Ladies, Let me preface this by apologizing for the length of this post but I have to rant. My boyfriend and I have been house hunting for about a month, and we have already had a couple of upsets and are taking a less emotional approach to house hunting. We have the mind set of if it's meant to be, it's meant to be. We are looking for a fixer upper in Toronto, and have found a few, but the sellers all seem to be crazy! The first house we found was a dump - the guy who owns, bought it 12 years ago and that was probably the last time the place was ever cleaned, BUT, it was downtown and in our price range. We went to put in an offer and he sold it for $60K over our cap - and let me tell you, it was definitely not worth that much!!! So that's fine, moved on to hunt some more. Second house we found, older place, needed some work - which we want because we do not want to pay for someone else's style or renovations and want to do it ourselves, so we put in an offer at the asking price, conditional upon house inspection. Well, the house inspection came back and the house would never be able to get insured because of the state of it, so we went back to the selling agent and asked them to lower the price - no go, okay fine - they think it's worth that much, all the power to them if they can get it. Do I not go on mls and see that they lowered the price not even a week later?!?!? WTH So, I'm not too thrilled at this point, and when I spoke to our agent I told him that if that house is completely out of the question if the selling agent ever comes back and asks us to reconsider. The third house we see, again, needs some work, but seems to be structurally sound - electrical is good, plumbing is good, foundation is solid, floors just need to be refinished, etc. It has been on the market for 60 days which is extremely long for Toronto, has had 40 potential buyers through and not 1 offer, NOT 1! We put in an offer for the asking price and the seller wanted to sleep on it - no problem that's fair. We get a call over the week end from our agent who tells us that the seller feels since we are willing to offer the asking price, she wants and additional $30,000.00 - WTH?!?!? :censor: Our agent was telling us that the seller has been a nightmare with the selling agent and the selling agent is so fed up with this lunatic and the seller feels that the agent isn't working and that's why it's not selling. So when the seller finally does get an offer in line with the asking price, the seller feels that they can jack the price up 30 grand?!?!? We are a little floored right now at this situation, and we do want this house and are taking a step back right now because we are both a little fired up about this. Has anyone else had this happen before? I'm so :censor: frazzled right now and need some words of wisdom from home owners and real estate experts.