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How do I make an offer on a house??

How do I make an offer on property listed here????
  • August 23 2011 - Edgemont
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Profile picture for Ofe Polack
Hi Gary

Since you have the address try sending a certified letter to that address, they may have a forward order, if not, you will get the letter back.  Also contact the assessor's office to see what is the mailing address on the property.  Otherwise play spy, somebody must be mowing the lawn and getting paid for it.....keep an eye or ask a neighbor to do it for you and see if you can find a lead.  Good luck!
  • August 24 2011
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Thanks.  I had already done property searches and know the owner name.  She has moved to a retirement home in poor health, left almost all her things in the home.  Don't have a phone number of her son but working on it.  House has been empty for a year,  is paid for, no foreclosure.  I talked with a realtor and she verified some of my info,  still no phone number.
  • August 24 2011
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I suggest that you contact a buyer agent for guidance.  The agent can find out who owns the property and what is happening with it. Conversely, if you have experience in real estate and feel confident writing your own contract and negotiating the sale and the home inspection, you can call the assessors office and obtain the name of the owner.
  • August 23 2011
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Dear Gary,
If you try to do this on your own - which I really don't advise - because you need someone to advocate for YOUR best interest which is what a realtor can do for you. You can locate the owner of record by going to www.arcountydata.com & this will take you to various counties that have tax records online. This should direct you to the owner of record.

If the deed has changed from an individual name to a bank name or government name this will indicate that the house has gone in to foreclosure.

If you decide to select an agent to work on your behalf - I'd be happy to assist you. The company that I work for does not charge a buyers representation fee or broker service fee to the buyers that we work with. We are completely compensated by the seller.

If you need help - I'm at your service.
Best wishes,
Julann Carney
  • August 23 2011
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A vacant property tells me it's a Bank Owned REO that has not been assigbed to agent for selling.  Unless the Bank has a BPO, you are wasting your time.

David Cooper
  • August 23 2011
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Thanks for the info.  I called two realtors in the area and this property was listed but expired 6 months ago.  Not on the market at this time.  I'm trying to locate the owner (property is vacant).
  • August 23 2011
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I would contact an agent to represent you as a buyers agent.  There are some listed on this site in your area, or you could google agents in your area.  A buyers agent would represent you and your best interest, while getting paid by the seller.  The best of both worlds.
  • August 23 2011
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First, is it listed with a real estate broker or is it FSBO?  If it's listed get an agent (not the listing agent).  If its FSBO contact the owner.  If they have any idea what they're doing, they'll have all the contracts and forms you need. 

If you have questions, contact a local agent to help you determine fair market value, what other terms to consider, etc.
  • August 23 2011
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Try one of the buyers agents on the right hand side of the page!

  • August 23 2011
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You need to contact an agent in,your area and have then assist you,to make sure you negogiate a fair price for you.
  • August 23 2011
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