This morning, I was reading one of my favorite trade magazines called Realtor. I noticed in the Septemeber 2009 issue an article “Buyer hesitation begins to dissolve” The Real Estate Expert they site in the article is Lawrence Yun the Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors. According to Mr (sunshine) Yun the reason you should buy now is because:

“home prices and mortgage payments in relation to income are comfortably below historic levels, at least in some markets.” Mr Yun goes on to say. “Buyers are no longer hesitant about home purchases on the fear of further price declines. And that sets the stage for a steady release of pent-up demand.”

I hope Mr. Yun is correct. But before you call me to buy a Boston condo, (btw my number is 617-720-5454) I have to tell you something, Mr. Yun is known for making a couple of blunders and erroneous predictions in the past. Check out Mr. Yun real estate predictions for some in depth research on Yun’s other predictions and faux pas.

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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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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.

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