You must have done your homework knowing that the price is inflated. Offer what you think is fair and of value , if the builder don't like it move on. I used to be a builder so chances are unless he's trying to size you up hell work with you.... more
I agree, a graduation party slowing your closing down sounds a bit over the top. However, you might be able to work this out to everyone's benefit by closing on time, then renting the home to them for a few weeks to get the party done. If that works for you, you might just get the cake but let them have a piece too, without getting things too heated..
Jim, American Bank, 703 615 4675... more