• Submitting a offer on a house after initial offer was rejected...?

    My husband and I are house hunting. It is a seller's market in our area. Houses that are in good condition and priced right are going like hot cakes (within a day or two). We made an offer on a home that is overpriced and has been sitting for 50 days. In a regular market that might not seem like a long time,... show more
    My husband and I are house hunting. It is a seller's market in our area. Houses that are in good condition and priced right are going like hot cakes (within a day or two). We made an offer on a home that is overpriced and has been sitting for 50 days. In a regular market that might not seem like a long time, but in this market I think that it is. House is priced at 219,995. Older owners. We offered 190,000 with the intention of going to 195,00. I know--lowball. If the house were in perfect condition, it would probably go for 210/215, but this home is "tired." It need a new roof (1989), furnace (20 years old), probably AC (15 years old), and some aesthetic updates. The owners are older and have already purchased a home in the south. However, they have owned this home for 45 years. That's a LONG time to form a serious attachment. Clearly I am dwelling on this house. We do NOT want to overpay for it of course, especially with the age of the roof. However, they didn't even counter offer on our 190k offer. They have had 2 open houses and from what I understand, our offer was their first. We have of course continued to look. Inventory is extremely low right now, making it even more difficult to let this go. If we submitted a new offer at 195,000, I am fairly certain they wouldn't counter. In a way, I'm answering my own question. The route of writing an offer letter is probably not the best idea because numbers outweigh emotions I'm guessing. Thoughts?
    19 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 15 hours ago
  • I move out of the apartments I am living in on May 31st. I was sent a bill for june the office worker said I will also be billed for june.?

    How will I be billed for june and July if I move out on may 31st? Is there something wrong with this picture.
    How will I be billed for june and July if I move out on may 31st? Is there something wrong with this picture.
    17 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 16 hours ago
  • Notice to vacate 2 months or 1?

    Best answer: 60 dsys. Even though your lease is expired, you are still bound by its terms.
    Best answer: 60 dsys. Even though your lease is expired, you are still bound by its terms.
    10 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 13 hours ago
  • Landlord is asking us to pay our last unpaid rent, refuses to give back the deposit.?

    The title might be misleading, but here goes. We have a security deposit. From what I know, the security deposit could be used by the landlord if the tenants failed to pay electricity, and restorations. Since we have unpaid bills (only electricity), and there are renovations needed, should the landlord ask us for... show more
    The title might be misleading, but here goes. We have a security deposit. From what I know, the security deposit could be used by the landlord if the tenants failed to pay electricity, and restorations. Since we have unpaid bills (only electricity), and there are renovations needed, should the landlord ask us for more money if the security deposit isn't sufficient, or we could only cover the security deposit, and the extra cost will be on the landlord's part? for example. the security deposit is 800, the unpaid bill is 300. the renovation is 700. should we pay the 200 cost? or is it on the landlord's part?
    20 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 18 hours ago
  • How can I get my earnest money back from the realtor?

    My husband and I are looking at homes to buy, We are working with a realtor and made an offer on a home we liked. Our realtor requested we put down a $1000 earnest money with our offer. However, the offer was countered and we declined the higher offer. Our realtor deposited that money into an account and I am not... show more
    My husband and I are looking at homes to buy, We are working with a realtor and made an offer on a home we liked. Our realtor requested we put down a $1000 earnest money with our offer. However, the offer was countered and we declined the higher offer. Our realtor deposited that money into an account and I am not comfortable with my money being god knows where, as the realtor hasn't been forthcoming with the details of the account. After researching further, I was informed earnest money isn't supposed to be given until there is a contract in place, not just an offer. What are my options for getting the money returned? Or am I out of luck?
    7 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 10 hours ago
  • Why can't my house sell?

    All the feedback in getting is the price is right and they love the house but it's just too small. Had 20 showings in 3 weeks and no offers. How can I make my house sell when everyone's concern is the size? How long before a house on the market typically sells?
    All the feedback in getting is the price is right and they love the house but it's just too small. Had 20 showings in 3 weeks and no offers. How can I make my house sell when everyone's concern is the size? How long before a house on the market typically sells?
    37 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 3 days ago
  • Backing out of a home deal?

