We looked at 100+ houses and made offers on eight
This post is not out of sequence. The Vacant Properties Program (VPP) requires that the builder buy the house before applying for a VPP renovation loan. SHRA helps by giving some advance guidance on what houses will be eligible. Our preferred house was on the wrong side of an eligiblity line so we kept looking. Six other sellers didn't even respond to our written offers. We gradually learned that the published price in multiple listings had very little relationship to the offer required to make the sale. Jean Ave was listed at a "come-on" price of $29,000, but actually cost us $46,000.