Last week, I had a client looking to buy in a property currently under construction. We took a look at three great projects, all within walking distance of one another, in the Back Bay / South End area.

45 Province is a 31-story mixed-use project with street level retail (including, most likely, at least one upscale restaurant), residential space on levels 7-31, a fitness club on levels 11-12, and an 8-level parking facility on levels 2-6, and 3 levels below grade. There is a four-seasons pool, as well.

The sales office is saying they have 25% of the units under contract. Not sure if that’s accurate, but seems realistic, to me.

They do come right out to say that they don’t think the project will sell out, prior to closing. They expect to be 60-65% sold when it opens.

That’s brave and the right thing to say (especially to an investor …) – A lot of people won’t buy something until it’s done.

I expect this will be a big success.

It seems as though the majority of units are two-bedroom or larger. The units are not small, and the price per square foot is fair.

You’ll need to spend close to $2 million to get Back Bay / Common views, but it would be worth it.

In fact, I think any side of the building on the 14th floor or above will have good to great views.

If you are looking to spend $1 million, you should check it out.

After you call me to be your agent, of course …

Contact me to find out more about Boston condos for sale or to set up an appointment call/text 617-595-3712.

Boston condos

Boston condos for sale


For more information please contact one of our on-call agents at 617-595-3712.

Updated:  1st Q 2018

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.


Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park


North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston



Surrounding Communities of Boston
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



Call Now