Yes depending on your local market if it is slightly down you might get it. Although depending on financial situation of the seller if you go to low you may risk insulting the seller and then you are out , they may not even counter. Definitely use your calculations to back up your offer. Sometimes it does help to persuade the seller to your viewpoint. Also talk to your agent and ask their advice they might have some insight into the situation.
You should really speak with a Real Estate Attorney. Without knowing all the specifics, it would be hard for anyone to comment because there are so many factors involved.. Hopefully you already have an attorney - I would speak with them!... more
there are a number of ways. One of the ways is right here on Trulia. Zillow.com also has current info regarding current market activity. If you'd rather have someone compile the info for you contact a Realtor in your area and they should be able to fix you right up.... more
It depends on what town you live in. The City of New Haven is very easy. You could find more information on their website, try googling the city you are looking in. The city might have a website and give you more info.... more