Karen Majalian | Brookline Real Estate, Boston Real Estate, Newton Real Estate


A condo can be a great resource in expanding your property search for a home. Condos allow the same benefits of traditional single family home ownership with slightly less hassle. If you have been juggling the idea of buying a condo versus a traditional home, you may be in luck. The first thing you should worry about is whether or not your needs will actually be met by condo living. Do you want a big yard? Are you comfortable having neighbors super close by? Most importantly, you need to make an informed decision that will help you to find the kind of property that’s right for you.


The Advantages


If you want a secure space and living that provides you with easy upkeep, a condo is really a great option. Condos provide many advantages that people may have not even thought of until now. 


Great Amenities


Condo living has different perks than that of traditional homes. Your condominium complex can include things like a swimming pool, a clubhouse, community events, tennis courts, fitness centers, and more. You won’t get all of these little extras living in a single family home. It can be a great environment for both single people and families alike.    


Security


Condos often offer either a gated community or security staff on the premises. These features allow you to feel a lot more secure in your home environment. Security will keep rowdy kids from roaming the property and only allow owners and their visitors. This feature alone may be worth it for many home buyers when shopping for a place to live.   


No Maintenance


If you’re the type of person who doesn’t enjoy yard work and is not a DIYer, condo living could be for you. Included with your condo fees is the ability to have different things in and around your home taken care of. Although the fees include different extras from place to place, Living in a condo is definitely less work as far as home care goes than a traditional house.


Price


Although condos do include additional fees, the price point of most condos is much lower than that of a traditional home. If you are just starting out, a condo is a great way to ease into homeownership without needing to save up an exorbitant amount of money for a downpayment.


The Disadvantages


While condo living has many different advantages, they do carry some disadvantages for people. These include:


  • HOA Fees
  • Lack of privacy
  • A difficult sell if you want to move
  • You live under management rules



These points can be deal breakers for some buyers. While many relish their freedom from maintenance responsibility, others just want to do as they please with their yard without needing approval. A condo could be a great choice for you in your own situation, you just need to step back and look at the pros and cons.


This Condo in Cambridge, MA recently sold for $920,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Karen Majalian - RE/MAX Unlimited.


73 Fayette St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Condo

$875,000
Price
$920,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
NEW! OH SAT 9/22 & SUN 9/23, 12-2. Secluded and charming, this Mid-Cambridge residence presents period hardwood floors, stained glass built-ins, columns and bookcases. Cooking and entertaining is easy in a beautifully appointed, generous kitchen with bay windows overlooking flowers. Retreat to the comforts of a Family Room, Sun Room, private deck and common yard. There's more than enough private storage (18'x8') including private laundry, plus an extra common space in the basement shared with other units. This desirable neighborhood is minutes to the Central Sq T red line, Harvard Sq, YMCA, restaurants, Whole Foods, Joan Lorentz Park (tennis courts/playgrounds), War Memorial pool, MIT. **OFFERS IF ANY REVIEWED MON 9/24 @ 5pm.**

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This Condo in Boston, MA recently sold for $765,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Karen Majalian - RE/MAX Unlimited.


152 Old Colony Ave, Boston, MA 02127

South Boston

Condo

$729,900
Price
$765,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
1ST OH THUR 9/6 12-1pm + COMMUTER OH THUR 9/6 5-7pm. Live the city lifestyle in this lofty space designed for entertaining. Quieter side faces W. 9th. Gorgeous high-floor unit with open floor plan, 9-foot ceilings and a generous working kitchen that rivals all others. Serve drinks and apps at the breakfast bar stocked with a cache of your favorite spirits in the cabinets beneath. Kitchen opens to large dining/living room. Sweeping 8-foot French doors welcome your guests to a private sun room by day and balcony by night…surrounded by exposed brick and windows. Garage parking, 8'x6' private storage, custom Elfa closets throughout, central air, W/D, security system. Amenities include a well-equipped gym, huge common roof deck, elevator. Work and play in nearby Back Bay, South End, North End, Seaport and Financial District. Less than a mile to 93, Mass Pike, Broadway red line (T), Whole Foods, restaurants and shops. **OFFERS IF ANY REVIEWED MON 9/10 @ 3pm.**

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73 Fayette St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Condo

$875,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
1ST OH THUR 9/20 10-11:30am + COMMUTER OH THUR 9/20 5-7pm. Secluded and charming, this Mid-Cambridge residence presents period hardwood floors, stained glass built-ins, columns and bookcases. Cooking and entertaining is easy in a beautifully appointed, generous kitchen with bay windows overlooking flowers. Retreat to the comforts of a Family Room, Sun Room, private deck and common yard. There's more than enough private storage (18'x8') including private laundry, plus an extra common space in the basement shared with other units. This desirable neighborhood is minutes to the Central Sq T red line, Harvard Sq, YMCA, restaurants, Whole Foods, Joan Lorentz Park (tennis courts/playgrounds), War Memorial pool, MIT. **OFFERS IF ANY REVIEWED MON 9/24 @ 5pm.**
Open House
Thursday
September 20 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Don't miss this opportunity to live in this charming Mid-Cambridge gem! **OFFERS IF ANY REVIEWED MON 9/24 @ 5pm.**
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73 Fayette St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Condo

$875,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
1ST OH THUR 9/20 10-11:30am + COMMUTER OH THUR 9/20 5-7pm. Secluded and charming, this Mid-Cambridge residence presents period hardwood floors, stained glass built-ins, columns and bookcases. Cooking and entertaining is easy in a beautifully appointed, generous kitchen with bay windows overlooking flowers. Retreat to the comforts of a Family Room, Sun Room, private deck and common yard. There's more than enough private storage (18'x8') including private laundry, plus an extra common space in the basement shared with other units. This desirable neighborhood is minutes to the Central Sq T red line, Harvard Sq, YMCA, restaurants, Whole Foods, Joan Lorentz Park (tennis courts/playgrounds), War Memorial pool, MIT. **OFFERS IF ANY REVIEWED MON 9/24 @ 5pm.**
Open House
Thursday
September 20 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Don't miss this opportunity to live in this charming Mid-Cambridge gem! **OFFERS IF ANY REVIEWED MON 9/24 @ 5pm.**
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 73 Fayette St, Cambridge, MA 02139    Get Directions

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