Embrace the Madness
Strap in, cause this is a doozy.
Me and my GF were house hunting when we came upon a very nice home. It was, however, very close to a major highway.
This was fine, we both tolerate city noises well, since we both have lived in some of the busiest cities in the country. The problem is the owner wanted way, way too much for it. 368k to be exact.
Now, the owner had bought another home, but closing was contingent on her selling her old one. As pretty as her house was, it was not worth the asking price. We asked about getting the price down but the seller absolutely refused to budge even 1000 bucks.
Two weeks later our realtor shows us another house. We love it, and immediately put a bid in. Which we won.
Come to find out, it was the house the other seller had tried to buy. Her contract ran out because she refused to budge on price, and it went back on the market.