Was working with a Realtor to buy a SFR. She called me late one Friday and said she had a good one that we went to look at. It was a 4-2 with an in-ground swimming pool that backed up to IH635, the loop around Dallas. It started at $70K, and languished. They dropped it to $59K, and a week or so later dropped it to $49K. That's when we looked on the Friday evening.
We immediately wrote an offer for $48K and they accepted. It had an FHA non-qualifying assumable loan for $36K which I assumed. I had a few $K and borrowed the rest of the DP from my brother and sister.
I sold it on a wraparound mortgage for low 70's after reading Wade Cook's book Real Estate Money Machine. Those buyers defaulted after a year or so and a divorce. They deeded it back to me so I didn't have to foreclose.
I then rehabbed it and sold it for $72K on a new FHA mortgage. I used the profit to pay for a high risk pregnancy and birth for my son,15 years old now.