Wednesday, April 04, 2007
If you want this house, you have to sell their crap (Y1/M12/D4)
As you may recall, last week we put in a bid on a fixer. And we were the only bidders. Well, on Monday I discovered that three other bidders surfaced (of course) and we received a counter offer with the "multiple offers" box checked. They countered us asking for an additional $10k and asking us to pay for all termite damage and asking us to clean up their miscellaneous furniture and crap. We said we'd give them another $10k and clean up their crap but not pay for the termite damage.
As to the crap, there are: sofas, some mattresses, chairs, china, glasses, porcelain parrots, plastic parrots, stained glass parrots (these people loved them some parrots!). So, if we get it, it looks like we'll be having one big ole parrot-themed garage sale. As to the termite damage, that's a big unknown. As far as I know, there's been no inspection yet so the damage could run from a couple of thousand to nearly ten-thousand. There's just no saying.
Hopefully, we'll have an answer by the end of the day but it could be later in the week. Wish us luck!