HOW TO APPLY FOR A Downtown Boston Apartment & SIGNING YOUR LEASE

Applying for a apartment in Beacon Hill or anywhere in downtown Boston and the surrounding area is not as easy as it is in many areas of the country. Owners and property managers are usually much more strict in their financial requirements, and the amount of documents that must be submitted along with your application 
Below is a guide to make sure you are as prepared as you can be, and to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

BE PREPARED TO SIGN AND SECURE YOUR APARTMENT–TODAY

There mat appear to be many apartments in downtown Boston, but they can go fast. A common “rookie” mistake when hunting for apartments especially in Beacon Hill is not being ready to sign on the spot, and watching someone else grab your dream home. At certain times of the year (especially during the prime rental months of May through September) many apartments will rent in a matter of days.

HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I NEED TO SECURE AN APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY?

Make sure you have enough money in your checking account to sign that day. Don’t be caught short if you find the perfect Boston downtown apartment and the landlord is ready to approve you right away. Basically, the landlord wants to know you’re serious about renting the apartment, and not out applying for multiple apartments at the same time. If you are approved and sign a lease, the deposit is usually applied to your first month’s rent. If you are denied, the deposit is returned to you. If you are approved and decide not to sign a lease, you forfeit the deposit

APPLYING–AND GETTING APPROVED–FOR AN APARTMENT IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON

Apartment lease agreements usually aren’t terribly complicated, but if you see a home that you love while looking for an apartment in Beacon Hill, you should be ready to apply on the spot. The apartment’s landlord or management company will supply the application itself—it’s usually a fairly simple form, and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to fill out

Once you’re done with the rental lease agreement application, and have handed over all of your paperwork, the landlord or management company will run a credit report on you (at your expense), and let you know if you’ve been approved, usually within a few days. Rarely will they let you know on the spot. Some owners and property managers may also run a background check.
This was just a brief outline on what to expect. if you have any specific questions please call John Ford at 617-595-3712

Boston downtown real estate: Apartments for rent $5,000 and under


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Boston downtown real estate for rent in Beacon Hill

Rent a Boston Beacon Hill apartment between now and July 1st and we can save you hundreds of dollars on your Boston downtown real estate fee.


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Boston Beacon Hill real estate apartments 2019

  • Average number of Beacon Hill apartments for rent $3,000 and under range from 30 – 50 listings form June – July 
  • Average days on market before being rented aprx 2 weeks.

Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

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.



HISTORY

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.

AREAS COVERED

Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park

Downtown/Midtown

North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston

Waterfront

Brookline

Surrounding Communities of Boston
Contact
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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