These listings are for two duplexes (total of four 722-sq-ft units). The first two listings are of one duplex each. The third listing is for both duplexes (all four units). Both duplexes are owned by the same person. The owner will sell each duplex separately or both together.
The low end of their asking price range for one duplex is $429k and $439k for the other, for a total of $868k to buy both units (if they would sell for the low end of their asking price range). The third listing for both duplexes shows an asking price of $928k which is the total of the high end of their asking price ranges for both duplexes.
They appear to owe approx $192k on one duplex and approx $525k on the other, for a total loan balance of approx $717k. If they sell both duplexes together, both loans could be paid off from the sale proceeds. If they sell only one duplex at a time and it happens to be the one on which they owe approx $525k they would have to pay out of pocket the difference between the sales price and the loan balance or they would have to ask the lender for a short sale. On the other hand, it is possible that they could have paid down the loan balance; only the original loan balance shows in public records.
They state the four units rent for a total of $5045/month; however on one listing it says that one unit is vacant, with the other three renting for a total of $3695/month. (It is possible that the unit may have been rented since the info was entered on this listing.)
It appears that these properties may be overpriced; $928k or even $868k is high for four units of 722 sq ft each, for a total of 2888 sq ft with no garages, no views, and located on a busy street.
Another reason these units may be taking a while to sell is that in order to keep from unnecessarily inconveniencing the tenants, the owners are restricting showings to serious buyers only. The showing instructions state "show with offer." This means that potential buyers need to make an offer sight unseen. Then after they are granted a viewing, potential buyers could renegotiate if the property condition is not acceptable. This limits the number of potential buyers because many buyers prefer to see the property before making an offer.
Feel free to contact me if you wish to see comps for these units and if you wish advice on an appropriate purchase price.
CA DRE Lic #01236255