We buy Houston Houses ! Inherited? Probate? Moldy? Bad Foundation?
Hey guys this was a good month for us at 713PropertyBuyer.com. I’m going to tell you guys a story about the last house we bought. The house was Moldy and had a Bad Foundation. But someone found us by searching “sell my house fast Houston” on google or “we buy Houston houses for cash fast”, so we bought the house! And like we do with the rest of the Houston houses, we bought this inherited Houston house fast for Cash as well!
It was on a Saturday morning that I got a lead online on our site www.713PropertyBuyer.com from Tammy asking if I could make an offer on her house. Tammy had already reached out to other cash home buyers Houston but searched google for “ sell my house fast Houston “ anyways. She wanted to get a final offer from me as the last buyer on her list before selling the house she owned.
Tammy’s story is an interesting one. And it’s one that we hear a lot in our business. As you may have guessed as we are on the first page of google for “sell my house fast Houston” we get a lot of sellers with the same issues. Tammy had moved with her husband Robert to Nashville, Tennessee a few years ago.
After they moved to Tennessee, they had placed this property for rent and it served to complement their retirement and 401k funds. For some time, the rent payment was good and regular and all property taxes and utility bills paid on time n this inherited Houston house that had already passed through probate. There was no reason to reconsider that decision to rent
Renting worked out well for them for several years. But unfortunately, Robert had passed away a few years earlier and Tammy had left the management of the house up to her Nephew Josh that lived in Houston. Eventually, the tenants moved out and Tammy came to an agreement with Josh that he could live in the house if he paid rent and took care of the house.
Why didn’t they just keep renting the Houston House?
Well, that went well until the rent payments stopped coming. After reaching out to Josh several times to find out why the rent had not come in Tammy got no response from Josh…. She eventually had to make the trip to Houston from Tennessee, to find out what the issue was with Josh the house and payments.
Well….to say that Josh did not take care of the house is to put it nicely….very nicely. In my conversation with her over the phone, she said when she got to see the house, it was run down, and barely inhabitable. The doors didn’t close due to foundation shifts and a lot of windows were missing glass. The grass was overgrown and the house had been infested by mold that had gotten deep into the walls of the house.
The stench according to Tammy was horrid. She said she was letting me know this before I make the trip down to see the house. It was to prep me on what I may likely encounter on my inspection. I told her I had seen worse. In my years as a cash home buyer in Houston. People search “sell my house fast Houston” into google and find me all of the time. I told her I have seen a lot of houses that are in the worse state (even some with a lot of dead animals).
I have walked through doors that have only just one hinge holding them up, and houses with windows and even walls completely missing. I have seen houses with very bad foundations and seen roofs that were leaking in many places. In all of those cases, I still bought the house if I could come to a reasonable agreement on price with the seller looking to sell their inherited Houston house fast.
The house was in North Houston, actually in Kingwood. I told her not to worry that I would come by the house later in the day when I was going to HEB by Kings Crossing anyways. It was a few blocks from her House! That HEB is one of my Favorite spots because of Gigi’s Cupcakes across the street. My girlfriend loves those! (Try the Confetti Fun!). I figured I’d grab some Cupcakes and buy a Houston house all in one stop!
If you are interested in selling a Houston house with mold fast, or you are in the market to sell my house fast Houston click here to fill out a 30-second info sheet and get an offer in 24 hrs or less!
We are cash home buyers Houston. We make quick decisions to buy Houston Houses in “as is” condition and pay all cash for houses.
Reach out to us today and we will have an offer for you within 24 hours, usually within 15 minutes of our phone call. Or if you just have questions about how the process works give us a call as well.
The home selling process can be complicated for people who are not engaged in the business of buying and selling houses. That’s why we at 713 Property Buyers continue to offer advice and assistance to people looking to sell inherited houses in Houston or sell a Houston house fast for any reason.
For me the process fairly simple since I’ve done it over and over and over. I can help you save hours of research or simplify complex situations for you just because I’ve done it so much. Even when I don’t buy your house and I’m happy to help.
