If you are planning to buy a Beacon Hill condo in Massachusetts, property tax should be kept in mind to ensure you can afford the Boston condo of your dreams. Condos, like other types of property, require the owner to pay property tax.

Boston condo tax rate

There are two main factors needed to determine how much property tax you are going to pay. The first is the tax rate, a number formulated by counties and oftentimes regulated by the state. While tax rates are subject to change annually, they generally fluctuate only slightly, so you don’t have to worry about property tax payments skyrocketing overnight.

Boston condo market value

The second factor in determining amount of property tax due is the market value of your Beacon Hill condo. The market value of a condo identifies things such as the condo’s location, supply and demand of other properties in the area, internal characteristics such as number of bedrooms and construction quality, and external characteristics like 24-hour security and shared outdoor space. Other condos recently sold with similar features, also referred to as comparable Boston real estate agents as the key way of determining market value.


Once you’ve found out the tax rate and property value, the two numbers will be multiplied to determine the annual property tax owed. While this number will not be significant, it is important to include in your costs for buying a condo in Downtown Boston so you budget correctly.

For more information about buying a condo, loft, or penthouse in Downtown Boston, reach out to the experienced and professional real estate agents at Ford Realty. We work, live, and play in Beacon Hill and can find you the perfect property that meets your individual needs, no matter what stage in life you’re in. Call us at for more information or to request a showing.

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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.

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