Q – This is my first Boston real estate purchase. How do I get started?

The process began when you made the decision to purchase a Boston condo for sale. You will want to read articles and research the Boston real estate market and such neighborhoods as Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Midtown, North End and even perhaps Seaport District area in order to become a well-informed real estate customer.


The most important things for you to focus on before you begin searching for specific areas, neighborhoods, or condos in Beacon Hill or Back Bay are:

  • Familiarize yourself with your personal finances.
  • Learn about the Boston real estate market
  • Research downtown Boston neighborhoods find closest public transportation, how long is the commute to work ect
  • Carefully review your budget and begin to eleminate extra expenses, cut down on eating out, going to pubs, eleminate as much debt as poosible
  • Have a downpayment and earsest money down ready when the time comes toHave a down payment and earnest money ready when the time comes to act and make your offer.
    Contact us, your Boston real estate buying specialists. We are here to protect your interest and manage the details of any Boston real estate transaction on your behalf to your complete satisfaction. Even if you are an experienced buyer, we can help you brush up on the condo buying process and will work to protect your interests too!

Q – With all the options of mortgages and terms, how do I avoid making a big mistake when deciding which type of loan to select?

The Boston real estate brokers of Ford Realty will meet and review your finances along with your Boston condo buying needs. Next, you should select a lending consultant. We can recommend several trusted lending professionals or you can choose your own, but you need to be confident in your selection and completely trust your chosen lender ( they should speak to you in easy to understand terms). Ask lots of questions and never sign any document until you know what you are signing and have no second thoughts about signing it. Many Boston real estate lenders are advising fixed rate interest loans while interest rates are still at an attractive rate.

The type of loan you choose as the best for your Beacon Hill condo purchase depends on several factors, including:

How much money do you have for a down payment on your Back Bay condo?
How long do you plan to live in the Midtown condo?
Do you qualify for a FHA or VA loan for your Boston Seaport condo?

Because there is a bounty of downtown Boston real estate offerings on the market in Seaport and Midtown, your choices are plentiful and there is no better time than now for you to buy!

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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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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