Thanks for the follow-up! I haven't seen any homes in this area. My husband and I are planning on riding out in the neighborhood this evening. I don't know if I feel comfortable offering this amount. I feel I should offer lower expecting a counteroffer. There has only been one owner of the home. He purchased the home at $160,000, in 1998. He placed the home on the market in August at $249,000, on October 25, lower to $239,000. I'm just struggle on how to handle this matter. I'm wondering if I should go lower on offer and ask for less closing? Thanks
First time my husband and I will purchase a house together. Located a home we love the asking cost is $239,000, Metro Atlanta. What should we offer and asking for closing cost. It was suggested $230,000 offer and $7,000 closing. The house is appraising for $228,000 per the tax accessor. The realtor is saying a house haven't sold in that neighbor hood in 2 years. She states, she had to get the comps from surrounding neighborhoods. It appears to be a lovely home - very well kept. It's a corner home with the neighborhood marquise in the yard. Please help, we are deseperate!