With an existing "used home" purchase, if something is uncovered during the inspection, you can negotiate with the seller to have these things fixed before closing. This is helpful for those who have smaller down payments, as apposed to lowering the purchase price and doing the work yourself. When you are dealing with a bank who is taking less than they are owed on a home, and have to pay the realtor commission and certain other fees out of the amount of the sale, they are not going to bring anyone in to fix anything.... more
They are all horrible. I hope you have deep pockets because the banks dont pay invoices for months and they will try and get out of payment all together. My girlfriend went to work for one that closed down because bank of america owed the company 2.7 million dollars for properties they were maintaining all the way back to 2007. You will get whipped like a dog and left to starve. Good luck. This is why there is a high turn over rate in that industry.... more
Furniture in the property belongs to the owner of the property or the tenant if the home is rented. These personal items are removed when the occupant moves out. If items are left behind they are usually removed by the companies hired to clean up the homes and make them ready for sale.
If you want used furniture I recommend Craigslist.com... more
There are several. I've used two with great success (Champions and Kaplan). I found them listed on TREC's web site of authorized training facilities. Who better than the Texas Real Estate Commission who issues the tests to tell me where to train.... more