Comparing: Feb 2006  to Feb 2009

The length of time it took to sell a Boston condo

Back Bay condos – 126 days – 2006
Back Bay condos – 191 days – 2009

Beacon Hill condos – 125 days – 2006
Beacon Hill condos – 160 days – 2009

Fenway condos – 144 days -2006
Fenway condos – 82 days – 2009

Leather District – 129 days – 2006
Leather District – 188 days – 2009

Midtown – 164 days – 2006
Midtown – 153 days – 2009

North End – 100 days – 2006
North End – 131 days – 2009

Waterfront – 172 days – 2006
Waterfront – 162 days – 2009

My thoughts: I was actually surprised by these stats. Based on what has been reported by the local newspapers, I thought that the days on the market would be much higher for 2009.

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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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
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