REO Services

Real Estate Owned (R.E.O.) Services

The current real estate market is presenting zoning issues, code violations and “ownership” problems to lenders with Real Estate Owned (R.E.O.) & foreclosed properties. Lenders are finding themselves as “owners” of properties for time periods much longer than just a couple months. In the past lenders simply cleaned up the property and listed it for resale, but in today’s current real estate market lenders now must deal with the possibility that they will be required to defend themselves against local code violations, including Miami-Dade Ordinance #08-133 Certificate of Use, resulting in a possible increase of losses.

For this very purpose we have assembled Real Estate Owned Services Teams throughout South Florida. Team members are familiar with the necessary procedures such as repair services for vandalism, code violations, removing hazards and interacting between the county and the lender/owner. We obtain work out terms with the county and local code enforcement until the property owner can sell or auction off the R.E.O. property. Call us today at 305-554-5711 or contact us via our online form for more information on our R.E.O. Services!

  • Related R.E.O. Services
  • CU Inspections for Miami-Dade Ordinance #08-133
  • Occupancy Status Verification / Vacant Property
  • Habitability / Hazardous Material Removal
  • Vandalism / Property Damage Repair

Certificate of Use Inspections

Miami-Dade Ordinance No. 08-133, passed on December 2, 2008 requires the holder of a certificate of title on a foreclosed property to obtain a Certificate of Use from the Zoning Department. To schedule an inspection call 305-554-5711 or contact us by completing our online form.

To acquire the Certificate of Use, the property title holder needs to have the property inspected by a licensed Engineer and Architect, who will then submit a Disclosure of Findings Report to Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Ordinance No. 08-133: Certificate of Use Procedures

Rausa Builders, Corp. has a dedicated team of licensed Architects & Engineers as well as a Processing & Filing Department ready to handle the Miami-Dade County Ordinance # 08-133 Certificate of Use Inspections on foreclosed properties for their title holders in an efficient & timely manner.

  1. Obtain certified as-built or new survey
  2. Complete inspection as required with architect or engineer certification
  3. Submit report to client for approval
  4. Re-Inspection of property if needed
  5. Submit report to Miami Dade County for review
  6. Track review board progress
  7. Record approved document at Miami Dade County courthouse
  8. Obtain release from Building Dept.
  9. Purchase certificate and deliver with certified report to client
  10. Pay Miami-Dade County fees associated with recording and obtaining the Certificate of Use
  11. Resources from Miami-Dade County Website:

    Full Property Rehabilitation

    Often R.E.O. properties are left vandalized with damaged or missing appliances, cabinets, interior walls and abandoned pools. Rausa Builders, Corp. has the means of fully rehabilitating the property to move-in conditions, making the property more appealing to buyers and easier to sell.

    For our Full Property Rehabilitation services call 305-554-5711 or contact us by completing our online form where you can list any questions or concerns.

    Code Compliance / Violations

    R.E.O. properties are also being acquired by lenders/owners with substantial Code Violations which makes selling the property to a buyer needing financing impossible.

    We have assembled an R.E.O. Services Teams that is ready to be dispatched throughout South Florida. Team members are familiar with Code Compliance Violation procedures and interacting with local code enforcement to obtain work out terms. We have the knowledge and resources to help the property owner sell or auction off R.E.O. property.

    R.E.O. Maintenance, Cleaning & Painting

    For those R.E.O. properties that were left by previous residents in decent conditions we offer simpler services like cleaning, painting, lawn care and other scheduled maintenance needs required to keep the property in presentable conditions.

    For our any of our R.E.O. Maintenance services call 305-554-5711 or contact us by completing our online form where you can list any questions or concerns.