Buyers are drawn to the $$/sf comparison, but when you see a house that looks too good to be true, it usually is….or there are some shenanigans involved.
Would you consider compromising on something else, to get the price you want?
If you say “no dice, I want it all”, then you better bring everything you got, and be working with a great agent who can make your case a convincing one – because the good deals will be competitive.
Has an agent offered you a piece of the shenanigans?
I’m not an attorney, I just copied this off the internet:
The Federal Bank Fraud Statute, 18 U.S.C. §1344, provides as follows:
Whoever knowingly executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice-
(1) to defraud a financial institution; or (2) to obtain any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by, or under the custody or control of, a financial institution, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises; shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.