Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Can you re-offer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate have you really overcome ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ <p>have you really overcome your objections to the HOA?<br/><br/>my experience is that people are either OK with them and even like them or they do not.<br/>I've not met too many people who are "anti- HOA" that change their mind.<br/><br/>&nbsp;be careful about ignoring that before taking another run at it.<br/>you don't want to re-offer and then back out again.</p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-12T17:12:00Z Great advice in this thread.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ Great advice in this thread.&nbsp; I'd also like to add that in ANY major purchase, you should feel 100% confident that it's the right home for you or you could be faced with buyer's remorse afterwards.&nbsp; Having a debate in your mind the first time around might have been due to cold feet.&nbsp; Honestly, I've lived in neighborhoods with and without Homeowner's Associations.&nbsp; The rules and whether or not they bother you should be read carefully first.&nbsp; I'd also suggest you arrange for a meeting with any of the Board of Directors of the HO Association.&nbsp; They'll be happy to talk with you to answer any questions and possibly put your mind at ease about how strict they are.&nbsp; HO Associations are put in place to preserve a consistency within a community and often focus on deterring things that reduce value of the neighborhood.&nbsp; I served on our HO Association in the last neighborhood where we lived.&nbsp; We had an EXTREMELY difficult time with several homeowners when it came to enforcing the rules.&nbsp; One homeowner refused to keep his lawn mowed (messy divorce, neither husband nor wife really cared about exterior maintenance).&nbsp; Their home stuck out like a sore thumb.&nbsp; To this date (about 9 years later) that home is still the eye sore of the neighborhood.&nbsp; Grass was so badly overgrown, it had gone to seed and turned to weeds.&nbsp; Landscape was dying.&nbsp; The paint on the exterior was flaking off, etc.&nbsp; For the HO Association to actually do anything about it, we would have had financial considerations including consulting an attorney to find out what was the right way to go about enforcing the rules.&nbsp; We didn't have that kind of funding so the best we could do is continue sending them letters with warnings.&nbsp; Larger HO Associations could have tens of thousands saved in their corporate account if this is the tax entity they have established (which we did) and they could very well take a Homeowner to court on matters like these.&nbsp; All in all, living with the idea that the HO Association regulated things like fence heights, paint color and whether or not we could have sheds wasn't a big deal at all.&nbsp; We had gone from a neighborhood that didn't have this sort of regulation and were concerned at the onset but we really loved the neighborhood.&nbsp; We moved to another neighborhood that doesn't have such regulations on our street but we're tucked away in a neighborhood that does and everyone takes really good care of their homes.&nbsp; Only you can decide if the HO Association is going to be an ongoing concern but be sure you decide before your offer and never look back. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-12T17:06:00Z Lot of great comments below, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ Lot of great comments below, but I would just add that you might want to add a letter to your next offer giving the sellers some explanation to help smooth things over. Would probably help! Best of luck. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-09T00:16:00Z You never know how the seller ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ You never know how the seller will respond, so I say - just go for it.<br/><br/>Congratulations on having some good self-awareness!<br/><br/>All the best, Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-09T00:04:00Z Yes, the seller wants to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ Yes, the seller wants to sell otherwise they would not have the home listed for sale. I would offer a strong deposit to entice the sellers this time. Also in this situation you may want to submit a hand written note explaining how much you really like the home and made a rash decision to walk before. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-08T18:42:00Z You can always re-offer if ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ You can always re-offer if the property is still available. Do not feel any type of way about canceling your offer, buying a home is a big investment.&nbsp;&nbsp;Also, make sure your realtor explains the situation that way the sellers do not feel like their time was taken for granted. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-08T18:22:00Z Have your Realtor call the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ Have your Realtor call the listing agent telling them you will be writing another offer based upon reviewing the information you now have.&nbsp; Depending on how much time has passed, the seller may be thrilled to have you back in the game! Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-08T18:09:00Z I agree, if you feel like ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ I agree, if you feel like this is the home for you, then GO FOR IT!!&nbsp; :)&nbsp; Nothing wrong with making a second offer.&nbsp; You may want to change some terms (or not).&nbsp; <br/><br/>It's all about what you and the seller can agree upon, but you will probably want to make some gesture within the offer to ease the hesitations the seller may have of you walking away again.<br/><br/>Another thought would be to include a personal letter to the seller&nbsp;(with the second offer)&nbsp;explaining everything you told us above.<br/><br/>Good luck!!! Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-08T01:59:00Z Thanks everyone. &nbsp;I ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ Thanks everyone. &nbsp;I feel pretty stupid about the whole thing. &nbsp;I should have just let things go, but instead once I decided I didn't like the HOA even the smallest house defects started becoming big. &nbsp;My wife has been pretty understanding. &nbsp;Realtor not as much, but then again they felt this was the best house we had seen. &nbsp;We have been picky and looking for 9 months.&nbsp; Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-08T00:07:00Z There's no reason you couldn't ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ There's no reason you couldn't make another offer, or the same one. I'd start your cover letter for the new offer with "we made a big mistake when we cancelled our earlier offer." Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-re-offer/523678/ 2014-01-07T23:43:00Z