We can chat with you to determine what your goals are, identify properties for you and send them to you. Additionally, with the link below, you can click on that and see the updated foreclosures in whatever area you would like to focus on as they are updated on a daily basis. Additionally, we also have investors who have properties they are wanting to sell that send us lists of distressed properties that may be of interest to you. We preview these properties for you, will give you our assessment and send you a virtual tour we create for you of the ones you deem worthy of following through with.
Once you decide on the one(s) you'd like to purchase and we close on them, we have GC's and all kinds of trades we use reliably all the time that we can put to work on your behalf to get your home(s) ready to rent. We also have worked with several property management companies and can refer you to one that is awesome, has stood the test of time and down markets.
We're working with one investor right now who's doing a re-hab in an historical district just because that's his thing. They took this home down to the studs and re-did the foundation. It's a complete re-do. He's so pleased with the work of the contractors and we should be putting it on the market soon for a whopping profit.
Since you said any advice and help would be greatly appreciated, I just wanted to mention that builders are trying to get rid of their surplus inventory and you can get some really great deals on new homes, too. The nice thing for you about being an absentee owner of a new home is that someone else fixes everything for you for at least the first year. You've got an extensive warranty on all the major components - roof, A/C, foundation, etc., so depending on your strategy (how long you'll hold), you may not get dinged for any or much repair expenses. Just a thought, but you can get the same type of deals as foreclosures and not have near the expense.
We also work with you to make sure you are talking to your CPA or whomever does your taxes to fully depreciate your assets so that you'll get the maximum tax benefit from them as well.
Hope this helps,