The American dream of homeownership is alive and well with both home owners and potential home owners undeterred by the current housing slowdown.

According to the latest American Dream Survey by, more than 75 percent of Americans surveyed consider owning a home a key part of achieving their personal American Dream.

Creating more jobs and increasing job security is the most important thing President Barack Obama can do to stabilize the housing market, says 53 percent of those surveyed.

Other notable findings:

  • 7 percent believe it is important for Obama to keep interest rates low.
  • 5 percent think it is important to offer other economic incentives to homeownership.
  • 21 percent say it is wise to reduce foreclosures.
  • 6 percent believe that there is nothing Obama can do to stabilize the housing market.
  • Overall, 29 percent of those surveyed believe the housing market will improve in the next year
  • Of the Republicans surveyed, only 10 percent see improvement in the next year, while 47 percent of Democrats believe in that timetable.

    Harris Interactive surveyed more than 1,400 home owners and about 600 renters for the survey.

    Source: (03/05/2009)

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    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.


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    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



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