400 approved bidders attend the Natick luxury condo auction.

From the Boston Herald:

The Nouvelle at Natick condo complex held a fire sale yesterday, and while its bankrupt developer got burnt, buyers scored some incredible deals.

Forty-three units at the 215-condo development attached to the renovated Natick Mall sold at an auction at the nearby Crowne Plaza Boston Hotel, where an overflowing crowd of bidders, each with a $10,000 certified check in hand, packed the main ballroom.

Bankrupt owner General Growth Properties had hoped that its $170 million luxury condo development in the suburbs – with top-of-the-line finishes and appliances, sports club membership and a rooftop garden – would be a hit. But the failed project had sold just 37 units since being put on the market in 2007.

Buyers of top-floor penthouse units got the greatest auction bargains. The most expensive unit for sale, a three-bedroom, three-bath, 2,110-square-foot 12th-floor unit sold for just $626,000, 37 percent of its last asking price of $1,684,900.

So what are your thoughts for the Bryant auction?

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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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