Beautiful Cape-style ranch home on 1 acre corner lot in popular Glen Ridge Estates is much larger than it appears. Spacious living room with fireplace has bow window overlooking backyard. Living room flows to dining room with entrance to oversized screened porch. Three bedrooms on first level. Master bedroom with walk-in closet and bath. Lower level opens directly from the front hallway and features fireplace, built ins, loads of windows and a mini greenhouse. Oversized rooms include game room, office, and family room. Two-car garage with covered area to side entry kitchen. 12/1/17: SEPTIC PLANS IN PROCESS FOUR BEDROOM SYSTEM Elgin system (not FAST) – Seller will escrow funds. Many windows on first floor have been updated. This neighborhood has easy access to Wellesley, Needham and Natick. #1 rated Dover-Sherborn schools by Boston Magazine. See the possibilities this home has to offer in a great location!
A home inspection represents a key stage during the homebuying journey. This inspection enables you to examine a house with a professional property inspector. And if you discover minor or major property issues, you can ask a seller to perform repairs. Or, you may choose to reduce your initial home offer or rescind your proposal.
Ultimately, it pays to be diligent during a home inspection. If you perform an in-depth assessment of a house, you can understand whether this residence is the right choice.
On the other hand, there may be property problems that you identify during a home inspection that you won’t ask a seller to repair. These issues may include:
1. Cosmetic Problems
If you ask a home seller to perform cosmetic repairs, the seller may choose to walk away from your homebuying proposal. And if this happens, you could lose your dream house to a rival homebuyer.
There is no need to jeopardize a home sale due to a cracked floor tile, a deck that needs to be stained or other cosmetic problems. Instead, plan to perform cosmetic repairs on your own.
In addition, keep in mind that many cosmetic issues are quick and easy to fix and won’t require you to break your budget. This means you likely will have no trouble completing myriad cosmetic repairs after you close on a home.
2. Loose Fixtures
A loose doorknob or light fixture can be frustrating. And as you walk through a house during an inspection, you may feel like repairing a loose fixture is a top priority.
Loose fixtures generally require simple hand tools to repair, and problems with these fixtures frequently can be solved in just minutes. As such, you may want to focus your attention on bigger and potentially more expensive home repairs as you determine which property repair requests to submit to a seller.
Of course, if a loose fixture creates a safety hazard, you should not hesitate to ask the seller to fix this problem. Because if a hazardous fixture remains in place, it may put your health and safety at risk.
3.Non-Functional Light Switch
A non-functional light switch may raise red flags as you inspect a house. But in many instances, this problem is minor.
If you notice a non-functional light switch during a home inspection, there usually is no need to worry. In fact, a property inspector typically can tell you whether a home’s electrical system is safe to use and up to code.
For homebuyers who are uncertain about how to proceed with a residence following an inspection, it pays to consult with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can offer expert tips to help you make informed decisions at each stage of the homebuying journey.
Consider your potential property repair requests following a home inspection. By doing so, you can prioritize major property repairs and increase the likelihood that you and the seller can find common ground as you work toward finalizing a purchase agreement.
Enjoy the bucolic setting of a Vermont country retreat just 23 miles from downtown Boston. This Acadian farmhouse, nestled in 7 spectacular acres, is approached by a long winding private drive through lightly wooded fields. Surrounded by old stone walls, the property abuts the meadows of Leland fields (conservation land) and has direct access to miles of hiking and equestrian trails. The post and beam home features an open floor plan with sunlight streaming through window walls offering vistas of woodlands and meadows. Kitchen features a chefs gas stove and quartz countertops. The step-down great room could serve as a formal living room or large library. A central open staircase leads to 3 spacious bedrooms on the 2nd floor and a 4th bedroom on the 3rd floor. Ample storage in the unfinished basement. This very private property has plenty of room for expansion or outbuildings – the addition of a pool, tennis court, or perhaps a barn and paddocks for the equestrian.
Elegant & stately five bedroom Colonial surrounded by lush landscaping, brick patios, gorgeous pool & cabana area. Living areas are graciously proportioned and include large marble foyer, first floor study, four season sunroom with cathedral ceilings just off the dining room and family room areas. Classic living and dining areas are great for entertaining. Open kitchen with stainless ovens, wide pine floors and cherry cabinets that open to large breakfast nook and family room. Mudroom entrance to the side/rear with tiled floors offer ample storage and back staircase to second floor. A generous sized landing on the second floor has expansive hall with four sunny bedrooms & stairs leading up to third floor which has fifth bedroom/bonus area. Finished lower level with both carpet and tiled areas with large laundry room. Three-car detached garage with storage above. Enjoy sailing and swimming in Sherborn’s own Farm Pond and Dover-Sherborn top schools.