How do I determine the (FMV) Fair Market Value? (from home and with out any money, cant afford an appraiser). I have started making offers, but I must say I think I misunderstood the difference between the FMV and the asking price. Here is why i think so. I got a house thats 102 dom-prop (days on the market),a forclosure,it asseses for 149k, and is listed for 68k. So I made an offer of 44,200 thats 35% lower than the asking price. This seems crazy. I've got to say I started to feel completely foolish and was getting scared to even write the number, let alone type and send it. This is not because I don't have the money, nor because they might say no. It is becuase it dosen't look or feel right to make such a low offer. I feel like it will be insulting to the seller. I must have misunderstood something, right? I mean, if the county's assesement is for almost double the asking price (and the assesments are usauly low compaired to an appriasal), isnt it already a great deal? If they do say yes even at 30% off, I got one heck of a deal ,let alone 45% or 50%. Then, I think if they do accept the low offer it must be because it's got to be torn down and rebuilt. What is the answer?
Please help me.
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