The case of the Sears kit houses in College Park that couldn't actually be shown (while being offered for sale) does not have to be a lost one after all.The sellers--or their agent--of a listing in DC's Shepherd Park neighborhood show us how to handle the situation:
"BANK FORECLOSURE BEING SOLD AS IS. HOME DOES NEED SOME MINOR TLC BUT OTHERWISE IN GREAT CONDITION," say the agent remarks in the listing. And then comes the kicker: "PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY A TENANT THAT IS REFUSING SHOWING, BUYERS WILL HAVE A CHANCE FOR INSPECTION WITH WALK AWAY ONCE OFFER IS ACCEPTED."
The house is offered for a stately $975,000. And, at least in the pictures, it looks like a place with lots of potential. So, who cares what that needed "TLC" will cost you. Just write down a number for your offer, and you'll find out later!
Who says there couldn't be an easy solution?
(Picture courtesy of Champion Realty and MRIS.)