Posted by robert barley on December 31, 2000 at 21:08:24:
I am a realtor in in the hampton roads area of virginia, and I can tell you that I personally have purchased eight homes just like the ones you have mentioned which have been empty for a long period of time.
Probably the best way for you to find the owners of these properties is to have your local realtor run a tax assesment of each of the properties that interest you. These tax assesments will have the owner’s name and address on them. Then you can mail your offer’s to them if you’d like. Since you may not have lots of cash to work with, you might want to include in your offer’s creative financing (i.e. rent to own, land contract, or land trust). Good luck to you in your real estate investments, best of luck to you in 2001.