Last week, I had a client looking to buy in a property currently under construction. We took a look at three great projects, all within walking distance of one another, in the Back Bay / South End area.

I like this project, a lot. It is one of the few new developments in Boston where you can get a real three-bedroom home at a practical (well, million-dollar plus …) range.

I hope sales move more quickly than the construction. It seems like it is taking them forever to get it done. (Completion has been moved out from April 2008 to August 2008, btw.)

I don’t think the sales team is doing a great job. I know that sounds harsh, but I think, based on the value of the homes, that they should be further along in sales than they are, now (I think they have less than 20% pre-sold?, meaning, around 5-10 units).

They should be pushing the location, plus the large sizes of units, fair price per square foot, etc.

The back of the building bunches up right against 131 Dartmouth St, meaning light is limited, but these are floor-thru units, so there will be plenty of light in the front.

I think the perfect buyer would be a family with one or two toddlers, and a nanny. The nanny can actually live in the third bedroom!

They need to be selling a “lifestyle”.

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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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