the owner and draw up an offer. Texas is a non disclosure state, so even after the transaction the details of the transaction are not available.
If mean "For Sale by Owner "(FSBO), when you say "privately listed," then no, there is no definitive way to be certain the home is for sale--other than a sign in the yard. FSBOs do their own marketing. Sometimes they advertise in the newspaper, sometimes not. Sometimes they post listings on line, sometimes not... You get the idea. By "in the process of being sold," do you mean that an offer has been submitted and accepted, but the transaction has yet to close? If the home is listed in the local MLS system, it's status will be available to members with access. Otherwise, the only way to know for sure is to contact the owner directly. I hope that helps!
Don't get too hung up on that. Try to concentrate on whether a home is a good value for you and make your offer. There are good and bad FSBO, wholesale, retail, and REO deals. Just because you get something FSBO doesn't mean it is a good deal.
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