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Aug 17, 2013 3:20PM
How about be mature enough to admire the house, then go hire an architect and show him what you want.  If you have enough money to overpay for an existing home, it should be fairly easy to afford a new one.  You don't hassle or cheat others out of anything without consequences.
Aug 17, 2013 7:25AM
Just go to your county commissioners and tell them you want to buy the house for more than it is currently assessed for. They can seize it under emanate domain since they will get more in tax revenues from you than the current owner. They will pay the owner the assessed value and the you buy it from them for the price you offered.

The Supreme Court said this is legal.

Aug 13, 2013 8:23AM
Here's My Price helps place the Buyer together with the Homeowner and introduce the two parties to the Licensed Real Estate Agent and the Broker of Record that will be representing the homeowner.  The great news for the homeowner is that the Buyer will pay all of the fees and closing costs, and purchase their property 'as is' after their due diligence. Why should the homeowner pay anything?  These homes are NOT FOR SALE! 
May 18, 2013 2:40AM
Jan 30, 2013 12:35AM
Where I Live this building set for 30+ Years the owner did nothing to repair it and it was condemned and it was took away from him and now somebody else has it and it was fixed up Was in my local newspaper 
Nov 16, 2012 6:44AM
I came across this article through a search of the topic.  I (as someone else below did) read the comments prior to the article.  I have a different take on the need to buy a home that is not for sale.  I am not rich but, yes, I do plan on paying out the wazzoo for the home I have my eye on.  It is the home I was born in.  It is in (very economically depressed) Modesto, CA and last sold for a bit more than $30,000.  So, this article may not just be for rich property hawks.  Keep an open mind.
Dec 28, 2011 11:02PM
Didn't even read the article, but thought I should read the comments just from the headline.  And from me to all of you thank you for being decent people. I collect older vehicles and often pass by cars I would love to own. After leaving my standard note, "If you ever think about selling this car, I would interested in purchasing." If they contact me fine and if not I'll find something else.  But as stated in other comments, be prepared to pay. Now I'll read this article and try not to puke.
Dec 28, 2011 9:54PM
No doubt the author of this article is an Obama supporter, because only an Obama supporter feels they're entitlted to the fruits of someone else's labor.
Dec 28, 2011 8:39PM

Thou shalt not COVET.  Ever heard of Queen Jezebel and King Ahab?  He 'coveted' a vineyard that belonged to Neboth because he wanted to have a 'garden of herbs' and it was also close to where he lived.  Naboth says that he cannot do this because it is part of his inheritance and is forbidden by God to sell.  Now, each King was required to write his personal copy of the Torah (Commandments, statutes and ordinances given by God, through Moses), but King Ahab did not care because of his evil self.


So, he goes home and pouts, generally whining and throwing a tantrum and refuses to eat because he cannot have what he wants.   His wife, the equally evil, Queen Jezebel,  comes home and finds him 'down in the dumps' and proceeds to ask what the problem is and he relates to her about the vineyard and Neboth, who refuses to sell his property,


She tells King Ahab 'not to worry' because, after all, isn't he King?  So she instructs him to eat and be happy because she is going to 'handle' everything.  She then writes letters in the King's name and with his seal and sends them to those city officials who are in the jurisdiction of where Neboth lives. 


The plot thickens...


Queen Jezebel orders the officials to 'proclaim' a fast and to find the two ungodly men (evil like Jezebel) to falsely accuse Naboth, in front of the people, that he did 'blaspheme' God and the King.  Queen Jezebel conspired with city officials to hire two 'lowlifes' to indict and convict Naboth of a capital crime.  This crime required Naboth be 'stoned to death'. 


The dastardly deed is done and Jezebel is notified.  She whispers sweet nothings to King Ahab and assures him that Naboth his deader than a door nail and he can now take possession of the property.


What Jezebel did not figure on...


Elijah the Prophet is told to go and speak to Ahab.  Elijah lets Ahab know that God knows what Jezebel did and what Ahab did, which was basically act like a wimp and allow Jezebel to use her creative black arts.  He tells the King that Jezebel will be 'eaten by the dogs'.  Ahab repents of his transgressions and God says that the evil will fall upon the reign of his son.


