Tips you should know when purchasing your first time Boston North End condo

When purchasing a Boston North End condo for the very first time, there are certain things that you should keep into consideration, so that you do not suffer from any sort of ‘post purchase dissonance.’ Some of the important points include the following:

 Always keep well within your budget when purchasing a Boston North End condo

Budgets, as we all know are very important indeed, especially when we are committed to one of the single most expensive purchases of our lives and that is buying a Boston North End condo. This is why it is absolutely imperative that you take the time to understand your limitations. In other words, you should not be dazzled by a Boston North End condo for sale and end up purchasing it, knowing full well that it is beyond your means to do so.

If you were to do something like this, not only will you be saddled with chronic debt that you may not be able to pay off, but at the same time you might not be able to enjoy a lot of activities of the North End. So always make sure you have a well-planned budget once you decide to purchase Boston condos for sale.  Apart from that, you should also make sure that all post purchase, repairs and alternations are also included within the budget so that you would not need to borrow any excess amount from the banks and other financial institutions.

 Make a game plan beforehand

You should also aim to try and draft a really detailed and comprehensive ‘buyer’s plan’ on how to buy a Boston condo for sale in the North End. Furthermore, you should also try your level best to properly educate yourself regarding the myriad different issues in terms of the overall implementation, while keeping in mind your core objective of searching for your Boston condos for sale, at an entirely affordable price

Boston North End Purchase Plan should include:

This is an example of a rudimentary purchase plan that should be easy enough to follow:

  • Set the main criteria of the plan (such as number of rooms.
  • Do your research thoroughly
  • Define the main strategy
  • Conduct your due diligence
  • Get an appraisal by qualified consultants in the real estate market
  • Fine tune the list of prospective properties that you like
  • Make sure that you have done all of your homework and finally
  • Make an offer that the seller cannot refuse

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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.

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