After lots of searching you have found the house that you’d like to call home. Next step, you’ll need to make an offer. Purchase contracts vary from state to state but a basic offer includes the price you’re willing to pay for the house, your financing terms, and contingencies.

When it is time to put your offer on paper you will want to make sure it is well planned. There are seven key elements to a good offer:

1. A realistic offering price

In order to put forth a great offer you will want to set your price based on similar homes recently sold in the neighborhood. Your real estate agent will help you look at comparable properties to determine that price. You will also want to keep in mind the state of the market in your area. If homes are selling quickly and receiving multiple offers, you’ll need to bid competitively. If home sales are slower you may want to be a little more conservative in your offer.

2. Realistic financing terms

Always make sure you are pre-approved for a loan before making an offer. Include proof that you are pre-approved with your offer, many lenders will give you a letter.

3. A property inspection clause

A home inspection clause will give you a chance to have the property inspected. You will want to use a professional home inspector to thoroughly inspect the property you are buying.

4. Any concessions or contingencies

Sometimes there are additional items that should be covered in the offer. You will want to outline any concessions like closing costs or repairs. If you are financing your home you will need to include a financing contingency.

5. Conveyances

Always put in the offer what is included in the sale. For instance, a washer and dryer or any other items that are included in the sale of the property.

6. A deadline

An offer should always include a deadline for a response.

7. It is all in writing

Everything should always be in writing. Never rely on verbal agreements.


Date: 04/12/2014 Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  
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Move right into this beautifully updated 4 brm, 2.5 bth Garrison Colonial w/over 2,600 sf of living space & 2 car attached garage in sought after Woodcrest Acres! Bright updated eat in Cherry kitchen w/granite countertops, recessed lights, tile back splash, bay window & built in desk area! Hardwood floors throughout both levels, formal living rm, formal dining rm w/chair railing, fireplaced family rm, 1st floor laundry rm/mud rm w/updated half bth & tiled floor, Large front to back master brm with huge walk in closet and full bth with extra sink & vanity rm! Large curved deck overlooking lovely private half acre lot! Cul de sac neighborhood! Wonderful location, close to everything!

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Date: 04/13/2014 Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  
For Directions: click on the map image or feel free to contact me.  
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Move right into this beautifully updated 4 brm, 2.5 bth Garrison Colonial w/over 2,600 sf of living space & 2 car attached garage in sought after Woodcrest Acres! Bright updated eat in Cherry kitchen w/granite countertops, recessed lights, tile back splash, bay window & built in desk area! Hardwood floors throughout both levels, formal living rm, formal dining rm w/chair railing, fireplaced family rm, 1st floor laundry rm/mud rm w/updated half bth & tiled floor, Large front to back master brm with huge walk in closet and full bth with extra sink & vanity rm! Large curved deck overlooking lovely private half acre lot! Cul de sac neighborhood! Wonderful location, close to everything!

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Move right in to this lovely updated deluxe 2 level townhouse w/2 brms &1.5 bths! Bright updated kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops & tile floor! Updated full bth, 2nd flr laundry, bright living room w/newer triple french door to great patio area w/extra storage, updated heating & C/A, newer windows throughout, newer wooden front door & storm door, neutral decor throughout! Pull down attic stairs for extra storage! Lovely in-ground gunite pool & lg patio, tennis courts and playground! Convenient location, close to everything!!

This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $209,900.

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