Friday, August 04, 2006

In Which the Sellers are Disagreeable...

They countered, we counter offered, and they countered again.  Their counter offer is still too high to allow us enough for the necessary repairs (the ones we know about, anyway!).  Ed told the realtor that it was more than we could afford, but that we’d talk it over and he’d call him tomorrow.  He is hoping the sellers will relent.  I don’t see why they would, when they know we are still talking it over.  I’m going to go over our renovations numbers again – maybe we overestimated on something (although it is more likely we underestimated).  Ed had gotten interested enough in the house to be planning where he would put a/c vents, and the kids and I have been talking about how nice it would be to have a basement to do messy crafts in (after the crickets were evicted, of course), so this is a bit disappointing.


Jules said...

Yuck- I hate house negotiations. It seems easier to just get everyone around a table and have it all out in the open. What is their bottom line- what can you afford- juse lay it all out there and be done with it.

You would think the sellers would be eager to sell if the house has been sitting empty for so long. What's up with that?

I hope they come to their senses soon and you end up with a deal you can manage.

Good luck!

Melora said...

I agree that meeting with them and having it all straightforward would be the best way to settle (or not) on a price. We probably told the realtor too much about our situation, so he knows we really need a house quickly. I can't imagine having a vacant house so long and not be very eager to unload it, but I think they own it outright, and taxes are pretty low in the area.