by Ivo Henfling
On December 30, I received a call from someone referred to me by a fellow countryman of his. This buyer is interested in a FireSale property in Escazu I have listed and wants to see it on December 31st, New Year’s Eve.
I was really on vacation as I always close the office on December 18th but I was at home anyway, so I said “what the heck, it’s not a bad idea to make a sale on New Year’s Eve”. The buyer said he lives in Escazu himself, so it would be an in and out showing anyway. Yeah right.
Open to offers
The seller listed it originally at $375,000 and had just come down to $349,000, quite a bit under regular market price. The reason he came down so much was because he foreclosed on the former owner and wants to dump it quickly. The seller knows this is an older home that needs some work, mainly in the kitchen and the bathrooms, so he is open to an offer and is even open to some owner financing.
We are talking here about a 4,600 sq feet home on a ¼ acre of land in Escazu with views of San Jose. Just the land is valued at the municipality at $250K.