Crazy market report card

Crazy market report card

In the most competitive Seller’s market since the late 1980s, how did we do? We are pleased for our clients who have bought in 2014. They did buy a house or condo in eastern Massachusetts without bidding wildly over asking price or throwing away their rights.

gradeSummary:

  • No clients waived their home inspections in order to buy a house.

  • No clients waived mortgage contingency unless they had cash resources to close without a mortgage.

  • No clients waived the appraisal as part of their mortgage contingency unless they had cash resources to close without a mortgage.

  • Half of our clients bought below asking price. Half bought at asking, or above.

  • Towns served: Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, Lincoln, Acton, Jamaica Plain, Woburn.

  • Total amount under asking negotiated: -104

  • Total amount over asking negotiated: +32

  • Two were at asking price.

moneypileWe are doing it the hard way. Negotiating this hard and refusing to waive legal protections led to many failed offers. There have been lots of disappointments along the way. But those who bought were able to get a house or condo without regrets.

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