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Manitoba homeowners cautioned about handwritten offers to buy their properties

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Securities Commission is warning homeowners about offers to buy their properties that appear as handwritten notes.

The commission says in some of cases, a house flipper identifies a target known to have money issues.

A handwritten note is left with a phone number, and when the homeowner calls, they’re offered a lower-than-market value price and pressured not to call a real estate agent.

The homeowner is asked to sign a contract to allow architects and engineers inside.

But the commission warns they’re actually investors assessing if the house is worth flipping.

(CTV Winnipeg)

The Canadian Press

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