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There is a home that has sold on this street that is located at 435 Chestnut. But there is not anything currently for sale on Chestnut in DeSoto. It sold for $75,000.
What you have seen on Trulia is a notice of default or foreclosure posted by Realty Trac which is a reporting service. Realty Trac takes information from public records and provides it by subscription to its members who have registered and agreed to pay a fee for the information. What you see on Trulia is an abbreviated report from Realty Trac in order to entice you to sign up for their service.
It is unlikely that you will be able to buy this house for the price posted on Trulia. That is the amount of a default and has no relationship to the value of the property. The house may be offered for sale at a later date but it will most likely be listed with a Realtor and priced at a price that reflects the market price for the area.
If you are serious about buying a house, you need to align yourself with a full-time, experienced local Realtor who can help you to find the house that meets your needs. Your Realtor can help you to learn about the current market conditions, realistic house prices, loan qualifications, negotiating strategy, escrow management, inspections and everything else that goes into the purchase of a home.
Brent Rice, Trulia Top Recommended Broker (Pro & VIP)
The Rice Group, Inc.
You can always make an offer site unseen but would you like to do that, obviously there's something about this house that you like. However, sometimes things arent as they seem from the outside. Angry tenants aren't the best to deal with and I've had that experience where they are rude to the Realtor on purpose making snide remarks. One tenant told me all the things that were wrong with the property such as foundation problems to start but he obviously wanted to stay in it and we were disrupting his home.. But this is the fun side of real estate............... more