Buying a house that's not officially on the marketWe spent this summer looking at houses and crunching numbers to see what we want vs. what we can afford. We have decided that it makes more sense to buy than to continue to rent. And that it would also be nice to stay in the neighborhood we currently live in.After renting the house we are in for 2 years we talked to our landlord and he is willing to sell us his house (YIPPEE!). However, we have run into a slight problem (I think). Our landlord wants to save money by using a transaction broker rather than each of us having our own agents. We are first time home buyers and don't really know what we are doing.Is this a good idea for us?Will this actually save a significant amount of money?Will we still be able to get the things that we want like closing cost paid and home warranty?October 04 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.