Looking back, most of us about 35 and older had it relatively easy.

Sure, we had student-loan debts that had to be paid off, but they usually weren’t crushing debts. For the most part, they were of the five-figure varieties — $10,000, $20,000, or sometimes even higher for med students.

But today? Six-figure student-loan debts are not at all uncommon for grads — and in a lousy economy for young people to boot. No matter how you cut it, inflation simply doesn’t account for the generational difference in debt-to-income ratios. That value of that old college degree is as much a burden as it is a plus to young people

So what happens under these conditions? Many young people are not even thinking of buying homes, and they have a very hard time getting mortgages even if they’re so inclined to take the leap into homeownership. It’s not a good long-term trend.

File under: Thank goodness for Empty Nesters

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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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
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Boston, Ma 02114



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