This will be part of an on-going series until I buy my new house.
I got the response from the seller. I offered 310K and they came back with 322K. I also offered a $2000 deposit and the have requested a $5000 deposit. The last change they made was I wanted 72 hours notice if they found another buyer, and they have knocked that down to 48 which I knew they would.
Now being that this house is already priced under for the market in that area and the size of house I would not be upset to pay the full $325K but I am not going down without at least a small fight.
I have sent the offer back at 315K with a $3500 deposit. I am prepared to pay the full $5000, but then more of my cash is tied up doing nothing for 2 months.
I do hope we can get this house, I think it would suit my family for a good long time until my kids start moving out. It is totally finished top to bottom and move in ready. Everything else we have seen would take some work and I would just like a few years where I am not building or fixing something every month.