Elena Langlois - CENTURY 21 Commonwealth



Posted by Elena Langlois on 2/1/2018

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 Elena Langlois on 1/4/2018

For those who plan to list a condo, it helps to prepare as much as possible. By doing so, you can limit the risk of potential condo selling hurdles, as well as find ways to optimize the value of your property.

Ultimately, there are many factors to consider prior to listing a condo, and these include:

1. Your Condo's Condition

No two condos are exactly alike. As such, it may be beneficial to upgrade your condo before you list it. Because if you perform assorted property upgrades, you may be able to differentiate your property from the competition.

Performing a condo inspection often proves to be a good idea, particularly for a condo seller who is uncertain about the current condition of his or her property. During an inspection, a property expert will examine your condo and identify any structural problems. Then, you can use the inspection results to establish condo improvement priorities.

2. Your Price

What your condo was worth when you initially bought it is unlikely to match what your property is worth today. Fortunately, if you conduct a condo appraisal, you can find out the present value of your condo and price your property accordingly.

After you perform a condo appraisal, you'll receive an appraisal report that includes a property valuation. Next, you can establish a competitive price for your condo, one that increases the likelihood that your property will stir up lots of interest from dozens of potential buyers.

Of course, it helps to consider your condo fees when you set the price for your property too. Include details about any homeowner's association fees when you list your condo. That way, you can help condo buyers make an informed decision about whether your property is the right choice.

3. Your Timeline

You know that you want to sell your condo, but how quickly are you looking to vacate your property? With a timeline in place, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a fast, seamless condo selling experience.

If you want to sell your condo without delay, you may want to set an aggressive initial asking price. On the other hand, if you can afford to be patient, you may want to wait until you receive a competitive offer before you finalize a condo sale.

When it comes to selling a condo on a timeline, it helps to hire a real estate agent as well. In fact, employing a real estate agent who possesses condo selling experience can make a world of difference for any condo seller, at any time.

A real estate agent who understands the ins and outs of selling a condo can help you get your property ready for the real estate market. Furthermore, this real estate agent will make it easy to establish a competitive initial asking price for your condo and ensure that you can sell your property on a timeline.

Want to list your condo? Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can prepare to add your condo to the real estate market.




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Posted by Elena Langlois on 7/27/2017

This Condo in Winchester, MA recently sold for $570,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Elena Langlois - CENTURY 21 Commonwealth.


19 Belknap Ter, Winchester, MA 01890

Condo

$535,000
Price
$570,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, overlooking a tranquil brook, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath end unit condo is a haven in a hectic world. Main level includes a spacious living room ideal for large family gatherings, a dining room with slider to a private deck, the kitchen which is open to the dining area, and a half bath. Upstairs are three generous-sized bedrooms all with treetop views. The large, sunny master has two closets and the two additional bedrooms both have plentiful closet space. A full bath with tiled tub completes this level. The pristine basement includes a laundry area, workshop space, plenty of storage space and access to the one car garage. This condo lives like a single family home with a large grassy common area with many trees, a private deck overlooking Horn Pond Brook and the bike path to Horn Pond or the Town Center. Itís also just a short stroll to Lynch School. This condo has it all!

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Posted by Elena Langlois on 5/30/2017


19 Belknap Ter, Winchester, MA 01890

Condo

$535,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, overlooking a tranquil brook, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath end unit condo is a haven in a hectic world. Main level includes a spacious living room ideal for large family gatherings, a dining room with slider to a private deck, the kitchen which is open to the dining area, and a half bath. Upstairs are three generous-sized bedrooms all with treetop views. The large, sunny master has two closets and the two additional bedrooms both have plentiful closet space. A full bath with tiled tub completes this level. The pristine basement includes a laundry area, workshop space, plenty of storage space and access to the one car garage. This condo lives like a single family home with a large grassy common area with many trees, a private deck overlooking Horn Pond Brook and the bike path to Horn Pond or the Town Center. Itís also just a short stroll to Lynch School. This condo has it all!
Open House
Saturday
June 03 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Elena Langlois on 5/30/2017


19 Belknap Ter, Winchester, MA 01890

Condo

$535,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, overlooking a tranquil brook, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath end unit condo is a haven in a hectic world. Main level includes a spacious living room ideal for large family gatherings, a dining room with slider to a private deck, the kitchen which is open to the dining area, and a half bath. Upstairs are three generous-sized bedrooms all with treetop views. The large, sunny master has two closets and the two additional bedrooms both have plentiful closet space. A full bath with tiled tub completes this level. The pristine basement includes a laundry area, workshop space, plenty of storage space and access to the one car garage. This condo lives like a single family home with a large grassy common area with many trees, a private deck overlooking Horn Pond Brook and the bike path to Horn Pond or the Town Center. Itís also just a short stroll to Lynch School. This condo has it all!
Open House
Saturday
June 03 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 19 Belknap Ter, Winchester, MA 01890    Get Directions

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