Quoting hαmmers♣inc.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting BrittanieY:</b>" Personally? None. I bought it from a bank and ... [snip!] ... foreclosure? Can you not negotiate with the bank? I'm curious how much you can get away with low balling for say a short sale.."
You can negotiate in both foreclosures and short sales but they are less likely to drop large amounts of money. In some cases, the bank is selling the house for amount owed and they really don't want any leftover debt. My house was a great price and I just wanted it.
Heck, you can negotiate for anything in a house. You like their blinds? They have a gorgeous fridge? Ask for it in the bid! Worst thing they can do is say no.