The following is from The Warren Group.

Home shoppers have become more frugal.

Sales of million-dollar-plus homes in Massachusetts have plummeted.

A total of 174 single-family homes with price tags of $1 million or higher traded in the first three months of the year, according to The Warren Group.

That’s down nearly 50 percent from the same months last year, when 341 in that price range were sold.

Top sales in the first quarter included nine properties that sold for $4 million or higher.

What are some of the priciest residential property sales this year?

A 5-bedroom home in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard fetched $11.75 million in January. On the North Shore, an 8,800-square-foot waterfront mansion with 5.5 acres in Manchester-by-the-Sea, went for over $6.2 million.

And on Nantucket, a 6-bedroom Antique sold for $5.75 million.

Newton and Needham had the most million-dollar-plus sales in the first quarter, with each community seeing 12 single-family home sales transactions in that price range.

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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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