GO to the property before you buy it. Granted, this might sound incredibly obvious, but when you are investing from a distance and you are relying on information given to you by professionals, you might make this mistake. We did, and we are otherwise very intelligent folks. Hey, it can happen to the best of us.
The story has a happy ending, because it was just the beginning. We made an investment. We started. We stopped talking about it and we did something, which is major.
You can be smarter, and you can go tour that property to be sure you are making the right deal. But do something! Stay tuned for how this zombie comes back to life.