Today’s blog post will be about 11 essential tips for Boston condo buyers.

  1. Sitting down for a Boston condo buyer consultation meeting. Learn about the entire buying process from A to Z.
  2. Thinking long-term about the condo and future resale value.
  3. Creating a Boston condo buyer checklist.
  4. Planning your monthly budeget
  5. Knowing the cost for the Boston condo fees
  6. Review types of morthgages
  7. Review the Purchase & Sales Agreement
  8. Investigate the Boston neighborhood especially in the evening when its dark
  9. Buy the condo not the view
  10. Don’t be fooled  by home stagging
  11. Maintain an emergency fund

The video below will go into greater detail on each of these points.


Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
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