Boston Condo living isn’t for everyone, but you’ll find that there’s a lot of people very satisfied with their condominium lifestyle in the Boston area. Today I’d like to highlight a few things about a condo lifestyle and whether it’s for you compared to living in a detached single family home.

First, it’s not maintenance–free, but it’s close. The condominium association of your building pays for and supervises the exterior maintenance and repairs of the building and common areas. You won’t be mowing the lawn on a beautiful Saturday morning, so you can take out those golf clubs and play 18 rounds of golf.

You save money on some things. The association normally covers water, sewer, common area and exterior upkeep, and trash services. The fees you pay are normally less than you’d pay individually for these things. You only pay for interior walls and personal belongings insurance, as the association pays to ensure the structures.

You do trade off some control and decision–making ability. There will be rules to keep the exterior look uniform throughout the project, and there will be limits to what you can do to the inside of your unit as well.

Neighbors are closer. With units having common walls, there is more opportunity to get to know your neighbors. The common areas will provide enjoyment for all, but some sharing is necessary.

You have a voice with your vote. As a member of the condo association as an owner, you can participate in decisions that influence your property and how you enjoy your ownership.

Let The Ford Realty Team help you with more information about condominium ownership in the Boston real estate market.
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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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