Boston condos for sale

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Boston condos for sale

The Boston condos for sale market caught a bit of a breath last month with Boston real estate inventory creeping up last month. New listings also saw a slight gain this year compared to last.

Boston condo inventory

It’s a slight relief for buyers (and potentially disappointing to home seller’s) in a Boston condos for sale market that continues to see an upward trend in median and average home sale prices across the Boston metro region.

Boston job trends

Boston has been following a national trend: as manufacturing and other sorts of blue-collar jobs are pushed overseas, the high-tech industry offers new avenues of employment. But for Bosotn, innovation has been an economic cornerstone for decades. Tech companies like Intel have thrived here because of our sweet-spot combination of available housing and talented workforce.

As Bosotn works to attract more tech businesses, it will be important that the city also puts is energy toward building new Boston Midtown high rise condos.

The innovation jobs will be a good thing for the city’s employment opportunities — a recent study published by Massachusetts economists found that the addition of high-wage jobs also sparks growth around the middle and lower-wage employment brackets, as workers must be added to support the new residents.


Innovation in healthcare, microcomputing, nanotechnology and all the rest is great — as long as Portland also innovates to build new homes in the existing real estate market to help keep housing affordable for everyone.

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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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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