Good Questions: Advice for First-Time Home Buyers?

This is less a question than a suggestion for discussion but I imagine there are other folks out there who could use similar guidance. My boyfriend and I are taking advantage of the down market and are officially in the market for a condo in the JP area! I'd love to hear stories, wisdom, and tips from the AT community on first time home buying; working with realtors, mortgage agents, and lawyers; balancing moving with renovations; and working with neighbors/condo associations on maintenance and other issues. Thanks so much! Cynthia

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Fantastic question, Cynthia! Wes and I are actually toying with the idea of buying, too. We'd love to hear from the AT Boston crowd any advice on making the transition from renting to owning here in the city.

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