The following are excerpts from the 2019 Greater Boston Housing Report card

Greater Boston’s economy has experienced strong growth over the past several decades. Total employment in the region increased from 2.1 million in 1990 to nearly 2.6 million in 2018.

Since 2012, Greater Boston has added 327,000 jobs and seen employment growth in each of the five counties,with particularly strong growth Suffolk county. The strong pace of job growth has put increasing pressure on the region’s infrastructure, transportation network, and housing supply.

One of the keys to the region’s long-term economic success is creating a more comprehensive approach to housing supply and housing affordability, which would more fully recognize the close connection between economic development, transportation, and housing and the role these issues play in the quality of life of members of our community, particularly those in middle- and lower-income households.

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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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