It often takes 60 days or longer to go through the process of offer, acceptance, inspections and finalizing the deal before a property closes, especially if the property is a foreclosure or short sale, or requires repairs before closing. Typically, the home should have the status changed to "contingent" or "pending" in the Multiple Listing Service, which removes it from showing up as still available For Sale in the local MLS once the inspections have been done and the property has been accepted by the Buyer. However, many web sites pull data from older listing information sources, and occasionally property shows up as "For Sale" when in fact it has already been sold -- that will depend on the web site. If the home is "For Sale By Owner", then there may be other advertising on the internet that has not been updated.
If someone submitted your offer to the Seller, and that person is representing you as a Buyer's Agent, that person should be able to tell you what the situation is regarding your offer.
The homebuying process can be a tricky one, and it really helps to work with a professional Agent who will guide you through the process.
If you are not currently working with an agent, please contact me and I'd be glad to see what I can find out about the home you are referencing or any other home that you may have an interest in.
Broker, Tartan Properties