We are currently cash home buyers, buying houses “as-is” in Houston and anywhere in between. We buy all over the Houston area from Conroe TX down to Alvin TX and From Katy TX all the way to Galveston Island TX.
Since Tammy described the property on the phone and gave me the address in Kingwood. We knew the area, I knew the house, and I knew what it would cost to fix it up and sell it. So with in 5 minutes of speaking to her, I already knew what I was going to offer for the property. So I made her an offer over the phone of $190,000. I knew this would be the best offer she would get.
A benefit for people selling me a house is that since I am Hispanic, I usually can get a discount on labor since I speak Spanish and negotiate well with my crews. Because I pay less for Re-hab costs I can pay more for the house than other investors can.
But surprisingly she didn’t accept my offer. She said it was a very generous offer, and she thanked me, but she insisted that she could only accept the offer after I had inspected the property because she did not think it was worth $190,000. I said ok, and right then and there drove to her house from my office in the Heights.
Within 5 minutes of seeing the house after my walk through……. I said..….look Tammy we buy Houston houses fast. You typed sell my house fast Houston into google and found us. I told you I could pay $190,000 on the phone and that exactly waht I can do. I could pay $190,000 for this house. She obviously would have taken less, the house was in REALLY bad shape.
But $190,000 was a fair deal and I had said $190,000 so I stuck to my offer. I don’t need the lowest price I just need a fair price. I knew I could make money buying at $190,000 and I knew she would be happy to sell at that price. There was no reason to negotiate any further. We buy Houston houses fast and we signed a contract to buy this house in Kingwood on the hood of her brothers Toyota!
We buy Houston Houses fast all of the time.
Usually these Houston houses fall into the same category. Many of them have leaking roofs, mold build ups and a host of other problems caused by neglect and disuse. Many of these houses are un-inhabitable and when inhabited, they are boarding places for squatters and the homeless.
We buy houses Houston all the time. This house was uninhabitable….My experience has taught me how to estimate cost in time, money and labor to rebuild, remediate mold, and to fix a foundation. And also update the kitchen and bat and put the house back on the market to fetch a good price. I knew this house needed about $85,000 worth of work and would sell for about $375,000 after we were done fixing it, and that is exactly what I told Tammy. She agreed on that and said that made sense.
Don’t get me wrong, the condition of the house is important as a severely infected mold Houston house or a bad foundation Houston house can sometimes pose a lot of challenge in the rebuild process when we buy Houston houses. But I have spent a number of years dealing with home owners and homes and have experience fixing those issues.
Irrespective of how they got my contact information whether it is through a search on google for “sell my house fast Houston” or “cash home buyers Houston” or “we buy Houston houses” or by reference from previous customers who had referred me to them.
Sellers can trust that as cash home buyers Houston, we come to a decision on whether to purchase a house or not and how much to estimate for repairs within minutes. And we can make a cash offer with in minutes. sell my house fast Houston or those looking to sell inherited house Houston have come to the right place. Because we buy Houston Houses and we buy them fast and in “as-is” condition.
People who come to us find us for similar reasons. Sometimes they are trying to either stop foreclosure Houston and cut their losses. Or the house does not qualify for financing to a traditional buyer (due to condition). So they need to sell fast to cash buyer like us. Many people want to sell inherited houses in Houston to avoid property tax or the cost of maintenance associated with most inherited houses over the years. And they want help with selling a house in probate in Houston and help with the steps involved in the Probate process.
Irrespective of the amount of damage done to most of the Houston houses we buy, the rebuild and update time takes anything from 3-4 months. within this time frame, we can get houses ready for their new owners. The houses will undergo a detailed renovation to all the affected parts to ensure that it is not only habitable but it also meets the highest safety standards and is updated to today’s retail standards. That will include granite in kitchen and bathrooms, new paint, new appliances etc…
Even though I know Tammy had fore-warned me on the expected level of damage done to the house, I knew that the house would be something I could work with. We Buy Houston houses in all conditions. I was willing to offer a little above the rate that most cash home buyers Houston would have offered her. I wanted to get this done and make Tammy one of my numerous happy customers who has sold homes to me fast in Houston and most of those people have been selling a house in probate Houston or selling an inherited house in Houston.
