Posted by David on March 24, 2000 at 05:37:17:
sounds like you been reading some book. most people will not sign a quit claim deed. I have had owner unwilling to sign a quit claim deed fro even $500 or more AFTER the sale and all redemption rights are gone.
It makes no sense, but happens all the time. I have one now where I offered $5,000 for a quit claim after the sale and redemption period and didn’t even get an answer and had to have the sheriff serve them.
The assessed value can be way off. As noted in my original post, the property can have road frontage and look valuable but not be. YOU determine the value don’t rely on the assessment.
Offer the seller what you think will be a good price for you.