5 benefits of buying a Boston condo when you’re young

Buying a house can be a daunting task, especially those who are looking for their first home. One option is to buy a Boston condo for sale instead of a single-family house. Listed below are 5 reasons why.

Boston condos are more affordable

Boston condos are often more affordable than a single-family house in the same neighborhood. Furthermore, those looking at Boston condos for sale will find the insurance rates are lower on condos than a single-family home.

Boston condos are easier to maintain

Most condos have little or no maintenance. The condo management company will take responsibility of the upkeep of the building. With a single-family home you are solely responsible f or the upkeep and repairs.

Added security

Many high rise Boston condos have a doorman and those condo in the burbs many are gated communities.

Close community/social activities

many first time Boston condo buyers will be living in the same building of people their own age. This is great way to make new friends.

Additional Amenities

Depending on the condo building, residents may have access to a roof deck, laundry and regarding high rise condos perhaps even a pool or gym.

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
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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