Highest and BestI have been looking for a house for 1 1/2 years. I have visited about 50 houses, and put in offers on 13 houses-all were outbid. I have excellent credit. I have found the perfect home in a great neighborhood and location.Asking was $120k, I offered $131k and its gone to highest and best. I don't want to lose another house-this one will haunt me. Any advice on how to take this house without getting taken to the cleaners? What's the magic number?December 06 2012 - 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.