We have noticed that more and more REO properties are being fixed up by the bank. Over the past 6 months 70% of all sales have been REO properties so those properties were probably in better shape than what is left. We have been doing REO tours over the past 3 weeks and we have seen a ton of properties in bad shape with DOM stats ranging in the high 7 months plus.
So we have seen crews in condos and single family homes putting low grade carpet and paint which is just enough to get it sold.
A good sign the market is turning and banks have adjusted to the market. Their adjustment was like making a u-turn in a aircraft carrier which dosent turn on a dime. Good news all in all.