Shopping for a home in this tight real estate market with low inventory can be oh so unromantic. Multiple offers and bidding wars on most listings are a source of frustration and disappointment among ready, willing and able buyers due to simple low supply and high demand. What can you do to get your foot in the door? First: commit to a real estate professional who is committed to you, someone you trust. There are at least 10 ways to get your offer accepted in a seller's market and a seasoned real estate advisor knows how to put this into action. Then: take your agent's advice, put your creative writing cap on and profess your love. Real estate love letters work! Here are some tips on how to write an offer (love) letter that will win the house. There are no guarantees but our goal is to give you the best possible shot at your forever home.
Thinking about buying or selling? Either way, unless your next step is renting, you will want to read this...
Mortgage rates are at their highest levels in 4+ years and there's potential for further increases this year. The National Association of REALTORS® shared a relatable example of what this could mean for the average mortagee: On a $300,000 house with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and 20 percent down payment, the difference between a 4 percent and 5 percent mortgage rate is $142 a month. Calculated over the life of the loan, that is more than an extra $51,000. Read the full article here.
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Ipswich MA is home to a vibrant boating community. The back side of Crane Beach on any given summer day will host a large number of boaters. Ipswich Bay Yacht Club will soon be surrounded by a full field of occupied moorings. Our United States Coast Guard will be running a beginner boating class at the Ipswich Town Hall and it will cover boating law, boat safety, equipment, navigation, trailering, storing, fishing, water-skiing and river boating. Reserve your spot today here...it starts April 9th.
Beverly on the North Shore of Boston, Masschusetts - A charming seaside community with miles of coastline, islands, oceanscapes, open space, home to the Cummings Center, Beverly Hospital, Endicott College, Montserrat College of Art, Prides Crossing, Beverly Farms, Beverly Cove, numerous marinas, yacht clubs, The Cabot Theatre, 5 MBTA commuter rail stations a thriving town center and so much more...watch!
The media has a lot to say about the current real estate market. It's true; we are seeing multiple offers and bidding wars on certain properties north of Boston. The interesting reality, here in our small corner of the country, is that things look quite similar year-to-date this year as they did last year. Note that the days on market is a smaller window, which makes sense, meaning listings are getting snagged quicker which is condusive to a spring (fever) market.
Beautifully renovated Great Neck home with addition of 900 square feet of living space in 2003. Home takes full advantage of AMAZING ever-changing panoramic views reaching to New Hampshire and Maine over Plum Island Sound, Eagle Hill, the Rowley & Parker Rivers, Plum Island Creek, marshes & our magnificent ocean. Direct access to Ipswich Bay across street with possible mooring option. Large, open concept living areas & decks which makes for great entertaining inside & out. Plenty of storage, large walk out lower level with heated mud room area, den, workshop with built-ins & laundry area. Home has 1 bdrm septic but can accommodate guests in 3 other rooms. Vacation every day. Enjoy bird watching, boating, storm watching, or just relaxing on the deck or beach with a book. Great Neck offers a private beach for residents only. There's also nearby Pavilion Beach, Ipswich Bay Yacht Club and Crane Beach, the train into Boston, unlimited nature trails, an historic downtown with great restaurants and shops. https://www.windhillrealty.com/listing/72299300/31-north-ridge-road-ipswich-ma/
Yes, Boston was one of America's Hottest Markets for Real Estate in 2017. Here on the north shore we concur. The current, extremely tight real estate inventory is causing bidding wars and the result is (too) many disappointed, discouraged and frustrated buyers. If you're actively looking to 'get your foot in the door', literally, we are here to help. This would be a great time for you to be in a 'committed relationship' with a REALTOR® you trust. Ask friends and family for a referral, search online and read some REALTOR® bios, then interview a few real estate professionals (more than 1!). It's a little like dating; you'll know when you've found the right fit. There are at least 10 ways to help get your offer accepted in a seller's market (thank you Inhouse Realty!) and if 'your agent' is working on your behalf you know what I'm talking about. One powerful tool in a real estate professional's repertoire is an escalation clause. An escalation clause is language added to an offer that states that you are willing to out-bid any other offer up to a certain dollar amount, with a cap or maximum of what you are willing to pay. Escalation clauses aren't for everyone but an educated buyer should be fully aware. Our agents are well-versed in how to best compete in the current highly-competetive real estate market. Give us a call or reach out via web/email and put your best foot forward!
Speaking of committed relationships, have you heard about how the real estate love letter has helped many of our home buyers get their offer accepted? Tune in to next week's blog...
Desirable Olde Ipswich Village Townhouse located a short distance from schools, park, restaurants & commuter rail. Granite & SS kitchen/dining area opens to private deck space for grilling. 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths on 2nd floor, and spacious third floor for additional bedroom or office. As an Ipswich resident $20.00 gets you a Crane Beach sticker for the year! $399,900
COMING SOON in Ipswich....NEW CONSTRUCTION townhouse- 3br/2.5bath....who wouldn’t want THIS KITCHEN??!!
- 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths
- 1,800 +/- sq. ft.
- Oak hardwood flooring
- Ceramic & subway tile
- Solid doors
- Gas fireplace, gas stove, gas heat, town water
- One car garage under w/utility room and finished basement option
- Vinyl siding
- Asphalt shingle roof
- Manufactured front steps & decking
- Pressure treated deck
New to the market and offer already accepted! THAT WAS FAST!!! 4 Fox Run Road, Ipswich, MA - Drenched in NATURAL LIGHT, this CONTEMPORARY COLONIAL is adorned with many TIMELESS DETAILS attributing to it's broad appeal. A LARGE SUNLIT KITCHEN w/SS APPLIANCES & GRANITE COUNTERTOPS opens to a CASUAL DINING area adjacent to one of the many EXTERIOR spaces to just sit & enjoy NATURE. The CLASSIC FLOW of the FLOOR PLAN highlights HW FLOORS throughout the main level adding warmth & casual elegance. The ample MASTER SUITE features a large CUSTOM WALK-IN CLOSET & spacious ENSUITE BATH. CUSTOM CLOSETS also in Bedrooms 2&3! The lower level FAMILY ROOM walks out to a deck w/PATIO ideal for ENTERTAINING or roasting marshmellows by the FIRE PIT. Enjoy a lovely CUL-DU-SAC neighborhood surrounded by FOREST & close to CONSERVATION LAND w/miles of HIKING/BIKING TRAILS. It is conveniently located close to DOWNTOWN IPSWICH, SHOPPING, TRAIN, RESTAURANTS, CSA FARMS, GREENBELT properties & just 7 miles to CRANE BEACH! An easy commute to BOSTON, NBPT, GLOUCESTER, EBSCO, NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS & areas NORTH.
Check with our office for availability! The market is hot and moving fast. 978-356-8922.