Category Archives: Condominiums

Condo Conversions – The When, Why, and How

A “condo conversion” is relatively simple in concept.  The process transforms your multifamily residence into several, separate units that can be sold and owned independently. Why do a condo conversion? Whether it’s a good idea depends on your housing market.  A condo conversion makes sense when the units would sell for more individually than together…
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How do we get our neighbor to pay condo fees?

How do we get our neighbor to pay condo fees? It’s easier than you may think.  Massachusetts law gives your condo association powerful collection rights.  This includes, in most of cases, the ability to hire an attorney at no cost to the association.  So, it may be as simple as contacting us. When should we…
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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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Evaluating a condo association when buying

When you purchase a condo, you’re also buying a stake in the larger condo building or complex.  More than anything else, your neighbors and the association will determine your happiness and return on investment. While home shopping, you’ve probably evaluated the closet space and checked out the bathrooms.  More importantly, though, have you audited the…
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