Excerpt from a speech from Profesor Karl “Chip” Case, housing economist at Wellesley College and co-founder of the Case-Shiller Pice Index.

Your home will give you the same yield as when you first bought it, it’s a place to live. It’s like a stock with a constant real dividend. You can make this argument, if you buy a stock and the company goes down the dividend is the first thing to go. With your home, the divided is that you get to live there rent-free. You’re also locked into housing later, when house prices goes up, your home goes up so your protected; your also protected when house prices goes down, because so are the ones you inspire to buy in the future go down. Housing is a terrific investment.

So what are your thoughts? Do you agree with Profesor Karl Case that housing is a “terrific investment”?

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John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

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.



HISTORY

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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Contact
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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