Well, I got an email from a guy named Ron in response to one of my craigslist ads. He lives in Arizona with his mom. His grandmother just died in October and the ownership passed to her daughter, Ron's mother. The house is only ten minutes away from where we live here in NJ. He's asking $30K for it, but he can't let me in to see the house and his mom won't agree to sign a letter of authorization which would give me the chance to have the local authorities let me into the home to look at it. It's an inner-city home and the other houses on the block are boarded-up, but nearby houses have been selling in that lower-range. I offered $20K and Ron said he couldn't go that low, asked if we could meet in the middle. I countered with $25K and said that I had a contingency in the contract that me and my end buyer had to be allowed to inspect the home before closing. If he doesn't agree to let us in the house before closing, should I just walk away from it?
"He who is mighty has done great things for me...He has...exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things..." Matt. 1:49-53