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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 9/2/2018

Buying a condo requires hard work and patience, particularly for property buyers who are searching for a condo that they can enjoy for years to come. Thus, there are many questions that condo buyers need to ask before they purchase a property, including:

1. What Does the Condo Include?

Although a condo will feature home essentials like bedrooms and bathrooms, there are other factors that condo buyers need to consider as well.

For example, does a condo offer reserved parking? If not, where will you park your car day after day? And if you invite guests to visit, where can they park their vehicles? These are just some of the questions you'll want to consider about a condo before you submit an offer. Ultimately, you'll want to ensure that you are comfortable with everything that a condo has to offer. And if a condo fails to meet your expectations, keep in mind that other properties may be available that satisfy your needs.

2. How Much Are the Homeowners Association (HOA) Fees?

Condo owners usually are responsible for their monthly mortgage costs, along with HOA fees.

HOA fees are used to cover property maintenance costs throughout a condo community. The costs ensure that your neighborhood will feature fresh-cut lawns, clear walkways and other great features that help it stand out from other neighborhoods. At the same time, HOA fees must be considered before you purchase a condo, as these costs can add up quickly.

In many instances, HOA fees may add several hundred dollars to your monthly expenses. As such, you should find out exactly how much your HOA fees will be prior to buying a condo.

Consult with your real estate agent to learn more about a condo community's HOA fees. By doing so, you can budget accordingly.

3. What Are the HOA Rules?

HOA rules may vary from community to community, and you should get a copy of these rules to determine whether they correspond to your lifestyle.

For example, some condo communities feature quiet hours. On the other hand, various condo communities may have rules in place to prevent condo owners from renting out their properties.

Your real estate agent should have no trouble providing you with a copy of the HOA rules for a particular condo community. Examine these requirements closely before you make your purchase decision, and you can understand how the HOA rules will impact your day-to-day life in a condo community.

No one should be forced to settle for an inferior condo. Fortunately, employing a real estate agent with condo experience can help you speed up the process of finding a terrific condo.

With support from an experienced real estate agent, you can browse a broad array of condos in any city or town. Plus, your real estate agent can offer details about HOA fees and rules, along with provide expert tips to help you secure the perfect condo at a great price.

Collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can improve your chances of discovering your ideal condo.




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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 12/20/2017

This Condo in Worcester, MA recently sold for $232,500. This Townhouse style home was sold by Michelle Gillespie - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties.


6 Juneberry Ln, Worcester, MA 01606

Condo

$234,900
Price
$232,500
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Meticulous condo at sought after Oak Ridge* Hardwood Entry & Dining Room * Maple kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances* Living room with Gas fireplace* Slider to deck* Master bedroom with full bath & lots of closet space* Skylit third level family room with recessed lighting & window seat* Economical Gas heating* Central Air* Full basement offers great storage or plenty of room for expansion* Great location with quick access to schools, shopping & major routes*

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 12/9/2017

This Condo in Worcester, MA recently sold for $145,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Michelle Gillespie - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties.


26 Wachusett Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Condo

$160,000
Price
$145,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Two Bedroom Condo located in sought after Maidstone Place. Within walking distance to WPI and Downtown. Open Concept Living Room and Dining Room with recessed lighting, crown molding and hardwood floors. Updated Kitchen with granite counters and tiled backsplash, stainless steal appliances, upgraded cabinets and hardwood floors. Great natural light throughout this condo. Two Bedrooms with closets and wall to wall carpet. Washer & Dryer included in the unit. Full Bathroom with tile floor. Deeded Parking Spaces. Secure Building with elevator and lobby. Close to WPI, Mass College of Pharmacy, St Vincent's, great restuarants and more.

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 11/14/2017


26 Wachusett Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Condo

$160,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Two Bedroom Condo located in sought after Maidstone Place. Within walking distance to WPI and Downtown. Open Concept Living Room and Dining Room with recessed lighting, crown molding and hardwood floors. Updated Kitchen with granite counters and tiled backsplash, stainless steal appliances, upgraded cabinets and hardwood floors. Great natural light throughout this condo. Two Bedrooms with closets and wall to wall carpet. Washer & Dryer included in the unit. Full Bathroom with tile floor. Deeded Parking Spaces. Secure Building with elevator and lobby. Close to WPI, Mass College of Pharmacy, St Vincent's, great restuarants and more.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 9/10/2017

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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