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Once you decide to buy a home, you need to buckle in because you’re in for an emotional roller coaster. You need to be prepared for any type of situation. You’ll need to hunker down and save a significant amount of money for a downpayment. Securing the financing for your home will be at the top of your list. You just don’t want to find the home of your dreams only to find out that your offer is rejected, leaving you in a giant puddle of letdown. 


If you have already experienced the pain of having your offer rejected on a home, fear not. Below, you’ll find some of the most common reasons why offers get rejected and what you can do about it. 


You Can’t Afford The Home


If you try and get a house that you can’t afford, chances are that your offer will be rejected. You need to find a reasonable price point to shop for a home. Make sure that your real estate agent understands your budget and won’t show you homes that are above your budget. If you know you won’t be able to resist, you definitely shouldn’t risk finding a home that you love and is above your budget. 


There Was A Better Offer


Especially in highly competitive markets, it’s easy for bidding wars to arise. A “war” may be avoided if buyers offer an amount far above the asking price. You always want to keep your offer as close to the asking price as possible. Never assume that other buyers will bid lower than the asking price. If you think like a seller, you’ll have a better shot at getting the home of your dreams.     

 

Don’t Ask For Too Much


Nothing annoys a seller more than too many contingencies. Many buyers can get carried away here. It’s a good idea to speak with your realtor about the reality of what you hope to get in return for purchasing the home. Your agent can help you to figure out what’s a necessity to ask to be done in the home and what isn’t. 


You Didn’t Get Pre-approved


Getting that pre-approval letter is oh so crucial to finding the right home. The seller wants the process to go as smoothly as you do. That means you need to get pre-approved before you even head into the field to search for a home. Some sellers may also only consider bids made by buyers who have been pre-approved. 


If you do your research, you’ll be able to compete in any type of housing market. All you have to do is be prepared!  

  


To get your offer accepted on a home you love, you need to do your homework. As a buyer, you want to keep the needs of the seller in mind. Although you want the best deal for yourself, you're more likely to get a property that you want if you compromise a bit. 




11 Cypress, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$1,549,000
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
New road. Impressive custom, new construction. Close to completion! 5 Bedrooms, 2 master bedrooms (1st and 2nd fl.). 4.5 baths. Enjoy this well designed home with open concept, gorgeous finish work, hardwood and custom tile work throughout and attention to detail. First fl. offers Large custom kitchen with center island which opens to family room with sliders to deck and patio. Sunny morning room off of kitchen welcomes you with custom floor to ceiling round windows, dining room, living room, mudroom with closet and cubbies and 1/2 bath PLUS bedroom w/full bath & walk-in closet. Second floor offers spacious 2nd master suite with an impressive master bath, ample closets and 3 additional spacious bedrooms and full bath. Laundry on second floor. Large basement in process of being finished with 3/4 Bath (already complete) adding approximately 1200 sq. feet. Enjoy the private entry to this home and walk to train, downtown, school, medical center and more.
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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130 Sue Ann Dr, Dracut, MA 01826

Single-Family

$539,900
Price
$535,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
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2 Pilgrim Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Single-Family

$519,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
House beautiful !! Charming Garrison Colonial with numerous quality upgrades throughout. Front to back living room with gas fireplace. Formal dining room for entertaining. Spacious kitchen with all the amenities for a gourmet cook and cozy dining area. Hardwood floors throughout. Main bath with tile surround, jetted tub and a sunny garden window. Finished family room on lower level with electric fireplace and built in bookcase. Laundry room on lower level (washer/dryer included). Beautiful gardens lovingly cared for by current owners, both vegetable and flower. 2 patios, one with a shaded pergola and upper patio with a waterfall and small pond. Beautiful shaded back yard with Bocce Ball and Horseshoes. Generac generator included. One can't help but enjoy the peaceful and serene setting. Close to schools and easy highway access.
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November 18 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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$640,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
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Beautiful Colonial totally rebuilt in 2016. Today's lifestyle offering an open floor plan with attention to detail. Amazing kitchen that was extended with a cathedral ceiling, skylight, modern fixtures, white craftsman style cabinets offering SS appliances, granite counter tops with oversized SS farmers sink. Front to back living room with wood burning fireplace and custom built in bookcases with recessed lighting. French doors from living room leading to outdoor patio area. Warm and inviting sunroom with tile floor off living room. 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Hardwood floors throughout. Laundry in 2nd floor bath. Master bedroom with full bath featuring an oversized custom walk-in shower as well as walk-in closet with custom built-ins. Energy efficient 2 zone FHA gas heat with central A/C, irrigation system, brick walk-ways and patio, professionally landscaped and fenced yard. This home offers it all with that extra designer flair. Close to Chelmsford Center and easy highway access
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