In today’s Boston condo blog post I’ll Take a closer look at the questions you may want to consider before buying your new Boston condos. It’s always best to begin with a strong plan and a clear understanding of what to expect when buying a Boston condo. In my past Boston condo blog post we learned more about the credit score needed to buy a condominium and now we take it to the next level with how much can I afford. With housing affordability on many first time home buyer’s minds and even top of mind with seasoned home buyers, let’s ensure we get this right. In this  blog post of the home buying guide we ask:

1. How much home can I afford? You’ll need down payment and closing costs

2. How to budget for buying a new home? How much is it going to cost you each month. taxes, condo fees, mortgage monthly payment

3. Estimating a monthly budget for your new home? Also count electric bill, cable and other monthly expenses like food auto insurance ect

4. What is a Debt to Income ratio? Income versus expenses.

Find out the best insider real estate & mortgage tips for answering the question, “how much house can I afford?”


Author Profile

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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