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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 6/16/2018

This Condo in Peabody, MA recently sold for $325,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Lynn D'Avolio - Century 21 North East.


69 Lynn, Peabody, MA 01960

Condo

$319,900
Price
$325,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Colonial Townhouse, Corner Unit, 3 BR, Private Entrances, Private Deck, Fenced 12,000SF Yard, Garden, Full Basement, 3rd Floor Finished Attic, 1st Fl Laundry, 2 off street Parking. Featuring Nest system. New Furnace 2013, W Heater 2017, Dishwasher 2016, Kitchen Floor 2016, Washer/Dryer 2015, Shower/Tub 2014. New Bamboo stairs & Wainscoting 2016. Sunny Townhome Living, feels like a single family home. Barbecue in back yard, sit by Fire Pit. Showings to start at Open House 4/22 Sunday 12-1:30. *(Back on market - buyers had financial difficulties)

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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 6/12/2018

While they have become ubiquitous with the emergence of suburban neighborhoods and townhouses, homeowners associations (HOA, for short) are a relatively new phenomenon.

In modern America, there are many ways to live: apartments, condominiums, houses, townhouses, and now even “tiny houses” are gaining traction. But it wasn’t until the late 1900s that property owners began to experiment with alternative ways of living that revolved around share, “common spaces.”

What constitutes a common area?

Whether you live in an apartment, a house, or in your RV you likely experience common areas every day that are owned by the government. Roads, bridges, and parks are all common areas in that they are used by multiple people and their upkeep is paid for with taxes.

If you take that analogy and apply it to the greenways and lobbies of a condominium, or the streets and sidewalks of a gated community, there are few differences.

What is a homeowners association?

When a developer plans a new community they will often create a homeowners association that will be managed by the people who move into the houses or condominiums. Once a certain number of people have moved into the development and joined the HOA the developer will typically hand over ownership to the HOA and relinquish their legal rights and responsibilities of the land. From there, the HOA typically has complete control over management. Though it should be noted that states have their own HOA related laws with varying levels of oversight.

What does an HOA do?

The most common thing we associate with HOAs is fees and rules. People who move into a community governed by a homeowners association are typically required to join the HOA and are therefore obligated to pay fees and adhere to the guidelines set down by the HOA board.

The fees you pay will go towards maintenance and development of the common areas of your community. That usually amounts to landscaping, maintaining pools and fitness complexes. Fees can range from anywhere between $200 and $450 per month depending on where you live.

HOAs also enforce regulations that homeowners must follow. These vary depending on the community but often include building restrictions for things like fences and additions, as well as other ways that homeowners can customize their homes such as paint and vinyl color. Some homeowners associations go so far as to regulate whether or not a homeowner may fly the flag on their favorite sports team over their door.

Advantages and disadvantages

So what are the advantages and disadvantages you can expect when you belong to a homeowners association? Let’s start with the clear disadvantages. If you are a tinkerer or someone who relishes the freedom to do what they want with their property, living in an HOA-run community might not be right for you. If your salary isn’t quite what you’d like it to be, the cost of living in an HOA neighborhood, along with the monthly fees, might be a bit more than you’re comfortable with.

What about the advantages? First, you can expect that the neighborhood will be well-maintained. This brings about another advantage in that you can expect your property value to grow or at least remain stable thanks to the quality of the neighborhood being carefully managed.




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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 4/6/2018

This Single-Family in Peabody, MA recently sold for $450,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Lynn D'Avolio - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


6 Blackstone, Peabody, MA 01960

Single-Family

$455,900
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
This home is located in West Peabody and has a big back yard, fully fenced with lots of parking! There is hardwood floor through almost all of the home. Close to shopping and a easy to get to route 1 if you work in Boston. Golf course close by along with hiking and biking trails. With a little love and care and some upgrades you can call this a home your dream home. Call for an appointment today! No showings until the weekend.

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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 3/22/2018

This Single-Family in Boston, MA recently sold for $407,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Lynn D'Avolio - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


221 Paris Street, Boston, MA 02128

East Boston

Single-Family

$338,000
Price
$407,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This single family home is in the heart of everything! Close to the tunnel to Boston, t-station and bus stops. Lots of shopping close by. Lots of restaurants and parks. Great for first time buyer with a little tender love and care you could have a cute home. Or for the developer that wants to come and built possible a 2 or 3 family and double or triple your investment. The total square feet for the home is 1484 Sq. Ft. (Buyer to verify all info.) It is best to text me to get a quicker response for an appointment. Quick before it is gone!

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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 3/16/2018

This Single-Family in Revere, MA recently sold for $400,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Lynn D'Avolio - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


77 Woodland Rd, Revere, MA 02151

Oak Island

Single-Family

$399,000
Price
$400,500
Sale Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
HUGE PRICE DROP...Brand New Construction! 6 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath Colonial style in Oak Island area very close to Revere Beach and public transportation. 1 bedroom and a full bath on the first floor, 3 bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor. Spacious kitchen with tile flooring and granite countertops, living and dining room with hardwood floors. Central AC, large deck in the back perfect for entertaining. Large garden shed for additional storage. Located two blocks from bus stop and playground and famous Kelly's Roast Beef on Revere Beach. Easy commute to Boston, minutes away from Wonderland MBTA Station. Large fenced-in yard, paved driveway for two vehicles. This newly constructed home welcomes its first owner(s).

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