Boston North End Condos for Sale: Fall 2019

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Are Boston North End Condo Buyer Rebates legal?

Rebates are legal in Massachusetts, buyer rebates are recognized as a legitimate way for brokers to compete for business. Here’s what the Department of Justice says about rebates.

Why do we offer Buyer Rebates?

We offer rebates to help us better compete in a crowded Boston condo for sale market that is dominated by a few more and more by national corporate companies. They have the budgets available to promote their businesses through Google advertising. We’re a local business, family owned. 

Are Boston North End condo rebate taxable?

We are not required to report the amounts of rebates. However, you should speak with your own tax or legal adviser about this as we do not provide tax or legal advice. Here is an IRS letter on this subject.

How are the rebates handled at closing?

The rebate is included in the HUD settlement statement. Generally, the rebate is provided as a credit to settlement costs first. If your rebate exceeds your settlement costs, we will give you a check for the difference.

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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