Chris Lorenzen | Fitchburg Real Estate, Leominster Real Estate, Gardner Real Estate


Buying a condo may seem like an uphill climb, particularly for those who are browsing the real estate market for the first time. Lucky for you, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of finding the right condo.

What does it take to locate a high-quality condo at an affordable price? Here are three tips that every first-time condo buyer needs to know.

1. Explore a Wide Range of Condos

The real estate market is filled with many first-rate condos, and the sheer volume of properties that are available may feel overwhelming at times. Therefore, you should allocate the necessary time and resources to find a condo that suits you perfectly.

Don't be afraid to check out several condos over the course of a few days or weeks. By doing so, you can better understand what you'd like to find in the ideal condo.

Of course, if you fall in love with a condo, you should be ready to submit an offer. That way, you can avoid the risk of missing out on a great condo that matches or exceeds your expectations.

2. Determine How You'll Pay for a Condo

Many property buyers get pre-approved for a mortgage, and for good reason. With a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly what you can afford as you review the real estate market.

Meet with a variety of banks and credit unions. These lenders will be able to provide you with multiple mortgage options and respond to your financing concerns and queries.

Also, keep in mind that the price of a condo may extend beyond your monthly mortgage payments.

In many instances, condo communities have homeowners' associations (HOAs) in place that will charge monthly fees. Learn about any HOA fees in advance, and you'll know exactly what you'll need to pay each month to live in a particular condo community.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

No one should be forced to evaluate condos on their own. Fortunately, you can hire a real estate agent to streamline the process of finding a terrific condo.

A real estate agent with condo experience understands the hurdles that may arise during a condo search. As such, he or she will do whatever it takes to ensure you can get the best results possible as you look for the perfect condo.

For instance, a real estate agent will set up condo showings and keep you up to date about open houses. This real estate professional will even negotiate with a condo seller on your behalf, which means you won't have to worry about breaking your budget to purchase a stellar condo.

Employing a real estate agent enables you to get expert advice at each stage of the condo buying process too. Thus, you can receive instant responses to your condo buying questions at any time.

Simplify the process of buying your first condo – use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost your chances of acquiring a superb condo at a budget-friendly price.


This Condo in Leominster, MA recently sold for $165,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Chris Lorenzen - EXIT New Options Real Estate.


111 Cortland Circle, Leominster, MA 01453

Condo

$163,900
Price
$165,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Applewood Condominiums is a community of 60 townhomes located on a 20 acre wooded site. Excellent commuter location with easy access to major routes including 2, 2A, 190 & 12. Minutes to downtown, restaurants & shopping centers. This unit is in move in condition, easy to show and a quick closing is possible. The kitchen, dining & living room all have hardwood flooring & share an open floor plan which is nice for entertaining. Galley kitchen has Corian counter tops, all appliances convey. Guest half bath with tile flooring. Comfortable living room has French doors leading to a deck that abuts a wooded area & offers privacy with a touch of nature. Upstairs you'll find two large bedrooms, the master has a wall A/C unit & his/her closets. Full bath with tile flooring & linen closet completes the second level. Family room in walkout basement with French doors to patio. Laundry/storage room. Condo living is a joy with no landscaping/snow removal to do! Call today for a private showing!





111 Cortland Circle, Leominster, MA 01453

Condo

$163,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Applewood Condominiums is a community of 60 townhomes located on a 20 acre wooded site. Excellent commuter location with easy access to major routes including 2, 2A, 190 & 12. Minutes to downtown, restaurants & shopping centers. This unit is in move in condition, easy to show and a quick closing is possible. The kitchen, dining & living room all have hardwood flooring & share an open floor plan which is nice for entertaining. Galley kitchen has Corian counter tops, all appliances convey. Guest half bath with tile flooring. Comfortable living room has French doors leading to a deck that abuts a wooded area & offers privacy with a touch of nature. Upstairs you'll find two large bedrooms, the master has a wall A/C unit & his/her closets. Full bath with tile flooring & linen closet completes the second level. Family room in walkout basement with French doors to patio. Laundry/storage room. Condo living is a joy with no landscaping/snow removal to do! Call today for a private showing!
Open House
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This Condo in Leominster, MA recently sold for $160,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Chris Lorenzen - EXIT New Options Real Estate.


22 Macintosh Lane, Leominster, MA 01453

Condo

$159,900
Price
$160,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Cider Hill is a small association of forty units with easy commuter access to major routes and T-Station. Looking for carefree living? Come take a look at what this Townhouse has to offer. Galley kitchen, all appliances to covey. Dining room and living room offer a nice flow and has French doors leading to deck/balcony overlooking well kept grounds. Half bath on first level. Second level offers two good sized bedrooms with ample closet space and a full bath. Enjoy morning coffee on the master bedroom balcony. Family/game room with dry bar in walkout lower level. Washer/dryer hook up and plenty of storage space. Two deeded parking spaces. No dogs/cats only. Close to everyday amenities.

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22 Macintosh Lane, Leominster, MA 01453

Condo

$159,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
FIRST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE 7/29, 11-1. Cider Hill is a small association of forty units with easy commuter access to major routes and T-Station. Looking for carefree living? Come take a look at what this Townhouse has to offer. Galley kitchen, all appliances to covey. Dining room and living room offer a nice flow and has French doors leading to deck/balcony overlooking well kept grounds. Half bath on first level. Second level offers two good sized bedrooms with ample closet space and a full bath. Enjoy morning coffee on the master bedroom balcony. Family/game room with dry bar in walkout lower level. Washer/dryer hook up and plenty of storage space. Two deeded parking spaces. No dogs/cats only. Close to everyday amenities.
Open House
Sunday
July 29 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
NEW LISITNG & OPEN HOUSE! Hosted by Don Vaillancourt of EXIT New Options Real Estate Cider Hills Condominiums is a small well maintained complex. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, game room w/dry bar in walkout lower level. Easy commuter location with great access to major routes and train station. Agents - send your buyers, agency honored.
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Location: 22 Macintosh Lane, Leominster, MA 01453    Get Directions

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