Selling Home, Waiting For Response

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  1. Annie
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    Last evening got a 'bid.' House listed at $179,900. Bid $165k. 10/23 closing, $400 towards home warranty. Mind you, my listing was $6k below next and $3k lower than last sold.

    My reply, $175,900. 9/30 closing, $175,900. Would give appliances and warranty.

    Reply this morning: $168k, no give on closing.

    My reply: $175,900, no warranty and final offer.

    Waiting. Yes, I'll walk away from.

    Stress? Off charts.
     
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    It's pretty tough to sell a house these days in the area that I live in. It's truly a buyers market here. Wonder if it's the same in your neck of the woods? If there's no real reason to rush with the sale of your house, wait it out until you get your desired price. However, if there is a need to move on quickly you might have to make some concessions. Ever think of just simply renting it out? Could that be a good option? Is the sale of this house necessary before you can buy your next? Understand the stress. My daughter is trying to sell her house in the Raleigh, NC area and not having a great deal of luck. Best wishes. Hope it works out well for ya!
     
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    is the buyer a couple or family or an invetor? or flipper? you are taking a risk...refusing any offer but i would hold out for the deal i needed...not the deal i wanted.
     
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    well any news....good luck
     
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    It sold! Done deal! :cool: Less than 2 weeks on market, but did take up most of my summer getting it ready. Closing will be 10/23.
     
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    Granted it's not the best time to sell, but really didn't want the stress and being tied down to this area. My plan was to get my kids through school, last one graduated university in May, so that part is done. So I'll finish out this year of teaching and apply for positions out of IL. Not having to worry about heating/ac system, appliances, etc. Not too mention all this 'stuff!' :lol:
     
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    so where ya moving? mtns of nc ...is a nice place...no jobs but a nice place
     
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    o congrads you must have done your homework to sell that fast
     
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    I'm thinking of IN, close enough to 'home' with better cost of living. I would consider further south, but jobs seem a bit of a problem.
     
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    jobs are a problem...never changes in the south
     

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