How do I determine the actual value of a house when I am coming up with an offer?The house my husband and I are interested in was built in the 1930's with the highest quality attention to detail and there are no other homes like it in the area. The owners began listing it at 975,000 and have continued to drop it and it is now listed at 599,000. Regardless of the asking price, how do we figure out it's true value and make an off that hopfully won't offend the sellers?November 04 2010 - Town of Durham0YesReport 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.