I've kinda started looking for us a house. I've found a few potentials, but there was one near my mom's neighborhood that I would really like to have. The only thing is, I know how to get on the tax assessor's website and check to see how much propertys are assessed at.
I just got off the phone with the person that owns the house I was looking at. It is assessed around $103K. He said that he is asking $130K. Ummm. No. That would be like giving him $27K. No thank you. And before we even started discussing the house, he said "I don't reckon I know you." I told him who my parents were since they only live maybe a mile away and had been there over 30 years. He said "I don't know them either, but I don't reckon that matters." Um no. They aren't trying to buy the house; I am.
So, that house is out of the question now. Back to searching.