According to the Boston Herald, there’s a building boom going on in South Boston, with 600 new units under construction in 7 locations. Median prices have rebounded to the same levels seen two years ago — and year over year the number of sales are up (unlike many part of the city). More details:

Among the projects in the planning stages or under construction include:

  • The Distillery, 516-524 East Second St. The project contains 65 units, including a mix of artist live/work, loft-style and conventional units, an art gallery, a greenhouse and small retail. Seeking Zoning Board of Appeals approval in October.
  • Emerald Court. The BRA-approved proposal for 245 condominiums and 3,600 square feet of retail space is located between D, C, West 1st and West 2nd streets.
  • 11 West Broadway. A developer seeks approval for 50 units above the Broadway MBTA Station.
  • St. Augustine, 209 E Street. The BRA will consider approval later this month on a plan to convert the former elementary school into 39 condominiums on four floors.
  • 3 Dorchester St. The completed first phase includes 26 affordable units. Phase II has been approved for 22 units.
  • 902 East Second St. The BRA approved 34 units in 2007, and construction is expected to start next year.

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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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