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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKing View Post
    we would have to sell our 145k house for something like 170k to make us move out ready. I feel like that would be taking advantage of the situation. But at the same time, its very odd how badly he wants to move into my house...

    That is the way the market goes, he wants ONE house, yours. Throw your number out there and see. He is asking you.

    Reminds me of a race horse story - one of the better bred horses out of a barn I was touring caught the eye of an middle east oil shiek. He kept pestering the owner for a price to by the horse, the owner got tired of it and threw out a huge number for 20% stake. The sheik bit, paid the number and both walked away happy.

    Dude, everything I have is for sale (material possessions) for the right price. Some of it is just damn expensive.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    I'd say, just be honest about your situation and what you need upfront. I'd also chat with the people behind you just to get a sense of the situation, even if it is their dad, they might want to know what he is up to. I know I would flip if my in-laws wanted to be my neighbor.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    If you have the guy's name, Google it. Some of the background check sites will name family members. Go to the county pages and find out where he has been living and the value of his property. These is a lot of "stalking" you can do and not have it cost you anything.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    I wonder how often this happens. Some friends of mine just sold their house this way, a random couple showed at their door and badda bing badda boom they moved into their new house last week. Worked out great for them.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Straight up tell him that. Explain why and see what he would do. Honestly, 25K is really not that much money in the grand scheme of things.
    The inconvenience and the money should be worth it. Get what number is sufficient and send it his way. Supply vs Demand for sure, don't have to rape him on it but still has to be worth it to you and it sounds like its most important to be that close to family.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Quote Originally Posted by crgrat View Post
    Ask if he is a Hawk fan, if so, up it another 25k and have the hot tubs in the SEZ named for you.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Ask the price that makes it comfortable for you. If he takes it, don't list it and save the realtor's cut. Just pay a knowledgeable person or company to handle the paperwork.


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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    can we finance the SEZ with this deal?

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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    $25k off a dying man that just wants to be close to his grandkids?

    Jesus.

    I'd scam way more off him than that.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    I agree with what other people have said. I would definitely find out if he is actually related to your neighbor.

    My cousin and her husband just sold their house in Des Moines this same way though. Someone from California came and wanted to buy it. It was a fairly unique house. They hadn't planned on selling, but they had just had their second child last year and were going to need more space soon anyway, so it ended up working great for them.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKing View Post
    we would have to sell our 145k house for something like 170k to make us move out ready. I feel like that would be taking advantage of the situation. But at the same time, its very odd how badly he wants to move into my house...
    Then 170 is the number.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Do your research, make sure he's legit, and if everything checks out...sell it. Bump your premium up a little more, too. You should be able to keep realtors out of it which would save you another $6-9K, which is no fun to pay when you sell a house.

    Sell it for $150K - $7K ($143K) in 6 years or $175K now? If all is on the level, this is a no-brainer to me.



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Happened to my wife's parents when she was growing up. Guy saw the house and loved it. FIL gave his crazy price and the guy took it. They moved the next weekend.

    Check the guy out. Make sure he's legit (Should be as easy as asking the back neighbors) Then offer your crazy price. Remember it's an inconvenience for you so don't worry about asking for well more than market price.


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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Also, if he doesn't buy your house, he'll be your new neighbor. Do you really want to live next to someone this crazy?



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    Re: Odd Circumstance - home selling

    Don't forget to include a bit for the cost and hassle of moving. And now you'll have to find a place to move to. And change of addresses, possible storage unit if the timing doesn't work. Worry about school districts, etc. etc. There are some significant headaches in a move of an established family.


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