Help a writer: How to make a link between real estate and meth houses?

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April 22, 2019 / By Topsy
Question: I was thinking the bad guys in my story get a plan to steal a real estate agent's computers so they can find out which houses are for sale on the market but not being lived in. They could then switch between these houses with their meth labs so they didn't have to worry about outwardly unkempt foreclosure homes. Does this sound believable enough? So if I just have them park a cleaning van outside? Would that be good enough for the ammonia smell?
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Ryanne Ryanne | 6 days ago
Have them pick abandoned businesses, hotels, condos & condemned houses... they have all been used as meth labs
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Ryanne Originally Answered: Why not buy real estate with my $50,000?
Honestly, I don't think you are in any position mentally to buy real estate. Asking the viewers for their advice is one thing, but getting thoroughly confused because no one told you to buy real estate is a huge problem. If you have 50,000, then you must invest with someone professional with a degree and knowledge on investing rather than relying on the answers you got. In addition, if you did your homework or read the news, you would know that real estate prices are higher than they should be right now so now is not the time to buy real estate. Although paying bills is ideal, 50,000 is not that much and with the cost of housing these days, wouldn't even cut your downpayment. Then, you have taxes, escrow accounts, high risk accounts for first time buyers, mello roos, etc etc so real estate is probably not your best choice but investing in an IRA account where you can accumulate interest would be ideal. Invest some of your money to consult with an investment or banking management company where you can get advice that is best for you. Good Luck!

Nena Nena
You'd have to account for the incredible ammonia smell in a suburban area along with all the other various nasty byproducts of a meth lab. edit: Perhaps some type of filtration device. You should really check out the environmental damage meth production causes on the net to get a concept of the scope of the smell and industrial grade waste it produces.
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Luann Luann
The correct answer is - a 2 story all bedrooms are upstairs and a 1.5 story has the master bedroom on the main floor and the other bedrooms are upstairs. I am a real estate agent in Missouri. Hope this helps.... if your parents home has all the bedrooms upstairs then the agent might have made a mistake.
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Katy Katy
It's actually a believable and a good premise for a story. In real life, criminals do use vacant homes for drug deals, dog fighting, and other illegal activity. The problem has actually escalated since the recent mortgage crisis started.
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Katy Originally Answered: I need help with my real estate course regarding commissions?
How about this (which is a real life situation): Joe Agent sold a house for $250,000 that showed a 6% commission; 3% for listing, 3% for the sales side. Joe was the listing agent, but it was a referral from another licensed agent, for a 25% referral commission. Joe was also the selling agent, but that too was a referral from another licensed agent, for a 20% referral commission. Joe's deal with his broker is a 50/50 commission split. Joe spent $350 advertising the property, plus $30 for color flyers, and another $40 taking the prospective buyer out for lunch. And, his Errors & Omissions Insurance fee is $35 per side of the deal (and he has both sides of this deal). How much $$$ will Joe ultimately net from this deal? This kind of transaction happens all the time - although listing agents are rarely the selling agent, but it is very instructive to show the public how much $$$ agents actually take away at the end of the day - and it's never the 6%. Here's the answer: 1. Listing side - 3% is $7500 Referral commission is 25% of $7500 = $1875 Balance of $5625 is split 50/50 with broker = $2812.50 to Joe 2. Selling side - 3% is $7500 Referral commission is 20% of $7500 = $1500 Balance of $6000 is split 50/50 with broker = $3000 to Joe. In this case, Joe was lucky enough to get both sides of the deal, which rarely happens, but brought him a total of $5812.50. Taking out his expenses, Joe will net $5322.50, before Uncle Sam taxes this income. * * * I hope this helps.
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