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Hard Lesson for a Real Estate Investor Who Bought a “Meth House”

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Mortgage Professional America | 02 Nov 2012, 11:21 AM Agree 0
Most real estate investors are requiring meth tests on a house before buying it. Once a property is declared a “meth house,” most buyers will flee.
  • Jin | | 02 Nov 2012, 03:49 PM Agree 0
    The amount of meth per Sq inch can distribute unevenly even on the same flat surface, so make more test as possible
  • Nomadic Properties | | 02 Nov 2012, 04:04 PM Agree 0
    Very informative article! As you mentioned, this is an important issue that extends beyond meth houses, but to all rehab properties in general. There is ALWAYS a difference when one uses a professional who specializes in whatever project needs attention... and buyers notice! Going the extra mile to ensure a home is adequately cleaned and stripped of the residue from poor ownership or tenant housekeeping is critical to increasing the likelihood of a healthy return on your investment. By striving to implement the highest standards in all real estate transactions, investors can raise the bar and eliminate a great deal of pre and post closing frustrations all too common in these transactions.
  • ESB | | 04 Nov 2012, 12:59 AM Agree 0
    Everyone should check a home and make sure it was not a meth house.
  • Dan | | 05 Nov 2012, 02:16 PM Agree 0
    What are the dangers if one lives in a "meth" house before it is cleaned up?
  • CoreyCurwickDutton | | 05 Nov 2012, 06:31 PM Agree 0
    The presence of meth in homes has caused serious health problems for the inhabitants of the homes. This is after someone has smoked or "cooked" crystal meth inside the home, or where there may have been what's called a "meth lab." If you google it, there are tons of stories online about people who have purchased these homes after real estate rehabbers just painted the interior walls and resold the houses, never knowing these houses were previously meth labs. When someone moves in, their health is suddenly affected, and in these cases of course, meth ended up being the culprit.
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