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A condo offers a great opportunity to enjoy a comfortable living space without the hassle of home exterior maintenance. As such, many property buyers are exploring condos in cities and towns nationwide.

However, buying a condo sometimes can be tricky, particularly for property buyers who are unfamiliar with the real estate market. Lucky for you, we're here to help take the guesswork out of purchasing a condo.

Let's take a look at three questions that condo buyers need to consider before they purchase a property.

1. Am I ready for condo life?

Owning a condo and owning a home are two very different things, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

Like a homeowner, a condo owner has a property to call his or her own. But a condo community usually has a homeowners' association (HOA) in place that manages exterior maintenance and other tasks. This association also establishes rules and regulations that all condo owners must follow; otherwise, property owners may face fines.

Before you purchase a condo, it is paramount to prepare for condo life as much as possible. To do so, you may want to consult with friends or family members who have resided in condo communities over the years. These loved ones can share their condo living experiences with you to help you better understand what life will be like as a condo owner.

2. How much can I afford to pay for a condo?

Although you know that you'd like to purchase a condo, you still need to find out how much you can afford to pay for a property. Fortunately, banks and credit unions are available to help you determine how much you can spend on a condo.

Consult with several banks and credit unions to explore all of your home financing options. Then, you can select a mortgage that matches your expectations.

In addition, you may want to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start your condo search. If you enter the real estate market with a budget in hand, you can narrow your condo search and speed up the property buying process.

3. Do I need to employ a real estate agent?

Ultimately, a real estate agent is a must-have for any condo buyer, at any time. This housing market professional can teach you the ins and outs of real estate and ensure that you can make an informed condo purchase.

A real estate agent strives to provide you with an outstanding condo buying experience. To accomplish this goal, he or she will work with you, learn about your condo buying goals and help you plan accordingly.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is unafraid to be honest. He or she will offer condo buying recommendations and suggestions as you check out a variety of properties. This housing market professional is happy to respond to your condo buying queries as well.

Streamline the process of buying a condo – consider the aforementioned questions, and you can move closer to acquiring an outstanding condo at an outstanding price.


This Condo in Cambridge, MA recently sold for $727,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by BLINK Realty Group - Keller Williams Realty/Reading.


57 Jackson St, Cambridge, MA 02140

North Cambridge

Condo

$669,000
Price
$727,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Treetop living in this excellent North Cambridge 3rd floor condo! Located three minutes from three red line stops: Porter, Davis and Alewife, as well as easy access to Harvard Square and many bus routes along Rindge Ave and Mass. Ave. Additionally, there are several parks, restaurants and shops nearby. Located on the top floor of a fully owner-occupied building. The building was renovated in 2007 including a new roof, windows, siding and heating system. The unit boasts a beautiful kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Also, there is an in-unit washer/dryer, terrific natural lighting and private balconies in the front and the back (overlooking the large, fully fenced in common backyard). Hardwood flooring throughout, there is also a custom bay window seat in the living room great for relaxing and reading. The bathroom has marble flooring and a tile bath, and there is one off street parking and ample basement storage. Come see this great condo!

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This Condo in Cambridge, MA recently sold for $727,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by BLINK Realty Group - Keller Williams Realty/Reading.


57 Jackson St, Cambridge, MA 02140

North Cambridge

Condo

$669,000
Price
$727,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Treetop living in this excellent North Cambridge 3rd floor condo! Located three minutes from three red line stops: Porter, Davis and Alewife, as well as easy access to Harvard Square and many bus routes along Rindge Ave and Mass. Ave. Additionally, there are several parks, restaurants and shops nearby. Located on the top floor of a fully owner-occupied building. The building was renovated in 2007 including a new roof, windows, siding and heating system. The unit boasts a beautiful kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Also, there is an in-unit washer/dryer, terrific natural lighting and private balconies in the front and the back (overlooking the large, fully fenced in common backyard). Hardwood flooring throughout, there is also a custom bay window seat in the living room great for relaxing and reading. The bathroom has marble flooring and a tile bath, and there is one off street parking and ample basement storage. Come see this great condo!

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This Condo in Cambridge, MA recently sold for $721,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by BLINK Realty Group - Keller Williams Realty/Reading.


30 Buena Vista Park, Cambridge, MA 02140

Porter Square

Condo

$699,000
Price
$721,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
On a tree-lined street in Avon Hill, just minutes away from vibrant Porter Square, this lovely high 1st floor residence with one assigned parking space, is an urban oasis and a commuter's delight. An open dining/living room, adjoining a large granite kitchen, overlooks a wide porch and pretty garden, offering a wonderful retreat for everyday living and great space for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Master bedroom features two sets of bay windows, and expands to a dressing area with a double-door closet and an en suite bathroom. There is a 2nd bedroom with an organizer closet, another full bathroom, and an office nook. Other desirable amenities include abundant natural light, in-unit laundry, central air, hardwood floors, large private basement storage, spacious common backyard, and 1 assigned parking space PLUS 2 common guest parking spaces. 1 pet allowed. Near Raymond Park, Porter Square's Red Line "T", Cambridge's only commuter rail station, universities, restaurants and shops.

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