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This Condo in Weymouth, MA recently sold for $158,000. This Garden,Mid-Rise style home was sold by Kelly Innello - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


215 Winter, Weymouth, MA 02188

Condo

$168,900
Price
$158,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Look no further! This one bedroom unit features an open living area, kitchen, bath and new laminate flooring. Perfect for first time home buyers, looking to down size or investment opportunity. The complex offers elevator, laundry in the building, one deeded parking space and an outdoor pool. Condo fee includes heat and hot water! Conveniently located with easy access to highway, public transportation, shopping restaurants, public beaches and much more.

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This Condo in Kingston, MA recently sold for $480,000. This Detached style home was sold by Kelly Innello - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


15 Arbor Hills Dr, Kingston, MA 02364

Condo

$484,900
Price
$480,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Arbor Hills, a beautifully appointed modern 55+ complex offering first floor living plus so much more! This stand alone unit offers an largeer upgraded deck overlooking a wooded back yard. First floor offers a large eat in kitchen with 2 tier bar area, dining room and large living room with cozy propane fed fireplace. In addition, there is a first floor laundry guest bath, master bedroom with large master bath featuring an oversized whirlpool jetted tub, and a walk in closet. The heart of the home may be just enough for you but there is more. A loft, second bedroom and full bath upstairs for more family members or guests along with a huge storage attic. The basement has one finished area and plenty of room for more! No special assessments




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Owning a condo can provide you with the best of both worlds. While you own your unit, ownership of the common areas, land and building are shared. The other members of the condo association share costs with you. Either a property management company or the board of directors is responsible for making any big decisions. 

There are a number of advantages of condo living but there are six big ones: 

1. No Outside Maintenance

Regardless of the season, there is always outside work that needs to be done. Thankfully, if you live in a condo, then someone else is responsible for mowing the grass, pruning the trees and shoveling the walks. You also won't have to worry about making any repairs to the outside structures. The condo fees that you pay monthly are designed to pay for these services. 

2. Customize Your Space

If you rent an apartment, you're usually limited in the ways you can decorate. This isn't the case when it comes to condo living. You can paint the walls to suit your tastes, hang pictures wherever you like and even renovate to create the perfect space. 

3. Access to Amenities

Many condo buildings offer amenities that aren't included in many homes or apartment buildings. Tennis courts, a gym, basketball courts and a swimming pool are just a few of the popular options. 

4. Prime Location

Living space in a major city can often be difficult to find -- not to mention expensive. Opting for condo living often provides a practical solution to this issue. You'll also be able to enjoy easy access to things like shopping, cultural events, dining, public transportation, work and more. 

5. Share Major Costs

Typically, a portion of your condo fees are earmarked for a reserve fund. This is used for major repairs like replacing the roof, renovating the exterior or repaving the parking lot. In the event that the reserve fund isn't sufficient to pay for a needed expense, you won't have to bear the cost alone. Instead, it will be equally shared among all the condo owners. 

6. Extra Security

Some condo buildings have a secure entrance, are gated or have a doorman. Having neighbors that live beside you might make you feel safer. If you travel, you won't have to worry about your home as much. 

Condo living can allow you to enjoy the freedom of homeownership without the negatives that sometimes go along with it. A local real estate agent can help you find a condo that meets your needs. 


This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $572,035. This Detached style home was sold by Kelly Innello - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


521 Colony Pl, Plymouth, MA 02360

Condo

$529,000
Price
$572,035
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Introducing the Dartmouth, a new 2000 square-foot single-family home at Sawyers Reach. We took the design of our highly popular Billington duplex and made it a single-family! Thorndike’s newest Active Adult community at Colony Place. This premier location offers the best of Plymouth right at your doorstep. Walk safe, well-lit sidewalks to restaurants, stores, conservation trails, public transportation and hotels. Downtown Plymouth, Market Basket & Kingston MBTA minutes away. Located off Exit 7 on Route 3. Clubhouse with fitness center, outdoor heated saltwater pool & central green. Every home has a 2-car attached garage, full basement, and lush landscaping. 1st floor master suite, open floor plan, granite counters & oak flooring. Town water, town sewer, natural gas. This lot is at the far back of the development with a walk-out basement and deck.

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Whether you are buying a condo as a starter home, downsizing or if you just don’t like taking care of a yard, a condo might be the perfect situation for you. However, even with the plus of not having to maintain a yard, condos do have other pros and cons.

Low Maintenance

While you won't have to keep up with landscaping or worry about exterior tasks like washing or painting, you are at the mercy of those contracted to complete those tasks. The list of outside chores generally covered within a condo complex is long, including mowing, cleaning gutters, driveway maintenance, trimming shrubbery and otherwise keeping the landscaping and yard maintained. However, if you prefer gray paint on your house and the condo complex chooses to paint it brown, you’re pretty much out of luck. You will have to maintain the interior of your condo and make sure any shared walls are in good condition.

Rules and Regulations

Even when you buy a condo, you have to abide by the condo association’s rules and regulations. That means no pets if that is a rule, even though you own the condo. However, rules and regulations are sometimes a good thing. If you prefer enforced quiet hours or that no one has pets because you are allergic, these types of rules will benefit you.

Privacy

In a nutshell, a condo is very similar to an apartment. You share walls just as you would in an apartment. You might have people over you and under you. Unless you have an end unit, you have people on either side of you. Some may like living in close quarters with other people — they feel safer and are more comfortable having neighbors very close. But, if you want more privacy, condominium living might not be for you.

Weather

If you live in a cooler climate, you don’t have to worry about clearing snow. The driveway is cared for by the condo association, which means it is cleared and then salted so that people do not slip. If the wind blows a tree over on the property, you don’t have to wrestle with a chainsaw to clean it up or find someone who is reliable to show up to clean up the mess.

Interior

Depending on how the condo is set up, in addition to walls and ceilings, you might share an interior hallway with others. While you won’t have to keep the hallway clean, you will routinely hear the foot traffic of your neighbors. Most people who live in communities like these are mindful of the amount of noise they create within shared space. However, noise could still be a significant disruption especially when neighbors keep opposite schedules.




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