With most of the heavy lifting of a 2007-2009 systems renovation project completed, Harbor Towers has become a haven for Boston Waterfront renters. Whether it was the cost of the special condo fee assessments, the state of the real estate market, or a mixture of both, there is no doubt that more condos are available for rent at Harbor Towers now than ever before. According to MLS only 7 condos were rented in 2006, in 2007 that number was pushed up to 19, and in 2008 to 25. While these numbers are imperfect -not all rentals are reported through MLS – they are indicative of a trend.

Currently there are 25 rental apartments on the market at Harbor Towers. Apart from the two large penthouse units available for $10,000 and $11,000 per month – most units are 1 or 2 bedrooms and range between $1,700 and $4,500. The units are most closely comparable to those at Emerson and Longfellow Place at the West End Apartments in that they generally offer parquet floors, galley kitchens and lots of space. However, at Harbor Towers every unit has its own personal touches added to it by unit owners – some have granite counters or an open kitchen. What brings most renters and buyers to Harbor Towers are the panoramic views of the harbor and the city from two of Boston’s tallest residential buildings. The harbor side pool certainly adds to the appeal for renters, and with the additional supply of available units, the prices have become more affordable.

Source: The Boston Condo Blog

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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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