In the last two days we probably averaged over 20 houses per day. We found absolutely nothing we wanted to bid on. 99% of the homes are foreclosures or short sales. What appeared to look promising in the online or flyer pictures, were the opposite in person. Suffice it to say, there was some very creative photo taking by those agents!
We obvioulsy were totally unprepared for the condition of the housing market.... We would plug our noses entering many of the homes, observing the devastation and noting anything worth taking, had been removed from the house. Often, the key was missing from the lock box, or agents would not return our calls. The Lender and our Agent advised us to put "our best offer up front" to "win" a home. They suggested starting with a minimum of $10,000 over the asking price.... We would not have given .02 cents for any of them!!
One home in Sun City, had an incredible back yard. Done so tastefully like a meditation garden... but the house smelled of a foul odor, that none of us could identify...much more than, putrid!
It has been a very depressing, discouraging and disillusioning two days....