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Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 4/28/2016

apartment buildingIs a condominium right for you? The market has been steadily rising for the past few years but condo living may not be for everyone. Condo buyers typically fall into three categories: -First-time buyers -Second home or vacation home owners -Retirees looking for a low-maintenance alternative Under the right set of circumstances a condominium can be a great purchase. Before you run out and shop for condos you have to be comfortable living with rules and restrictions, and in close proximity to others. There are different types of condominiums. They can take the form of apartment-style complexes, townhouses or converted multi-family dwellings. Most condominiums have common areas, such as stairwells, dividing and outer walls, fitness centers, pools, walking paths and gardens. These common areas are under shared ownership. Each unit owner holds an interest in these spaces. Because space is shared there needs to a way to manage the maintenance, repair and costs of these common areas. To deal with that and other issues that involve space sharing every condo development has a condominium association. The association is typically elected by condo owners and makes communal decisions in the interest of the community. When you find a condominium you are interested in you will want to inquire about the association: Some questions you may want to ask are:

  • Does the association maintain reserve of funds to pay for unexpected and potentially expensive repairs? If so, how much is in reserve and how is it managed?
  • Has the association maintained the building in good repair? Are there currently or any planned special assessments?
  • Does the association have plans to add any facilities, such as a swimming pool or gym, in the near future?
  • Does the development have any pending legal actions? Are there any disputes between owners, with developers or with the association that you should know about?
  • Buying a condo also comes with costs some are similar to a single family home purchase while others are condo specific. These costs include:
    • Down payment, mortgage and property tax
    • Condo fees, otherwise known as maintenance fees. Condo fees are paid by every resident to help with the maintenance of the building, pay the salaries of groundskeepers, concierges or handymen, and provide luxury facilities such as a pool, gym or rooftop garden. Condo fees are paid monthly and are subject to change. The condominium association budgets and determines the condo fees for all units. Condo fees are typically determined by the size of your unit, how many units are currently occupied, and the projected expenses for building maintenance and repair.
    • Special assessment fees. These fees may be requested when an unexpected repair or planned modification exceeds the cost of the condo fees collected
    • One of the most important considerations is to determine if you can live with the condominium rules or covenants. The rules vary from one condo development to another. Some condominiums may impose restrictions on pet ownership, noise levels, remodeling projects, and renting. Always read the condo rules and regulations to make sure that you are comfortable with them before you make a commitment to purchase.





Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 12/23/2015

This Condo in Mashpee, MA recently sold for $345,000. This style home was sold by - Waypoint Realty Group LLC.


18 Stratford Ridge, Mashpee: Mashpee (village), MA 02649

Mashpee (village)

Condo

$359,900
Price
$345,000
Sale Price

7
Total Rooms
2.00
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stratford Ponds ~this desirable community offers a serene settling throughout w/ gorgeous mature landscaping, village green w/gazebo,several ponds, tennis courts, clubhouse, & heated pool. This one owner townhouse has been lovingly cared for in pristine condition.Warm & inviting entry offer hardwood flooring, powder room, & rounded archway opening into sun-filled lovely white kitchen & den. Living room features cathedral ceiling with skylight, gas fireplace, and sliding door out to screened in back porch w/ nature filled views.Spacious first floor master bedroom offers private bath, walk in closet. 2nd level features second bedroom, full bath, loft, & unfinished bonus room. Convenient first floor laundry. One care garage & full basement. Central Air & centric vac too!Nearby great beaches, restaurants, & Mashpee Commons shopping!

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Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 12/21/2015

This Condo in Bourne, MA recently sold for $300,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Waypoint Realty Group LLC.


5 Aspen Rd, Bourne, MA 02532

Bournedale

Condo

$319,000
Price
$300,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Immaculate and spacious. Two story end-unit townhome with attached garage and full walk-out basement. Ample privacy in serene setting. The main floor features gleaming hardwood floors, a beautiful fireplaced living room, bright dining room, tidy kitchen and large back deck. Upstairs, an impressive master bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite bath, a relaxing guest room, additional full bathroom and bright and airy family room with french doors and vaulted ceiling. A fantastic neighborhood to live in. Enjoy the swimming pool with sauna, clubhouse featuring a large common room with fireplace and vaulted ceilings, and a fitness room. Low maintenance ownership; trash pick-up, lawn care and professional landscaping, and road maintenance are all taken care of. Come relax and enjoy!

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Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 12/18/2015

This Condo in Mashpee, MA recently sold for $345,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Waypoint Realty Group LLC.


18 Stratford Ridge, Mashpee, MA 02649

Mashpee (village)

Condo

$359,900
Price
$345,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Stratford Ponds ~ this desirable community offers a serene settling throughout with gorgeous mature landscaping, village green w/gazebo,several ponds, tennis courts, clubhouse, and heated pool. Quite a setting to soak in each day and call home. This townhouse has been lovingly cared for an in pristine & immaculate condition. Warm and inviting entry offer hardwood flooring, powder room, and rounded archway opening into sun-filled lovely white kitchen & den. Living room features cathedral ceiling with skylight, gas fireplace, and sliding door out to screened in back porch w/ nature filled views.Spacious first floor master bedroom offers private bath, walk in closet. 2nd level features second bedroom, full bath, loft, & unfinished bonus room. Convenient first floor laundry. One care garage & full basement w/plenty of space for storage. Nearby great beaches, restaurants, & Mashpee Commons shopping! Must come experience for yourself the treasures this home & community offer.

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Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 12/16/2015

This Condo in Bourne, MA recently sold for $300,000. This style home was sold by - Waypoint Realty Group LLC.


5 Aspen Rd, Bourne: Bournedale, MA 02532

Bournedale

Condo

$319,000
Price
$300,000
Sale Price

6
Total Rooms
2.00
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Immaculate and spacious. Two story end-unit townhome with attached garage and full walk-out basement. Ample privacy in serene setting. The main floor features gleaming hardwood floors, a beautiful fireplaced living room, bright dining room, tidy kitchen and large back deck. Upstairs, an impressive master bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite bath, a relaxing guest room, additional full bathroom and bright and airy family room with french doors and vaulted ceiling. A fantastic neighborhood to live in. Enjoy the swimming pool with sauna, clubhouse featuring a large common room with fireplace and vaulted ceilings, and a fitness room. Low maintenance ownership; trash pick-up, lawn care and professional landscaping, and road maintenance are all taken care of. Come relax and enjoy!

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