Some Boston condo buyers don’t fully understand or appreciate the importance of having a Boston condo association. For all they know it is just another monthly payment that they are required to pay. However, what they don’t realize is that condo fees can add far more value to the building and the neighborhood. Not only do they enforce community/building rules and guidelines, but they also offer perks. Overall, the condo association protects the homeowner’s Boston condo investment.

Standard building condo fees include security, common area maintenance, water, trash, cable services and complex community amenities (i.e., gyms, pools, spas, and recreational rooms), etc. In addition, condo fees also can offer limited liability insurance for their condominium. Boston condo buildings are required to make necessary exterior repairs so that all condos in the building are up to code and uniform, which helps maintain home values. There are many hidden values in a home being managed by an professional condo association manager.

With a condo association regulating policies, condominiums and their common areas are diligently preserved to a set standard. The community is clean, uniform and presents well to potential buyers who are looking to purchase a condominium in the building.


Author Profile

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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