Go to your local discount store, Walmart, Kmart or whatever, and get a product called "OUT". Make sure you get the formula with the 'odor eating enzyme'. Remove the old carpet and the padding then thoroughly SOAK the wood floor underneath with this product. Let the liquid product sit on the floor over night. The next day you should find salt like crystals and no odor. If that does not remove the odor, then I would give up and think about replacing the sub floor.
I am both a landlord and a realtor, this is the ONLY product I have found that actually works,and I have tried them all. I don't normally endorse products but this one really works. If you are having the work done by an outside company, I would insist on some sort of a warranty. Again, I have tried every product on the market and this is the only one I have found that works. You can also buy it online but I have had good luck finding it at discount stores as well.... more
If you call the City of the area you are interested in they will be able to guide you in who handles the utilities for that particular address. In the Cincinnati area the gas and electric is probably handled by Duke.... more
What price range are you looking for in the area? I can get you set up on a search and help you view them if you send me your email. I just searched Fairfield yesterday and there were 6 available there across all price ranges.... more
Rest assure that if they haven't made a payment in 2 years whom ever they owe is well aware of the situation. The banks have so many properties to foreclose on that some take a higher priority than others and many may take up to 2 years or even more. If you are upset over them living in a home for 2 years wihtout making a payment, you will hit the roof when the bank does decide to take the property and offer to pay them to leave, it is called "cash for keys". I have seen people get paid up to $3500.00 to move out and leave the property in good condition. Believe it or not, this saves the banks money. Over 50% of foreclosures that I show, the former owners have taken out all light fixtures, appliances even sinks and toilets in some cases. My advice is to you is to not worry about the bank's problem and keep making your payments or if you are interested in buying the property that you mention have a realtor contact them, maybe they can arrange a short sale. That way you help a neighbor and get a good deal on a home.... more
You need a registered HUD Broker to submit an offer on an FHA foreclosed home. You can search for registered HUD broker's on clfres.com. I am with Sawyer Realtors, which is a registered Broker to submit offers. I would be happy to assist you . I am experienced with HUD and investment properties and can guide you through the process. Contact ME if I can be of further assistance.... more