Northborough, MA:

This Condo in Northborough, MA recently sold for $215,000.
This is a Half-Duplex style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.60 acres, and was sold by
Kim D’Elia – EXIT Realty Partners

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ATTN: FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS, WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY A LOT OF THE WORK HAS BEEN DONE HERE!!!!! YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH THE UPDATED KITCHEN BRIGHT AND SUNNY SUN ROOM OVER LOOKING THE KITCHEN! THERE ARE A LOT OF POSSIBILITIES FOR ROOMS, YOU COULD USE THE FIRST FLOOR ROOM AS A BEDROOM OR OFFICE IF NEEDED OR HAVE TWO LIVING ROOMS, BEDROOMS ON SECOND FLOOR ARE GOOD SIZE! YOU’LL LOVE THE 2ND FLOOR LAUNDRY. GREAT DECK OVER LOOKING THE BACK YARD, PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING! MANY OF THE UPDATES HAVE BEEN DONE HERE JUST WAITING FOR THAT SPECIAL BUYER TO ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHES!!! TWO DRIVEWAYS OFFER PLENTY OF PARKING FOR ALL!

This is a Colonial style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, 0.36 Acres, and is currently available for $190,000.

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A low appraisal is a possibility when you’re buying a home. This can happen for a variety of reasons. If it happens to you, don’t panic! 

Once you get an offer accepted on a house you love, it may feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of your shoulders. As any seasoned homebuyer will tell you, this is only the beginning! 

It can be tough for both the buyer and the seller when a deal seemingly falls apart due to an appraisal that comes in too low. This is a common occurrence and there are ways to work around it. 

Reasons For A Low Appraisal

There are a few reasons for a low appraisal including:

Insufficient sales data for the area can often skew appraisal numbers

Lenders may only lend up to a certain percentage of the appraised value

If the appraisal comes in lower than what you offered for the purchase price of the home, you’ll need to come up with the rest of the cash upfront in order to purchase the property. There are other options for you if you do come into this situation.

The Appraisal Contingency

The appraisal contingency is built into your sales contract and is a protection for the buyer, allowing them to walk away without financial burden if the appraisal comes in too low. This allows you room for negotiation on the seller’s part if they really are motivated. The contingency clause isn’t a one-size-fits-all protection. Even with this clause, you could end up spending more out of pocket cash or walking away from the deal completely. It’s simply a protection.  

What If The Appraisal Is Wrong?

The appraisal can be submitted for review. The appraiser would need to explain why they didn’t use comparable sales provided by the lender. The property can also be completely reevaluated. In addition, you can request a separate appraisal from your lender. The seller may even pay for the second appraisal in order to keep the deal from falling through. 

Don’t Offer More Than You Think The Property Is Worth

When you base huge financial decisions on emotions, you could end up in a bad situation. Your offer that wins the house can quickly become a case of regret as a buyer. Many times in a tight real estate market, you’ll need to make decisions fast. If you have a general idea of property values and work with a realtor to make an informed offer, you’ll be in better shape to avoid a big headache. While you may be able to afford paying more than a house is worth, it’s not a smart financial decision.       

Low Appraisals Are An Opportunity

A low appraisal should be thought of by the buyer as an opportunity to renegotiate the sale price of the home. This step in the home buying process is a protection for you as a buyer for one of the biggest purchases that you’ll ever make.

Brimfield, MA:

This Single-Family in Brimfield, MA recently sold for $100,000.
This is a Ranch style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 1.00 acres, and was sold by
Kim D’Elia – EXIT Realty Partners

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