking, you'll get a better ROI on smaller things like a nice patio or good fencing and some nicer landscaping than anything else. In a very expensive neighborhood where a pool is expected you can be penalized for not having one, but this is not that kind of neighborhood.... more
Some people truly enjoy this look but, then again some people like Lava Lamps! Don't forget to look into Laminates. Less expensive than hardwood flooring with a very good look as well. These days Laminates can look like a wide variety of hardwoods, stone, and tile. They will last for many years longer than carpet and are less expensive than hardwood.... more
I think your best bet would be talking to people you know. People who know you don't have a reason to lie to you about service that they did or didn't receive. If you get recommendations from people you trust, it will be worth a lot more than reading a random review. Online reviews from trusted sites are good ways to go, but not as good as talking to people in person. Good luck getting this taken care of. I know how hard carpet cleaning can be sometimes.
Would this preclude doing real estate law, as an attorney, on the side? For instance would it prevent me from drafting a lease for a non-related matter? Would it preclude me from doing legal research on a real estate dispute?... more