Boston condos

Boston condos

Finally, someone zeroes in on what type of housing we need, beyond just throwing out generic and meaningless words like “affordable.”

Mayor Walsh deserves credit for simply stating this: We need housing for working class and middle class people. Not just luxury housing, on one extreme, and low-income housing, on the other.

The catch is how to make it economically feasible. The rich can afford luxury units. The federal government will assist in building low-income housing.

But there’s little or no building of other types of housing that don’t have big profit margins or government subsidies.

We don’t have a magic-wand answer, but it comes down to crunching numbers: What’s the average income of working-class and middle-class folks? How much of their take-home pay can they devote to paying rent or mortgages? Can properties be built that can fit into those budgets?

We do know this: If it happens, it’s not going to occur downtown, where real estate prices are crazy.

Back to Boston condos for sale homepage

Contact me to find out more about this property or to set up an appointment to see it.

Boston condos

Boston condos for sale


For more information please contact one of our on-call agents at 617-595-3712.

Updated: January 2018

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.


Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park


North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston



Surrounding Communities of Boston
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



Call Now