There are many reasons to buy a Midtown condo in Downtown Boston. Many are beautifully designed, centrally located, and are within condo buildings with fantastic amenities. However, before buying a Downtown Boston condo, you should know what a condo inspection is and how it can help you.

What is a Condo Inspection?

A Boston Beacon Hill condo inspection is very similar to a home inspection or the inspection of any other building that is for sale. It is ordered either by the buyer or the seller of the condo, and it consists of a thorough examination of the unit that will be purchased. The inspection will cover:

  • Heating
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing, including toilets and all drains
  • Interior structure, such as the windows, walls, floors, and doors
  • Ducts and vents

Why Consider a Condo Inspection

The short answer to the question of “Should I get a Boston condo inspection?” is a resounding yes. A thorough  Boston condo inspection will provide you with recommendations as to what you will need to update and approximately when. This will give you insight as to what condition your potential new home is in.  Identifying any current or potential issues through an inspection will provide you with an opportunity to determine if you would like to move forward with the purchase or ask for certain contingencies from the seller.

Many Downtown Boston condos, especially those that are up for sale, are made to look glamorous and inviting. It is worth the small hassle of calling in an expert who can look past the appearance to the functionality and safety of the building.

Looking to Buy in Downtown Boston?

If you have other questions about condo inspections or you’re interested in viewing new luxury real estate in Downtown Boston, call 617-720-5454 and schedule an appointment with one of the experienced agents from Ford Realty. We only buy and sell real estate in Midtown Boston, so you can trust our agents to be experts in the local community.

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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
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