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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.



6 Belknap Ter, Watertown, MA 02472

Single-Family

$639,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Watertown/Newton line,COMMUTERS DREAM LOCATION! 3 bedroom Colonial with character and charm located on a cul de sac! 1st floor offers a sunny living room with fireplace,formal dining room with built in hutch, good sized sun room with French doors perfect for den, office, exercise or playroom and spacious eat in kitchen! 2nd floor has 3 good sized bedrooms and full bath! Lower level has additional finished basement space (not included in Sq Ft ) with bar, walk out, and 1/2 bath. 1 car garage, hardwood floors, carpeting upstairs, newer windows, newer oil burner! Minutes to Mass Pike, Storrow Dr/Memorial Dr, Boston,Brighton, Cambridge,Harvard Sq.! Minutes to Watertown Sq, buses, the new Arsenal Yards, shops, banks, restaurants and Charles River walk/bike path!
Open House
Sunday
January 26 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 6 Belknap Ter, Watertown, MA 02472    Get Directions

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6 Belknap Ter, Watertown, MA 02472

Single-Family

$679,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Watertown/Newton line,COMMUTERS DREAM LOCATION! 3 bedroom Colonial with character and charm located on a cul de sac! 1st floor offers a sunny living room with fireplace,formal dining room with built in hutch, good sized sun room with French doors perfect for den, office, exercise or playroom and spacious eat in kitchen! 2nd floor has 3 good sized bedrooms and full bath! Lower level has additional finished basement space (not included in Sq Ft ) with bar, walk out, and 1/2 bath. 1 car garage, hardwood floors, carpeting upstairs, newer windows, newer oil burner! Minutes to Mass Pike, Storrow Dr/Memorial Dr, Boston,Brighton, Cambridge,Harvard Sq.! Minutes to Watertown Sq, buses, the new Arsenal Yards, shops, banks, restaurants and Charles River walk/bike path!
Open House
Sunday
January 26 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 6 Belknap Ter, Watertown, MA 02472    Get Directions

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37 Gates, Boston, MA 02127

Condo

$599,000
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Come see this tastefully renovated top floor unit with private deck in coveted Thomas Park neighborhood! Spectacular views are just one of the perks of this bright and sunny condo. Close to beach and transportation make this a perfect location to call home!This unit boasts Modern kitchen with breakfast bar and separate dining area along with oak floors and beautiful tile in the kitchen make this a very visually pleasing home. There is a high efficiency tankless water heater, central air conditioning and washer/dryer in the unit. In addition to the living room area there is also office/den space leading out to a large and private deck overlooking the city! This condo is easily the best value in South Boston!
Open House
Sunday
January 26 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 37 Gates, Boston, MA 02127    Get Directions

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37 Gates, Boston, MA 02127

Condo

$599,000
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Come see this tastefully renovated top floor unit with private deck in coveted Thomas Park neighborhood! Spectacular views are just one of the perks of this bright and sunny condo. Close to beach and transportation make this a perfect location to call home!This unit boasts Modern kitchen with breakfast bar and separate dining area along with oak floors and beautiful tile in the kitchen make this a very visually pleasing home. There is a high efficiency tankless water heater, central air conditioning and washer/dryer in the unit. In addition to the living room area there is also office/den space leading out to a large and private deck overlooking the city! This condo is easily the best value in South Boston!
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