The best time to buy a condo is when interest rates are low and prices are also low. This hasn’t happened since the invention of money, though, so I wouldn’t hold out for it.
The best time to buy a Boston condo is when you have three years of solid income behind you—that way, you can get a good rate for your mortgage. If this is impossible, the next best time to buy a Boston condo is never.
The best time to buy a Seaport condo is when your second child starts walking. By this point, you should have enough saved for the down payment, because what else could you possibly be spending money on?
The best time to buy a waterfront condo is when insanely high prices deflate demand, but also when you’ve managed to find the one affordable downtown condo in all of city of Boston. For some fortuitous reason, it’s not listed on Redfin or Zillow or Boston Real Estate Blog—because it’s a porta-potty. But at least it’s a half bath in downtown Boston!
The best time to buy a condominium is after the startup you work at goes public. If you don’t work at a startup, your childhood bedroom might still be available.
The best time to buy a Boston condo is after a plague wipes out ninety-six per cent of Boston’s population. Ninety-seven per cent, if you want a walk-in closet.
The best time to buy a Boston condo is when you don’t need a condo. You do need a home, though, so scratch this one.