Send her an e-mail like this:
Hello Amanda,I am trying to buy your home in Vancouver, and I was wondering if it is still occupied? I understand some of what you are going through as far as the house, my wife and I used to live in your neighborhood about 8 years ago and we also lost our home to a foreclosure. It is hard to go through but things can change very quickly.
We are very excited about being able to purchase another home back in your neighborhood and your home looks great. I am hopeful that we may be able to purchase the home today and any info about it would be great.
Thanks and I pray that things work out really well for your family in the very near future,