I just received an email from a Boston Real Estate Blog reader:

John –

You may want to use this quote that was in one of Boston’s local papers explaining why the Bay Bay sales numbers are down. It’s only fair that you present both sides of the story:

“It was a very slow winter…with five-foot snowbanks and one lane on Commonwealth Avenue…”

Okay, it’s original. Let’s blame Mayor Menino and the city’s failure to remove the snow on Commonwealth Avenue.