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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 12/8/2017

Looking to purchase your first home? Not sure if you want to purchase a single-family home or a condo? What you purchase will be determinant on your thoughts about the below information. Take a look at the various differences between single-family homes and condos and decide the pros and cons for yourself. Location: Based on your price range, you will typically be able to purchase a condo in a location where you would otherwise not be able to purchase a home. But in return, you are often getting less square footage, closer by neighbors, and smaller outdoor living space. If you sacrifice a downtown city location for a location right outside of the city, you will get more for your money. Do you want to be able to walk to restaurants, shops and maybe work or is a home with free parking a more attractive option to you? It all depends on what is most important to you. Privacy: There will be less privacy when owning a condo versus a home, as neighbors are much closer. Condos typically share a wall with one another, some on just one side and some on both sides. This is an important detail to take into consideration when deciding between a condo and single-family home. Additional Costs: HOA fees or homeowner association fees are monthly fees that condo owners must pay. The fees cover things such as utilities, reserve and contingency funds, amenities, maintenance and repairs, which includes lawn care, snow removal, trash removal, exterior upkeep, etc. These costs vary depending on the condo amenities and policies. However, it’s important to be aware that there is the possibility that these fees increase if there is not enough in the reserve to cover unforeseen costs. When owning a home, there are no HOA fees. This means that a homeowner needs to be cognizant of the additional costs of owning a home. Will you purchase a lawnmower and snow blower or hire a service? Will you have the additional funds to pay for unforeseen expenses? These are important questions to consider. Restrictions: Owning a condo has some limitations as there will be restrictions that would not exist when owning your own home (unless you purchase a historical home). There are often restrictions dealing with the exterior of your home, parking restrictions as well as having certain barbecues on decks. Condos are an attractive choice for those looking for a low maintenance lifestyle. And owning and maintaining a home will take more work on the homeowner’s part. It’s important to figure out exactly what you want out of a home before you decide on one or the other, but knowing the difference between a single-family home and a condo is a first step.





Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 9/30/2017

This Condo in Boston, MA recently sold for $415,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.


87 Condor Street, Boston, MA 02128

East Boston

Condo

$425,000
Price
$415,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath has been tastefully renovated to compliment it's original Eagle Hill charm. The fully renovated, spacious eat in kitchen features recessed panel, maple cabinets, Fantasy Brown Quartzite, subway tile backsplash, recessed lighting, wood flooring & Whirlpool stainless appliance package. Large master bedroom with bow windows, original decorative mantel & hardwood flooring. Bright full bath features a Duravit soaking tub with subway tile surround. Exclusive use of brand new full size washer & dryer plus additional storage space. Enjoy summer evenings grilling on your private patio or lounging in the common yard. Bonus common accessory building has great potential! Convenient to the Blue Line, local restaurants, shops, parks, zip car, water taxis, miles of Harborwalk and many more of East Boston's amenities! There is a Hubway Station located on Condor Street and multiple developments in the pipeline. Take advantage of this great opportunity to invest the neighborhood!

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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 9/15/2017

Want to relocate to a condo? With assistance from a real estate agent, you should have no trouble moving into the condo of your choice.

Employing a real estate agent with condo experience is ideal, particularly for property buyers who are considering condos for the first time. However, it is important to note that not all real estate professionals with condo experience are created equal, and some stand out for all the right reasons.

Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you search for a real estate agent to help you find the perfect condo, including:

1. Expertise

How many years has a real estate agent been assisting condo buyers? Does a real estate agent know how to get information from a homeowners' association (HOA)? And can a real estate agent set up condo showings at your convenience? These are just a few of the questions that condo buyers need to consider before they employ a real estate agent.

As a condo buyer, there is no need to settle for a subpar real estate agent. In fact, real estate agents with condo expertise are available across the country. And if you conduct a comprehensive search for the right real estate agent, you should have no trouble finding a real estate professional who can guide you along each step of the condo buying journey.

2. Communication Skills

How does a real estate agent keep in touch with his or her clients? Try to find a real estate agent who provides regular updates throughout the condo buying process. This real estate professional will make his or her clients a priority and do whatever it takes to help them get the best results possible.

Ideally, you should be able to get in touch with a real estate agent via phone, email or text. And if a real estate agent is unavailable, you usually should expect to hear back from him or her within a few hours at most.

A real estate agent who is readily available will be able to provide you with the condo buying support that you need, any time you need it. As a result, this real estate professional can keep you up to date about new condos as they become available, the state of negotiations with a condo seller and much more.

3. Client Satisfaction

Are past clients satisfied with the support that they received from a real estate agent? Ask a real estate agent for client referrals to find out.

Reaching out to past clients can provide you with a better idea about how a real estate agent will assist you during the condo buying journey. That way, you can determine whether you will feel comfortable working with this real estate agent or if you should consider other options.

Dedicate the necessary time and resources to find a great real estate agent to help you find your dream condo. By doing so, you can move one step closer to making your condo ownership dreams come true.




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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 7/11/2017

This Condo in Reading, MA recently sold for $450,000. This Garden style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.


57 AUGUSTUS COURT, Reading, MA 01867

Condo

$459,000
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Young resale -PRISTINE 3rd FLOOR “HINSDALE” Unit at Reading Woods. Great flow and lay out welcome you to this spacious bright unit with GORGEOUS master suite and large second bedroom. Outstanding features and upgraded amenities include: Hardwood floors in foyer & formal dining area, Crown & Wainscoting molding, eat in kitchen with GRANITE counters and STAINLESS STEEL appliances, open concept living room, TWO BEAUTIFUL bathrooms, in unit laundry, ample closet space INCLUDING WALK IN MASTER CLOSET, elevator service, balcony, easy access to 128/93 and train station. Walking/jogging trails. No age restriction

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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 6/30/2017

This Condo in North Andover, MA recently sold for $419,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.


2306 Juniper Cir, North Andover, MA 01845

Condo

$429,500
Price
$419,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This MAPLE WOOD RESERVE TOWNHOUSE offers private tranquil living along beautiful conservation land. Cherry stained kitchen with granite counters and full open concept to the dining and living areas all with shinning wood floors. The fireplaced living room has large windows and a slider leading to a sunny private patio overlooking the woods and Harold Parker State Forest. The 2nd level has a carpeted second bedroom and full bathroom with granite counters. The carpeted master suite has a large walk in closet and a master bath with granite counter, his/her sinks, jetted tub and separate tiled shower. Second floor also has a closeted full laundry unit. Third floor offers a huge bright & sunny loft space with third bedroom and full bath. Maple Wood Reserve offers a grand community building with indoor heated pool, exercise room and community room with fireplace & TV. 1 car garage w/ additional deeded parking space ( #586). Showings begin 4/18/17.

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Tags: Real estate   Condo   North Andover   01845  
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