You have a few good answers to go by, and we're all just guessing here because we don't have a specific address . However, my "guess" is that after 122 days on the market, the property is most likely still under contract with a listing agent, hence "inactive," but the family may have tired of showings, or perhaps the foreclosure is imminent, or there is illness...often the "inactive" status is requested when families just don't want showings for a while......Or, we can hope, there is a loan modification in the works...
Keller Williams Realty AV
I don't know why you're just "keeping an eye" on this property for 4mos? Call up a local agent & have them go knock on their door to find out what's up now! It's highly possible the bank has put the owners on the loan mod merry go round, round & round they go, where they'll stop, I KNOW! It's called "DENIED".
Then you'll see it on the market as a short sale or an REO. You can also email me directly, I'll find out what's going on with this house ASAP, so you don't wait on it for another 4mos. I won't check back on this same Trulia posting for answers after mine.
Realtor Since 1996
Main Street Realtors
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Don Gockel, Broker
Keller Williams Realty
There is quite a bit of support for the homeowner when a property goes into distress. Every effort is made to keep that owner in their home. It's quite possible the owner was able to pay what they owed and cure the default on their loan.