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Standoff in a soft housing market

Bargain-hunters find negotiations tough as prices grudgingly fall

By Emily Shartin
Globe Correspondent / September 17, 2006

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Michael Murgia expected to encounter desperate sellers in his search for a new home. He's in the process of buying a house in Tewksbury for around $5,000 less than the initial asking price, but Murgia had hoped he could bargain the price down even further after some issues came up during the inspection. (Full article: 756 words)

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