I know that some people have a misperception that they don't need a realtor, but in actuality, your life would be so much easier, if you were to partner with a realtor as your buyer representative, and they were to input your detailed criteria and price range in the MLS and then send you emails as new properties that meet your criteria come up. In this buyer's market, I am confident I could find exactly what you are looking for, which would allow you to see interior pictures and see all specs of the properties that fit what you are looking for and then we could go out and see as many as you'd like. Buying your home is a huge investment. It would be my pleasure to help you enjoy the process and find your next perfect place!
Best of luck.
Search the real ones here -- http://www.realtygeeks.com click on find homes on left and put the county and then zipcodes; search your criteria.
All Short Sales and Bank Owned which are available to buyers like you are there not the old ones..
Good Luck Searching :)
I think it will futile to try to put a backup offers.
U need to have a buyer agent watching it like a hawk and look for other similar properties.
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You could put a back up offer on this property. Give me a call or send me a email. I will give you more detail info about other properties available. Also if you are thinking about getting the $8000 tax credit, you need advise from an active agent. Let me know if you are interested. http://www.home1on1.com