Buying a Boston condo for sale can be a difficult process, so understanding some basic principles before beginning your downtown Boston real estate search can be helpful. Whether you’re looking for Beacon Hill condo for sale or are interested in Midtown high rise luxury condo, keep these aspects in mind.

Location Is Key

As with many cities, location is going to determine almost everything else. Properties on Back Bay, Seaport and Midtown are incredibly desirable since this area is known for businesses, and financial institutions. It is also close to the Financial District and many popular restaurants. All of these facts combine to create a housing environment sought after by many people.

Competition Is Plenty

Due to the location, you are likely to face stiff competition in Beacon Hill and Back Bay. If you’re planning on buying a Boston condo for sale in these areas, it’s important to understand that you may end up in a bidding war for a property. There are even buyers who offer to pay over the asking price in cash for Beacon Hill homes for sale just to claim one for their own. However, if you’re heart is set on this area, be ready for bidding wars.

Pricing Is High

When buying a downtown Boston real estate, be prepared to pay a premium. The location and competition can drive up the prices, which have continued to rise over the past several years. Downtown Boston real estate for sale can sell for upwards of millions of dollars and consumers are happy to pay it in order to live in this location.

Find Your New Home Today

Choosing your Boston real estate with these guidelines in mind can help you find the right home. The process can take a day or a year depending on what you’re looking for and the area you’re looking in. So, if you’re ready to buy your new property in downtown Boston, contact us today to get started.

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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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