Claire LeBlanc - REALTY EXECUTIVES



Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 11/29/2017

Buying a condo represents a life-changing investment. As such, you'll want to allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure that purchasing a condo is right for you.

So what does it take to determine whether to purchase a condo? Here are three tips for those who are evaluating the pros and cons of buying a condo.

1. Understand What Condo Life Is All About

A condo and a house are two very different types of properties. Thus, you'll want to understand what condo life is all about before you purchase a condo.

For example, homeowners likely will have a front yard and backyard that they will need to maintain year-round. Homeowners also can plant a garden, install an in-ground pool and perform various home maintenance and upgrade projects at any time.

On the other hand, condo owners frequently live in closer proximity to one another in comparison to homeowners. This means condo owners likely won't have to mow their own lawns or shovel their walkways in winter. However, condo owners might lack the space to set up a personal garden, and they may require homeowners association (HOA) approval to complete any home exterior modifications as well.

2. Know the HOA Fees

Although you'll pay a mortgage as part of a condo purchase, you will still need to consider the HOA fees in addition to your monthly mortgage costs.

HOA fees cover the costs of insurance, maintenance and other property expenses. Plus, if your condo's roof is severely damaged or destroyed, you should be covered thanks to your HOA fees.

To learn about your HOA fees, you can contact the HOA directly. Also, your real estate agent will be able to provide insights into the HOA fees associated with a condo.

3. Collaborate with an Experienced Real Estate Agent

When it comes to purchasing a condo, all real estate agents are not created equal.

Finding a real estate agent who possesses many years of experience with condos is paramount. This real estate agent will be able to help you understand the ins and outs of condo life, examine HOA fees closely and discover whether a condo purchase is right for you.

Furthermore, your real estate agent should be able to help you along each stage of the homebuying journey. He or she will be able to set up condo showings, assess condos that match your price range and provide expert homebuying tips as you move along the homebuying journey.

Perhaps best of all, your real estate agent understands that the process of buying a condo can be challenging. As a result, your real estate agent is happy to respond to your concerns and queries. That way, if you're uncertain about purchasing a condo, you can consult with your real estate agent and get the best support possible.

Hire a real estate agent with condo experience – you'll be glad you did. With this real estate professional at your disposal, you should have no trouble finding your dream condo in no time at all.




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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 9/13/2017

This Condo in Concord, MA recently sold for $527,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Claire LeBlanc - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


16 Concord Greene, Concord, MA 01742

Condo

$529,000
Price
$527,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Brimming with style and personality, this upbeat townhouse has been tastefully renovated from top to bottom. The newer kitchen includes white cabinets, granite counters, backsplash, updated appliances and cozy breakfast nook. The open dining/living room includes a fireplace and access out to the private rear patio. Two nicely proportioned bedrooms, loft, laundry and full bath can be found on the upper level. Additional highlights include warm wood floors on the first floor, updated bath, fresh interior painting, and a new air conditioning compressor. Just move right in and take advantage of the Concord Greene lifestyle, complete with pool, tennis and clubhouse. Enjoy all that West Concord Village has to offer, including shopping, commuter rail, library and eateries…only a short walk away. Please park in lower level parking lot for all showings.






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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 7/31/2017

This Condo in Belmont, MA recently sold for $725,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Claire LeBlanc - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


566 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478

Condo

$699,900
Price
$725,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Built in 2009, beautiful, spacious, lovingly maintained townhouse in very desirable Belmont! First floor has a great open floor plan, kitchen has granite counter tops, custom made cabinets, SS appliances! Adjoining dining area and living room, gas fireplace with plenty of light, hardwood floors throughout, 1/2 bath! Second floor has full bath, 2 good sized bedrooms and laundry area. Third floor has master bedroom suite, full bath, walk in closet with 2 skylights! Plenty of closet space and more storage areas in the unfinished basement. Central Air and gas heat! Located near Waverly Oaks, with playground/park, water park, grocery store, coffee shop, public transportation, commuter rail within walking distance!

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Tags: Real Estate   condo   Belmont   02478  
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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 5/18/2017


566 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478

Condo

$699,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Built in 2009, beautiful, spacious, lovingly maintained townhouse in very desirable Belmont! First floor has a great open floor plan, kitchen has granite counter tops, custom made cabinets, SS appliances! Adjoining dining area and living room, gas fireplace with plenty of light, hardwood floors throughout, 1/2 bath! Second floor has full bath, 2 good sized bedrooms and laundry area. Third floor has master bedroom suite, full bath, walk in closet with 2 skylights! Plenty of closet space and more storage areas in the unfinished basement. Central Air and gas heat! Located near Waverly Oaks, with playground/park, water park, grocery store, coffee shop, public transportation, commuter rail within walking distance!
Open House
Sunday
May 21 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
First Open House Sunday, May 21st! Come and see this beautiful newer townhouse! Offers due Tuesday by 5:00 PM Best, Claire
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 566 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478    Get Directions

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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 5/18/2017


566 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478

Condo

$699,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Built in 2009, beautiful, spacious, lovingly maintained townhouse in very desirable Belmont! First floor has a great open floor plan, kitchen has granite counter tops, custom made cabinets, SS appliances! Adjoining dining area and living room, gas fireplace with plenty of light, hardwood floors throughout, 1/2 bath! Second floor has full bath, 2 good sized bedrooms and laundry area. Third floor has master bedroom suite, full bath, walk in closet with 2 skylights! Plenty of closet space and more storage areas in the unfinished basement. Central Air and gas heat! Located near Waverly Oaks, with playground/park, water park, grocery store, coffee shop, public transportation, commuter rail within walking distance!
Open House
Sunday
May 21 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
First Open House Sunday, May 21st! Come and see this beautiful newer townhouse! Offers due Tuesday by 5:00 PM Best, Claire
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 566 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478    Get Directions

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Tags: Real Estate   condo   Belmont   02478  
Categories: New Homes