Good idea to get a data sheet from a realtor - more information and up to date. You can also, however, get some basic information from the assessor's office. Tax data includes whether or not a home has a basement or attic, approximate square footage, age, etc.... more
Could you qualify for a mortgage on this condo without selling your current home with no rental income being used? If you really want this condo this may be an option for you to explore. Call me to find out all your mortgage options!
There is no formula to use. You have the right attitude: "don't want to offend but don't want to overpay." In this market you can get away with a lot more without offending! I think Paul gives darn good advice.... more