The seller has stated explicitly they will not invest another nickle into this real estate for any reason.
In some instances, the utilities have been disconnected and the buyer will be required to make arrangements if wanting to complete an inspection. There are a significant number of homes for sale under this condition and with that verbiage. Furthermore, some homes listed in this situation will state that any offer must be free of ANY contingencies. Which means the inspection, if desired, must be competed before submitting the offer to purchase.
This would not the the recommended situation for a first time home buyer.
An experienced buyer can find real value in such situations.
Your 'kind of suspicious' feeling is unmerited. This is a valid solution to selling a property that is in a distressed situation. The seller may be broke, They buyer must be able to complete their due diligence. The pre-requisites, as you have read, makes ti real clear.
Purchasing real estate under such circumstances is NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE. An attempt to attach any additional costs, for whatever reason, to the buyer is highly likely.
The professional you have hired to represent you will be able to explain in detail the requirements of each statement. Your professional will advise regarding implications if you are financing this purchase.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, Fl