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Merry Christmas!

From everyone at Ford Realty, we’d like to wish all our friends and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays season.

Brighton getting ‘Naked’

A friend in Brighton notes: “There’s a lot of construction activity at the old abandoned gas station on Washington Street about three blocks from Brighton Center. A big green sign announces that this will be a new Naked Pizza store. This would be the first in Boston for the chain (they’re building one in Brookline [...]

Reminder: It’s Purell season as flu spikes in Boston

Looks like it’s that time of year. Flu cases in Boston ERs doubled in recent weeks, but mostly it the outbreak was among children under five. That usually means (a week or two later) that adults start showing up with the flu. Just remember to keep a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you at [...]

Are Fourth fireworks bad for the environment?

Boo. Hiss. Go away. Get ‘em off the stage. No one is going to take away our fireworks. No one! Next thing you know, they’ll try to take away our barbecues. Wait. … Ahhhh! File under: Happy Fourth of July! PS: They tried to take away our hot dogs. But science proved them wrong. Again, [...]

Sounds like a snow-job to me

Larry Summers on CNBC: Blame it on the snow. Remind me to use this excuse if March Boston condo numbers are down. File under: Between rock salt and hard place.

Kevin Ahearn, Olympic Champion

As we all watch the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, let us not forget one of our own Back Bay residents, Kevin Ahearn, known for his expertise in the luxury real estate market and president/owner of Otis & Ahearn – and who won the silver medal playing left wing for the ’72 U.S. Olympic Hockey team. [...]

Real Estate Lawsuit – Alleges Ernie Boch Jr. Is A Bad Neighbor

The following excerpts are from A neighbor of Ernie Boch, Jr. yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against him, alleging three years of ongoing renovations and expansion at the Boch estate in Norwood have sent the man into depression and given him asthma. The suit, filed in US District Court in Boston by Glenn Arrigo [...]

Ugliest buildings

Here’s something new and different: a list of the world’s 15 ugliest buildings – and Boston’s City Hall isn’t even included. But Matt says City Hall should have been on the list. Some more comments on the good, bad and ugly over at Universal Hub. PS, City Hall usually makes these types of ugly lists. [...]

Does Education Pay?

Click here to enlarge the picture Does education matter? Click here to view unemployment chart. from Calculated Risk Source: Calculated Risk

The economy is so bad……..

A blog reader wants to know if I think the economy is in bad shape. Simple answer YES. The economy is so bad that……. Better Homes & Garden is changing its name to Mobile Homes & Garden. The economy is so bad that……. Tanya Harding is know considered middle class The economy is so bad [...]

Let's talk Boston real estate. The most recent real estate comments

  • Tyler Mills, Lenders go into overdrive to clear out backlog of delinquent mortgages: Instead of forcing out the...
  • warren currier, ‘Boston’s faux housing boom’: Scott, Do you own any units in Boston? Supply /...
  • Nishant, Major Developers: Affordable homes can only be built outside downtown Boston: Yes, this is correct that...
  • warren currier, Done deal: Dr. Dre buys Tom and Gisele’s mansion for $40M: The property is located in LosAngeles,...
  • JS, Despite predictions, inventory of homes for sale continues to fall in Mass.: One thing that could be holding...
  • dcmhomebuyers, For 74 Beacon Street, it was the kitchen, stupid: Nice house. I think front section to location of...
  • Johnd478, Five signs you’re a ‘renter for life’: I just couldnt depart your site prior to...
  • Dionis Padron, Downtown condo prices now averaging near $1 million each: great article but prices for standalone...
  • John Ford, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: That’s a great idea. Anyone have an idea how...
  • Rich, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: Speaking of Mr. Ponzi, he ran his Ponzi scheme out of an...
  • amparo bracero, Big changes in store for Tremont Street?: I will love to comunicated my self with aida I was one of...
  • warren currier, Low mortgage rates may partly explain low inventory: The banks are making it very hard to get a loan....
  • Kiki, ‘Our biggest impediment’: Inventory: A quick maybe unrelated question. What’s a typical or...
  • JS, Hey, let’s tear down most of downtown Boston for the Olympics: I agree, and I resent the commission describing us...
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in Carlsbad CA, ‘Our biggest impediment’: Inventory: good blog
  • Phoenix property management, Blog: As you may have noticed I am having problems with the comment section of the blog....
  • Phoenix property management, Get your very own ‘mushroom house’: Good post. i like it so much.
  • Phoenix property management, Get your very own ‘mushroom house’: Good post. I like it
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in Carlsbad CA, California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day …: Good post...
  • Borris C., ‘Friendly competition’ keeps Seaport rents as high as possible: Sounds like good old-fashioned collusion...

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