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This Single-Family in Gloucester, MA recently sold for $485,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Office Vadala Real Estate - Vadala Real Estate.

3 Banjo Way, Gloucester, MA 01930


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This well maintained one owner home built in 1995 provides easy one level living, and also has a large finished walkout basement if more living space is needed making it perfect for people looking to downsize as well as the growing family. The main living level consists of a bright and spacious living room with big windows, a kitchen and dining area that opens to a deck and beautiful gardens and bluestone walkways. There are also three bedrooms and a large full bath. The lower level has a 550sf finished room providing great flexibility for many potential uses and an unfinished area for storage. Finally this great house is set at the end of a dead end street and is set close to Gloucester Harbor, Stage Fort Park, downtown Gloucester and provides a great location for commuters with quick access to both the MBTA Commuter Rail and Route 128. Showings Thur 1-3, Fri 2-4, Sat 10-12. Offers, if any, due Monday Aug 10th by 5pm.

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In a seller's market, buyers often wonder how they can edge out other interested parties and make their offer more appealing. There is often the tendency to forgo some protections that homebuyers have on their side in an effort to make things easier for the seller. One of these might be the suggestion to skip the home inspection. 

Home Buyers Should Opt for a Home Inspection

Opting for a home inspection is always a good idea. Most sellers won't hold this against you and many even expect you to have one done. If you don't, then you are relying solely on what the seller tells you about the condition of the various systems within the house. While some sellers might not know that anything, in particular, is wrong with the home, it is not always required that known issues are disclosed at the time of sale. That's why it's important to get an objective and professional opinion from a third party. 

What To Expect During a Home Inspection

It's important to understand that the home inspector will evaluate both the exterior and the interior of the home. While every inspector is different, you should expect them to complete the basics such as assessing the insulation in the attic, inspecting the eaves and the roof, flush the toilets and turn on all the faucets, check the fuses, switches and electrical outlets and more. 

What you should not expect your home inspector to do is to rip up the carpeting or knock a hole in the walls. These actions are simply beyond the scope of their job. That being said, many home inspectors can provide you with their best guess regarding what's behind the walls and under the current flooring. Chances are your home inspector has experience working with homes in your area and can read the clues that are found in the home. 

Home Inspection Pointers to Consider 

It's important to be present during the home inspection. This will allow you to hear everything that's said about the house firsthand. You'll also be able to ask any questions right then. The inspector will provide you with a written report afterward as well. 

Be sure to take what is found by the inspector seriously. If there are issues with the home, it's time to assess if it's the right one for you. You can also try to negotiate with the homeowner. This could involve you asking the owner to fix the issues first or for money so you can do so yourself. 

Once you discover your dream house, you probably want to do everything possible to acquire this residence. However, it is important to remain calm, cool and collected as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you act too hastily, you risk overspending to purchase your ideal residence.

Let's face it – the temptation to submit an offer to purchase your dream home that may require you to break your homebuying budget can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, we're here to help you consider your offer to purchase closely and ensure you provide a competitive homebuying proposal that won't force you to exceed your budget.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft a competitive offer to purchase your dream house.

1. Analyze the Housing Market

The real estate market may have major ramifications on the offer you submit to acquire your dream residence, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

For example, if you are operating in a buyer's market, there likely is an abundance of sellers and a limited number of buyers. If you find your dream house in a buyer's market, you may be able to acquire this residence by submitting an offer to purchase at or near a seller's initial home asking price.

On the other hand, navigating a seller's market may prove to be tricky. In a seller's market, there is a shortage of high-quality houses available and an abundance of buyers. Therefore, if you want to purchase your dream residence in a seller's market, you may need to submit an offer to purchase at or above a seller's initial home asking price.

Consider the housing market closely as you prepare an offer to purchase. If you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's one, you can submit an offer to purchase your dream house that falls in line with the current housing market's conditions.

2. Weigh a Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

When it comes to putting together a competitive offer to purchase, it helps to consider a house's strengths and weaknesses. That way, you can account for the costs of any potential home repairs or improvements in your homebuying proposal.

You should consider a home's location as well. For instance, a home in a remote town may prove to be more affordable than a comparable house near a big city. And when you craft an offer to purchase, you should always account for a house's location.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent can help you submit a competitive offer to purchase at any time. This housing market expert is happy to provide a recommendation about how much to offer to acquire your dream home. And if you have homebuying concerns or questions, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them at your convenience.

Want to buy your dream residence? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can avoid the risk of spending too much to acquire your ideal house.

This Condo in Amesbury, MA recently sold for $223,000. This Garden style home was sold by Office Vadala Real Estate - Vadala Real Estate.

29 East Greenwood, Amesbury, MA 01913


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Light and bright with high ceilings. This first floor condo has new carpet in the bedroom, newer roof, new siding and has been freshly painted. The galley kitchen looks out over the dining room which flows into the living room with a bump out window, Laundry is in the unit. It has a nice private back yard and there is good access to downtown, beaches and commuter routes. Only two units in the building. Master insurance and water and sewer are split. This is a non-smoking condo. The town and condo docs call this a two bedroom condo but it lives better as a one bedroom

This Land in Gloucester, MA recently sold for $280,000. This style home was sold by Office Vadala Real Estate - Vadala Real Estate.

18A Calder Street, Gloucester, MA 01930


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Land Type
Very rare and private 2+ acre parcel nestled in the woods in the very heart of coveted East Gloucester, this site offers the perfect foundation for building your dream home in an idyllic yet highly accessible location. Minutes to Gloucester’s historic inner harbor and colorful Rocky Neck, with the country’s oldest art colony and its many galleries, shops, and restaurants, and moments from Bass Rocks Golf Club and the fabled Back Shore and glittering Atlantic. Remnants of old stone-walls still evoke a time when the property was once a farm, and with trees and woodlands on site it is now a quiet place surrounded by the bustling streets of a lively community sought after by young families, working professionals and downsizing couples alike. A rare opportunity to build new in East Gloucester and create a home and retreat for the ages. Land to be sold as is and is not currently cleared, town water connection in street; subject to connect to town sewer on Calder.