Elaine Cole, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cohasset | Scituate MA Real Estate


As a condo buyer, it is important to find a property that matches or surpasses your expectations. At the same time, you'll want to do everything possible to avoid paying too much for a condo.

What does it take to shop for a condo and avoid the risk of spending too much to acquire your dream residence? Here are three tips to ensure you can pay the right price for any condo, at any time.

1. Browse the Real Estate Market Closely

An informed condo buyer will be able to differentiate a mediocre property from a great one. Plus, this condo buyer will know what it takes to avoid paying too much for a property that is unlikely to deliver long-lasting value.

Take a close look at the current housing market to understand the prices of condos in various cities and towns. By doing so, you can determine the price range for condos that fit your needs.

Don't forget to check out the prices of recently sold condos in your area too. That way, you can understand how long condos typically are available before they sell and map out your condo buying journey accordingly.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Pre-approval for a mortgage will allow you to define how much you can spend on a condo. It also will enable you to reduce the risk of stretching beyond your financial means to acquire your dream condo.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you'll want to meet with several banks and credit unions before you kick off your condo search. This will allow you to learn about both fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages and the pros and cons associated with these mortgages.

Furthermore, don't be afraid to ask lenders how different types of mortgages work, as this will enable you to select a mortgage that corresponds with your budget both now and in the future.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Employ a real estate agent to assist you along the condo buying process – you'll be happy you did. This real estate professional will do what it takes to help you land an exceptional condo at a budget-friendly price.

A real estate agent understands the differences between a buyer's market and a seller's one. As such, he or she can offer tips at each stage of the condo buying process, ensuring you can buy a top-notch condo without spending too much.

In addition, a real estate agent will take the guesswork out of going from condo buyer to condo owner. This housing market professional will set up condo showings, negotiate with condo sellers on your behalf and much more. That way, you can accelerate the process of acquiring a great condo.

Buying a condo at an affordable price may seem impossible at times, but a real estate agent will make it simple for you to do just that. Consult with a real estate agent today, and you can improve your chances of securing a condo without the risk of overspending.



159 Tall Oaks Dr, Weymouth, MA 02190

Condo

$240,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully maintained & UPGRADED Magnolia Ridge townhouse offering an open floor plan concept. Spacious kitchen with dining area ,newer GRANITE counters & stainless steel appliances lead to a beautiful step down living room with fireplace & newer mantle.Numerous ENHANCEMENTS have been made to the condo since ownership including hardwood installation on 1st floor, new carpets on 2nd floor,refinished bathroom ,interior painting, light fixtures,ceiling fans to name but a few. To compliment the second floor has an abundance of natural sunlight with an expansive master bedroom, bay window & walk-in closet. In addition there is a well proportioned second bedroom.Step outside and relax in a private setting on the spacious newer trex deck.This condo has a great flow & is ideal for entertaining.Take advantage of the complex amenities including in ground pool and clubhouse.Ideally located just minutes from the highway, shops & restaurants.Showings begin at public open house Sunday 8/20/17
Open House
Sunday
August 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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159 Tall Oaks Dr, Weymouth, MA 02190

Condo

$240,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully maintained & UPGRADED Magnolia Ridge townhouse offering an open floor plan concept. Spacious kitchen with dining area ,newer GRANITE counters & stainless steel appliances lead to a beautiful step down living room with fireplace & newer mantle.Numerous ENHANCEMENTS have been made to the condo since ownership including hardwood installation on 1st floor, new carpets on 2nd floor,refinished bathroom ,interior painting, light fixtures,ceiling fans to name but a few. To compliment the second floor has an abundance of natural sunlight with an expansive master bedroom, bay window & walk-in closet. In addition there is a well proportioned second bedroom.Step outside and relax in a private setting on the spacious newer trex deck.This condo has a great flow & is ideal for entertaining.Take advantage of the complex amenities including in ground pool and clubhouse.Ideally located just minutes from the highway, shops & restaurants.Showings begin at public open house Sunday 8/20/17
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Sagamore Beach

Condo

$189,500
Price
$184,500
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
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This Condo in Scituate, MA recently sold for $342,500. This style home was sold by Elaine Cole - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cohasset.


16A Cherry Lane, Scituate, MA 02066

Condo

$345,000
Price
$342,500
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
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