ok, we Finally found one! dh and i have been seriously house hunting since june and finally we have found something we Both like (rare), affordable (rarer) big snuf for our expanding family, and chickens, and NOT in a "bad" area (extremely rare)... So, the market out here has been crazy, houses go on the market, with in aweek, theyre sold. we do plan on getting an inspection done, it is a foreclosure and as such has cosmetic damage. the price the bank wants is a TEENSY bit high, but not unreasonable.... Any Advice? should we go in low and ask for certain repairs and closing costs, or close to asking with these demands, Or low and ask for nothing, if they decline it go higher with demands... oh and some of these repairs MUST be done before apprasial in order to qualify anyone who isnt on a "conventional" 20% down mortgage, so we, and our realtor,, do not feel asking for those specific repairs are unreasonable. this is our first time buying and since we've had such a hard time finding something, and this place Really fits everything we wanted... i mean it is Almost Ideal, i'm nervous!!!!! i dont want to overbid, but i also dont want someone else to swoop in and get it cuz we will be kicking ourselves for a long time! i ask ya'll cuz our family members, while good intentioned havent bought property in 30 years, so they dont Quite understand the market. thanks for any advice!!!!!!