A local Globe columnist spends hours searching through the local registry of deeds for information on her neighbors.

I was house hunting in Metro West, first-time buyer, former business-news writer, and incorrigible bear on the housing market. I had found like-minded cranks on Boston.com’s real estate message board, a cast of oddballs who seemed like truckers swapping tips on their CBs, except the stuff here involved, say, the latest dismal housing starts report or slumping lumber prices, all greeted with ghoulish delight. I loved these people. It was here that I was introduced, by a fellow traveler in housing flotsam, to an irresistible website, Masslandrecords.com, my portal into the finances of anyone with a mortgage in Massachusetts, and into my own moral quagmire.

I, myself, use the Suffolk Registry of Deeds site to gather information.

Oh, to save you time: two loans, $395,100 total, both fixed-rate.

More: Confessions of a Mortgage Stalker – By Linda Keenan, The Boston Globe

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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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