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If you receive an offer to purchase your house, should you accept it? Home sellers across the United States face this question regularly. To determine the right answer, a home seller needs to weigh the pros and cons of an offer.

Deciding how to proceed with an offer to purchase is no easy task. Lucky for you, we're here to help you analyze a homebuying proposal so you can make an informed decision.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you determine whether accepting an offer to purchase is the right choice.

1. Review Your Home Selling Goals

Now may prove to be a great time to revisit your property selling goals. That way, you can assess whether an offer to purchase corresponds to these goals.

If you find that a homebuying proposal fails to help you accomplish your property selling goals, you may want to counter or reject the offer. On the other hand, if an offer to purchase falls in line with your home selling goals, you may want to approve the proposal.

2. Consider Your Home Selling Timeline

How much time you have left to complete the home selling journey can have far-flung effects, and for good reason. If you face a tight deadline to sell your home, you may be more inclined than ever before to accept an offer to purchase your house. Conversely, if you can afford to be patient, you may want to reject or counter a homebuying proposal.

Analyze your house selling timeline closely – you'll be glad you did. If you determine there is still plenty of time at your disposal, you may want to reject an offer to purchase that falls short of your expectations. Comparatively, if you are short on time, you may want to accept a homebuying proposal and move forward in the property selling journey.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Determining how to proceed with an offer to purchase is difficult, regardless of whether you're a first-time or experienced home seller. Fortunately, you can hire a real estate agent who can help you make the best-possible decision.

A real estate agent serves as an expert guide throughout the home selling journey. He or she will help you list your residence and promote it to prospective buyers. Plus, a real estate agent will offer tips to help you differentiate your residence from the competition.

Of course, when you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent is happy to provide a recommendation as well. A real estate agent is honest and unbiased and has a seller's best interests in mind. Thus, this housing market professional can help you decide whether to accept, reject or counter any offer to purchase, at any time.

Accepting an offer to purchase is a life-changing decision and should not be taken lightly. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can evaluate a homebuying proposal and determine whether an offer is right for you.


Your thirties are a time of many important financial decisions. Many people are starting families, buying homes, and getting settled into their careers by the time they turn thirty. The following ten years are often marked by salary increases, moving into larger homes, and saving for retirement.

It’s vital to have a solid grasp on personal finance in your thirties, as it is in many ways the foundation of your finances for the decades to come. So, in this article we’re going to give you some advice on buying a home and managing your money in your thirties.

Straighten out your credit

If your twenties were a volatile time of incurring debts from student loans, car loans, and other expenses, then it’s paramount to get your credit in order in your early thirties. Having a high credit score can secure you lower interest rates on a home loan or let you refinance your loans at lower rates.

Start by making sure your bills are on auto-pay, and be sure to settle any older debts from your younger years. You can also use a credit card for recurring expenses, such as gas to get to work or groceries, and then pay them off in full each month. This way, you’ll build credit and avoid accruing  interest at the same time.

Reevaluate your lifestyle and long term goals

A lot can change from the time you turn 25 to the time you turn 35. Your goals might shift from finding a home near the ocean to finding a home near a good school district for your children. You might also have the shocking realization that your children will be heading to college sooner than it might seem, and that you’re still working on paying off your own student debt.

Consider things like the size house you’ll need for your family, where you want to live and whether that involves being close to aging parents, and reallocating money depending on your retirement goals.

Rethink your insurance coverage

Gone are the days when all you needed was a car insurance policy to get by. As you age and your responsibilities grow, you’ll need to think about the future for you and your family. That may include a more comprehensive health insurance plan for your family, a life insurance policy for yourself, or increased covered for home and auto insurance.

Automate the headaches away

With all of these growing responsibilities, it can be easy to get frustrated with the time you’re losing to keeping your finance in order. Fortunately, there are many tools at your disposal in the internet age that will make all of those responsibilities an afterthought.

First, get a budget planning app, like Mint or You Need a Budget (YNAB). Next, set up your bills to auto-pay if you haven’t yet. Then, put reminders in your phone to periodically check your credit score and reassess whether you need to pay for certain monthly services (do you still watch Hulu?). Finally, if you haven’t yet, make sure you have your paychecks direct deposited into the accounts you’d like them to enter so you don’t have to worry about them.



145 Lagrange St, Boston, MA 02132

West Roxbury's Bellevue Hill

Multi-Family

$799,900
Price

2
Units
2,437
Approx. GLA
Open House Saturday and Sunday 12-2:00 P.M. Great opportunity to own this well maintained 2 family in the well sought after section of Bellevue Hill. First floor unit has a large bedroom with large closet space, semi modern kitchen, living room, dining room with columns and hardwood floors throughout. Second floor has one bedroom and one full bath. Third floor has three bedrooms and one full bath. Large kitchen great for family gatherings. Second and third floors hardwood floors throughout. Large basement has bonus workout room and full bath. Direct walkout to back yard from basement. Two car garage with additional tandem parking can easily fit 5 cars. Close to both commuter rail stations (Bellevue & West Roxbury), shopping centers and highway. Don't miss out on this great home. It won't last long. Taxes include the residential exemption. No showings until the open house on 3/21. All offers, if any, will be reviewed on Tuesday 3/24 at 6:00 P.M.
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145 Lagrange St, Boston, MA 02132

West Roxbury's Bellevue Hill

Multi-Family

$799,900
Price

2
Units
2,437
Approx. GLA
Open House Saturday and Sunday 12-2:00 P.M. Great opportunity to own this well maintained 2 family in the well sought after section of Bellevue Hill. First floor unit has a large bedroom with large closet space, semi modern kitchen, living room, dining room with columns and hardwood floors throughout. Second floor has one bedroom and one full bath. Third floor has three bedrooms and one full bath. Large kitchen great for family gatherings. Second and third floors hardwood floors throughout. Large basement has bonus workout room and full bath. Direct walkout to back yard from basement. Two car garage with additional tandem parking can easily fit 5 cars. Close to both commuter rail stations (Bellevue & West Roxbury), shopping centers and highway. Don't miss out on this great home. It won't last long. Taxes include the residential exemption. No showings until the open house on 3/21. All offers, if any, will be reviewed on Tuesday 3/24 at 6:00 P.M.
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Saturday
March 21 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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145 Lagrange St, Boston, MA 02132

West Roxbury's Bellevue Hill

Multi-Family

$799,900
Price

2
Units
2,437
Approx. GLA
Open House Saturday and Sunday 12-2:00 P.M. Great opportunity to own this well maintained 2 family in the well sought after section of Bellevue Hill. First floor unit has a large bedroom with large closet space, semi modern kitchen, living room, dining room with columns and hardwood floors throughout. Second floor has one bedroom and one full bath. Third floor has three bedrooms and one full bath. Large kitchen great for family gatherings. Second and third floors hardwood floors throughout. Large basement has bonus workout room and full bath. Direct walkout to back yard from basement. Two car garage with additional tandem parking can easily fit 5 cars. Close to both commuter rail stations (Bellevue & West Roxbury), shopping centers and highway. Don't miss out on this great home. It won't last long. Taxes include the residential exemption. No showings until the open house on 3/21. All offers, if any, will be reviewed on Tuesday 3/24 at 6:00 P.M.
Open House
Saturday
March 21 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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