Not all Boston condos change in value equally

Sitting down and discussing your Boston condo value with a professional is important before marketing our condo because the real estate industry is so local in nature and is subject to very different variables depending on your locale.

  • There is a lot of variation from one Boston neighborhood to another neighborhood there is no exception to this rule. There have been areas that have moved at a 5-10% greater rate than other areas.
  • Some neighborhoods in Boston appreciated by 20%, and others appreciated only 5% in the last few years (although these are both fantastic numbers).
  • Just recently I sat down with a client who was having a financial issues and thought he needed to sell his Boston condo . This person just didn’t realize that there was enough appreciation in his condo that it could qualify for refinancing and get cash out to fulfill his financial obligations. This is one major reason to keep up to date on your real estate options. It could save you a good chunk of money.
  • Long Term Planning: Your life can take you to a lot of different places, and it’s a good idea to let your real estate agent know about these ahead of time – whenever possible.
  • Try figure out your trajectory in terms of your real estate holdings so that they are suitable for you now and moving forward into the future.

I want to get together with you to formulate a plan for your future, as well as assess your current situation. Please contact me and I would be glad to set aside some time to talk with you about your portfolio. I can also help you find real estate in the boston area whether you’re looking to buy or sell. I am only here to help.

You can call me at 617 595-3712 or email me at


Author Profile

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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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