I understand that now since appraisals have been done on some properties, offers should start being made today or tomorrow.
I would suggest that, before you complete your transaction with OSU, you read the letter of information sent to this website by Doug Emde. Doug is an appraiser in Stillwater and does own property in the acquistion area. His information may be helpful to you. You can find his posting under the topic “We Are Still Fighting”.
I question signing a “disclosure statement” (gag order) unless ordered to do so by a judge. Most sales of real estate are a matter of public record, disclosing the price of sale.
However, OSU does not have to disclose that information publically. My question is why do they care? If it is a fair transaction why do they care if you tell others?
In real estate transactions, comparable values or “comps” in the area are weighted heavily (especially, when it comes to determing a competitive price).
OSU would like for you to believe that the reason they don’t want you to tell others about your experience in the transaction, or the price, is because they have given you “special” treatment. This, likely, is not the case….as per Craig Buchanon’s and others experience.
Keep in mind that most of the above is simply MY Opinion, take it for what it’s worth…its free:-)