If you are considering buying a home or Condo, whether old or new, make sure the sellers have had any work done on the property permitted and that work bought off by the city inspectors.
It’s unfortunate that many people buy a home thinking that it has the potential to be enlarged by either major or minor remodeling. After the escrow closes they find out that they can’t do any type of work for one reason or another.
Many of those people find out that work that has already been done was performed without permits or the permits they had were never finalized and bought off by the building dept. of the city. A good local Boston Realtor or real estate professional will usually have already checked this matter out for you.