I don't know if I mentioned before but it was a foreclosed property. Nobody lived there for a year so everything grew up.
Took 4 months to close on this property with Countrywide and I highly suggest not dealing with them unless you have to as they are horribly slow and a huge PITA to work with..........nothing to do with the "economy", they're just pathetic.
So, made two offers but ended up chasing it to auction a month later. Won the auction but didn't meet reserve which I knew immediately but took them a week to tell me that. Offered the reserved price and took them two weeks to confirm I was offering the asking pricing and then it was just more slow stuff after that but its mine now.
I paid 57% of what the property was valued at during its peak two years ago.