Ro Caddick-Kilduff - Realty Executives, Tri-County


If you’re looking to buy a property in the near future, you may be considering a condominium as a part of your search criteria. There’s so much to consider when you are deciding on whether to buy a condo or a traditional home. Condos can be great for the right buyers. You just need to be sure that your needs will be met by purchasing a condo. Hopefully, laying out the pros and cons will help you to make an informed decision that’s right for you.

The Positives

There’s many great pros to buying a condo. For people who seek security and easy upkeep living, buying a condo can be great for the following reasons:   

Security: Many condominiums offer gated communities with security staff on duty. In this way, living in a condo gives you a special sort of safe community feel. 

Amenities: Condos also offer many different kinds of perks for owners. These can include a pool, a clubhouse, or community events. You won’t get all of these unique benefits living in a traditional house.

Maintenance: You don’t have to worry about maintaining your home or the surrounding areas. In a condo, someone else takes care of it for you! When your heating unit fails, it will be taken care of. This is one of the great benefits to this style of home.  

Accessible prices: Condos are much more affordable than homes in many places.  Purchasing a condo can be a great first step to home ownership.   

The Negatives


HOA Fees: All of the amenities that condos carry come at a price. You as the homeowner cover the costs of maintenance and security in the community. This fee is paid on top of your mortgage payment. In some cases, the association fees can vary widely, so plan your finances accordingly. 

Privacy: Living in a condo is similar to living in an apartment. There’s a lack of privacy that exists when you’re sharing walls with your neighbors. You’ll hear people going up and down the halls and fellow owners will be around you 24 hours a day. If you enjoy your privacy and space, condo living may not be for you. 

Selling: If you have seen one condo in a specific complex, you have seen them all. That’s what makes selling a condo difficult at times. If a building has more empty units than not, the condo may be more difficult to sell. Keep this in mind when you’re searching.   

Condos Have Rules: Living in a condo means you’re living under the management’s rules. You may not to be able to install the technology that you want like solar panels and satellite TV under the community regulations, for example. A condominium's home owner association may limit things like what you can do in your yard or hang on your door.

In Summary

The decision to buy a condo over a single family home is a big one. There’s many different things that need to be considered on an individual basis for your choice to be complete. Look at your decision from all angles. A condo could be a great pathway to home ownership for many people.       



480 Pulaski Blvd, Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$294,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Many updates in this beautiful cape including furnace, roof shingles, kitchen, vinyl siding and windows. Pellet stove in basement pellets will remain. Two baths ceramic tile floors, living room, dining room, and first floor bedroom. 1 car detached garage, great yard and patio area. Three season room off kitchen. Come see this updated home close to shopping easy commute to 495 and forge park train station.
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480 Pulaski Blvd, Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Many updates in this beautiful cape including furnace, roof shingles, kitchen, vinyl siding and windows. Pellet stove in basement pellets will remain. Two baths ceramic tile floors, living room, dining room, and first floor bedroom. 1 car detached garage, great yard and patio area. Three season room off kitchen. Come see this updated home close to shopping easy commute to 495 and forge park train station.
Open House
Sunday
February 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Single-Family

$359,900
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
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