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Offering more then asking and requesting cash back upon closing.

alexgold9393
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Offering more then asking and requesting cash back upon closing.

Let's take this example, the property is for sale for $300,000 worth about $320,000, we make an offer of $320,000 with the contingency that the owner gives us back $20,000 after closing and title. 

 

My thinking is it's better to have 20k in the bank for moving, furniture, etc, versus an extra $80/mo payment for 30 years. Yes, I know in the long run it's a crazy amount with interest and all, but as the first property for my family, we don't plan on being there more than 5 years. 

 

Can someone tell me if they did this, what I should watch out for, any hints, any tips and advice at all would be appreciated. 


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NoHardLimits
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Re: Offering more then asking and requesting cash back upon closing.

If the property does not appraise for $320k, then the whole deal may be in jeopardy.  Also, in a seller's market, the seller may be looking for the offer which comes with the least amount of strings.  By adding clauses, you might wind up making your offer look less attractive.

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