Boston condos for rent

Boston condos for rent

The BBJ, citing a report from CoStar that we can’t find, has some big and fascinating news: Rents in Boston are starting to fall as new housing comes on line, such as the Kensington, Avalon-Exeter, the Victor and Waterside Place.

In the first quarter, rents were down 9 percent in the Back Bay and South End, while rents in the downtown and Chinatown were off 5 percent. Rents in Seaport were down just under 3 percent, according to the Costar data cited by the BBJ.

Sorry to harp on this. But these stats just go to show that more housing equals more competition which equals good news (or at least slightly better news) for renters.

Yeah, these are mostly luxury apartments that the average person can’t afford. But just think if they started building more housing in the outer neighborhoods. In addition, the new luxury apartments mean fewer people hunting for existing rental units.

File under: Encouraging news

Sketch above is of Waterside Place.

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Updated: December 2017

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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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