Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 12/19/2020

This Condo in Wakefield, MA recently sold for $350,000. This Half-Duplex style home was sold by Mary-Lou McDonough - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


14 Jefferson Road, Wakefield, MA 01880

Condo

$325,000
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Why rent when you can own? Bright and sunny two bedroom condo on a lovely tree lined street with sidewalks on both sides. Open concept kitchen and dining area with beautiful hardwood floors flows into a new kitchen with sharp grey cabinetry, stunning white quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Charming 3-season porch is a welcoming spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a cool drink in the evening. Expansive rear deck provides the perfect setting for summer BBQs with family and friends, plus plenty of yard space for volleyball, badminton or to create your own veggie or flower garden. Smart updates include new heating, central air conditioning, interior painting (2020), and new roof (2017). Fantastic location just steps to the vibrant town center, coffee shops, restaurants, middle school, and commuter rail. Easy access to major routes. Enjoy walking Lake Quannapowitt's 2.6 mile paved loop. Property has a score of 89 by walkscore. Two deeded parking spaces included.

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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 6/3/2020


14 Jefferson Road, Wakefield, MA 01880

Condo

$325,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Why rent when you can own? Bright and sunny two bedroom condo on a lovely tree lined street with sidewalks on both sides. Open concept kitchen and dining area with beautiful hardwood floors flows into a new kitchen with sharp grey cabinetry, stunning white quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Charming 3-season porch is a welcoming spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a cool drink in the evening. Expansive rear deck provides the perfect setting for summer BBQs with family and friends, plus plenty of yard space for volleyball, badminton or to create your own veggie or flower garden. Smart updates include new heating, central air conditioning, interior painting (2020), and new roof (2017). Fantastic location just steps to the vibrant town center, coffee shops, restaurants, middle school, and commuter rail. Easy access to major routes. Enjoy walking Lake Quannapowitt's 2.6 mile paved loop. Property has a score of 89 by walkscore. Two deeded parking spaces included.
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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 5/5/2020

This Condo in Woburn, MA recently sold for $455,000. This Garden style home was sold by Mary-Lou McDonough - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


433 PLACE LANE, Woburn, MA 01801

Condo

$460,000
Price
$455,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Seller has moved out! Easy to show! Premium over-sized PENTHOUSE at the wonderfully maintained & conveniently located PLACE LANE in Woburn! Location within a complex is very important & this perfectly placed, TOP FLOOR CORNER UNIT is 300+ square feet BIGGER than most residences at Place Lane. You'll really feel the extra space it in the expanded Master Suite, 2nd Bedroom & open concept Living/Dining room which all feature HARDWOOD floors. The kitchen was completely renovated in 2014 with beautiful cabinets, gorgeous granite & a custom built-in eating area with even more storage. Unwind inside in front of the cozy decorative FIREPLACE or outside on your PRIVATE BALCONY! The Master Suite has a WALK-IN CLOSET & it's own full bath. Multiple large closets for storage & IN UNIT LAUNDRY really puts the cherry on top! Complex amenities include use of a FUNCTION ROOM w/ KITCHEN & TV, IN GROUND POOL, TENNIS COURTS, STORAGE units & CONCIERGE service.

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Tags: Real Estate   condo   Woburn   01801  
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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 2/15/2019

This Condo in Lexington, MA recently sold for $282,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Mary-Lou McDonough - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


1475 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

Condo

$281,000
Price
$282,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
One Bedroom unit in the historic Lexington brick former school. An 8 minute walk to Lexington Center. Two MBTA buses stop directly in front (#62 & #76) to the MBTA Alewife Red Line Station. Minuteman Bikeway adjacent in rear. Parking in rear. Access to All Lexington has to offer: Munroe Center for the Arts-5 minute walk. Center shops (Starbucks, Peets, CVS, Movie Theatre etc) are an 8 minute walk. Lexington Recreation Area (swimming, tennis, track) -20 minute walk. Stop and Shop-19 minute walk. Easy access to Routes 2 and 95(128). Ample parking in rear. This is a below market unit.Muzzey High is a Limited Equity Condominium. To maintain affordablity, Lexington set prices below market & capped appreciation at 5%/year. An unusual opportunity to live in one of Massachusett's richest, beautiful, convenient towns with low carrying costs. Price is approximate. Final price to be determined by Lexington. Income Limits are % of max sale price: aprox. 58.3% for 1p 66.7% for 2. No asset limits






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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 11/5/2018

Believe it or not, buying a condo can be a quick, easy process, particularly for those who understand their homebuying needs.

Ultimately, there are several factors to consider before you purchase a condo, including:

1. Your Budget

How much can you afford to spend on a condo? You should evaluate your homebuying budget closely to ensure you can cover all of the costs associated with condo living.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage usually is ideal. With a mortgage in hand, you can browse a wide range of condos and find one that matches your budget perfectly.

Furthermore, don't forget to account for homeowners' association (HOA) fees before you buy a condo. HOA fees will vary depending on the condo community, and you should learn about them in advance so you can budget accordingly.

2. Property Size and Location

How much space do you need to accommodate your family? Consider the short- and long-term ramifications of a condo purchase, and you should have no trouble finding a condo that is the right size for you.

If you're uncertain about how big of a condo that you'll need, don't hesitate to consult with a real estate agent. This housing market expert will learn about your homebuying needs and help you narrow your search for the ideal condo.

Also, be sure to consider the location of a condo. If you want to find a place to live near school or work, you should search for condos that will help you cut down on your commute time.

3. Condo Rules and Regulations

Condo living is different from living in a traditional house. In a condo community, you'll have your own property, but there may be numerous condo rules and regulations in place that you'll need to follow at all times.

For example, many condo owners cannot modify a property's exterior without first getting approval from an HOA board. This means if you want to paint your condo bright pink or upgrade the property's windows, you'll need to ask the HOA board for permission.

Examine a condo community's rules and regulations prior to purchasing a condo. This will enable you to review the HOA board's mandates and determine whether you would feel comfortable following these rules and regulations.

When it comes to finding a condo, there is no need to look for a property on your own. Conversely, if you work with a real estate agent, you can take the guesswork out of searching for a top-notch condo.

Finding a real estate agent with condo experience is essential. This real estate professional will set up condo showings, keep you informed about new condos as they become available and negotiate with property sellers on your behalf. That way, this real estate agent will make it easy for you to acquire a first-rate condo at a budget-friendly price.

Kick off your search for the perfect condo today, and you can move closer to securing a condo that will serve you well for an extended period of time.




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