Why We Left Liberty Commons

We, Bob Leone and Betty Leone1, as former longtime Unit Owners, and with Bob Leone having served as the second elected President of Liberty Commons Condominium Trust, we have some unique perspectives to share with Unit Owners about the reasons we decided to leave Liberty Commons after 10+ years. The Read More...

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30% Fewer Sales Year-To-Date

David Bates (@DavidBatesRE) Tweeted “Despite 30% fewer sales year-to-date, nearly twice as many Cambridge condos sold for at least $50K over ask, three times as many sold for $100K+ over ask, and 8x as many sold for $200K+ over ask.” Liberty Commons is not in the Boston real estate market, Read More...

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
— Roy H. Williams

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Developing A Winter Preventative Maintenance Plan

Any successful plan and mitigation efforts begin with clearly identifying the root cause issues for a problem from known and quantifiable information (i.e., insurance “loss run” reports and Unit Owner-provided information). Liberty Commons’ Board of Trustees (John Lind, Bob Castle, James Hutchinson, and Paul Weizer) and Managing Agent (Empire Condominium Read More...

Roof Snow Removal Option

One option to greatly reducing and/or eliminate winter water infiltration and/or ice dams, damages to Common Elements and Units, and costly insurance claims and deductibles ($10,000 per claim, paid by the affected Unit Owner), is a quality roof snow rake that protects Liberty Commons’ architectural asphalt shingles, such as the Read More...

Paralyze resistance with persistence.
— Woody Hayes