Boston Seaport condos for sale: ( 29 Questions to ask) Before you buy

What are the monthly condo fees?
What do the monthly con fees cover?
Is there a Capital Reserve Fund?
Is the condo association solvent?
Are there any pending or contemplated lawsuits involving the building
Is the condo association self insured or insured by professional insurers?
Is there a Master Insurance Policy?
Is there a proposed increased in the condo monthly fees scheduled?
Are any “Special Assessments” pending or contemplated?
Is the Boston high rise condo building professionally managed or is it self managed?
Is the complex on the FHA approved list?
Is the Builder/Developer still involved in the building
Have all construction defects been remedied?
Are there any age restrictions affecting the unit or the complex?
Is condo association approval required before I may make changes or improvements to the unit?
How many unit owners are delinquent in paying their monthly condo fees?
What is the leasing policy if an owner moves or is transferred?
Are there any short term rental restrictions or limitations?
Are there different or special rules applicable to non-owner occupied units?
What is the percentage of non-owner occupied units (rentals) currently in the complex?
How are owner and visitor parking spaces allocated?
Can additional parking space be acquired?
What storage accommodations are available?
What is the pet policy?
Where are the noise sources affecting the unit and the complex?
Have there been any foreclosures or short sales in the complex?
What are the most common complaints voiced by the ownership?
Do unit owners have exclusive easements for right to use certain common areas such as decks, patios, storage 
May I have the unit professionally inspected before buying?
May I obtain contact information for the current Condo Board President, Property Management Company.

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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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