Seller won't budge, the deal is off. Were we wrong?
So we are moving soon and found a house we absolutely love. We were going to sign a contract for only $5k under asking and we agreed to pay our own closing. Well today we got an email that there is asbestos on the ducting, but seller will not have it removed unless we raise our offer to cover the expense. This is just not sitting right with me. The house will already need several thousand in other updates/repairs(new kitchen w/new wiring, new appliances, new furnace, etc). He's been on the market 90+ days so I can't understand why he won't budge. Granted the market there is pretty stable, but in this economy you never know when it will turn.
I'm really heartbroken about this whole thing, but I don't want to be taken for a ride either. Sigh.