The numbers are finally beginning to shift.

The Warren Group reports that home and condo sales in Massachusetts were down significantly in May, compared with last year’s sales. Blame it on the expiration of the federal tax credit, blah blah blah. But the interesting thing is that home and condo prices actually inched up a bit.

Tim Warren, head of the Warren Group, expects some more discouraging news over the next few months. But here’s the kicker: He thinks numbers will start trending “positive” later this year:

It’s been a tough start to the year as we’ve been comparing sales volume against the height of the home buyer tax credit. However, lending standards have also become more stringent, which is slowing the recovery in the real estate market. I expect that in the second half of the year, comparisons with 2010 will turn positive.

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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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