And I just find out, on the eve of the closing, that the house was a non-homestead which means I am responsible for considerably higher property taxes for the following year! This, after the house was advertised as a homestead and assurances from the realtors that it was!
So I said the deal is off, then! Why should I have to spend an additional one thousand dollars when somebody must have known this! I could have asked for more in closing costs or a reduced price on the house.
Am also having second thoughts about the house anyways. I think I am paying too much. It's a flip house and while it's all nice and pretty inside, the neighborhood isn't all that (tiny ranches all across the street) and duplexes with questionable tenants a few blocks over.
If I don't go through with this,the seller could come after my $2 thousand deposit. Supposedly my realtor (my former SIL) said she and the seller would make up the difference in the taxes.