Some questions and a note:
I have been running into the problem of banks refusing contracts with assigns. I realize a double closing is a way around this. I hesitate to do a double closing on my first wholesale deal though. Is there another way around it? Tedjr?
Second, I have realtor finding me properties and she is predisposed to finding nice foreclosures in newer neighborhoods and I was wondering if anyone has had any success with these types of foreclosures. It appears to me that the volume of TRULY distressed peoperties in these areas (even though they are REOs) may not be sufficient to build a business on even in a city the size of Dallas. Any comments?
Incidentally, I closed on the house I posted the other day in need of private financing. It is a rehab at $195 with a lowball hard money ARV of $270. I think an independent appraiser would come in closer to $300k, especially after we HVAC the 500 sq ft addition (I realize additions are not the most attractive thing for flips but it is a good floorplan with the addition). We got a private investor to put up $14k to cover our shortfall the day of closing. It was close. Already have a retail buyer in the $290k range. Should net $35-50k after repairs and paying back hard money and other private money. Hopefully all goes well. ;D