Ok, here we go…about the actual house.
We buy Houston houses, and Tammy wanted to meet me in person. I arrived at the house in the afternoon on that Saturday. I was met at the house by Tammy and a longtime friend of hers. The house was just the way Tammy had described it, except the mold infestation was way more than she realized. This was a classic mold Houston house, inherited Houston house.
The fungi were just everywhere, it goes to show that it had been infected for a long time or that this species was really aggressive at spreading. This was also a bad foundation Houston house as the foundation had shifted a lot on this Houston house for sale. The doors did not close, the windows were in place but most were broken and they did not open or close.
It was a sight for sore eyes. The whole house was a mess, the sheetrock was falling off due to over saturation of moisture and humidity. The roof was leaking in so many places but in some places, it had been patched with duct tapes and plastics nylons by the former inhabitants. The stench was truly horrible, the toilets were bad and water did not run in the house. This inherited Houston house that the seller was trying to sell fast also did not have any electricity.
The exterior was no different. The entire house was unkempt and grasses had grown wild. The house was also home to a stray dog and her pups. We ended up having to call the local animal control to help evacuate them. It was an eventful afternoon, to say the least. I walked through the Houston house and was ready to buy it.
It was a 3 bedroom house on one floor with a total floor area of 2455 sq. ft. Tammy had held inspections for other cash home buyers Houston that had shown interest and she wanted me to inspect the property and make an offer as well before selling. But the best offer she had so far was $86,000.00. She didn’t know how much repairs would cost and she knew the house would sell for over $300,000 after it was fixed so she figured she could do better…..even though house need a LOT of work.
I appreciated her allowing me to make the final offer on her house. (The decision made her an extra $90,000! and I will make fair money on this flip as well) I am the first go-to-person for a lot of people looking to sell inherited houses in Houston “as is”. We buy houses in Houston all the time, and those looking to stop foreclosure Houston generally find me a big help! Although 90% of my business comes from referrals, I do love when people find me online and reach out to me like Tammy did.
The house was in the state I had envisioned when I first spoke to Tammy on the phone, only a little worse and that was due to the mold infestation. I have seen a lot of run down houses whose owners are looking to sell to unload an inherited houston house in bad condition. It is the same trend, the houses are left disused or misused over a long period, causing the house to degenerate and sometimes fall apart.
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This could be as result of a number of reasons. For Tammy, Josh her husbands nephew had just been irresponsible. Unfortunately he was using drugs, lost his job and was spending time with the wrong people.
Her nephew Josh, had at first just moved in one friend. But he started using drugs and moving a lot of other people in to the house. Unfortunately his case worsened and he went down hill fast, and the house with him.
We buy Houston houses fast, and this was not the best I had seen, but definitely not the worst. It was somewhere in the middle and I was determined to make something out of it. Before setting out, I had offered Tammy $160,000 over the phone but she insisted I come out to see it first. Having taken a look, I still offered her $160,000. She was a little taken aback and she asked if I was sure that was my final offer, I said yes. The house was built some 50 years ago and if remodeled, it should attract an offer of over $300,000.
From my experience, the house would require a lot of work to get it back in shape but the major work was to remediate the mold. The molds have eaten deep into the house and as such it was not conducive to remodel without having to properly remediate as molds were not only bad for the building but also very hazardous to health, and doing so may require bringing most parts of the house down.
The house looked so much like a big challenge to Tammy and that was her concern when I made my offer. I reassured her that I was sure about it and would get to work on closing the deal if she accepts my offer. She accepted and we proceeded to getting the paperwork ready. I was happy, she was happy. The house had been sold and in less than 10 days, we were able to fully finalize the deal.
