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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 10:45 AM
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3. Probably a scam, but did any houses in the neighborhood sell recently?
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 10:45 AM by FSogol
Maybe someone really liked the neighborhood or the local school, but got outbid on a neighboring property. Or maybe you have an oil deposit or gold vein under your house?
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  -Just got an unsolicited offer on my house and it's not even on the market. arcadian  Sep-12-09 10:42 AM   #0 
  - It's probably not a real offer  slackmaster   Sep-12-09 10:43 AM   #1 
  - It sounds "too good to be true" - therefore, it is...  Dennis Donovan   Sep-12-09 10:43 AM   #2 
  - There was no amount of money, it just said "interested"  arcadian   Sep-12-09 10:45 AM   #4 
  - We've had handwritten offers in our mailbox - it's a neighborhood near...  polichick   Sep-12-09 10:45 AM   # 
  - Probably a scam, but did any houses in the neighborhood sell recently?  FSogol   Sep-12-09 10:45 AM   #3 
  - It's rural, and there are a lot of house on the market out here.  arcadian   Sep-12-09 10:48 AM   #7 
     - Could a developer or the govt be eyeing the property for a future project?  FSogol   Sep-12-09 10:58 AM   #16 
  - I've had several  WeDidIt   Sep-12-09 10:46 AM   #5 
  - I get those occasionally  DavidDvorkin   Sep-12-09 10:47 AM   #6 
  - It happens more than you think.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Sep-12-09 10:48 AM   #8 
  - We get them all the time  SmileyRose   Sep-12-09 10:48 AM   #9 
  - We get those several times per year.  Turbineguy   Sep-12-09 10:48 AM   #10 
  - I used to get these letters all the time  Proud_Lefty   Sep-12-09 10:49 AM   #11 
  - My parents did  mdmc   Sep-12-09 10:49 AM   #12 
  - My dad had someone who was driving by stop at least once a year and offer to buy his house  proud2BlibKansan   Sep-12-09 10:52 AM   #13 
  - It's Not Likely to be a Scam  On the Road   Sep-12-09 10:52 AM   #14 
  - Oops...OP got edited and I have to change my reply  pipi_k   Sep-12-09 10:52 AM   #15 
  - Yes! And the potential buyers knew something!  karmaqueen   Sep-12-09 11:09 AM   #17 
  - It may be a real estate agent fishing for listings.  Mariana   Sep-12-09 11:12 AM   #18 
  - Was it a good offer?  TxRider   Sep-12-09 11:13 AM   #19 
  - I get 1-2 per month now, used to get that many each week. Mine come  pdxmom   Sep-12-09 11:14 AM   #20 
  - I get those.  emilyg   Sep-12-09 01:18 PM   #21 
  - I get them on my undervalued waterfont property  voteearlyvoteoften   Sep-12-09 01:42 PM   #22 
 

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