Yea me too! I don't disagree with any of the critics I set myself up for here.
Trouble is this particular place is an old (30+ yrs) starter home 1200sf that will probably sell for around 80K. It was a trashed forclosed home bought cheap, but unfortunately, before the shit hit the fan last fall or it would have been a lot cheaper even. Many bucks put into it to get the inside and outside in well above condition of comps, including both heat and AC system. So, a few more K can cut in percentage-wise.
I realize I may just have to eat this. Heck, some of these people in parts of the country have been screwed 100k+ just doing their everyday living thing. Some deserve it for being fools and some are victims of the acts of the fools.
No one denies it's a buyers mkt but less so here. Being in a military town many homes are VA. The VA never allowed home prices to skyrocket like in many areas. The rest of the work done on this place, the exterior and interior daily living space, is very nicely done. No hacks or patches. New stuff from the HVAC to countertops to flooring to lighting.
Yea I suspect these "buyer's market" people would try for new driveway and new windows and new roof just since it's dirty and 'someday' it'll need replacing...and whatever else they can get out of any seller.
Shit happens - good shit, bad shit...but shit always happens.