Buyers from many walks of life are discovering the advantages of Boston condo living.

Whether you’re a first-time Boston condo for sale buyer looking for an affordable way to own a home, a busy professional with little time to devote to home maintenance, or an empty-nester who’s “right-sizing,” a condo may be a good choice for you.

Boston Real Estate: Condo Advantages

  • A condo is very low maintenance; landscaping and maintenance of the exterior structure are typically handled by the homeowners’ association. This is attractive if you’re not “handy” or if you have a busy lifestyle that doesn’t leave much time for home maintenance.
  • Some Boston real estate condos offer amenities such as pools, tennis courts, clubhouses, and walking trails, which may not be available with many detached homes.
  • Newer Seaport condos for sale  construction offers greatly improved sound barriers and fire walls.
  • The proximity of neighbors may give owners a greater sense of security.

Boston Real Estate: Condo Disadvantages

  • Boston condo dues increase your monthly outgoings and can rise in the future as maintenance and repair costs go up. Increases or decreases in condo fees usually must be approved by the condo association, but check the community bylaws before making an offer to purchase a Boston condo.
  • Condo Association covenants and by-laws may restrict the way you can use or improve your property. Again, be sure to read them carefully before making an offer.
  • Available parking for guests may be limited.
  • Typically, there is less storage space than in a detached home.

Before purchasing any downtown Boston real estate, consider the potential for resale. To determine if the property you’re considering is a good investment, ask about the condo market in your area.

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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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