So we were done. Void the contract and walk away done.
We'd had the home inspection, and there were some issues that needed to be addressed. The seller had already told us he wanted to sell "as is." So our option was to suck up the repairs or void the contract.
We offered him a last chance to negotiate. Because the house is cool, but this is business. It isn't emotional, it is an investment. So if he wasn't going work with us on the price, we had no reason to bother. There are plenty other fish, er houses, in the sea.
And he said no dice.
So we told him we were walking. We voided the contract and cancelled the loan. We were out.
And then tonight, he had his agent call our agent.
Would be interested if he cut the price by $20,000?
So now we are back in.
Of course, there is still the radon and termite tests. Oh and the appraisal.
So it isn't a done deal. But we are a little closer to turning this little sunny spot into a garden.
And a little closer to being residents of a state where we are full citizens. That part I am emotional about.
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