Posted by Chuck (AZ) on June 18, 2001 at 13:53:18:
Asphalt roofs? Who came up with that bright idea? Anyway… you can get the materials to do this at Home Depot, and have your handyman apply it.
If the windows aren’t 3’ off the ground (that’s another winner of an idea), jack the home up to that level. It’d be considerably cheaper than altering the construction.
Firewall around the water heater and stove is overkill, but Home Depot has the material… shouldn’t cost much to impliment it.
It sounds to me like this PM is trying to keep the “players” out of HIS park. Bend the rules to your advantage.
If you can’t afford to have $3k tied up in the home on contract, start buying them cheaper ($2k)and reselling them higher ($5k). It’ll generate some cash flow to support the higher priced deals. In short, your aiming too high for your immediate goals.
If the “home” approach works for you, stay with it.