In the residential Boston real estate world, there are many different home options for potential buyers and renters. Your lifestyle, household size and budget all determine what is the best match for you regarding downtown Boston real estate. Downtown Boston is home to various types of properties for rent and for sale. Here are some of the housing options for people looking to relocate to Boston.

Single Family Homes

The most wished for option when it comes to types of Boston real estate is the single family home. In the downtown Boston area, single family homes are the most expensive generally, and are hard to find in some neighborhoods.

Town Homes

In Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Midtown single family homes are more often than not refereed to a town homes. Townhouses offer closer living with your neighbors and typically are very expensive in downtown Boston. Some townhouse come with amenities for families, such as out door roof deck, outdoor patio, deeded parking spaces and more. With a town home, you may also get a private green living space for entertaining and play.


Another option for Boston residential real estate. and the most popular in this area is to look for condos for sale in Boston.  For those who can’t afford to buy a Boston condo for sale, renting a Beacon Hill condo or an apartment is an affordable way to get the most out of your housing budget. This area has a large supply of upscale condo homes that provide incredible amenities and views of the Boston skyline.

Vacation Homes

The last popular option for residential Boston real estate s is buying a second home, or vacation home. 

Talk to your Boston real estate broker to learn more about the real estate industry in this area. If you’re looking to buy, lease or sell, an agent can guide you through the process our phone number is 617-595-3712 or cell/test 617-595-3712.

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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
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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