The latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices is out, showing Boston home prices down in January by 0.4 percent and down 2.8 percent over the past year. That’s generally better than the rest of the nation — and certainly better than the numbers for Atlanta (down 2.1 percent for the month and 14.8 percent over the year).

But here’s a curious thing: The San Francisco market is way off, compared to Boston, with prices off 2.5 percent last month and 5.9 percent over the year. OK, California as a whole is suffering, and we’re talking big metro markets here, not just cities. There were a lot of dumb real estate moves throughout the Golden State last decadee. But you’d think the San Fran area would be doing better. Anyone have an explanation? … Chart Via BI.

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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.

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