What it takes to buy a house in today’s pandemic seller’s market

Jerome Powell

Paying full price for homes — in cash.

Or in the case of a mortgage, agreeing to shell out tens of thousands of dollars over asking price.

Waiving inspections, and getting deals done quickly and seamlessly.

In a state where the median selling price for a single-family home is now more than $500,000 — nearly $700,000 in Middlesex County — and where available inventory and time on the market are at record lows, these are just a few tactics recent buyers say they were able to use to get winning bids. 

Over the past month, the Daily News spoke with four parties who found a way to get the home they wanted. 

The first-timer 

Amy Jakubielski lives in Norwich, Connecticut. She moved there from Massachusetts a decade ago, but wanted to return. She was open to where in the Bay State she wanted to live, which gave her Realtor, Melissa Kaspern of RE/MAX Executive Realty in Holliston, some flexibility. 

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