From the Boston Herald: Housing rebound is in sight. Excerpt:

Statewide homes sales rose 4.5 percent last month to 3,785, up from 3,623 in September 2008. The median home price slipped 1.4 percent to $285,000, but the decrease was the smallest price drop in two years.

Condominium sales also perked up by 3.7 percent in September. The median sale price dipped 2.3 percent to $259,000.

“There’s lot of sales at the lower end of the market, which tends to drag down the median,” Warren said. “As a result, the median price may not accurately reflect home values.”

In Boston, home sales fell by 17 percent but the median price rose 4.5 percent to $345,000.

“Boston is further along in its recovery,” said David Stiff, chief economist at financial services firm Fiserv. “It never had very extreme prices compared to California and Florida. In terms of homes prices, I expect by next spring we will start to see an unbroken series of positive appreciation.”

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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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