As upbeat as I am about the Boston luxury condo market, here are a few troubling signs for a few Boston luxury condo projects:

— Registry of Deeds records show the 45 Province St. tower near Downtown Crossing has managed to drum up buyers for just 16 of its 137 units since it kicked off its sales campaign two years ago. That’s about one sale every two or three months.

— The W Boston began marketing its condos in the fall of 2008, and has sold just 11 of 122 – or about one condo every two months, according to the Registry of Deeds. (With at least another 13 under agreement.)

— An old-timer at this point, Battery Wharf kicked off its sales campaign more than five years ago, and now has more than half of its 103 units sold. But that long-haul sales drive slowed last year, falling to the standard one-condo-every-60-days sales rate.

Source: Banker & Tradesman. The full article is for registered subscribers.

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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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