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Old 04-24-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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No doubt that occasionally, someone purchases a home and then shortly thereafter either needs to move or decides the house doesn't suit them after all.

But realistically speaking, you need to let go of this one. The odds of it becoming available are minuscule.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: planet earth
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The OP is the Not Yous.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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It happens. Our neighbor bought their home last year and less than a year later he was transferred for his job so the home is on the market. This is rare though! Most people don't buy and move a year or two later.


I know if someone came to my door with a substantial offer to purchase my house (and I mean WAY over market value) that I could not refuse, I would sell! Not sure if money is no object to you in this OP, but money does talk! If it was me and money was not an issue, I'd propose an offer to purchase to the current owners. Don't just mail it though as they might not think you're serious and throw the letter away! Knock on the door and let them know you're serious!
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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If it's on "show" status, you can find out whether there is a contingency, and make a cash offer no contingencies.

It it's already sold, yes, you CAN approach the buyer!! We did this once. We regretted that we had not bid higher, and had lost a house that wound up going for about 3% more than we had bid. We approached the buyer, asked them if they had any regrets. They said they DID have buyer's remorse, and would consider selling to us. But.... they wanted an additional 5% (which was about 20K) on top of what they had just paid for it, plus they had just finished staining the beautiful hardwood floors a very, very dark stain, which we absolutely HATED. So we passed on it.
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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other than put my agent on watch, perhaps you're right. Might that make someone feel stalked? Heavens, has anyone ever done this? Plus there is no street mailbox, so it would take some creative searching to find out their mailing address. Keep the tips coming!
You don't know the address of the home you wanted to buy? Mail it to the house address and worry about the PO to deliver where it's supposed to go.

Just don't be pushy with the letter. Let them know you loved the home and missed out on it and if they have second thoughts about it you are interested in it. Include an email address so they can respond quickly if they wish.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:20 PM
 
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I would keep looking for other homes as well. It's hard when one particular home sticks in your mind because you compare others to it. But there are lots of great homes out there and, after some time passes, you will find one that suits you just as well.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Thanks everyone. I think some of the responders have missed the critical message in my post - the house has already sold, so there's no 'coming in with another offer'. Escrow is closed. I know nothing about the buyer, or what their long term plans may be, some people move more often than others.
what's the most you'd pay above what they paid?

go knock on the door, with a proof of funds letter for 2x what they paid, and ask them what it would take to move.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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It it's already sold, yes, you CAN approach the buyer!! We did this once. We regretted that we had not bid higher, and had lost a house that wound up going for about 3% more than we had bid. We approached the buyer, asked them if they had any regrets. They said they DID have buyer's remorse, and would consider selling to us. But.... they wanted an additional 5% (which was about 20K) on top of what they had just paid for it, plus they had just finished staining the beautiful hardwood floors a very, very dark stain, which we absolutely HATED. So we passed on it.

lol - you didn't regret it that much.
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Thanks everyone. I think some of the responders have missed the critical message in my post - the house has already sold, so there's no 'coming in with another offer'. Escrow is closed. I know nothing about the buyer, or what their long term plans may be, some people move more often than others.
my brother in law was in/out of two homes real fast as an impulsive buyer right after my sister died. you can only hope you're dealing with his type. I'd make friends with the new owner and find out over a welcome to the neighborhood latte what they're up to!!!
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:09 PM
 
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OP, this has happened to me.

We had just purchased another home and a house I always had my eye on went on the market at a crazy price. It sat-- it was a big old Victorian that needed tons of work and it intimidated people. I had just about convinced myself to list our house and do a contingent offer when it went under contract. Five years later and it still belongs to someone else. I have moved on, but I do keep an eye on it. I figure if its meant to be, it will happen one day.
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