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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 8/19/2018

Ready to submit an offer on a house? Not so fast. First, you'll want to consider a few key questions, including:

1. Can I afford to buy a house?

If you find a house you like, make sure you can afford the monthly mortgage payments. By doing so, you may be able to avoid costly, time-consuming problems down the line.

Ultimately, getting pre-approved for a mortgage can make a world of difference, particularly for a homebuyer who is ready to submit an offer on a home.

With pre-approval for a mortgage, a homebuyer will understand exactly how much money is at his or her disposal. As a result, this homebuyer can avoid the temptation to overspend on a house.

2. Should I submit a "lowball" offer?

For many homebuyers, it may seem like a good idea to submit a "lowball" offer on a house. But doing so may be problematic for a number of reasons.

If you submit a lowball proposal, a home seller is unlikely to take your bid seriously. As such, this home seller may dismiss your offer and move on to other proposals quickly.

In addition, a lowball offer may cause you to miss out on the opportunity to acquire your dream residence.

When you locate the perfect residence, there is no need to leave anything to chance. If you submit a fair proposal that meets or exceeds a home seller's expectations, you can avoid the risk of losing your dream house to a rival homebuyer.

3. How much should I offer for a residence?

We've already established that a lowball offer is rarely, if ever, a good idea. Now, you'll just need to determine what differentiates a fair proposal from a lowball one.

A fair proposal accounts for the needs of both a homebuyer and home seller. It should be based on the current state of the housing market as well as the condition of a home.

For instance, if you're operating in a buyer's market, there is likely to be a broad assortment of homes available. This means a home seller may need to lower his or her expectations due to the sheer volume of quality residences currently on the market.

Don't forget to study the prices of recently sold homes in a particular city or town too. This housing market data will help you better understand how a residence you're considering stacks up against comparable houses so you can submit an appropriate offer.

4. Do I need a real estate agent?

A real estate agent will take the guesswork out of buying a home, and for good reason. This real estate professional can help you prepare an offer and will negotiate with a home seller on your behalf. That way, you can streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Hire a real estate agent before you submit an offer on a house you'll be glad you did. A real estate agent will guide you along the homebuying journey and ensure you can secure a great house at a price that fits your budget.




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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 8/18/2018

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING NEW CONSTRUCTION WITH FOUR FINISHED LEVELS INCLUDING TWO THIRD FLOOR SEPARATE ROOMS! This natural gas home, on almost a half acre, is full of surprises and wonderful features! The first floor offers a lovely living room and adjoining dining room as well as a grand gas fireplaced family room, private office, large mudroom with built in cubbies, and separate laundry room. The stainless kitchen has a large quartz island, and high performance gourmet Thor appliances, including a built-in coffee machine and access to the composite maintenance free deck which overlooks the large yard! The second floor has 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and access to two separate staircases to both the third floor Bonus Room and the third floor Great Room. There is a huge finished lower level with walkout to the yard! The home has central AC, alarm, sprinkler system and hardwood on the first, second and third floors. Conveniently located to walk to town and train. Move in!

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 8/17/2018


456 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$1,559,000
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING NEW CONSTRUCTION WITH FOUR FINISHED LEVELS INCLUDING TWO THIRD FLOOR SEPARATE ROOMS! This natural gas home, on almost a half acre, is full of surprises and wonderful features! The first floor offers a lovely living room and adjoining dining room as well as a grand gas fireplaced family room, private office, large mudroom with built in cubbies, and separate laundry room. The stainless kitchen has a large quartz island, and high performance gourmet Thor appliances, including a built-in coffee machine and access to the composite maintenance free deck which overlooks the large yard! The second floor has 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and access to two separate staircases to both the third floor Bonus Room and the third floor Great Room. There is a huge finished lower level with walkout to the yard! The home has central AC, alarm, sprinkler system and hardwood on the first, second and third floors. Conveniently located to walk to town and train. Move in!
Open House
Sunday
August 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 456 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492    Get Directions

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 8/17/2018


456 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$1,559,000
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING NEW CONSTRUCTION WITH FOUR FINISHED LEVELS INCLUDING TWO THIRD FLOOR SEPARATE ROOMS! This natural gas home, on almost a half acre, is full of surprises and wonderful features! The first floor offers a lovely living room and adjoining dining room as well as a grand gas fireplaced family room, private office, large mudroom with built in cubbies, and separate laundry room. The stainless kitchen has a large quartz island, and high performance gourmet Thor appliances, including a built-in coffee machine and access to the composite maintenance free deck which overlooks the large yard! The second floor has 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and access to two separate staircases to both the third floor Bonus Room and the third floor Great Room. There is a huge finished lower level with walkout to the yard! The home has central AC, alarm, sprinkler system and hardwood on the first, second and third floors. Conveniently located to walk to town and train. Move in!
Open House
Sunday
August 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 456 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492    Get Directions

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 8/12/2018

If you recently listed your home, you may expect many offers to purchase to come your way in the near future. However, the house selling journey can be difficult to navigate, and there are many signs that indicate offers to purchase your home may be unlikely to arrive any time soon. These signs include:

1. Homebuyers are not scheduling showings.

Homebuyers often set up showings to view residences. And if buyers like what they see during a showing, these individuals may request a second showing or submit an offer to purchase a house.

Comparatively, a seller who receives no home showing requests for many days, weeks or months after listing a residence may be in trouble. This seller may need to perform home upgrades to help his or her residence stand out from the competition. Or, the seller may need to lower his or her house's initial asking price.

2. Homebuyers are not attending open houses.

An open house event is designed to provide buyers with an enjoyable experience. The event allows buyers to walk through a residence at their own pace. And if a buyer likes a house, he or she may request a one-on-one showing or submit an offer to purchase.

On the other hand, if no buyers attend an open house, a seller may need to modify his or her property selling strategy. This individual should consider the buyer's perspective closely and think about why buyers may choose to avoid his or her residence. Then, the seller can tweak his or her house selling strategy accordingly.

3. Comparable houses in your area continue to sell.

If a seller finds his or her residence lingers on the real estate market while similar houses sell quickly, there may be one or many problems with this individual's house. Although a seller may wonder why his or her house fails to stir up interest from buyers, a real estate agent can offer expert support. In fact, a seller can work with a real estate agent to determine the best course of action to promote his or her house to the right buyers.

Typically, a real estate agent meets with a house seller and helps this individual craft a property selling strategy. A real estate agent and home seller work hand-in-hand to figure out how to list a house, showcase it to buyers and maximize the residence's value. And when a real estate agent and home seller put a home selling plan into action, the results can be significant.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent provides once a seller receives an offer to purchase, either. At this point, a home seller may be uncertain about what to do. But a real estate agent will help a home seller review all possible options and make an informed decision.

Simplify the house selling cycle hire a real estate agent, and you can get the help you need to generate interest in your home as soon as it becomes available.