According to the Warren Group:

Condo sales in Massachusetts fell 6.4 percent during the third quarter, posting the worst third quarter for unit sales in five years.

A total of 7,602 condos were sold in July, August and September, down from 8,121 during the same months last year …

… The third-quarter median condo price slipped 1 percent to $272,500 from $275,000 a year ago …

… Statewide, third-quarter sales climbed from 2002 through 2005, before declining last year. This year’s third-quarter sales were the lowest since 2002, when 7,308 units sold …

Overall, condos sales in downtown Boston declined. A total of 1,726 condos sold in downtown Boston during the first three quarters, a 12 percent decline from a year ago, but the median selling price climbed 5.6 percent to $500,000 from $473,500 in 2006.

Source: Bay State Condo Sales Suffer Worst 3rd Quarter Since ’02 – By Aglaia Pikounis, Banker & Tradesman

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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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