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The decision to buy a home can bring all sorts of emotions. From stress to joy to fear, you need to be prepared for any situation to arise. From saving up enough money for a down payment to securing financing to hoping for a smooth closing, buying a home is a complex event. Just about the worst thing that can happen in the process is finding the home of your dreams and then having your offer rejected. If you do lose out on the house to another bidder, below, you’ll find a few reasons why.


The Home Is Above Your Means


If you go after a home that’s above a price that you can afford, it’s likely that your offer will be declined. Look at all of your numbers and find a reasonable price point with your real estate agent. Be sure that your agent won’t show you homes that are far above your budget. Don’t risk falling in love with a house that you can’t afford. If you start big, you may be disappointed at the type of home you actually can fit in with your budget. 


A Better Offer Came In


In high competition markets or for a home that’s receiving a lot of attention, sellers may get multiple offers. All that attention is why it’s always best to keep your offer as close to the asking price as possible. Don’t assume that other buyers will bid low. Remember that sellers want to get the most return on their home, which means they are going to take the highest offer in most cases.


You also don’t want to get too carried away in asking for contingencies. If you ask too much of a seller’s, they won’t bother giving your offer serious consideration when other buyers have asked them to put less time and money into the home. Don’t ask for unnecessary repairs or over the top back costs. 


You’re Not Approved For A Mortgage


The seller wants you to have a home loan pre-approved so that the process of selling their home will be that much smoother. Some seller may only consider bids by buyers who have been pre-approved for a loan. You should definitely be pre-approved before you even set out on your home search.


To get your offer accepted on a home you love, you need to do your homework. As a buyer, you want to keep the needs of the seller in mind. Although you want the best deal for yourself, you're more likely to get a property that you want if you compromise a bit. 




2 Rush Road, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$800,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home to this lovely, spacious, light & bright Colonial which sits in a quiet neighborhood yet is close to major routes for an easy commute! This quality built home offers an open floor plan which is perfect for large gatherings. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features custom cherry cabinets, granite countertops, abundant cabinetry, newer appliances, tile flooring & leads to the spacious open deck with attached pergola overlooking great yard. The family room features a gas fireplace & bump out bay windows which bring in plenty of natural light. The formal living & dining rms allow an easy flow perfect for entertaining. There is a convenient mudroom & half bath on first floor. The 2nd floor offers 4 bedrms including the master featuring walk in closet, cathedral ceiling, skylights & private bath with whirlpool tub & custom shower. There is a large main bath with soapstone counters & built in storage cab. in the open hall. The third floor offers an office with private bath. Must See!!
Open House
Sunday
October 07 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 2 Rush Road, Westford, MA 01886    Get Directions

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2 Rush Road, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$800,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home to this lovely, spacious, light & bright Colonial which sits in a quiet neighborhood yet is close to major routes for an easy commute! This quality built home offers an open floor plan which is perfect for large gatherings. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features custom cherry cabinets, granite countertops, abundant cabinetry, newer appliances, tile flooring & leads to the spacious open deck with attached pergola overlooking great yard. The family room features a gas fireplace & bump out bay windows which bring in plenty of natural light. The formal living & dining rms allow an easy flow perfect for entertaining. There is a convenient mudroom & half bath on first floor. The 2nd floor offers 4 bedrms including the master featuring walk in closet, cathedral ceiling, skylights & private bath with whirlpool tub & custom shower. There is a large main bath with soapstone counters & built in storage cab. in the open hall. The third floor offers an office with private bath. Must See!!
Open House
Sunday
October 07 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 Rush Road, Westford, MA 01886    Get Directions

Similar Properties



New Construction!! Enjoy the changing seasons from the front deck with water views and public beach near by. Built by a well known quality builder with years of experience and ready to move into. This beautiful home features large open living/dining/kitchen with slider to back yard & large stone patio. The home has natural gas heating, town sewer, town water, tile flooring, hardwood flooring, crown molding, gas fireplace and custom kitchen with granite countertops, pantry area, stainless appliances and large bar island. There is a formal dining room with shadow boxing and chair rail. The half bath has tile flooring & granite countertop. The mudroom offers two large closets, tile flooring. The second floor has three bedrooms, laundry room and two full baths. The master bedroom features a ceiling fan, large walk in closet and full bath with custom tile shower. There is large finished room with closet in the lower level which is perfect for an office or play room.

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There’s no doubt that we all have our preferred colors, whether it’s for our cars, our clothing, or our homes. However, there are colors that are favored over others--colors that work well in any environment.

When it comes to painting the inside and outside of your home, good colors decisions can make your home appeal to more buyers and get you higher offers.

In today’s post, we’re going to talk about which colors are ideal for your home if you’re hoping to increase its purchase value.

General rules for choosing paint colors

While there are specific colors and techniques for each room of a home, there are also general rules that apply to painting in general.

First, note that it is pleasing to the eye if a room transitions from dark to light vertically--the floor being the darkest, the wall color in the middle, and the ceiling the brightest. While we can’t say with certainty why that is, a good guess would be because that’s house things usually appear in nature, with the sky being the brightest thing in your line of sight.

Next, understand that painting with darker colors and matte finishes may make a room appear darker and smaller. Glossy or semi-gloss paint with bright colors will reflect more light and make a room look and feel more spacious.

You may have noticed some homes tend to have a continuity to them that is hard to explain. There’s a good chance this is because of the colors used. Having a color palette for your home that uses different shades of a color is a good way to tie the whole home together

Finally, while there are many colors that will work in various rooms of the home, blue happens to be the most preferred color to new buyers. It’s a safe bet that a light blue will work well if you’re at a loss for what color to paint a room.

Next, let’s take a look at each part of your home to find the best colors to use.

  • Exterior. Choosing exterior colors, such as your siding, doors, and trim can be a difficult decision for most homeowners. It’s a good idea to stick with colors associate with the architectural style of your home. Also, be sure to take note of the colors in your neighborhood--you don’t match your neighbors completely, but you don’t want to stand out too much either. A good way to differentiate your home is to use a bold accent color on your front door or shutters.

  • Kitchen. The kitchen should be a warm and welcoming place. Colors like white, gray, and light red all work well in the kitchen. Choose a color that doesn’t overshadow your appliances and cabinets--let those be the bold colors of the room.

  • Bedrooms. Bedrooms, especially children’s rooms, are a place where you have more room to experiment with fun colors. Nearly any color can work in a bedroom, even darker colors, if complemented by light-colored decorations and furnishings. If your master bedroom has a bathroom connected to it, try using the same or a color that will complement the bedroom.

  • Home office. Offices are surprisingly versatile. Many different styles work for different people and their vocations and hobbies. If your home office has a classic look--wooden desk, gold lamps, etc.--a brown or tan color will work well. However, if the office is more modern and creative, a white, gray, or bold green or blue are fitting.

  • Bathroom. For the main bathroom, use a bright color as bathrooms tend to be one of the smaller rooms in a home. Bright colors are also easier to work in the mirror by to improve lighting.




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