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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 12/17/2017

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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Categories: Condo   Condo Living  


Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 12/15/2017

This Condo in Norton, MA recently sold for $186,500. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Classic Properties REALTORS ®.


2 Robin Circle, Norton, MA 02766

Condo

$194,900
Price
$186,500
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
A must see working Fireplaced Townhouse located in awesome area with private wooded rear yard. Classy updated kitchen and counter tops with battery operated skylight with the ease of opening. Updated Central Air unit and water heater. Full basement with great potential to finish. Newer windows, all new chestnut carpeting on both floors. Master bedroom has doorway to full bath. Recently extended deck to enjoy. One and a half baths with great size bedrooms and nice size closets. Nicely landscaped gives townhouses much appeal which includes new mail boxes. Strong association with ownership of condos @ a very high rate. Easy access and a pleasure to show.






Tags: Real estate   Condo   02766   Norton  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 12/3/2017

If you plan to pursue a condo, it generally is a good idea to know exactly what to expect. That way, you can map out a successful condo buying journey, one that ensures you can avoid potential pitfalls along the way.

Ultimately, there are many factors to consider as you get ready to embark on the condo buying journey, and these include:

1. Where You Want to Live

The condos in a big city often are very different from those available in a small town. Thus, you should make a list of your condo must-haves prior to starting a condo search to boost the likelihood of a seamless condo buying experience.

Furthermore, think about where you want to live before you kick off your condo search – you'll be happy that you did. Because if you can narrow your condo search to properties in a group of cities or towns, you may be able to speed up your condo search.

2. Your Budget

If you intend to buy a condo, you'll likely need a mortgage. Thankfully, many banks and credit unions are available, and these lenders can teach you everything that you need to know to put together a successful budget.

Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists. If you connect with these mortgage specialists, you can learn about a variety of mortgage options and make an informed mortgage selection.

Also, don't forget to plan ahead for potential condo dues. Most condos provide lawn care, snow removal and other amenities that are covered under monthly or annual condo fees. Although these fees may not be included in your mortgage, you'll need to put aside funds each month to cover them. Therefore, you'll want to account for potential condo fees as you craft your condo buying budget.

3. Condo Living

Living in a condo and residing in a house are not the same thing. As such, you should try to prepare for condo living as much as possible to ensure that the condo lifestyle is right for you.

For example, condo owners typically won't have to worry about performing lawn care thanks to their condo fees. At the same time, condo owners will need to comply with various regulations established by a community's homeowner's association (HOA). In fact, failure to comply with HOA rules could result in fines or other penalties.

If you want to get a better understanding about what it's like to live in a particular condo community, it may be beneficial to consult with a real estate agent with condo buying expertise. This housing market expert can offer insights into different condo communities in your city or town. Then, if you want to pursue a condo in a specific community, a real estate agent can help you purchase your ideal condo.

Ready to take the guesswork out of buying a condo? Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can streamline the process of going from condo buyer to condo owner.




Tags: Condo   buyer tips  
Categories: Condo   buying tips  


Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 9/12/2017

This Condo in Bellingham, MA recently sold for $223,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Classic Properties REALTORS ®.


52 Chestnut St, Bellingham, MA 02019

Condo

$229,900
Price
$223,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Rare 3 bedroom townhouse set on a great level lot. No association fee and more affordable than your rent! Recent renovations include updated kitchen & baths, hardwood floors, fresh paint and new lighting. Partially finished basement. All appliances stay. Good rental history. Easy to show- quick closing possible. You have the option to enjoy Lake Hiawatha for $75/year.

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Tags: Real estate   Condo   02019   Bellingham  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 9/7/2017


86 Turner St, Boston, MA 02135

Brighton

Condo

$579,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Spacious condo, attractive neighborhood near everything - shopping, transportation, highway. 3 bedrms. 2 full baths, family room, enclosed front porch, open back porch . Hardwood flrs., 3 year old heating system , 2003 roof, windows, siding. 2 deeded parking. Backyard fenced , patio, garage with opener, nice treed street. Info provided by owner.
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September 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Categories: Open House