Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 9/15/2020

For homebuyers, a home inspection is paramount. This inspection enables you to look closely at a house and identify any problem areas. It also may force you to rethink your decision to buy a house, particularly if you discover a wide range of problems during the inspection.

Ultimately, it pays to consider your options following a home inspection. In fact, if you take an in-depth approach to potential home repairs, you can determine whether to ask a seller to complete these repairs before you finalize a purchase agreement.

Before you ask a seller to perform home repairs, there are several questions that you should consider, and these are:

1. How much will it cost to complete assorted home repairs?

A damaged roof is much more expensive to repair than a defective light fixture. Fortunately, if you assess the costs of potential home repairs, you can differentiate major home repairs from minor ones and plan accordingly.

If a home requires thousands of dollars in repairs, it may be worthwhile to ask a seller to complete these repairs. Otherwise, you'll be responsible for allocating the necessary time and resources to perform costly home repairs after you finalize your house purchase.

On the other hand, minor home repairs may be easy to handle on your own. If you feel comfortable completing minor home repairs, you may want to avoid submitting a request to a seller to perform these repairs. Because if you ask a seller to complete myriad minor home repairs, he or she may walk away from a potential home sale.

2. Are there any required repairs that must be completed right away?

Required repairs, i.e. repairs that will address hazardous conditions in a house, sometimes will need to be completed following a home inspection. These repairs include water penetration issues and local code safety violations.

If required repairs go unaddressed, your lender is unlikely to provide you with the financing that you need to acquire a house. Thus, you should request a seller complete these repairs as soon as possible.

3. Is it worth my time to ask a seller to complete home repairs?

There is no right or wrong answer to the aforementioned question, as every homebuyer and home seller is different. If you are uncomfortable with a house following an inspection, you should examine the inspection report and determine the best course of action. And if you feel that asking a seller to perform home repairs is essential, it is important to do just that.

Lastly, if you need assistance throughout the homebuying journey, it helps to work with an expert real estate agent. This housing market professional usually will attend a home inspection and help you assess a house. Plus, an expert real estate agent is happy to provide recommendations and suggestions to ensure you can make an informed home purchase.

Take the guesswork out of evaluating a house following an inspection consider the aforementioned questions, and you can determine whether to ask a seller to complete home repairs after an inspection.




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Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 9/11/2020

Hot off the presses! Impressive Colonial featuring open concept floor plan located with easy access to most major routes, commuter rail, shopping & more. High end finishes throughout. Gourmet style cabinet packed kitchen offering entertainment sized center island, stainless appliances & granite, slider to composite deck. Oversized light filled family room, custom fireplace, formal living & dining rooms, spacious & inviting foyer. Gleaming hardwoods on first level, staircase & 2nd flr hallway! Second floor master bedroom suite, large walk in closet, master bath, jetted tub w/tiled surround, double vanity. Three other generous sized bedrooms, full guest bath, granite counter. Special features of 2nd floor laundry area and walk up attic with tons of easy storage needs, three car garage. A lovely home in fantastic area, plenty of room for home office space.

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Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 9/11/2020


11 Pinewood Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$829,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Hot off the presses! Impressive Colonial featuring open concept floor plan located with easy access to most major routes, commuter rail, shopping & more. High end finishes throughout. Gourmet style cabinet packed kitchen offering entertainment sized center island, stainless appliances & granite, slider to composite deck. Oversized light filled family room, custom fireplace, formal living & dining rooms, spacious & inviting foyer. Gleaming hardwoods on first level, staircase & 2nd flr hallway! Second floor master bedroom suite, large walk in closet, master bath, jetted tub w/tiled surround, double vanity. Three other generous sized bedrooms, full guest bath, granite counter. Special features of 2nd floor laundry area and walk up attic with tons of easy storage needs, three car garage. A lovely home in fantastic area, plenty of room for home office space.
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Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 9/11/2020

This Condo in Chelmsford, MA recently sold for $300,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Competitive Edge Real Estate Services.


B16 Scotty Hollow Dr, Chelmsford, MA 01863

North Chelmsford

Condo

$289,900
Price
$300,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Very private end unit in North Chelmsford at Scotty Hollow. Reasonable condo fee with amenities including a pool and tennis courts. Central air and quick access to the highway. This unit has a living room with a wood burning fireplace, dining room, fully applianced kitchen and 1/2 bath with laundry on the main floor. Dining room opens onto a private deck. Upstairs you'll find the master bedroom and second bedroom, each with access to the full bathroom. Master bedroom has a loft (with skylight) which could be used as a home office. Plentiful closet space. On the bottom level you'll find an entry way/mud room with a closet and exterior and garage access. Exterior just freshly painted. Scotty Hollow is a highly desirable complex, with beautiful landscaping, duck pond, walking paths, pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse available for your functions. See it soon! Showings start Thursday, July 30.

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Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 9/8/2020

This Single-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $365,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Competitive Edge Real Estate Services.


26 Brickett Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830

Riverside

Single-Family

$375,000
Price
$365,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Absolutely charming. Nestled in the Riverside neighborhood of Haverhill this home is well cared for and ready to be called home. Beautiful hard wood floors and detailed crown molding give it that vintage charm while the new kitchen with butcher block counter tops, stainless steel appliances and new bathroom with double sinks and natural stone counter tops give it that modern functionality. This home boasts lots of natural light, a lovely deck with a nice size fenced yard.

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