Properties are usually as-is when buying so doing a home inspection for self comfort is key. You can get a really nice home right now. It is also getting colder so you want to make sure the house is going to be or is winterized. You cannot see the pipes and it can cause major damage.... more
I'll keep my response to you short...
There are a ton of things that may or may not have transpired and often times, they may be expecting or dealing with what they consider a better offer for them. Unless we're involved in the actual process, it's very hard to tell.
You could have your attorney send a letter saying you are going to retract your offer and or watch the MLS status to see if it goes pending and if it does you know they had other plans in the works.
Again...everything the other agents said is true to some degree but there's is no definite way of knowing until the smoke clears. (so to speak)
Good luck.... more
I have been working with more 1st time buyers in the past 1 1/2 months compared to the 1st 6 months of this year. Some of them wanted to wait until the Spring but have chose to look for homes now so that they can close by November 30th.
I work in the Downers Grove market and more than half of our sales have been under $350,000 in the past month.