I have an unusual question, and would love to hear some thoughts. My partner and I have identified a house that we really love and would like to purchase as a PPOR. The problem is that it's not for sale. The current owners bought it about a year and a half ago at auction. I know that it would be very hard to buy it, and even if we could it would be even harder to get a decent price. That recognized, if we were to try what would be the best way to go about doing so? We've been thinking, and because of our unique situation - a large amount of cash in hand and going overseas for the next year or so - there are a range of incentives we could offer the current owner, including, for instance: Offering whatever settlement terms the owner wants (we could even do a six month settlement, or longer) Offering 20% in cash upfront (rather than 10%) at time of purchase, and the remainder on settlement. Offering for them to rent for a year after we've bought. These are just a few ideas. I know that this sounds a bit crazy, and maybe it is, but I'd love to hear your thoughts anyway. Thanks!