By: Denise & Melissa Stewart
Dan and Barbara Morris came to Florida on vacation for years from the Northeast. In planning for their retirement, they decided to buy an Oceanfront Condo in Hollywood Beach. Their budget was $300,000, and they only wanted to be able to see the Ocean from the balcony.
Dan thought that finding a condo would be as easy as typing TRULIA on his laptop.
After looking for several days, and not finding any "Steals", Dan decided to try looking on Craigslist, and to his surprise there were several ads. One in particular caught his attention: "Seller in a pinch, will discount Condo by 25% off appraised value for quick closing. Seller to pay all closing costs". Dan called the Seller, went to look at the condo, and the next…