Posted by Randy Banks on December 14, 2000 at 11:26:08:
PLJ, You don’t provide enough info to know if you have a good deal here or not. A question I would have is that if the home was financed where is the insurance that would cover fire damage and why isn’t this insurance curing the problem??
Anyway, with fire damaged homes I recommend that you get a remodeling contractor that can provide references that they have experience in repairing fire damage. Get them to give you a quote rather than rely on your estimates. One other note to think about…homes that have had some kind of catastrophe, like fire or flooding, even after they are repaired can be stigmatized and therefore suffer depreciation in value. Keep these things in mind when you are negotiating and use these as your bargaining tools.