Posted by JT-IN on August 25, 2003 at 20:38:43:
With your situatuion, based upon the rift that exists between parties here, and the lack of knowledge of the process overall, this is why I don’t recommend you even try. If circumstances are what you say, you may not be able to buy this place for near FMV, let alone a huge discount, as you suggest. People are People, about everywhere… meaning human nature will keep this from unfolding the way that you want.
A perfect stranger, especially someone with the specific knowledge to negotiate a deal like this one, would have a far greater chance of making a little headway… just my intuition speaking here… Hire a professional, which if there is a chance of working out a deal here, this will put you far closer to it unfolding in your favor… Sorry I can’t honestly tell you what you want to hear in this case.
Just the way that I view things…