Posted by Jim IL on March 03, 1999 at 22:30:38:
Give me an e-mail next week after the convention and I’ll get you the
name(s) of good contrators. I have one that looks really young, but knows his stuff, and works for reasonabe prices. I only point his appearnace because it surprised me, and I wasn’t sure of his competence based on that, but he came through BIG time. He basically took a look, wrote down notes and got me an estimate the next evening. He also is familiar with all the area city, and county codes, for compliance.
Also, on my flip in January, the sale price was $43k and $58k, we covered all closing costs for the second deal and half for the first, and that was approx. $2500.00, and worth it for the $10k plus we made. By covering ALL/most of the closing costs, we were able to get the deal done, for some reason, that is what it took to get the other parties to go along.
Good luck on yours, and tell us about it when it is done, whether you complete it or not. It really helps us all to learn from others experiences.