Boston condo for sales market

A strong Boston economy and population growth have led to tight Boston housing market with quickly rising real estate prices. In 2019, almost every downtown Boston neighborhood witnessed Boston condos for sale prices exceeding $1,000 per sq ft. In the Boston condo Seaport, prices for some buildings are now above $2,000 per sq ft.  With the area’s geography constraining the amount of developable land, housing will remain tight, putting further upward pressure on prices.

Boston condo rental Market

The Boston condo rental market has been tight, with a vacancy rate very low. Finding a Boston downtown real estate for rent under $2,000 per month is rare. The tight market reflects an increased demand and a limited supply of for-sale housing and apartments.

The rental market has also been tight with a vacancy rate of 4 percent. Strong net in-migration and a low inventory of reasonably priced for-sale housing, along with demographic changes as households postpone homeownership, have contributed to rising rental demand. 


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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.


Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park


North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston



Surrounding Communities of Boston
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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