Looking forward to talking to you~
You have gotten some excellent advice from other agents here on Trulia. Your best bet is to work with a knowledgeable local area agent. Interview agents and find one that can assist you in maximizing your offer through lender financing or other means (owner financing, lease purchase?) Discuss your financial objectives and the homes you like from online â€œshoppingâ€. You may find an agent that is willing to work with you. By the way, I am a local agent in the Milford area. Feel free to contact me.
Let's get serious. I mean really serious.
I can not think of any context where truth resides when the opening line is "I'm SERIOUS" and the closing line is "I could get lucky."
You are NOT serious.
And, no, you won't get lucky.
You can however, purchase your first home with the proper strategy. Lucky NOT A STRATEGY.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
First Look: http://youtu.be/PumYpkgybXE
Have you been doing your research online? The price of the houses is market driven. It is the meeting of the minds between the buyers and the sellers.
Unless you have a better understanding of the recent sales, just because the house has been on the market for a long time does not mean that it is not priced correctly.
The absorption rate for a specific market will tell you more on what the is the average days on the market before a property sells.
Why don't you work with a realtor who can assist and guide you in the process?
Home buying is not just a matter of shopping and low bidding. It is intricate and if you don't have experience on this arena, the service of a professional is invaluable.