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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 3/26/2017

If youíre looking to buy a property in the near future, you may be considering a condominium as a part of your search criteria. Thereís so much to consider when you are deciding on whether to buy a condo or a traditional home. Condos can be great for the right buyers. You just need to be sure that your needs will be met by purchasing a condo. Hopefully, laying out the pros and cons will help you to make an informed decision thatís right for you.

The Positives

Thereís many great pros to buying a condo. For people who seek security and easy upkeep living, buying a condo can be great for the following reasons:   

Security: Many condominiums offer gated communities with security staff on duty. In this way, living in a condo gives you a special sort of safe community feel. 

Amenities: Condos also offer many different kinds of perks for owners. These can include a pool, a clubhouse, or community events. You wonít get all of these unique benefits living in a traditional house.

Maintenance: You donít have to worry about maintaining your home or the surrounding areas. In a condo, someone else takes care of it for you! When your heating unit fails, it will be taken care of. This is one of the great benefits to this style of home.  

Accessible prices: Condos are much more affordable than homes in many places.  Purchasing a condo can be a great first step to home ownership.   

The Negatives


HOA Fees: All of the amenities that condos carry come at a price. You as the homeowner cover the costs of maintenance and security in the community. This fee is paid on top of your mortgage payment. In some cases, the association fees can vary widely, so plan your finances accordingly. 

Privacy: Living in a condo is similar to living in an apartment. Thereís a lack of privacy that exists when youíre sharing walls with your neighbors. Youíll hear people going up and down the halls and fellow owners will be around you 24 hours a day. If you enjoy your privacy and space, condo living may not be for you. 

Selling: If you have seen one condo in a specific complex, you have seen them all. Thatís what makes selling a condo difficult at times. If a building has more empty units than not, the condo may be more difficult to sell. Keep this in mind when youíre searching.   

Condos Have Rules: Living in a condo means youíre living under the managementís rules. You may not to be able to install the technology that you want like solar panels and satellite TV under the community regulations, for example. A condominium's home owner association may limit things like what you can do in your yard or hang on your door.

In Summary

The decision to buy a condo over a single family home is a big one. Thereís many different things that need to be considered on an individual basis for your choice to be complete. Look at your decision from all angles. A condo could be a great pathway to home ownership for many people.       





Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 10/25/2016

This Condo in Mansfield, MA recently sold for $87,000. This Garden style home was sold by Yvonne McNamara - Success! Real Estate.


21 Erick Rd, Mansfield, MA 02048

Condo

$94,900
Price
$87,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
This 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 625 sq ft condo is listed at $94,900. It has a slider to balcony, wall air conditioner, large bedroom and a Kitchen with a view to the dining area.The Kitchen includes a dishwasher, stove and refrigerator. Extra storage and laundry located in building. Come see it for yourself. Village II condominiums are located in Mansfield with access to Rt 106, 123, 140, I95, I495 and the commuter rail. Condo fee includes water, sewer, exterior maintenance, trash removal, landscaping and snow removal. Call the Listing Agent today for your private showing. 24-48 hours notice for showings please.






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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 10/19/2016


6 Erick Rd, Mansfield, MA 02048

East Mansfield

Condo

$224,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Wow! Light & Bright, Warm & Inviting! Come View this Meticulously Maintained, Fully Remodeled, Move-In Ready, End Unit TownHome. All the Work is Done and Ready to Call YOURS. New Kitchen (Cabinets, Granite Counters, Tile Flooring) with Stainless Steel Appliances & Slider to Your Deck. Both Bathrooms have been Completely Gutted & are Fully New (Granite Top Vanities, Tile Flooring, Surround Tub/Shower), Fireplace Living Room with New Hardwood Flooring, Large Bedrooms with Newer Carpet, Six Panel Doors, Updated Electrical Box, Newer Washer & Dryer and a Full Basement Waits Finishing. Building is Vinyl Sided, New Roof, has Auto Sprinklers and is PET/Dog Friendly. This TownHome has it All! It is Absolutely Beautiful. Showings begin at Open House, Sunday October 23 from 11 AM until 1 PM.
Open House
Sunday
October 23 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1st Showings Begin At Open House, Sunday, Oct 23, at 11 AM. If you are unable to make the Open House, Please Call the Listing Agent to arrange for your private showing. Looking forward to meeting you Sunday.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 6 Erick Rd, Mansfield, MA 02048    Get Directions

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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 10/19/2016


6 Erick Rd, Mansfield, MA 02048

East Mansfield

Condo

$224,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Wow! Light & Bright, Warm & Inviting! Come View this Meticulously Maintained, Fully Remodeled, Move-In Ready, End Unit TownHome. All the Work is Done and Ready to Call YOURS. New Kitchen (Cabinets, Granite Counters, Tile Flooring) with Stainless Steel Appliances & Slider to Your Deck. Both Bathrooms have been Completely Gutted & are Fully New (Granite Top Vanities, Tile Flooring, Surround Tub/Shower), Fireplace Living Room with New Hardwood Flooring, Large Bedrooms with Newer Carpet, Six Panel Doors, Updated Electrical Box, Newer Washer & Dryer and a Full Basement Waits Finishing. Building is Vinyl Sided, New Roof, has Auto Sprinklers and is PET/Dog Friendly. This TownHome has it All! It is Absolutely Beautiful. Showings begin at Open House, Sunday October 23 from 11 AM until 1 PM.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Tags: Mansfield   Real Estate   02048   Condo  
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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 7/11/2016


21 Erick Rd, Mansfield, MA 02048

Condo

$94,900
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
This 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 625 sq ft condo is listed at $94,900. It has a slider to balcony, wall air conditioner, large bedroom and a Kitchen with a view to the dining area.The Kitchen includes a dishwasher, stove and refrigerator. Extra storage and laundry located in building. Come see it for yourself. Village II condominiums are located in Mansfield with access to Rt 106, 123, 140, I95, I495 and the commuter rail. Condo fee includes water, sewer, exterior maintenance, trash removal, landscaping and snow removal. Call the Listing Agent for your private showing today. 24-48 hours notice for showings please.
Open House
Saturday
July 16 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Open House scheduled for Saturday Noon until 1:30. Please come and view. Let's make a deal. If you are unable to attend, please Call Yvonne for your private showing 508-858-8044
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 21 Erick Rd, Mansfield, MA 02048    Get Directions

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