As we approach the end of the year, it is hard to believe that the end of 2018 is almost upon us. 2018 has been a very interesting year full of opportunity and challenges in the Boston Beacon Hill condo market.  Ultimately, I think that buyers and sellers will look back at 2018 and be pleased with the results. Beacon Hill condo buyers who bought prior to the rate increases of late summer and fall will have interest rates in the mid to low 4 percent range.  We may never see interest rate opportunities like this again.  Sellers who sold their Boston Beacon Hill Real estate in 2018 were able to take advantage of lower inventory levels and double digit equity gain.

At the end of each year, it is common practice for most successful people to dream big and write up their goals for 2019.   For any investors and buyers interested in a Downtown Boston condo, the suggestion is to put the goal of homeownership on the goal list.  Here are several reasons to think about buying a Downtown Boston condo in 2019.

Prices are going up:

It is a pleasure to finally report that the Downtown Real Estate market is gaining equity.  In 2013 we saw 15% to 17% of equity gain in most markets.  Over the course of 2014, many real estate analysts predict there will be more modest equity growth of 7% to 10%.

Interest Rates are going up:

The FED introduced everyone to the “new normal” for interest rates when they increased rates by a full basis point in the middle of summer.   Over the course of next year as the government decreases bond buying to keep rates low, we may see 5% interest rates again for the first time since 2006.

Tax Benefits of Homeownership:

As the economy continues to gain strength it will be more and more important to take advantage of every benefit in homeownership.  The tax benefits for a homeowner are significant, and should not be overlooked.

Take advantage of the Urban Lifestyle:

 Downtown Boston has so much to offer in terms of a great urban lifestyle.  Everything from work, live, and play are literally within “footsteps” of your front door.  One of the best aspects of living in Downtown Boston is walkability.  It is possible to remove yourself from the “hustle and bustle” of the Boston freeways by parking your car and walking.

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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.


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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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