Posted by garrison on March 08, 2002 at 20:52:15:
i do rehabs in baltimore and have done a few similar to your post. i use a very reasonable contractor to do all of my work and i pay roughly 10-15 w/ appliances, windows, carpeting, & cosmetics (interior/exterior). however i have not done any ac installation as you mentioned, if it alsready has the duct work i make sure the unit looks ok and works, if it doesnt have the duct i leave it.
i try to purchase properties for roughly 15-20k, put another 15k into labor/materials and always sell for 55-60k (try to sell for 10k below appraisal to keep everybody happy and move the property w/in 3 months) i havent had a problem at all moving properties and usually go to clossing the week the work is complete.
best of luck