Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 2/15/2019

This Condo in Lexington, MA recently sold for $282,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Mary-Lou McDonough - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


1475 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

Condo

$281,000
Price
$282,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
One Bedroom unit in the historic Lexington brick former school. An 8 minute walk to Lexington Center. Two MBTA buses stop directly in front (#62 & #76) to the MBTA Alewife Red Line Station. Minuteman Bikeway adjacent in rear. Parking in rear. Access to All Lexington has to offer: Munroe Center for the Arts-5 minute walk. Center shops (Starbucks, Peets, CVS, Movie Theatre etc) are an 8 minute walk. Lexington Recreation Area (swimming, tennis, track) -20 minute walk. Stop and Shop-19 minute walk. Easy access to Routes 2 and 95(128). Ample parking in rear. This is a below market unit.Muzzey High is a Limited Equity Condominium. To maintain affordablity, Lexington set prices below market & capped appreciation at 5%/year. An unusual opportunity to live in one of Massachusett's richest, beautiful, convenient towns with low carrying costs. Price is approximate. Final price to be determined by Lexington. Income Limits are % of max sale price: aprox. 58.3% for 1p 66.7% for 2. No asset limits






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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 11/5/2018

Believe it or not, buying a condo can be a quick, easy process, particularly for those who understand their homebuying needs.

Ultimately, there are several factors to consider before you purchase a condo, including:

1. Your Budget

How much can you afford to spend on a condo? You should evaluate your homebuying budget closely to ensure you can cover all of the costs associated with condo living.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage usually is ideal. With a mortgage in hand, you can browse a wide range of condos and find one that matches your budget perfectly.

Furthermore, don't forget to account for homeowners' association (HOA) fees before you buy a condo. HOA fees will vary depending on the condo community, and you should learn about them in advance so you can budget accordingly.

2. Property Size and Location

How much space do you need to accommodate your family? Consider the short- and long-term ramifications of a condo purchase, and you should have no trouble finding a condo that is the right size for you.

If you're uncertain about how big of a condo that you'll need, don't hesitate to consult with a real estate agent. This housing market expert will learn about your homebuying needs and help you narrow your search for the ideal condo.

Also, be sure to consider the location of a condo. If you want to find a place to live near school or work, you should search for condos that will help you cut down on your commute time.

3. Condo Rules and Regulations

Condo living is different from living in a traditional house. In a condo community, you'll have your own property, but there may be numerous condo rules and regulations in place that you'll need to follow at all times.

For example, many condo owners cannot modify a property's exterior without first getting approval from an HOA board. This means if you want to paint your condo bright pink or upgrade the property's windows, you'll need to ask the HOA board for permission.

Examine a condo community's rules and regulations prior to purchasing a condo. This will enable you to review the HOA board's mandates and determine whether you would feel comfortable following these rules and regulations.

When it comes to finding a condo, there is no need to look for a property on your own. Conversely, if you work with a real estate agent, you can take the guesswork out of searching for a top-notch condo.

Finding a real estate agent with condo experience is essential. This real estate professional will set up condo showings, keep you informed about new condos as they become available and negotiate with property sellers on your behalf. That way, this real estate agent will make it easy for you to acquire a first-rate condo at a budget-friendly price.

Kick off your search for the perfect condo today, and you can move closer to securing a condo that will serve you well for an extended period of time.




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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 5/21/2018

Ready to upgrade from a condo to a house? You'll first need to add your condo to the real estate market to ensure that you can sell this property and buy a new residence. However, selling a condo sometimes can be difficult, particularly for those who are selling a property for the first time.

Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of selling your condo. Here are three tips that you can use to list your condo on the real estate market and maximize your property's value.

1. Set a Competitive Price for Your Condo

Spend some time learning about the prices of condos in your area. By doing so, you'll be able to establish a fair price for your condo and improve your chances of generating substantial interest in it.

Condo sellers should look at the prices of similar properties in their respective neighborhoods. This will enable condo sellers to understand how much other condo sellers are asking for their properties, along with how much various condos have sold for over the past few months.

Also, don't forget to include your assets in your condo listing. If you have extra storage space or a covered parking spot, you may be able these amenities into your condo listing to help your property stand out from others.

2. Understand Your Condo Association's Rules

A homeowners association (HOA) sets guidelines and rules for condo owners to follow in a community. And if you fail to comply with these regulations, you may face fines or other penalties from the HOA.

When it comes to selling your condo, it always is better to err on the side of caution. Thus, you should reach out to your HOA in advance to inform the association of your decision to sell your condo. This will allow you to find out whether a homebuyer will need to be approved by the HOA before he or she can purchase your condo.

3. Work with an Experienced Real Estate Professional

Collaborate with a real estate agent who understands what it takes to sell a condo. With this real estate agent at your disposal, you should have no trouble stirring up plenty of interest in your condo in a short amount of time.

An experienced real estate agent will possess many years of condo selling experience and can share his or her insights with you. Plus, if you ever have concerns or questions about selling your condo, your real estate agent will be happy to respond to these queries immediately.

In addition, an experienced real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to sell your property. He or she will host condo showings and keep you up to date about any potential offers. This real estate professional also will provide expert guidance to help you optimize the value of your property.

Hire an experienced real estate agent to sell your condo, and ultimately, you can streamline the condo selling process.




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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 10/31/2017

This Condo in Hudson, MA recently sold for $209,000. This Garden style home was sold by Mary-Lou McDonough - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


425 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Condo

$220,000
Price
$209,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome to Whispering Pines! This beautiful 2nd fl open concept home boasts vaulted ceilings throughout. Stunning new kitchen w/beautiful cherry stained cabinets, granite counter tops, gleaming glass tile backsplash, SS appliances & laminate floor with deck access through a new storm door. Sun splashed spacious bedrooms are perfect for any décor. Master w/slider to deck & full bath. Convenient in unit laundry. Winter months are no worry. You'll be parking in the oversized 1 car garage under. Enjoy all Hudson has to offer! Miles of Rail Trail for jogging, biking or walking is just steps away. Foodie? Award winning restaurants, coffee, pastry, ice cream, brewery, martini bar and lovely boutiques all within walking distance and located in Hudson's quaint downtown area. New shopping plazas featuring supermarkets, home improvement, fitness facility, clothing stores and much more are just minutes away! Close to Centennial beach, Skate and Splash Park and more. HW access to Rts. 495 290.

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Tags: Real Estate   condo   Hudson   01749  
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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 6/21/2016

This Condo in Lexington, MA recently sold for $950,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Mary Lou McDonough - The Higgins Group REALTORS .


341 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

Condo

$899,000
Price
$950,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic opportunity to enjoy the ease of condo living yet tucked away in a small enclave. Beautiful, bright and sunny Townhouse offers a wonderful open design and hardwood floors throughout. Great kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and peninsula offering seating for 4 is adjacent to the dining area and family room with wainscoting, chair rail, and a fireplace with beautiful mantle. For those summer BBQs you'll enjoy direct access to the deck with privacy fence and trees. A spacious living room with lots of windows, wainscoting and half bath completes the first level. 3 bedrooms on the second level includes a generous sized master with walk in closest, and a full bath offering granite counter and jet tub. Lower level provides additional space for an office, exercise room or playroom. Wonderful location near LHS and Lexington Center. Easy assess to Rte 2 and 128. All this with low condo fees!

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Tags: Lexington   Real Estate   condo   02421  
Categories: Sold Homes