Many Boston condo buyers dream of living in a trendy neighborhood. After all, who wouldn’t want to be close to the best restaurants, shops, and galleries? Unfortunately, the perfect property in the perfect neighborhood often comes with a less than perfect price tag. Many Boston buyers are starting to look for up-and-coming neighborhoods in once under-appreciated parts of town. Here are a few signs that can help you spot spot the next “it” neighborhood.
Retail development, especially trendy shops and upscale grocers, indicate a neighborhood is on the upswing. Parts of town with historic and unique architecture are more likely to become repurposed, while maintain historic charm, and renovation will be abundant. Renovation demonstrates pride in ownership and pride in the community.
A walk score, which indicates the convenience of walking from your home to stores, restaurants, schools, and other major land marks in the area. Buyers also gravitate to neighborhoods with easy access to transportation and major employers.
A Vibrant Arts Scene
A neighborhood with a strong music and arts culture attracts more residents and businesses. In Boston, for example, condos in Midtown are immersed in an area that thrives on creativity, whose goal is to inspire entrepreneurs and artists to challenge convention and embark on innovation.
Declining Days on Market (DOM)
Areas experiencing growth show a steady decline in the length of time properties stay on the market. Ask any downtown real estate agent and they’ll tell you that gentrification typically means increasing prices and popularity, more buyers, and thus more competition.Although certain districts of Downtown San Diego have been popular among buyers in the past, recent renovation to the area is creating greater demand for condos, lofts, and penthouses. If you’re interested in buying a condo in Downtown Boston, call and check out the luxury listings from Ford Realty. We specialize in the sale of luxury real estate in the Boston district and can help you find the property in the perfect neighborhood for your lifestyle.
Younger adults, priced out of the current hip neighborhoods, will often move to more affordable neighborhoods nearby. This migration frequently leads to a revitalization as more businesses and new buyers move into the area.
Look for parts of the city that may have previously been plagued by high crime and unemployment. New employers and decreasing crime are a good indication of a turnaround and future gentrification.
Although certain districts of Downtown Boston have been popular among buyers in the past, recent renovation to the area is creating greater demand for condos, lofts, and penthouses. If you’re interested in buying a condo in Downtown Boston, call us and check out the luxury listings from Ford Realty. We specialize in the sale of luxury real estate in the Boston district and can help you find the property in the perfect neighborhood for your lifestyle.
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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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