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The Offer is In
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KellyGa    Posted 12-14-2003 at 04:58:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, we went last night and drew up the contract. We have been thinking, and the more we think about it, the more we think their asking price is too high. The things we like about it are not necessarily selling points, like the dirt road and the well.

Anyway, our price is 110,000, and if they accept that offer, we will pay the closing costs, which is 3%. They have until Tuesday to answer, so we will see what happens!


Les    Posted 12-14-2003 at 11:34:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep a good thought! Hope you get it.
Back in '76 when we built our house, we had a 20-year mortgage for $20K. I wondered how in the world I was going to make the payments when one month's payment was more than a week's pay at the time. It's been ours free and clear for 7 years. It's a good feeling.


KellyGa    Posted 12-14-2003 at 11:47:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats like the house my parents bought in Columbus for $20,000. You can't hardly get a new vehicle for that anymore. That was about 35 years ago.

Yeah I been looking at prices in that area and in that county, and 124,000 is just too much. Anybody that pays that is a fool. I think if they are smart, they will take our offer, because nobody is going to pay that price for a manufactured home.

We have this house in the city, that is about to be ours free and clear, but we want to live in the country now, so it will be a help to have it to get there money wise. I will be on pins and needles until Tuesday. After that, Iwill be going to get some boxes to start packing evrything we don't use! :)


bob ny    Posted 12-14-2003 at 06:02:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
did you have to give good faith money? we just sold my mothers house and every time (3) a buyer
signed a contract we got enough money to cover the lawyers fee if the buyers backed out of the deal.in nys the buyer pays for all inspections,searches and title i don't know about your area good luck on your new home


KellyGa    Posted 12-14-2003 at 10:22:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, we gave 500 dollars. WE won't be backing out though, so the money will just be applied to the amount of the house if they accept our offer. Thanks for the good words! :)


Donna from Mo    Posted 12-14-2003 at 05:09:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you. I know all the feelings you are experiencing, I still remember them from 1969 when we bought our first 20 acre place. When we got it, it was like a dream come true.


KellyGa    Posted 12-14-2003 at 10:23:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Donna, I hope they accept the offer.


Cindi    Posted 12-14-2003 at 05:53:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aww.... they'll take it of course. They put it on the market for a reason. Of course they'll take it. Keep positive thoughts.


KellyGa    Posted 12-14-2003 at 10:24:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope they take it. It's a lot less than they were asking, but it's just not worth what they are asking. So we will see. :) I am thinking happy thoughts!


Pitch    Posted 12-14-2003 at 11:52:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good luck to you guys on the offer. Whether they will come down that much or not depends on a lot of things. We sold our house this past summer after it had been on the market for almost 2 years and us turning down quite a few offers untill we got one that met our asking price. Do you know why they are selling?


KellyGa    Posted 12-14-2003 at 12:22:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, they have three kids, and they have outgrown the house. Plus the mother in law lives in the house on land next to it, and she just wants an inlaw suite thing, and live with them. Thanks for the good thoughts! :)


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