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Buying a condo may seem like an uphill climb, particularly for those who are browsing the real estate market for the first time. Lucky for you, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of finding the right condo.

What does it take to locate a high-quality condo at an affordable price? Here are three tips that every first-time condo buyer needs to know.

1. Explore a Wide Range of Condos

The real estate market is filled with many first-rate condos, and the sheer volume of properties that are available may feel overwhelming at times. Therefore, you should allocate the necessary time and resources to find a condo that suits you perfectly.

Don't be afraid to check out several condos over the course of a few days or weeks. By doing so, you can better understand what you'd like to find in the ideal condo.

Of course, if you fall in love with a condo, you should be ready to submit an offer. That way, you can avoid the risk of missing out on a great condo that matches or exceeds your expectations.

2. Determine How You'll Pay for a Condo

Many property buyers get pre-approved for a mortgage, and for good reason. With a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly what you can afford as you review the real estate market.

Meet with a variety of banks and credit unions. These lenders will be able to provide you with multiple mortgage options and respond to your financing concerns and queries.

Also, keep in mind that the price of a condo may extend beyond your monthly mortgage payments.

In many instances, condo communities have homeowners' associations (HOAs) in place that will charge monthly fees. Learn about any HOA fees in advance, and you'll know exactly what you'll need to pay each month to live in a particular condo community.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

No one should be forced to evaluate condos on their own. Fortunately, you can hire a real estate agent to streamline the process of finding a terrific condo.

A real estate agent with condo experience understands the hurdles that may arise during a condo search. As such, he or she will do whatever it takes to ensure you can get the best results possible as you look for the perfect condo.

For instance, a real estate agent will set up condo showings and keep you up to date about open houses. This real estate professional will even negotiate with a condo seller on your behalf, which means you won't have to worry about breaking your budget to purchase a stellar condo.

Employing a real estate agent enables you to get expert advice at each stage of the condo buying process too. Thus, you can receive instant responses to your condo buying questions at any time.

Simplify the process of buying your first condo – use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost your chances of acquiring a superb condo at a budget-friendly price.


This Condo in Charlton, MA recently sold for $185,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Office Southbridge - Aucoin Ryan Realty.


107 Center Depot Rd, Charlton, MA 01507

Condo

$189,900
Price
$185,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
BEAUTIFUL, MOVE-IN READY CONDO IN GREAT COMMUTER LOCATION! Buyers will love this quiet, country setting that is minutes to Rte 20, Mass Pike, & Rte 84! This unit has an open concept 1st floor. There is a living room w/ picture window, dining room w/ extra closet & access to the back deck, kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances & plenty of cabinet/counter space, & half bath. The 2nd floor has a spacious master bedroom w/ 2 double closets & a ceiling fan. The guest bedroom has a double closet and access to the walk up attic with tons of storage space! There is a large full bath with double sinks and shower/tub combo. Hall has convenient washer/dryer hook-up and a linen closet too! This unit has 2 sources of heat (electric & propane~use both or choose!), central AC, & circuit breakers. There is a fabulous back deck w/ a storage shed & tranquil views of the woods & stone wall. The unit comes with 2 assigned parking spots & guest parking. DON'T MISS OUT~GREAT UNIT AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!

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This Condo in Southbridge, MA recently sold for $124,000. This Townhouse,Half-Duplex style home was sold by Office Southbridge - Aucoin Ryan Realty.


19 Old South Rd, Southbridge, MA 01550

Condo

$109,000
Price
$124,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Buyer’s sale fell through so couldn’t buy this. One owner beautifully maintained condo in a two condo unit. This is a great community location only five minutes from mass pike route 20 and I 84. Everything is separated. Separate flat, level driveway with two spots. Open concept Living room and kitchen with Eat in area. Kitchen has been updated with an abundance of beautiful maple cabinets. Kitchen leads out to a beautiful screened in porch for outdoor living. Two good size bedrooms upstairs with updated flooring and ceiling fans. Both have good sized closets. Full bath upstairs spacious and updated. The basement has high ceilings,a full size window and a full walk out for future expansion. Private and quiet.

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This Condo in Oxford, MA recently sold for $220,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Office Southbridge - Aucoin Ryan Realty.


66 Pleasant St, Oxford, MA 01537

Condo

$219,900
Price
$220,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
You won't want to miss seeing this TURN KEY Tri-level home in desirable Fairway Woods.First floor level is open&spacious as you enter the lovely living area that includes a pellet stove.The sunny kitchen is completely remodeled with all recent appliances.Next step out from your dining area sliders to your private deck with storage&watch the amazing sunset&rolling views of the 5th hole @ Pine Ridge Golf Course! The second floor has 2 large bedrooms with lots of closets&even includes a third floor loft w/more storage-perfect for another bedroom,office or exercise area.Laundry w/washer&dryer is conveniently located on the 2nd floor&both baths have been updated also.Many other updates include New skylight,carpeting throughout,New Amana heat pump w/Atrion air quality conditioner.Even more there's an oversized garage w/lots of storage.Perfectly located in this quiet country setting,yet minutes away from all major routes,shopping&resturaunts.Make this your home for fall!





19 Old South Rd, Southbridge, MA 01550

Condo

$109,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
First Showings Tuesday, August 20th. One owner beautifully maintained condo in a two condo unit. This is a great community location only five minutes from mass pike route 20 and I 84. Everything is separated. Separate flat, level driveway with two spots. Open concept Living room and kitchen with Eat in area. Kitchen has been updated with an abundance of beautiful maple cabinets. Kitchen leads out to a beautiful screened in porch for outdoor living. Two good size bedrooms upstairs with updated flooring and ceiling fans. Both have good sized closets. Full bath upstairs spacious and updated. The basement has high ceilings,a full size window and a full walk out for future expansion. Private and quiet.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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