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post #1861 of 2579
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

jbarwick:

Around here at least it's not unusual to have more than one set of counter offers. I wouldn't presume to tell you how to negotiate, though. Ask your agent if you have one.
This. Our buyer's agent handled all our negotiating; in late 2010 we offered 22% below list, got countered the next day with 6% below list, counter-countered immediately 16% below list, and they stewed for a couple of days before accepting 16% below (which we thought from the beginning was a fair price; we started low to get them there). That property was also owned by the listing agent.
post #1862 of 2579
Sounds like you should just come back at 5% below and hope it sticks.
post #1863 of 2579
agree. come in with your final offer, assuming you're prepared to walk if it's rejected. as RE agents they'll know when you're serious and I wouldn't be surprised if they turn around and accept your offer after you walk.
post #1864 of 2579

Countered at close to 5% off as a final.  

post #1865 of 2579

No one else to talk to so talking to anonymous people on the internet.  No word yet on our counter offer.  Our current residence has 4 showings today and one is drafting papers for an offer already.  We may be homeless soon. . .in a good way.

post #1866 of 2579
wait until you see that offer is 15% off your asking price biggrin.gif
post #1867 of 2579
remodeling estimated budget was around 50K, will have pretty much all we wanted for 60ish K. Have to say, I am actually ok being off by only ~20%
Edited by anginaprinzmetal - 12/21/13 at 11:15pm
post #1868 of 2579

What all was involved in the remodel again?

post #1869 of 2579
new hardwood floors troghout, resurfacing cabinets, countertops, new paint, small mods here and there and new stairs biggrin.gif
post #1870 of 2579
It ain't $50k worth of renovations, but I got a new drill for Christmas.

post #1871 of 2579

I got some stuff from my parents to help around the house.

 

Housing situation update:

-Rejected counteroffer on the house we wanted because the seller wanted us to get an inspection within 15 days after the agreement though they could still keep the house on the market.  We will submit the same offer once we have a contract on our house

 

-Our house has had 8 showings since last Friday and another slated for today and tomorrow.  Good turn out despite the Christmas holiday which could have meant a slow start.  Worst part about this is we have to make the place spotless every day before we leave for work.  Almost seems like a chore to live in our own house.

post #1872 of 2579

Still in the old process of showings.  We seem to have a lot of tire kickers and people with shitty realtors who don't look at anything other than price and if it is a condo/townhome for their buyer.  All of the feedback has been great otherwise.  Only been on the market 14 days which I have to keep reminding myself and that the average days on market in our area is around 50.

post #1873 of 2579
Bound to be slower this time of year too.
post #1874 of 2579

Who is the wiring expert here?

 

Want to install a ceiling light controlled by a three way switch. Unfortunately, I wasn't there when the previous light was removed.

 

The fixture has three lights each with separate wires - black, white and green - so 9 wires total. Can twist those together and treat as 3 wires - hot, neutral, ground.

 

Coming out of the ceiling I have 2 lines each with a black and white. One of the lines has a single red wire. That's the vexing part. I assume this red is also hot and acting as a traveller, but not sure if I have to split the fixture wires and connect across the two lines.

 

None of my super handyman books shows this setup and my google fu is too weak to get the wording correct.

 

Advice?

 

lefty

post #1875 of 2579
the answer to the first part of your question is yes, you just combine all of the wires into 'bundles'. Black to Black, etc...

you say you have two wire pairs black/white, one coming in and one coming out, however, one of the black/white pairs, also has a red?

I think your missing a wire, and where is your ground wire coming from the ceiling (there may not be, trick question)


I've used this website sucesfully....

http://www.homeimprovementweb.com/information/how-to/three-way-switch.htm


and I agree, 3way switches are fing voodoo to me, and I woudl rate myself intermediate when it comes to electrical....
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