I disagree with Jeffery and Irina. There's no way for us to know whether or not you should take the offer of $415,000 without understanding how your home has been marketed and if it has been marketed correctly. How did you come up with the price of $449,000? Being behind Occidental College tells me that you're in a pretty good area of Highland Park. It depends on the condition of the home, size of interior and lot and a very intensive look at the market analysis, past trends and anticipated trends over the next six months. You also need to understand which homes in the area are on the market now - who is your competition?
Are you working with a real estate professional? If not, hire one.
Feel free to click on the link below for real time real estate market report on Highland Park. That might help you in your decision.
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