As others have indicated, this property likely has nothing to see on the inside or requires too much work to make sense for a rehabber to acquire. Any time I see estate sale and drive-by only, I can pretty much assume the property is a teardown. The asking price is also a good indicator if the property is being marketed for land value. The heirs to the estate don't want to deal with the property and the trustee etc will liquidate the asset on the open market.
The 60622 zip code has seen plenty of teardown and development activity in the past and if priced right the listing agent may not have to bother showing the property. Request your own report for the 60622 zip code showing pricing history and inventory http://www.kendooley.com/request-free-report/
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It's a bit of a potential waste of time and hassle, but in this market things like this happen more often. If I had the address I could find out more.
Often the family requests that no one go into the building because it is uninhabitable or a complete disaster and would be considered a teardown. Estate sale means the original owner died and now it is in the hands of the heirs, an executor or a judge.
Let me know the address and I can usually tell if its likely a teardown.
Best of luck!
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If I am reading your question correctly, you are saying that no one can view the inside? I think that is kind of weird. They must have something in there to hide. Usually on estate sales, the heirs are pretty motivated, so I cant imagine why they wouldnt let you see it. If you are extremely interested in it, make an offer contigent on seeing the inside.
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I would love to get you the information you are seeking if you could let me know which property you are talking about, there are about a 130 properties on the market as single fam. homes, and I do not even know whether it is a single fam. home or a townhouse....
So in order for me to give you as much information as possible I need at a minimum a street, preferable a complete address, but street itself will do and I will get back to you ASAP.
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