The number of single-family homes put under agreement in Massachusetts in May was down 3 percent compared to the same time last year, while condominiums were down 6 percent, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR).

May is the first month since July 2009 that the number of both single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement has decreased compared to the year before, according to MAR.

Excerpts from the MAR:

The number of single-family homes put under agreement in May was down 3.0 percent compared to the same time last year (4,802 homes in 2009 to 4,663 homes in 2010). On a month-to-month basis, single-family homes put under agreement were down 16.4 percent from 5,580 homes in April.

The number of condos put under agreement in May was down 6.0 percent compared to May 2009 (2,025 units in 2009 to 1,894 units in 2010). On a month-to-month basis, condos put under agreement were down 17.4 percent from 2,292 units in April.

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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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