“Is it better to sell my Boston condo or rent it out as an investment?”

The best answer to this question will depend on your situation, your goals, and current market dynamics.  For example:  What’s your cash flow situation? Are we in a seller’s market? Are you ready for the obligations and responsibilities of managing a tenant?  During your consultation, we’ll cover all relevant questions specific to your circumstances and provide an indication of potential investment returns and market appreciation.  You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the things you need to consider in order to make an informed decision that is right for you.

 “My child is in college in Boston and I’d like to purchase a Boston condo for him; what should I consider?”

This question often comes up for parents with children studying in downtown Boston.  It’s important to have a local expert working with you to ensure that you find a solution that not only meets your current needs, but also meets your needs at the end of the study period.  Our team is familiar with the types of housing scenarios best suited to this situation.  We’ll help you evaluate the vicinity to schools, as well as access to transport, shops and recreation.  If you are looking at this as an investment, we also help you understand the projected value growth of various areas.

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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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