I have a friend who is in the market for a new house in our area and so he’s been driving around all over the place looking for a place that he likes. So far, the only house that he really likes and that is in a really good area has a big problem. The problem is that the house, while in basically good shape, has a completely defunct and worn out HVAC system. The furnace system was broken down and they actually needed to get a whole new furnace installed in the basement furnace room. My friend said that he was trying to decide if he wanted to buy a house and then have to turn around and spend lots of money on installing a brand new heating and air conditioning system. He said that he was going to ask the sellers if they might be willing to work on the price of the house some since he was going to be spending at least $4,000 as soon as they finished with the closing. I thought that it probably wouldn’t work, since the house was priced pretty inexpensively to begin with. I told him that maybe they had priced it that low to start with because they knew that whoever bought the house would have to put in a new furnace and central air conditioning system almost immediately. My friend really likes the house and so I think he should go ahead and put an offer in on the house anyway. I mean, the house is actually pretty cheap and so it won’t be too much of a financial strain for him to have to pay for an HVAC contractor to come out and install a new HVAC system in the house.