Skip to comments.What a surprise -- liberal home-sellers are hypocrites
Posted on 06/30/2009 10:22:34 AM PDT by soccermom
OK, this is clearly a vanity post and not that earth-shattering, but I thought I would share it in light of the recent cap-and-trade news. We are currently in the process of buying a home from some liberal Obama devotees. We don't know them at all, but it is abundantly clear from their bumper stickers, buttons, Obama inaugural pens, books etc.
Anyway, in the home inspection process of the negotiations, we discovered that the home has high levels of radon which need to be mitigated. The sellers refuse to pay for this correction which would be, roughly, $900. Now this isn't a deal-breaker for us. We'll take care of this ourselves. I just found it ironic that, had this been a business, these people would be the first ones picketing and accusing the business of poisoning children etc. I also find it ironic that, had this idiotic cap-and-trade legislation - that I can only assume they embrace- been in effect right now, the government would have mandated them to fix the problem before they could sell the house.
Now, I'm not saying that is what I want. We are adults and we are perfectly content to negotiate this on our own -- let the market decide. I just find it hypocritical that the owners aren't willing to do what they will mandate on everyone else.
take $900 off your offer.
There's definitely an oversupply of houses out there that might be far more worthy of consideration as well.
Bingo: the difference between a leader and merely someone with a “position” can be described exactly that way.
Liberals are hypocrites, surely you jest?
Buy the house, sue them for damages.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Tell them to piss off unless they cover half.
We did that back in 2000 for cracked bricks. They covered it.
Offer them $1500 less. Tell them that will cover the cost ($900) and the hassle to take care of it.
“we discovered that the home has high levels of radon which need to be mitigated”
It takes a real liberal to buy into the Radon hoax.
Make them fix the radon, lower your price, or tell them to stuff it.
That’s because the $900 is their money not the taxpayer’s.
Surprised you’re willing to pay for it in this market.
Wait, on second thought, the radon might explain their liberal tendencies ;-)
If it was me, I’d string them along, waste their time, ask for reinspection of Termites if after 30 days from their inspection letter, ask them to provide certified proof all taxes are paid, provide any lien-waivers from work occurring on the home in the last 7 years, require proof of all utilities that they are current, etc. Then after they provide that, reduce the offer by $900 citing the problem....and then drop them from my memory....
Find another house. It appears that not only are you dealing with @ssholes, but they seem to be blissfully unaware that the policies they support have created a buyers market. Educate them!
900 bucks? You can’t get anything of substance done in the US for 900 dollars these days.
Also, the house will forever be linked to having a radon problem.
Unless you have your heart set on that particular house (and it is a screaming deal) just find another house. It is the best buyer’s market in 75 years!
Sounds like the home currently has high levels of brain-dead too. That will be mitigated when they move out ;)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.