When buying a Boston Beacon Hill condo, one of the main topics of discussion among potential buyers is price and rightly so. Investing in a Midtown Boston condo is a big commitment, and many buyers want to make sure they’re agreeing to a fair price. So what happens when a seller is at one end of the price spectrum and a buyer is on the other? We look at the factors that go into assessing the condo or property for sale, helping to determine a fair value.

Location and View

Location is one of the most important factors in assessing a condo’s value.  Boston condos that are close to various types of public transportation, schools, restaurants and other commercial activities tend to be higher in price because they offer residents maximum convenience, and in essence, additional amenities.

The location of the Boston downtown condo you are interested in putting an offer on will also have an impact on what can be seen from the inside of the property. Beacon Hill condos with a view of  the Boston Common, the Boston skyline or Charles River, as well as end and corner units have higher property values.

Developer and Timing

Choosing a Boston condo for sale by a developer known for constructing high-end properties typically means higher Boston condo values. For some buyers, the construction and architectural highlights of a building will be very important. Yet for others, living in a condo from a specific developer may not be on the “must-have list” and can be sacrificed if the price of the unit does not fall within the budget.

Timing is another important factor affecting condo value. An over-abundance of condos for sale in Downtown Boston and condominiums that have been on the market too long usually mean lower property values.

Amenities and History 

Your condo’s value is usually higher if the amenities and features match the property style. Is there a pool or gym? Is there valet parking? What about housekeeping services? Does the landscaping include a well-kept garden?

Another value-increasing feature is the condominium’s homeowner history. If the unit, or even another unit in the building, was owned by a celebrity or well-known individual, condo values may rise.

Assessing Value with Confidence

No one wants to feel ripped off, making it of the utmost importance to know the value of the condo you want to put an offer on before investing in it. That’s where we come in. Ford Realty is a trusted and experienced real estate agency that specializes in the selling, buying and renting of luxury condos, lofts and penthouses in Boston, we love and understand each neighborhood for its unique features and want to help you find the perfect luxury property to call home.

To learn more information about our current downtown properties for sale or to speak with one of our expert real estate agents, call us at 617-595-3712,

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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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