Unfortunately the estimates at Zillow don't take into account the additional items this home offers,such as a deep water boat dock and water view. If you have a boat that you want to dock at your home, that has the ability to go right into the ocean, this is a great home.
The property is new construction with many upgrades, and while typical new homes in Haverhill range from $400,000 -$500,000 this is a unique home that offers so many extras.
If you would like to view the home, please feel free to call or email me any time. I have specialized in the Haverhill area for the past 7 years.
Prudential Verani Realty
A real estate professional can give you the market value of your property given the current market for properties such as yours using the same data. An appraiser may say that your home is worth X but if there are alot of properties asking the same but with better qualities or lesser qualities your market value might differ either positively or negatively.
Hope that helps,
But for more specific price counseling or opinioning, you need to hire someone, preferably your own buyers agent. (The seller generally pays that fee for your benefit). Smart agents aren't going to take the step of offering you price/value amounts on a public forum -- too many legal issues, too much risk liability.
It's not that we care what this house sells for -- but we cannot willy nilly offer price/value opinions on a proprety we do not represent to a buyer we also do not represent. It just wouldn't be legally prudent. You'd find the same reaction from appraisers.
You can hire a professional agent or an appraiser, for a commission, or a fee, to consult specifically with you to answer specific value questions. But right now, the specific question of 'what is it really worth' is more or less a 'hands off' kind of thing.
I think that living next to the river would be pretty cool, and hopefully, that house isn't really only 300 sq feet :-).
Thank you for your answers everyone -- you've been very helpful -- but I'm not trying to figure out whether I like the house or not; I'm trying to assess its value. Obviously this is the wrong place to ask since everyone is a real estate agent, whose best interests are in me (and any other buyer) paying full price (or more) for the property and/or contracting their services. I've done my research; I was just hoping for some honest extra input. Don't try to tell me it is not overpriced...it is. Just how much is the question.
So, he is trying to recoup all his direct costs, plus ideally make a few bucks in profit. That's his goal. Maybe reality will hit after a few months with little activity. That may have to happen before they rethink the listing price.
As far as Haverhill- I'd agree that the public HS isn't that great. But, the town overall has some nice areas that you wouldn't even think were "Haverhill". So it all depends.
If you need any further help, please let me know. Thanks,
Zillow provides estimates, not valuations.
What do you think?
If you have spent any time on Zillow you know they have a disclosure sections that states that they are only accurate 80% of the time and that means they are WRONG 20% of the time. If you are basing your decision from that site alone you are going to have a rough go at it. Now that price sounds pretty good to me, but you need to do the research.
Ultimately, if you are a buyer with good financial resources then you may be able to use that leverage and get the builder to come down in their demands. Everyone is willing to negotiate in this market. Best
Also looked at the yearly taxes the neighbors are paying (houses very similar in size, etc.), and they are only around $4500, which leads me to believe that they are being appraised in the $400,000s.
Anyway advice would be great...and you may even win yourself a client!