It would appear that you are working with an agent. Have your agent run a report on the Bethel market for the last 2 years and include 1st quarter results as well. It would also be interesting to know what the historical highs were in the town and when they were achieved.
Talk with your mortgage broker. How long are you planning to stay in the house? At today's rates a slight "overpayment" on the purchase price can easily be covered by the lower rate over time. It could be dollars a day. Meanwhile, you're living in a house your love. in a wonderful community that hopefully you'll be part of going forward.
If you are not in a contractual agreement with a Realtor, by all means contact me. I have a house nearby.
Best, Jay Cooke