From the Boston Herald:

Boston’s Teflon luxury condo market is showing signs of wear.

While sales of condominiums priced $600,000 or more in the downtown increased by 3.4 percent last year – fueled by a sellout of the Mandarin Oriental in the Back Bay – January sales plummeted by nearly 60 percent.

“The world’s in a different place,” said John Ford, owner of Ford Realty Inc. on Beacon Hill. “Jumbo loans are tougher to get. People are worried about keeping their jobs, and some potential buyers are waiting to see how the stimulus package plays out.”

The number of luxury condominiums sold in Boston last month dropped to 22, down from 54 in January 2008, a whopping 59 percent decline, according to the Warren Group, the Boston-based real estate tracker.

The article goes on to say:

Sales may have fallen last month, but the median price of a luxury condo increased by 5.7 percent to $925,000, up from $875,000 in January 2008.

Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

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.



HISTORY

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.

AREAS COVERED

Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park

Downtown/Midtown

North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston

Waterfront

Brookline

Surrounding Communities of Boston
Contact
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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