The Warren Group is reporting that Massachusetts home sales in November were up 13 percent, a seemingly impressive number.

But it turns out the month as a whole was still comparatively weak, with 3,253 homes sold, while prices fell year-over-year by 8 percent.

Condo sales were up 7.6 percent, while prices dipped 1 percent, according to Warren Group data.

So what to make of all the numbers? Well, at least home sales are improving and they’re helping relieve the glut of houses on the market. It isn’t spelled out in the article, but we also suspect some sub-markets within the state are doing far better, while other sub-markets within the state are dragging down overall numbers.

OK, so we’re trying to shine a sneaker. But there is some good news.

File under: Holiday cheer

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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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