    I am backing out of a home deal because the roof has to be replaced and insurance companies are only giving me 30 days to have it replaced. The house will be morgaged but the roof will be to expansive for me to replace by then. If I can t pay within a time and I can t get insurance can they sue me?
    I am backing out of a home deal because the roof has to be replaced and insurance companies are only giving me 30 days to have it replaced. The house will be morgaged but the roof will be to expansive for me to replace by then. If I can t pay within a time and I can t get insurance can they sue me?
    5 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 10 hours ago
  • I'm not interested in school or getting a job?

    I'm not interested in any career and working and I can excel in school and be something but it doesn't interest me at all I don't know what to do?
    I'm not interested in any career and working and I can excel in school and be something but it doesn't interest me at all I don't know what to do?
    14 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 23 hours ago
  • I hate muslims?

    14 answers · Corporations · 20 hours ago
  • Should I buy a 60k house and rent it out?

    There's this 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. In the kinda poorer part of town. So some white trash people live there, in the neighborhood. There's this home for $59,000 for sale. Estimated mortgage for a little over $200 a month (about 20 years to pay off). Should I get the house fox it up a little a rent it out?... show more
    There's this 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. In the kinda poorer part of town. So some white trash people live there, in the neighborhood. There's this home for $59,000 for sale. Estimated mortgage for a little over $200 a month (about 20 years to pay off). Should I get the house fox it up a little a rent it out? How much should I rent it out?
    17 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • If I signed a binding offer for real estate and the buyer backs out. Could the buyer come back later and try to enforce it? .?

    I am the seller. I want to be free for other offers
    I am the seller. I want to be free for other offers
    12 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 14 hours ago
  • I'm thinking about moving to L.A in two weeks with a $1000?

    I am college educated and I know I can find myself a job. 25 years old.
    I am college educated and I know I can find myself a job. 25 years old.
    11 answers · Personal Finance · 14 hours ago
  • Applying for a job where they ask if you've ever done drugs..?

    i have, which isn't the answer they want but i feel my teenage years of drug usage would actually help me to relate to the people i'd be working with a lot better. So do i lie or be honest? Worried if i'm honest they'll turn me down
    i have, which isn't the answer they want but i feel my teenage years of drug usage would actually help me to relate to the people i'd be working with a lot better. So do i lie or be honest? Worried if i'm honest they'll turn me down
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 21 hours ago
  • Do you think it's fair for a tenant to pay a late fee if they post dated a check?

    I have some long term tenants who have never been late with their rent which if wonderful. Now I have a property manager & my tenant post dated a check she paid on April 23rd for May 1st. The bookkeeper let it sit until the 7th before evidently depositing it. I just received an email from the manager saying now... show more
    I have some long term tenants who have never been late with their rent which if wonderful. Now I have a property manager & my tenant post dated a check she paid on April 23rd for May 1st. The bookkeeper let it sit until the 7th before evidently depositing it. I just received an email from the manager saying now this has resulted in a late fee for these wonderful tenants. I do not think that's fair. I haven't written back yet to the manager, so I wanted to see what any of you guys thought.
    11 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 16 hours ago
  • Can I get evicted if I am moving?

    Best answer: Once you are out, any pending eviction action automatically dies as a matter of law. An eviction is an action to recover possession. If you turn over possession before the gavel falls, you are out and therefore cannot be evicted. That said, the case may still proceed to recover any unpaid rent, depending upon... show more
    Best answer: Once you are out, any pending eviction action automatically dies as a matter of law. An eviction is an action to recover possession. If you turn over possession before the gavel falls, you are out and therefore cannot be evicted.

    That said, the case may still proceed to recover any unpaid rent, depending upon local laws and practices.
    10 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 17 hours ago
  • What did you do for a living at age 23?

    Best answer: I was in the U.S. Navy from age 20 to 40
    Best answer: I was in the U.S. Navy from age 20 to 40
    83 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 6 days ago