Colleen Griffin - RE/MAX Vision

Posted by Colleen Griffin on 3/14/2018

150 Lincoln St, Worcester, MA 01605



***New Listing!***GREAT INVESTMENT OR OWNER OCCUPIED OPPORTUNITY!....... Here is your chance to make a great return on investment or live in this 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Condo close to Downtown Colleges, Major Landmarks and Highways! Walking Distance to both WPI and .06 Miles to the Mass College of Pharmacy! Deeded Parking Spot. Laundry in Basement & Dumpster on Site for Trash. **Unit is currently vacant and easy to show ~ Projected rent in this market could be $825/month ~ Freshly Painted throughout ~ Updated Kitchen with Updated Appliances and Ceramic Tile ~ Updated Laminate Flooring ~ Updated Bathroom with Ceramic Tile ~ All the Work has been Done and is Ready for its New Owner! Conveniently Located just minutes to Rte 290, Rte 146, Rte 20, Rte9 and the Mass Pike! This is a Commuters Dream
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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 3/5/2018

If youíre looking to buy a property in the near future, you may be considering a condominium as a part of your search criteria. Thereís so much to consider when you are deciding on whether to buy a condo or a traditional home. Condos can be great for the right buyers. You just need to be sure that your needs will be met by purchasing a condo. Hopefully, laying out the pros and cons will help you to make an informed decision thatís right for you.

The Positives

Thereís many great pros to buying a condo. For people who seek security and easy upkeep living, buying a condo can be great for the following reasons:   

Security: Many condominiums offer gated communities with security staff on duty. In this way, living in a condo gives you a special sort of safe community feel. 

Amenities: Condos also offer many different kinds of perks for owners. These can include a pool, a clubhouse, or community events. You wonít get all of these unique benefits living in a traditional house.

Maintenance: You donít have to worry about maintaining your home or the surrounding areas. In a condo, someone else takes care of it for you! When your heating unit fails, it will be taken care of. This is one of the great benefits to this style of home.  

Accessible prices: Condos are much more affordable than homes in many places.  Purchasing a condo can be a great first step to home ownership.   

The Negatives

HOA Fees: All of the amenities that condos carry come at a price. You as the homeowner cover the costs of maintenance and security in the community. This fee is paid on top of your mortgage payment. In some cases, the association fees can vary widely, so plan your finances accordingly. 

Privacy: Living in a condo is similar to living in an apartment. Thereís a lack of privacy that exists when youíre sharing walls with your neighbors. Youíll hear people going up and down the halls and fellow owners will be around you 24 hours a day. If you enjoy your privacy and space, condo living may not be for you. 

Selling: If you have seen one condo in a specific complex, you have seen them all. Thatís what makes selling a condo difficult at times. If a building has more empty units than not, the condo may be more difficult to sell. Keep this in mind when youíre searching.   

Condos Have Rules: Living in a condo means youíre living under the managementís rules. You may not to be able to install the technology that you want like solar panels and satellite TV under the community regulations, for example. A condominium's home owner association may limit things like what you can do in your yard or hang on your door.

In Summary

The decision to buy a condo over a single family home is a big one. Thereís many different things that need to be considered on an individual basis for your choice to be complete. Look at your decision from all angles. A condo could be a great pathway to home ownership for many people.       

Posted by Colleen Griffin on 11/30/2017

This Condo in Worcester, MA recently sold for $300,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Colleen Griffin - RE/MAX Vision.

4003 Brompton Cir, Worcester, MA 01609

West Side


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
****New Listing ****Welcome to Worcester ***Stunning West Side Townhouse just Listed at "Salisbury Green"***This Incredible Home is just Minutes to the Train Station and all Major Routes! This is a Commuters Dream *** Gracious Open Foyer with Gleaming Hardwoods *** Recessed Lighting *** Large Formal Living Room with Hardwoods ~ Cathedral Ceiling ~ Built-ins and Opens to private deck*** Dining Room with Hardwood Floors *** Convenient First Floor Den/Home Office*** 2 Spacious Bedrooms Both with Private Baths and Updated/New Carpets***Master Suite has Plantation Shutters ~ Walk-in Closet with Dressing Area and Vanity*** Full Finished Bonus Room with Third Bedroom in Lower Levels with Numerous Closets for Added Storage*** New Gas Heating System (2 years)*** .

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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 10/2/2017

This Condo in Worcester, MA recently sold for $169,000. This Half-Duplex style home was sold by Colleen Griffin - RE/MAX Vision.

346 Wildwood Ave, Worcester, MA 01603


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Half duplex styled condo with NO CONDO FEES on a nice corner location in Wildwood Village. This property offers 2 nice sized bedrooms, including a walk in closet in the master, 1.5 baths, sunken living room, large eat in kitchen, large basement ideal for finishing, central air, deck overlooking the nice back yard with it's own shed.

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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 9/17/2017

Purchasing a condo should be fast and easy. However, negotiations with a condo seller can quickly become stressful and may put your chances to acquire your dream condo in danger.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the process of negotiating with a condo seller to ensure you can purchase your ideal property.

Here are three tips to help you navigate tough negotiations with a condo seller.

1. Consider the Condo Seller's Perspective

Think about the condo seller's perspective and try to find common ground with this individual. By doing so, you and the condo seller may be able to agree to terms that meet the needs of both sides.

When you initially submit an offer on a condo, ensure your proposal accounts for the condo's condition and the current state of the real estate market. That way, you'll be able to avoid the risk of submitting a "lowball" offer that falls below a condo seller's expectations.

Also, maintain open lines of communication throughout the negotiation process. This will allow you to listen to a condo seller's concerns and respond accordingly.

2. Collect Plenty of Housing Market Data

If a condo seller believes you are unwilling to pay a sufficient price for his or her condo, it is always a good idea to present housing market data to back up your offer.

Explore the housing market closely to learn about the prices of comparable condos in nearby cities and towns. This will allow you to see how a particular condo stacks up against similar properties in terms of price and condition.

In addition, check out the prices of recently sold condos in your area to identify housing market patterns and trends. With this real estate market information at your disposal, you'll be able to make an informed decision about whether to continue to negotiate with a condo seller or consider other properties.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent will negotiate with a condo seller on your behalf. Therefore, he or she will help you minimize the stress and anxiety that is commonly associated with condo negotiations.

Typically, a real estate agent will submit an offer on a condo and wait to hear back from a condo seller. If a condo seller decides to negotiate, a real estate agent will work with you throughout the negotiation process.

A real estate agent will listen to your condo buying concerns and questions and respond immediately. He or she also will provide honest, unbiased recommendations to help you make informed decisions during negotiations with a condo seller. This real estate professional will even share your concerns with a condo seller to help you get the best results possible.

When it comes to a negotiating with a condo seller, there is no need to worry. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can take the guesswork out of condo negotiations. And ultimately, you may be able to move one step closer to buying a condo that meets or exceeds your expectations.

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