Single-Family – 82 Stagecoach Rd Amherst, MA 01002 now has a new price of $279,900!

Affordable home in South Amherst. This colonial has four bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room and family room with attached deck. Both the front and the back yards are expansive with plenty of room to play. There is an attached garage that enters into the kitchen and has an entry and an exit door to the back yard. New septic installed in 2015.A little diamond in the rough.Some tlc will go a long way to making this home a gem

This is a Colonial style home and features 8 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.79 Acres, and is currently available for $279,900.

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How To Compete With Cash Offers

In real estate, cash is power. It’s not exactly the amount of money that you have been approved for by a lender. This type of “cash” is what you can pull directly from your account to buy a property on demand. It can be difficult to compete with cash buyers especially in tight real estate markets. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you match up against any cash offers that you may be competing with when you buy a home. 

Make Your Offer Look Attractive As Possible

First, you should always have a pre-approval letter from your lender. This lets sellers know that you’re a qualified buyer. You should also get your lender or realtor (or both) to provide some financial information about you along with your offer. This helps to add to the case that you’re a dependable buyer.

Let Things Move Quickly 

If you allow your lender to send an appraiser to the property as quickly as possible, this will give you an advantage in the home buying process. You want to reduce the amount of time that it will take to close on the house. That means you should consider cutting down on both the appraisal and contingency time. You could even consider waiving any contingencies if you feel comfortable. 

To speed up the process, even more, you should pre-order an appraisal in advance. You can do this before your offer has even been written. It can be difficult to arrange this, especially with larger scale lenders, but it’s always worth a try. Once the offer is written, the lender can relay to the seller that an appraisal has already been scheduled.

You’ll also want to get the inspection done fairly quickly. You only have a short window of time to get the inspection done. The quicker you get this done, the more serious of a buyer you appear to be. You should have the inspector who you’ll use ready before you even put an offer in on a home in order to expedite this part of the process. Usually, inspectors don’t take terribly long to schedule appointments knowing that their clients have short windows to get inspections done.  

Make A Strong Offer

Making a good offer could mean paying extra for a home you love in order to compete with cash offers. Spending more money helps to win. Here’s why: Sellers almost always will give a cash buyer a bit more of a discount since they’ll be getting all of the funds up front. If you love the house and plan to live in it for years to come, the extra money you spend will be well worth it.         

Write An Offer Letter

An offer letter adds a bit of a personal touch to the number you put down as a buyer. Here, you can tell the seller who you are and why you love the home. It can be emotional to sell a property, but a seller will feel more comfortable knowing that the home is going to someone who will appreciate it.

  

Single-Family – 229 Leverett Rd Shutesbury, MA 01072 now has a new price of $309,000!

Sunny bright, classic New England style 3 bedroom, 2 bath, cape with a well sized 1 bedroom , 1 bath in-law apartment and 2 car garage/shop with large overhead storage area. The property sits on a 2.34 Acre lot,that provides a large private backyard. The main house features an ample eat-in kitchen that opens to a dinning room with hardwood floors. The first floor features a full bath, den/ office and bedroom. The second floor includes 2 bedrooms and a full bath. The home boasts hardwood and vinyl floors, wall to wall carpets, and newer windows. The home has had many recent up-dates. This property is move in ready, just unpack and make yourself at home.

This is a Cape style home and features 8 total rooms, 3 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 2.34 Acres, and is currently available for $309,000.

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