are you interested in foreclosures? if so send me an email. i was just out saturday showing foreclosures in queen village and springfield gardens. there is a fair amount of opportunity
also keep in mind that shortsales are not guaranteed unless they are already approved by the bank, if they are not approved you could be tied up for a few months in contract to then be denied. REO's are already owned by the bank and are ready to be sold.
the last thing to remember is that REO's tend to need work, the amount of work varies from home to home. i am a licensed contractor in NYC and Nassau. i can give you a price on the spot for the work that you would need as well as an informal building inspection while we are there.
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