If you are in the market to sell my house fast Houston, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are 713 Property Buyer and currently cash home buyers in Houston. We make quick decisions “as is” and pay all cash for houses. Reach out to us today, and have an offer within 24 hours. Most times usually within 15 minutes of our phone call. Or if you just have questions about how the process works give us a call or reach out to us online as well.
The home selling process can be complicated for people who are not engaged in the business of buying and selling houses. That’s why we at 713 property buyers continue to offer advice and assistance to people looking to sell inherited house Houston. For me it’s fairly simple since I’ve done it over and over and over. I can help you save hours of research or simplify complex situations for you just because I’ve done it so much, and even when I don’t buy your house and I’m happy to do that. It is a an integral part of my company’s practice to make easy the process of selling your house.
We are currently cash home buyers, buying houses “as-is” in Houston and anywhere in between. We buy all over the Houston area from the Woodlands down to Pearland and From Katy all the way to Galveston.
You know when I first spoke with Tammy on the phone, she insisted I inspected the house before I made any offer. She had told me all about the current state of the house and expressed her fear that it may not be a good bargain for anyone making offers without first seeing it first and to everyone that had made offers without seeing it, she felt the offers were way above the supposed value of the house. I told her over the phone that I would pay $160,000 for the property but she insisted that I inspect first before making any offers.
I know like Tammy, you may wonder why we bought the house. Most people have the same reaction to our purchases. Because most of these houses can be referred to as a bad foundation Houston house or Moldy Houston house. A lot of people would advise we stay away.
Mold infestation is quite expensive and difficult to remediate. But because we know that we can fix the house to pristine livable condition, sell it and in turn make money from the investment, we would purchase it.
We knew that we would be putting a combined investment of about $100,000 of work and updates into this property and we hope to do that and get this property ready for its new owners in about 3-4 months.
We buy Houston houses and some people have asked to know how we arrive at what to pay for a house in disrepair and disuse even before we get to see it? We buy houses Houston, and as a cash home buyer in Houston for several years now. I’ve seen a lot of houses and quite honestly they all look the same.
The state of disrepair may differ, some may not have front doors, others have lost windows, for some others, they are battling with roof leaks while a few more have to deal with mold infestation. Despite the supposed physical difference in disrepair, the cost and work of putting them together, update and remodeling to a great livable condition to attract a good price will cost almost the same for all of them that are in similar condition. So on the phone I can assess condition and make an offer.
We buy Houston houses fast. The damages may be different, but it’s easy for me to quickly categorize a particular property based on your description and have an offer for you in less than 15 minutes.
For Tammy and a lot of people like her, we have brought smiles to their faces. We have given deals that have been beneficial to both them and us. It is our service to always offer the best service backed by the fastest purchase for any body around the Houston area looking to sell inherited house Houston or to sell my house fast Houston. We buy Houston houses fast, no matter the state of the property.
We have bought houses from owners looking to stop foreclosure Houston and on many occasions, moldy houses in Houston and houses that have been considered unlivable and do not qualify for mortgage. We also buy a lot of inherited houses in Houston and houses out of probate situations.
When selling a home in Houston , Katy , Humble , Spring , Cypress or surrounding areas, you need to work with someone who is approachable, knowledgeable, and communicates effectively. We have consistently delivered results for local families and our skills and enthusiastic attitude towards providing excellent service to all our clients have distinguished us as a trusted home buyer in the Houston area.
The Real Estate and property market is dynamic as it is constantly changing. We buy Houston houses fast, and when looking to sell my house fast Houston. Placing your trust in a home buyer that is knowledgeable, honest and approachable, is imperative to making the right choice.
We are always available 24/7 to offer assistance with selling your home “as is” and to also guide you on all other home options.
We are currently cash home buyers, buying houses “as-is” in Houston and anywhere in between. We buy all over the Houston area from the Woodlands down to Pearland and From Katy all the way to Galveston.
Thank you for reading and I hope to be of service to you guys!
Here is a pic of the last home we bought in Houston! We really mean we buy Houston houses “AS-IS”!