First time home buyer. Is asking a seller to cover 50% of closing to much to ask?So I this will be our first home purchase. We have found a home we like. The home is a new construction and just got finished. the home is in a very desired location. We are thinking about putting in a offer on it and was wondering if asking the home owner to cover half of closing cost. would it be a good idea? we where thinking of offering his full asking price but just to cover 50% of closing. is this common of do sellers take it as a slap in the face? January 26 2014 - 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.