There are definitely exceptions in the bundle of unlisted, expired, off market properties.
There are also some listed properties that are not really for sale, but listed anyway. For example many short sales are not really for sale because the owner is not really motivated to follow through with their lenders demands.
I'd like to modify my advice after reading Eddies ( thumbs up!) post..
Most unlisted properties aren't for sale. Most listed properties are for sale. Your odds are better with listed properties. But it is okay to try for the longshot too. Sometimes they win the Kentucky Derby.
There are 69 active listings in the 95815 zip code alone, Along with another 26 active short sales if you like being tortured. That means in just that one zip code there are about 95 homes available to buy right now. Probably another ten listings this week, and another ten next week. And hundreds more in the neighboring zip codes.
Looking at "off market" "listings" ( a self cancelling phrase: if it is "off market" then it is NOT listed for sale! ) is a silly exercise.
You've gotten the information on this property from the others, but more importantly Trulia is not the place to get the most accurate, up-to-date information on active listings - your local MLS is. Most MLS's nowadays have public access so you can search there for active listings, or you can contact a local realtor to help you. However, do not choose lightly - there is a lot of money at stake and the agent/broker you choose can make a huge difference in how much you pay and/or how many problems the property you buy has...
Call or have your agent call the listing agent directly, sometimes the messages from Trulia get blocked by the spam filters.
There could be many reasons why the property was withdrawn, it looks like it has had a couple offers in the past 350 days and was pending at one time, only the listing agent can tell you for sure.
The offer to sell this home has been withdrawn, it was on the market for 350 days so there is a chance the Listing Agents contract to sell the home ran out of time. When I looked at the listing I did not see the Listing Agents contact info. If you would like I can give them a call for you on monday to ask any specific questions you may have, just shoot me a email or give me a call to let me know exactly what to ask.
Possible that the home was foreclosed on, though I see no record of that--it may not have been updated on the Tax records that I can see. It could come back on the market as an REO property.
Frankly, there are sooooo many homes in that area for under 100K, I am positive you can find another one or 20 to consider.
i have a listing that I just took off market. Through inspections we found some things that need to be investigated further and until we know what the problem is, we won't know how to fix it, nor what to disclose. So for now, I'm not answering the calls...because the ultimate questions will be- what's wrong? when will we be able to see it?...and the questions go on.
I'm not involved with the property in question, but this might give you some insight. The house may just not be in a condition to be available to the market at this time. let them know of your interest and they will call you.
This home is currently off the market- It was listed as a short sale and has been withdrawn.
It was on the market for 350 days.
Good luck in your home search.