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Posted by Donna Coffin on 9/28/2018

Buying a condo represents a life-changing investment. As such, you'll want to allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure that purchasing a condo is right for you.

So what does it take to determine whether to purchase a condo? Here are three tips for those who are evaluating the pros and cons of buying a condo.

1. Understand What Condo Life Is All About

A condo and a house are two very different types of properties. Thus, you'll want to understand what condo life is all about before you purchase a condo.

For example, homeowners likely will have a front yard and backyard that they will need to maintain year-round. Homeowners also can plant a garden, install an in-ground pool and perform various home maintenance and upgrade projects at any time.

On the other hand, condo owners frequently live in closer proximity to one another in comparison to homeowners. This means condo owners likely won't have to mow their own lawns or shovel their walkways in winter. However, condo owners might lack the space to set up a personal garden, and they may require homeowners association (HOA) approval to complete any home exterior modifications as well.

2. Know the HOA Fees

Although you'll pay a mortgage as part of a condo purchase, you will still need to consider the HOA fees in addition to your monthly mortgage costs.

HOA fees cover the costs of insurance, maintenance and other property expenses. Plus, if your condo's roof is severely damaged or destroyed, you should be covered thanks to your HOA fees.

To learn about your HOA fees, you can contact the HOA directly. Also, your real estate agent will be able to provide insights into the HOA fees associated with a condo.

3. Collaborate with an Experienced Real Estate Agent

When it comes to purchasing a condo, all real estate agents are not created equal.

Finding a real estate agent who possesses many years of experience with condos is paramount. This real estate agent will be able to help you understand the ins and outs of condo life, examine HOA fees closely and discover whether a condo purchase is right for you.

Furthermore, your real estate agent should be able to help you along each stage of the homebuying journey. He or she will be able to set up condo showings, assess condos that match your price range and provide expert homebuying tips as you move along the homebuying journey.

Perhaps best of all, your real estate agent understands that the process of buying a condo can be challenging. As a result, your real estate agent is happy to respond to your concerns and queries. That way, if you're uncertain about purchasing a condo, you can consult with your real estate agent and get the best support possible.

Hire a real estate agent with condo experience you'll be glad you did. With this real estate professional at your disposal, you should have no trouble finding your dream condo in no time at all.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 8/8/2017


128 Ridge Rd, Northborough, MA 01532

Condo

$254,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Nothing to do here but move right in! This three bedroom townhouse offers a sunny open floor plan with hardwood floors throughout on the first level. Beautiful updated kitchen with white cabinetry including a convenient desk area. It comes fully applianced with a new range and dishwasher. Remodeled half bath with tiled flooring and beadboard. Family sized dining room with two corner cupboards and slider leading to entertainment sized trex deck. Three spacious bedrooms with double closets. Finished family room in lower level with chalkboard wall and lots of storage in the unfinished section. Amazing yard for outside enjoyment! All this is the sought after town of Northborough!
Open House
Sunday
August 13 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 128 Ridge Rd, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 8/8/2017


128 Ridge Rd, Northborough, MA 01532

Condo

$254,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Nothing to do here but move right in! This three bedroom townhouse offers a sunny open floor plan with hardwood floors throughout on the first level. Beautiful updated kitchen with white cabinetry including a convenient desk area. It comes fully applianced with a new range and dishwasher. Remodeled half bath with tiled flooring and beadboard. Family sized dining room with two corner cupboards and slider leading to entertainment sized trex deck. Three spacious bedrooms with double closets. Finished family room in lower level with chalkboard wall and lots of storage in the unfinished section. Amazing yard for outside enjoyment! All this is the sought after town of Northborough!
Open House
Sunday
August 13 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 128 Ridge Rd, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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Tags: Northborough   Real estate   Condo   01532  
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Posted by Donna Coffin on 7/21/2017

This Condo in Hudson, MA recently sold for $359,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


1 Strawberry Lane, Hudson, MA 01749

Condo

$359,000
Price
$359,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Nothing to do here but pack and move! Pristine 2 bedroom townhome in sought after Quail Run community. Gorgeous upgraded kitchen open to sunny breakfast area with bay window and beautiful hardwood flooring. New plush carpeting throughout and completely repainted to please any fussy buyer. First floor master suite with large soaring ceiling, walk in closet and separate make up sink. Private master bath with oversized vanity and stand up shower. Cathedral ceiling living room with gas fireplace and sliders to deck.Second floor offers skylit loft area which would make a wonderful office or sitting area, a full bath with tub and shower combination and a large second bedroom with a cozy nook perfect for quiet reading time. Huge unfinished basement for future living space with sliders. If you enjoy mingling Quail Run Community offers get togethers and events for the active senior! This creampuff won't last!

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 7/10/2017


178 W 4th St, Boston, MA 02127

South Boston

Condo

$699,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Magazine beautiful two bedroom/ 1.5 bath condo in South Boston's most desirable area with amazing open layout! Gorgeous state of the art kitchen with stunning cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Comfortable breakfast bar opens to sun filled living room with sliders to balcony to enjoy these lovely summer evenings. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout with the exception of half bath offering marble flooring and main bath with beautiful stone flooring. Full bath with detailed shower with three shower heads, whirlpool tub and granite counter top. Spacious master bedroom with two closets and Elfa closet system. Other amenities include central air, surround sound, in unit washer/dryer included. Steps away from the Broadway T stop, restaurants, shops, Whole Foods and Foodies markets and easy access to the Mass Pike and I93. This is not to be missed. A hard to find gem! SHOWINGS START AT OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JULY 9TH FROM 12-2.
Open House
Wednesday
July 12 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Twilight Open House......Stop in and view this stunning 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo with banded hardwood flooring, state of the art kitchen, smashing full bath with jetted tub and 3 head tiled shower. So much to offer...come and view for yourself. Send your buyers and they will be honored.
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Location: 178 W 4th St, Boston, MA 02127    Get Directions

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