Posted by Erich on June 19, 2000 at 14:06:01:
Marie, drive to you local Courthouse and look up the subject property at the tax assessors office. Usually there will be a adress and phone number, and name of owner. Armed with this info contact the owner and simply ask to buy property. Listen to your potential sellers story and find out what they need. If they are interested in selling, check out comps in the neighborhood and make an offer. Worry about financing after you have a contract to purchase. Remember use only other peoples money. Borrow your down payment from seller or hard money lender, mom etc.