Re: Forced air furnace and water heater at end of life-should seller pay?
You're talking about some fairly major expenses, probably closer to $10K than the $2 you're guessing. Another concern is the stain on the garage ceiling, could be minor, maybe not.
IMHO, this is not a sellers market, which means if they want to sell the house, then they'd better be willing to negotiate on repair/replacement costs. If it were me, I'd make a couple phone calls to see what a new HVAC unit will cost for the square footage of the home. Include information to the supplier such as whether it's a roof mounted unit or on the ground, it will affect the cost. With that info in hand, go back to the seller with an offer with a price that is fairly adjusted for these repairs. If the seller isn't willing to negotiate, walk away! Buying a house is serious business, don't let emotions (love, gotta have the house ) cloud your judgment and get stuck with a lemon.
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