Best of luck.
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The listing you are looking at is from 2008 at least and they where asking 299k. The county has a assesment value of 130k I am sure you can ask the owners direct if you would like to pay 299k they should be willing.
Do what the rest of the people posting suggested and get a good buyer's agent to help out.
Either way the owner is of public record and can be found here.
Best of Luck and let me know if you need some help,
The advice below is good: Find a buyer's agent.
However, to address your more basic question, remember that the actual transaction would be between you (the buyer) and the seller. Agents assist. They can represent. They can advise. They can do lots of the required paperwork. They can help in negotiations. All in all, they're very useful. But the actual transaction is between you and the seller. So if you want to approach the owner directly, you're perfectly entitled to.
Hope that helps.
â€¢ make sure that you are paying a fair price for the home
â€¢ make sure that your concerns about the home are fully addressed by the owner or their agent
â€¢ make sure the home is not in a flood zone or has adverse zoning
â€¢ help you find a home good inspector, to make sure the home is fit to purchase
â€¢ help you find a good title company to handle the title transfer
â€¢ help you with a company in which you can finance the home
â€¢ help you look for another home if this one doesnâ€™t work out
In most cases, the buyer agentsâ€™ commission is paid by the seller, so there would be no cost to you. Give me a call directly if you have further questions. Good luck to you.
You would do better to have a buyer's agent to represent you. Typically the seller is the one that pays the commissions, not the buyer. A buyer's agent would help protect your interests, help you determine a fair market value and help assure that all requirements are met for the transfer of the property.
Additionally, iIf the seller owes more on the property than it is worth, a short sale may be involved which could be better facilitated by a skilled short sale agent.
If this home is not available, the agent you choose can keep you up to date on other homes that are on the market or as they come on the market.
For the most part, those of us who answer questions here have buyer representation programs. You can check out agents by clicking on their profiles or searching their websites.
If you are determined to go it on your own, you could write a letter to the owner or look up the owner on the county records. http://www.co.yavapai.az.us.
Word of advice: there are a LOT of important items that go into the purchase of a home, and a good REALTOR will advise you of what to look out for to protect your interest. It's a small price to pay for what may be the biggest investment you'll ever make.
Hope that helps!
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