Posted by Brian_CA on February 24, 2000 at 12:57:43:
What about making the same offer of 200,000 with 25,000 down on a L/O for 2-3 years? Make sure the realtor gets paid up front through!! Perhaps offer to pay the realtor your self. The owner will keep the the tax benefits and get a no headache property, you can get some cash flow for the next couple of years, you both will save on some up front closing costs and it will give you control of the property to either sandwich the deal or find a new buyer! Hope this helps!