He could have had access to the property before he bought it. Not to be a Debbie downer here because Lord knows everything we know so far is depressing enough. My fil has had a property on the market for a couple of years. There is no hurry to sell it and the deal we he has with agent is it cannot be publicly advertised. He bought it under value and is just sitting on it until someone looking for property at his wanted price comes along. I did not realize that people sold property quietly like that. My aunt told me that's how she has always sold hers. She never wanted people knowing her business.