Marjory Tracy | Easton Real Estate, Fairfield Real Estate, Westport Real Estate


After conducting an in-depth home search, you probably have discovered that many outstanding houses are available. Yet you're still on the fence about whether to submit an offer to purchase a residence.

Ultimately, there are many signs that now may be the ideal time to submit an offer to purchase a residence, and these include:

1. You find a house that matches or exceeds your expectations.

If you view a home and find that it matches or exceeds your expectations, you may want to submit an offer to purchase this residence. Because if a home seller accepts your proposal, you then can conduct a house inspection to alleviate any potential concerns.

Remember, a house that matches or exceeds your expectations now may fail to do so following an inspection. Lucky for you, an inspection provides a valuable learning opportunity. If you discover you no longer wish to purchase a house following an inspection, you can rescind your offer to purchase and reenter the housing market.

2. You're operating in a seller's market.

A seller's market generally features a shortage of high-quality houses and an abundance of buyers. Thus, if you find a home that you want to buy in a seller's market, you should not hesitate to submit an offer to purchase. Because if you wait too long, you may miss out on the opportunity to buy your dream residence.

If you submit an offer to purchase a home in a seller's market, it is important to provide a competitive homebuying proposal. By doing so, you can increase the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" from a seller and move quickly to acquire your ideal house.

3. You're facing a time crunch.

If you want to move to a new home soon, there is no need to wait to submit an offer to purchase. In this scenario, you should submit an offer to purchase as soon as you discover your dream house. That way, you can speed up the process of relocating from one address to another.

Of course, if you face a time crunch, you should map out your home search as much as possible. Just because you have a limited amount of time at your disposal does not mean you should be forced to settle for an inferior home. Fortunately, if you create a homebuying strategy, you can find ways to optimize your time and resources throughout your home search.

For homebuyers who are uncertain about whether to submit an offer to purchase a house, it may be beneficial to work with a real estate agent too. A real estate agent can offer expert insights into the housing sector. As such, this housing market professional can help you determine whether now is the right time to submit an offer to purchase a house.

Hire a real estate agent today, and you can get the help you need to discover your ideal residence and acquire this house at a price that matches your budget.



This listing recently sold for $810,000.

152 Morehouse Drive, Fairfield, CT 06825  

Residential
$819,900
Price
$810,000
Sale Price
10
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
6/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful, pristine colonial resting on corner .58 acre, w/grassy, tree-lined yard for gardening, playing or entertaining. This expansive home shows like new, with open floor plan, 9' ceilings, custom millwork, recessed lighting, newly finished hardwood flooring & freshly painted interiors. Enter an inviting, large foyer w/guest closet, powder room & opening into a bright, cozy living room. Just off the living room is an expansive dining room w/tray ceiling. Fantastic sunny, white kitchen with adjacent family room, offering granite countertops, Viking cooktop & double ovens, Asko dishwasher, breakfast bar & dining area. Family room includes a stone fireplace, atrium door to bluestone patio and back stairway to the 2nd floor. Down the back hallway is the door to the 2-car garage, classic mudroom and side entrance. The exceptional master bedroom suite offers a stone fireplace, sizable walk-in closet, full bathroom with travertine marble, granite countertops, heated floor, crawl foot tub and shower. There are 3 additional ensuite bedrooms & laundry room on this floor. The third floor includes an enormous recreation room and full bathroom; in addition, a large storage area/attic. The basement is not finished but ample space for storage. There is a security system and central air conditioning. Easy access to Merritt Parkway, as well as groceries, restaurants, Westfield Shopping Park & entertainment. Walk to Lake Mohegan, hiking & golf course nearby.


Perfect rental: Spacious raised ranch on quiet country road just 1.5 miles north of the Merritt Parkway, resting on a level acre with a private backyard. Interior has just been freshly painted, redone hardwood floors and brand new heating system. Main level offers a remodeled kitchen with white cabinetry and granite countertops, updated bathrooms, large living room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace, dining room, master bedroom with full bath, 2 additional bedrooms, hall bathroom and an enclosed porch. The lower level includes a large family room, an office, full bathroom and 2-car garage. There is a level and private backyard. Easy access to shopping, health club and restaurants at the Westfield Mall and Black Rock Turnpike.

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Spacious raised ranch on quiet country road just 1.5 miles north of the Merritt Parkway, resting on a level acre with a private backyard. Interior has just been freshly painted, redone hardwood floors and brand new heating system. Main level offers a remodeled kitchen with white cabinetry and granite countertops, updated bathrooms, large living room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace, dining room, master bedroom with full bath, 2 additional bedrooms, hall bathroom and an enclosed porch. The lower level includes a large family room, an office, full bathroom and 2-car garage. There is a level and private backyard. Easy access to shopping, health club and restaurants at the Westfield Mall and Black Rock Turnpike.

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Let's face it – buying a home can be difficult, particularly for those who are exploring the real estate market for the first time.

As a homebuyer, it is your responsibility to learn about the ins and outs of the housing market. By doing so, you can understand what differentiates a high-quality house from a subpar residence and proceed accordingly.

Furthermore, an informed homebuyer will know how to evaluate a home's exterior properly.

What does it take to conduct an in-depth assessment of a house's exterior? Here are three questions that every homebuyer should consider as he or she examines a home's exterior.

1. How do I feel about a home's exterior?

For many homebuyers, finding a house with an awe-inspiring exterior is a top priority. However, it is important to consider how you feel when you see a home's exterior for the first time.

A home's exterior should impress. At the same time, you need to evaluate a house's exterior in conjunction with other home features.

For example, a home may boast a massive kitchen and other dazzling interior features. On the other hand, a home's exterior may leave much to be desired.

Consider the pros and cons of a home's interior and exterior as you determine whether to submit an offer on a house. And if you need extra help along the way, be sure to consult with a real estate agent.

2. Will home exterior repairs be needed in the near future?

Examine a house's driveway, walkways and lawn as you conduct a home exterior evaluation. This will allow you to review the condition of these home exterior areas and determine whether repairs may be needed sooner rather than later.

Home exterior renovations sometimes can be costly and time-intensive. Thus, if you notice home siding that is cracked or other exterior issues, you will want to consider the time and expenses that may be required to fix such problems.

3. How much time will I need to commit to home exterior maintenance projects?

A home may have a beautiful exterior. In order to keep a house's exterior looking great, you'll need to conduct regular maintenance.

Consider what you will need to do to maintain a house's dazzling exterior as you explore all of the options at your disposal.

Will you need to hire a landscaping company to mow the lawn and trim the hedges? Or, are you willing to commit the time and resources necessary to perform assorted home exterior maintenance tasks on your own? These are just a few of the home exterior maintenance questions to consider as you review a property.

Of course, if you need guidance during the homebuying process, real estate agents are available to provide expert assistance.

A real estate agent possesses comprehensive housing market knowledge and can offer real estate insights that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere. With a real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble examining a house – both inside and out – and making an informed homebuying decision.




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