A blog reader wants to know if I think the economy is in bad shape. Simple answer YES.

The economy is so bad that…….
Better Homes & Garden is changing its name to Mobile Homes & Garden.

The economy is so bad that…….
Tanya Harding is know considered middle class

The economy is so bad that….
Brett Farve is cosidering a comeback just for the free Gatorade.

The economy is so bad that….
The ex-quarterback Michael Vick is now working at Petco.

The economy is so bad that….
Bill Maher is going to church for the free bread and wine.

The economy is so bad that…..
That Jacques bar in Bay Village is considering ladies night (real ladies that is)

The economy is so bad that….
The ChesseCake Factory at Lechmere is changing its name to the Chesse Wiz Factory.

The economy is so bad that….
Brad Pitt asked Angelina Jolie for a receipt for the last kid they adopted.

The economy is so bad that….
Lionel is not even Rich anymore.

The economy is so bad that……
Singer Prince is wearing clothes that he bought off the rack.

The economy is so bad that…..
Boston Ritz Carlton Towers condos are selling at 1/2 price.

I know…..”John, that last wasn’t very funny.”

Source: A guy from Harvard Gardens that stole lines from Jay Leno

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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.

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Ford Realty Inc
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