Ahab and Jezebel are characters that are associated with 'COVETING', 'FORGERY', 'FALSE TESTIMONY',  RESULTING IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. 


The bottom line?  If you don't want to end up like King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, then do not COVET that house...or anything else that belongs to someone else.  It is the thought of 'COVETING' that leads to the ACTIONS that will land you in the BIG HOUSE that you were not planning moving into. 

Dec 28, 2011 7:36PM
One more comment. I truly believe that if there really are such people that go around and ask to buy someone else's home, then I just thought about this after I posted my comment below that these rich people that can throw their money and weight around to try to coax someone out of their home, it's because they have it in their heads that everyone that owns a home was affected by the housing crisis and thinks that the dream home that they have been eyeing will now become available to them for any low ball offer just to get out of their mortgage and this is simply not true.

For those of you reading this article thinking you will take this writers advice on how to stalk someone for their home, needs to heed everyone's advice here including mine that you need to take you money and go buy a home that has a For Sale sign in their yard and don't bother the rest of us that don't because that generally means it's not for sale and as one poster here commented, money is not everyone's driving force. There are many of us that love our home and we will not let evil money drive us out of our homes. So just move on and hope you don't stalk a lawyers house a half dozen times or you will lose your money you were going to use to buy their home with so you thought, in a court case in which you will lose.
Dec 28, 2011 7:13PM
I can't believe that public records can tell how much is owed on a mortgage that belongs to someone else. This is private info and should not be given out. I sure wouldn't want anyone to know my information. This article is wrong in so many ways .No one is going to accept a low offer on their home if it is no for sale. People do have pride, you know. This article is teaching people how to take advantage of someone else's despair. This just isn't right and I do not agree with this article. As far as I am concern, those that do this, need to take their low ball offers and go find a foreclosure somewhere. It's not right to stalk someone for their home just because you can afford to.
Dec 28, 2011 7:05PM
I once had some people bother me about my house, told them to go away and do not return. Guess what no brains and they came back not once but 3 times. Now I lived about 1/4 mile from the road, because i hate to be bothered. The 4 th time they came back I had my shot gun loaded with rock salt and a no trespass sign out in the open, when they left for the last time they had sore butts from the rock salt, with a warning that the next time it would be buck shot. Guess what??????? is not the west nice.......... This is a stupid article, and the person who said to go to the C.C. and say you will buy the house for more than appraised Guess what you can do.
Dec 28, 2011 6:55PM

now thanks to this article im going to go and try to buy that mansion on the other side of town


C'MON REALLY???????!!!!!!!!

Dec 28, 2011 4:21PM
This is stupid. I know how to get a house that's not for sale without being  stalker or getting shot. Offer way more than the house is worth and pay cash. no really CASH!!!! Throw in a boat or car too. but be ready to be stupid because people that don't want to move dont want to move.
Dec 28, 2011 3:39PM
This artiicle is so sleazy  it makes me want to shower.
Dec 28, 2011 3:20PM
Just go to the local county Commissioners and tell them you will buy the house for more than it is appraised. They can then seize the house under the SC ruling that if it increases the tax base and then sold to you.
Dec 28, 2011 3:08PM
Greedy Americans!  No for sale sign then move on leave the homeowners be!  I cant believe they posted this crap, period.
Dec 28, 2011 2:40PM
We have an old car. Nice old car. Popular old car.  Guy stops to ask if it is for sale. It isn't. No sign, or ad placed in the paper. Then he asks what it would take to buy it. Husband finally says a price and the guy wants to talk him down. If he wants the car, he pays the price. Have money behind your yap or go away. Same with a person's home. Make a good offer and then go away if not accepted.
Dec 28, 2011 2:25PM

What a STUPID!!!! article

The writer should be FIRED or EXECUTED!!

Dec 28, 2011 2:08PM
What a stupid article.  Talk about a sense of entitlement.  If it isn't for sale, it ISN'T for sale.  Get over it and find something that is.  For God's sake MSN please, please, please, I implore you, write some good articles for a change that actually are based in reality.
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