When people think about Boston Seaport condo associations, they often picture meddlesome organizations that exist solely to hassle them with rules and regulations. While it can be a little frustrating to deal with a condo assoc, it’s important to remember the reason they exist is to make the neighborhood a pleasant, safe environment for everyone involved. There are many important reasons behind even the most annoying rules. The Ford Realty team a premier firm specializing in Boston Seaport condos for sale, offers this advice about Boston Seaport District condo associations:

Maintaining Condo Values

One of the main reasons people choose to live in areas like the Boston Seaport despite the increased condos association regulation is because they think it keeps property values high. A lot of condo regulations are meant to further this goal. Rules that tell you what you can have on your patio, the type of blinds you should hang up, or where to park your vehicles are meant to make the Boston Seaport condo building look tidy and well maintained, and it also creates higher property values, which is a big bonus when you want to sell a unit.

Managing Community Property

The homeowners association is responsible for taking care of any community property in the area, which may include a variety of things, ranging from hallways to a pool. Many of the rules a condo assoc will have in place are about the ways people can use these amenities and the times the amenities are open. Lengthy rules about how the condo assoc is run and how leaders are elected are meant to ensure responsible people are chosen to take care of these important tasks. Rules about fees are often in place to ensure the condo assoc has the funds it needs to maintain these areas.

Avoiding Litigation

Sometimes Boston Seaport condo rules are in place simply for legal reasons. Rules about who is allowed in community pools, gyms, and sports courts are often in place because the condo assoc. could otherwise be liable for injuries and incidents that happen when the public visits. Often, these sorts of rules are implemented because someone has been injured or complained about something before, requiring the condo assoc to put the rule into place as a preventative measure. Concerns about litigation may also result in the condo assoc enforcing these rules in seemingly minor situations because they don’t want to appear discriminatory by letting some people break rules.

Creating a Pleasant Environment

At the end of the day, the main goal of an Boston Seaport condo assoc is to make sure the complex is maintained according to a certain standard. Rules that might seem unreasonable or excessively detailed to you are often about keeping the area an enjoyable place to live. These rules may include requirements about when you can host parties, what times it’s appropriate to renovate your rooms, and more. They’re meant to protect people from neighbors throwing wild parties, being loud at annoying times, or harassing other people in the community.

Conclusion

Even though condo associations have a reputation for being unnecessarily strict, they serve a vital purpose by ensuring the residents’ safety and the value of owners’ property. If you’re a buyer looking at condos in downtown Boston, make sure to consider the value an condo assoc adds to the overall living experience. For more advice on condo assoc or any other aspect of condo ownership in the downtown Boston Seaport District. Please give one of our experienced agents a call today at 617-595-3712

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John Ford
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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.

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