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#41 Kathie

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    Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:55 AM

    Keep a postive attitude! Good luck!

    #42 ErinB

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      Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:11 AM

      well, they didn't accept our offer

      We have until 9 tonight to counter, so we'll see. I'm not giving up without a fight!

      #43 happygilmore

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        Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:16 AM

        That woman isn't being very smart! She's had the house on the market for 2 years!!!! You'd think she just want to get rid of it ! Hopefully they accept your counter offer.

        #44 boscobel

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          Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:28 AM

          She just flat out didn't accept it? She didn't make a counter offer

          #45 Kathie

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            Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:37 AM

            That sucks. I think you have the upper hand though. The house has been on the market forever!

            #46 ErinB

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              Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:39 AM

              Her counter was we buy at asking price and she will pay up to $2000 in closing costs.

              She really wants her asking price. This current price is 30K less than when she first put the house on the market, but it still hasn't sold.

              I also know what she paid for it in 1999, and it is half of her asking price. Even if she accepted our low-ball offer, she would make money!

              #47 Banana11

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                Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:05 AM

                The closing cost thing can get sticky. It's not really even a deal for you in the end. Can you meet her half way and go up a little bit? Maybe if she knows it's your final offer, she'll be more inclined to accept. We put a low offer that was about 20K less than the asking price. We ended up paying about 10K less than the asking price.

                #48 1elephant

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                  Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:15 AM

                  i don't know about any other state, but in nj, you can add your closing costs into your mortgage so you don't have to pay out of pocket.
                  in the meantime, the lady is ridiculous. if the house has been on for 2 years and you're only the 2nd offer, she should suck it up and take a small hit. i don't know the diff between your offer and her asking price, but a small hit really shouldn't matter at this point.

                  #49 boscobel

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                    Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:31 PM

                    Hey Er - any updates??

                    #50 kerryjbrown

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                      Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:35 PM

                      We are still wishing and sending good luck & happy thoughts! Remember most houses are selling well below asking right now, so don't let the Realtor scare you!
                      Good Luck!




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