I'll move forward a bit. The last two properties we put offers on that weren't accepted took place over the summer. After we were out bid on the second offer which was the land.... I had to get more creative in our search. As I mentioned in a previous post.... there was nothing else on the market that was in our price range. So I went on the Internet and searched for properties that had been up for sale within the last year and were pulled off. I found a few. Finding the owners of the homes was the hard part. We happened to be in Pinehurst last month and I went to the address of one of the homes that I found on the Internet. It was empty. What did this mean? I looked in the mail box and it was filled with mail. What did it mean for a house to be unoccupied but the mailbox was full of mail? My husband and I decided to leave a note in it. In the note we asked.... if they were interested in selling the house and please give us a call if they were? Below is a picture of the cottage.