Downtown Boston one of the hottest real estate markets in the country for 2019

The Emerging Trends report ranks downtown Boston as one of the top 10 real estate markets in the country for the second year in a row. The Boston condo for sale market has proven to be resilient in the past. In fact, it’s one of the 10 cities that survived the last housing crash. Despite Boston’s slow population growth rate, the city did enjoy a net migration rate over the past five years. In addition, due to the more Boston luxury condo prices, many of Boston’s residents opt to rent  a Beacon Hill apartment meaning rental demand and rental income are on the rise.

Furthermore, the city has countless touristic sites and natural attractions which make it one of the best places to invest in Boston Seaport condos for long-term rental properties. The Emerging Trends report also predicts employment growth in Boston at a rate near the US national average and states that “investment opportunities are seen as being readily available in Boston for 2019.”

  • Median Property Price: $855,693
  • Traditional Rental Income: $2,533
  • Airbnb Rental Income: $3,380
  • Days on the Market: 44
  • Price-to-Rent Ratio: 28.15

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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


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Seaport District

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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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