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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 2/21/2021

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Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. 

The two most familiar types of common-interest housing terms are condominiums (or condos) and townhomes (or townhouses). Although both belong in the category of common-interest housing, condos and townhouses may mean different things depending on regional or legal definitions.

The Difference

A condo is a shared building or group of buildings and common spaces in which housing units are owned individually. This could be a single unit within a tower building or a conjoined home having its own ground floor with exterior entry. Other homes in the condominium category include single-family cottages or even modular homes inside planned communities. When you purchase a condo, you own the unit itself while you are a co-owner of the common areas.

A townhome is a style of house that is connected to another structure on at least one side. It may be solely owned by an individual as part of a CID, part of a multi-family apartment dwelling, or individually owned without property in common. A true townhome is built with independent sidewalls that stand alone even if they touch the walls of another townhome. When you purchase a townhouse, you own the unit itself and whatever yard area is affiliated with it as you would with a detached single-family house.

While condominium units might incorporate elements like private outdoor spaces, individual ground-floor entry options or design elements that resemble those of a townhome, it is ownership that truly defines them. 

Homeowners’ Association 

All CID properties have a homeowners’ association (HOA) of some sort. While some are mainly hands-off with regard to individual units, others have specific regulations regarding renting, remodeling, and exterior décor. 

If you are trying to decide between purchasing a condominium or a townhouse, have your agent explain the differences in common ownership between them, and make certain to factor in the HOA fees to your monthly budget.




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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 2/3/2021

This Condo in Amesbury, MA recently sold for $785,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Ellen McLaughlin - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


60 Merrimac St, Amesbury, MA 01913

Condo

$789,000
Price
$785,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Own a piece of New England waterfront mill history with more than 700 sf of private outdoor balcony space! Architectural details are complimented by high-end elegance and today's modern conveniences. The social area of unit 912 is open concept and "built for entertaining"! Whether cooking, dining or watching the "big game", ceiling to floor windows showcase panoramic views of the Merrimack River and Maudslay State Park. Incredible "cook's kitchen" graced with glazed cabinetry, stunning quartz surfaces, a spacious island and a new suite of dark stainless appliances. Formal dining has a wet bar and wine chiller. Enjoy entertaining or quiet relaxation on the 1st floor private protected 300+ square foot balcony. Master bedroom has a dressing area full of custom closeting, a spectacular master bath and the balcony view ushers sunrise over the river. Unit 912 has abundant storage and deeded garage parking. Welcome to your dream of a waterfront lifestyle. Enjoy the walk-thru video.






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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 1/29/2021

This Condo in Amesbury, MA recently sold for $744,643. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Ellen McLaughlin - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


60 Merrimac St, Amesbury, MA 01913

Condo

$729,900
Price
$744,643
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Only one left! You can own the home of your dreams. Built to take advantage of the spectacular water views of the Merrimack River and Maudslay State Park with exclusive outdoor covered deck plumbed for gas grill cooking. Wake up each morning to awe-inspiring sunrises in the East and drift off to sleep each night with the tranquil sounds of nature. You’ll love this stunning open concept single level living 2-bedroom, 2 bath home featuring a well-appointed kitchen, fabulous open living and dining spaces, windows on all 3 sides, master on-suite, library/den, engineered hardwood flooring, architectural moldings and finishes. The community is amenity-laden w/heated garage, grand lobby w/elegant details, state of the art elevator, mail & package area, community & exercise room. Conveniently located within minutes to beaches, shops & restaurants. Easy access to I-95 & I-495. Photos are samples.

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Tags: Real estate   condo   Amesbury   01913  
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Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 9/29/2020

This Condo in Amesbury, MA recently sold for $850,490. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Ellen McLaughlin - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


60 Merrimac St, Amesbury, MA 01913

Condo

$849,900
Price
$850,490
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy the breath-taking water views from this 4th floor single level home. Take in the sunrises and the sunsets. Enjoy the expansive private balconies & glass walls designed to maximize the outstanding scenic water views of the Merrimack River and Maudslay State Park.. Add'l highlights include designer kitchens & baths, appliance allowance, natural gas fireplace, high definition security/intercom system providing guest entrance & gas hook-ups for outdoor grilling. Add'l building features include a grand lobby w/elegant details, mail & package area, heated garage, enclosed heated recycle/refuse center & storage. A lush garden courtyard w/seating as well as a professionally landscaped river walk add to the community’s amenities. Hatter's Point-for buyers who want breathtaking water views, value maintenance-free living in a community that is convenient to local shops, restaurants & amenities. Model photos are samples.






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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Ellen McLaughlin on 8/15/2020

This Condo in Amesbury, MA recently sold for $911,456. This Townhouse,Mid-Rise style home was sold by Ellen McLaughlin - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


60 Merrimac, Amesbury, MA 01913

Condo

$859,900
Price
$911,456
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Live the ultimate Waterfront Dream. If you're coming to Amesbury, why not start at the top? Direct Waterfront Views, great shopping, & the finest restaurants; this is the lifestyle you have earned, COME AND LIVE IT! Wake up each morning to awe-inspiring sunrises in the East and drift off to sleep each night to the beautiful sunsets. Incredible expansive deck to enjoy the panoramic views of the Merrimac River, Maudslay State Park and a seasonal privately-owned marina. Luxuriate in the kitchen of your dreams. Enjoy the Walls of windows w/16’ ceilings, floor to ceiling and open concept living, perfect for entertaining. First floor master w/deck access & a spa like master en-suite bath. Bldg features heated garage, grand lobby w/elegant details, mail & package area, community & exercise room. Photos are samples and do not depict the actual home.

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Tags: Real estate   condo   Amesbury   01913  
Categories: Sold Homes