The sellers came back with an $8000 price deduction to take care of the roof and water heater and other small incidentals. I said I'd get back the the Realtor in the morning, which is today.
I told the Realtor that the reduction amount wouldn't do it for me. Even though they estimated prices of work to be done, things always cost more than you think. I named another slightly higher price than the one I put forth yesterday.
They quickly accepted. Somehow this made me suspicious. I guess it's a good price for me, I don't know. I have to do all the work, roof and insect thing. I am now worrying about the process of dusting poison into the wall that the insect man does and the idea of having ants and poison possibly all over the place. And that somehow I've had the wool pulled over my eyes and am making a big mistake.
I agree w/Annie that the ants are the most worrysome thing. Although to have to do a roof first thing on moving in is also a lot. I have never tended to a house before. Maybe I should buy a condo and forget this idea.
I verbally agreed to all this but havent signed anything yet. OPajamas thinks I should move on from this one and keep looking. He is confident I will find something.
I am thinking the whole point of my long house search is to learn to make big choices and step forth in the world as a "grown up." Maybe it is so hard for me because I have avoided making big choices for many years and tend to let life present me with the changes instead of making them myself.