Coldwell Banker has come up with a new twist on football rivalry, comparing home prices in some of the country’s major college football towns, and Boston College (Chestnut Hill) was ranked the 2nd most expensive housing out of the 119 college football markets surveyed.

The study compared homes that are single-family, approximately 2,200 square feet, four bedrooms, two and one-half baths, have a family room or equivalent with a two-car garage.

Stanford University, Palo Calf. avg. home price $1,740,731.00 was ranked #1 as the most expensive college football town and Boston College (Chestnut Hill) at $1,381,230.00 was ranked #2.

With a record of 10-0, Alabama may be the nation’s No. 1 team in the Bowl Championship series standings, according to ESPN, but its average home price for affordability ranks it at 59 on Coldwell Banker’s college football poll.

 Click on the Coldwell Banker link below for the full story.

Source: Coldwell Banker Survey  Photo – Flickr

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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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