I needed the guy to come down on the asking price

It’s hard to find real estate in this area for a good price.

When I saw a house on the market in the same neighborhood as my Mom and Dad, I was immediately interested in the property. The idea of living next to my mom and dad wasn’t terrible. We were a close family and I saw them multiple times each week already. The deal-breaker for me became the HVAC system. When I toured the house, one thing I noticed right away was the HVAC problems. The machine was well aged and it was not running. The homeowner tried to tell me that the weather was too nice to run the HVAC unit, but I’m smarter than that. I knew it was off for a reason. I loved the house and it was three streets away from my mom and dad. I told the owner of the property that I would be willing to pay the asking price for the house if he agreed to pay for a brand-new HVAC unit of my choosing. The owner was not happy about the deal and felt he could hold out and get full asking price for the property. I knew that was a possibility, but I didn’t want to deal with HVAC issues as soon as I moved into a brand new house. I continued to look for other places, but I really wanted the guy to come down on the asking price for the house in the neighborhood with my parents. I saw the house sold a couple of weeks later, so I guess the guy found someone that was far more gullible than me.
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