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  Question about looking at a home with Contractor and living
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Today I drove by a historic house and called the owner. It's a large property (8 bed, multi unit) so he understandably wants to show it once and suggested I bring a contractor with me to give me advice.

What's a ballpark figure for that? Just to look around and tell me if it's worth purchasing and then possibly giving a quote so I can compare hired help to DIY.

The building is old and the owner says it's not in health code violation but it's in disrepair enough that he can't rent out units at the moment. That gives me the impression that if I concentrate on one of the units I could live in the building so I'm not paying rent and a note. Is this correct?
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Firstly, you need to know the market value of your home, so it's better to contact an agent who you provide you the details. Few agents may charge for this service.

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Protect yourself get a buyers agent. Why hire a contractor when you don't know what the house is worth???

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