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Deleted. GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
3rd Oct '12

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BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
3rd Oct '12

Personally? None. I bought it from a bank and the asking price was the only price.



Lucky for me that it was a great price :P.

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
3rd Oct '12

like nothing we worked in a driveway and framing our basement into our deal so they price didnt change much.
But my parents actually offered 100,000 less on their house and they got it for like 90 grand less. They thought it couldnt hurt to try cause they didnt really care if they moved or now. But they took the offer. Crazy!

Fairy [God] Mother Due February 23 (girl); 17 kids; Stratham, New Hampshire 7085 posts
3rd Oct '12

Our old house was listed originally for $236 and we paid $208, list price when we put in an offer was $222

user banned 1 child; New Orleans, Louisiana 18159 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting BrittanieY:</b>" Personally? None. I bought it from a bank and the asking price was the only price. Lucky for me that it was a great price :P."</blockquote>



This, but I bought it from the owner. Can't beat 35k for 3br 2 bath and just under an acre of property!

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
3rd Oct '12

House was listed for $156,000 and after closing costs, taxes, etc it was financed for $159,000.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
3rd Oct '12

It's te price they want for the house and then the price you offer.



The previous owners of my house wanted 135,000. We offered 140,000 (there were other bids so we chose to go over). So that's what we are paying (plus interest)

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Oct '12

I paid asking price, but it was $30k and in another country.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting BrittanieY:</b>" Personally? None. I bought it from a bank and the asking price was the only price. Lucky for me that it was a great price :P."</blockquote>




Oh so was it a foreclosure? Can you not negotiate with the bank?
I'm curious how much you can get away with low balling for say a short sale..

Jenn{+2} 2 kids; California 4085 posts
3rd Oct '12

It was listed for $200,000 and that's what we bought it for. 4 other people put in offers, so we just went with the asking price.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Lindsey*:</b>" like nothing we worked in a driveway and framing our basement into our deal so they price didnt change ... [snip!] ... less. They thought it couldnt hurt to try cause they didnt really care if they moved or now. But they took the offer. Crazy!"</blockquote>




WOW that would be awesome!



Well all of the houses we are looking at are ten years old at greatest so there really is nothing that needs to be redone. But almost all of the homes are short sales and I know nothing about that process..

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting hαmmers♣inc.:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BrittanieY:</b>" Personally? None. I bought it from a bank and ... [snip!] ... foreclosure? Can you not negotiate with the bank? I'm curious how much you can get away with low balling for say a short sale.."</blockquote>




You can negotiate with a foreclosure and short sales.

Fairy [God] Mother Due February 23 (girl); 17 kids; Stratham, New Hampshire 7085 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting hαmmers♣inc.:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Lindsey*:</b>" like nothing we worked in a driveway and framing ... [snip!] ... really is nothing that needs to be redone. But almost all of the homes are short sales and I know nothing about that process.."</blockquote>




All I know about short sales is that they take a looooooooong time, ironically

BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting hαmmers♣inc.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting BrittanieY:</b>" Personally? None. I bought it from a bank and ... [snip!] ... foreclosure? Can you not negotiate with the bank? I'm curious how much you can get away with low balling for say a short sale.."


You can negotiate in both foreclosures and short sales but they are less likely to drop large amounts of money. In some cases, the bank is selling the house for amount owed and they really don't want any leftover debt. My house was a great price and I just wanted it.



Heck, you can negotiate for anything in a house. You like their blinds? They have a gorgeous fridge? Ask for it in the bid! Worst thing they can do is say no.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Fairy [God] Mother