Monday, June 20, 2011
We have a closing date for the house - July 6th. The tax value of the property is $122K, the listing agent had it listed for $79,900. I checked the county records and saw the bank purchased the property back for $68,750. So, that was our first offer. Realtor countered with $74,900. So, we countered with $70,000 as our final offer. Realtor came back with $73,900. We rejected the offer and said our final was our final. And the realtor asked if he could sit on our offer. We asked our agent for a showing for a few more homes and this past Sunday afternoon, they accepted the offer. There are a lot of lemons in the foreclosure market. This one was well kept - except, all of the appliances are gone. Also, we do not like carpeting in general - and while the carpeting is okay - we will be getting rid of it. It is a Rancher with just under 1,300 sq ft. A double car garage and a covered porch. The lot size is .20 acres. My daughter and I are off to the food tasting and charity auction. Oh, in the mail we got a tax refund from the Feds? We paid this year - but, we will take it. I also got a coupon for the Tide Stain Release - thought it was for a freebie - it is for $2 off.