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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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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 9/7/2017

This Condo in Northborough, MA recently sold for $565,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Michelle Gillespie - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties.


15 Lydias Way, Northborough, MA 01532

Condo

$569,900
Price
$565,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
3
Baths
BIGELOW FARM ADULT COMMUNITY Among the Youngest Units*Desired CORTLAND model in meticulous condition*Pinnacle quality & up to the minute style*All of the deluxe finishes that you'd expect from one of the area's most respected bldrs*Gracious entry w/vaulted foyer & transom opens to a spacious open floor plan*Expertly finished full-size walkout lower level wired for surround sound offers large Fam Rm & guest area w/3rd Full Bath*Incredible 1st flr Master Bdr Suite w/hardwood floors, transom window wall & Incredible Master Bath offering walk-in flush entry approx. 4x7 TILED shower, soaking tub & double vanity*Pleasing, neutral, upscale décor*Gleaming Granite in Baths & Kitchen*Warm Cherry w/Nutmeg finish glazed upgraded Kitchen Cabinetry*Loads of crown moulding*Skylit Screened Porch w/adjoining deck w/gas grill hookup*Exclusive common park area w/pergola & cozy fireplaced Clubhouse*So many extras including Grohe Pot filler over Dacor cooktop*Kitchen Aid Appliances.






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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 6/20/2017

This Condo in Westborough, MA recently sold for $158,000. This Brownstone style home was sold by Michelle Gillespie - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties.


21 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Condo

$160,000
Price
$158,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to Westborough Suites located in the heart of downtown Westborough, conveniently located to shops and restaurants, newly remodeled 1 bedroom condo in historic town building. Kitchen with tile floor, granite counters and all new stainless steel appliances. Living Room/ Dining Area with high ceilings, hardwood floors, large oversized windows. Great natural light throughout. The master bedroom has closet and wall to wall carpet. The full sized bathroom with tile floor, bath and shower, granite vanity with sink. The unit includes a locked storage unit and coin-op laundry in the basement. The first floor foyer which is open to all residents has a seating area next to local coffee shop. Excellent commuting location - near Rte 495, Mass Pike and Rte 9 and Boston Commuter Rail.

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Tags: Westborough   Real Estate   01581   Condo  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 5/6/2017

This Condo in Framingham, MA recently sold for $579,201. This style home was sold by Michelle Gillespie - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties.


76 Oxbow Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Condo

$505,900
Price
$579,201
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
So Many Choices this Community is Simply Irresistible. The "Monet Plan" features a gorgeous Designer Kitchen and Baths with Wood Cabinetry, Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances. Hardwood floors through the first floor, bedrooms carpet and baths ceramic tile. Master features large Walk In Closet. This home also has a 2 car attached garage. Don't delay, homes are selling fast in this new community located in Framingham. Call today to schedule an appointment.






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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 4/22/2017


21 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Condo

$160,000
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to Westborough Suites located in the heart of downtown Westborough, conveniently located to shops and restaurants, newly remodeled 1 bedroom condo in historic town building. Kitchen with tile floor, granite counters and all new stainless steel appliances. Living Room/ Dining Area with high ceilings, hardwood floors, large oversized windows. Great natural light throughout. The master bedroom has closet and wall to wall carpet. The full sized bathroom with tile floor, bath and shower, granite vanity with sink. The unit includes a locked storage unit and coin-op laundry in the basement. The first floor foyer which is open to all residents has a seating area next to local coffee shop. Excellent commuting location - near Rte 495, Mass Pike and Rte 9 and Boston Commuter Rail.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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