Posted by Stephen on July 18, 2007 at 14:57:52:
It is all an estimate, even when you get inside the house. Can you see holes punched in the wall? Does the floor have doggie stains? Does the kitchen look dated? ASSUME THE WORST! A simple window AC unit leak can cause thosands of dollars worth of damage and kitchen subfloors can be rotted through and you not even know it when walking on them.
In college, we’d ask our engineering professors how we are suppose to learn all the stuff and they replied with “through experience.” Hate to say it but it is through experience.
BTW, from experience, backdoors on HUD and REO’s sometimes open when leaned againest