Category Archives: Condominiums

Spring Cleaning for Condos

This harsh winter was hard on all of us.  Unless you’re particularly lucky, it was probably tough on your condo building and budget, too.   Once the snow finally clears, here are some commonsense tips to rescue your building from this winter and spruce it up for the summer: Inspect the damage.  Have a few different…
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Can I legally build a roof deck?

Can I legally build a roof deck? With warmer weather (hopefully) in our near future, people are starting to ask me more questions about roof decks and how to legally build them.  In the city, they add great outdoor space.  More importantly, they can significantly increase your property value – if you build it legally.…
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Buying New Condos: The Hidden Costs

Wouldn’t you like something shiny and new?  Well, in South Boston and other neighborhoods, there’s great deal of new condominium construction ongoing.  That presents some great opportunities for new buyers – the ability to pick your own paint, floors, details, etc. – as well as warranties that you wouldn’t get outside new construction. Of course,…
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5 Homebuying Mistakes

I watch the homebuying shows, too.  They give you three options, and you select one.  In real-life homebuying, though, is it that easy?  Well, of course not.  It's a complicated process with many decisions to make along the way. When shopping, don't let the excitement of homebuying distract you from simple ways to make the…
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