If the Winter is slow season for sales, why are Boston luxury condo prices going up?

Well, here’s several ideas, although I don’t know how much faith I’d put in all of them.

The number one reason? Reported sales prices are still going up, but developers of new properties are adding in lots of concessions, such as appliance upgrades and paying closing costs, so buyers are actually getting more condo for the money.

Answer #2:  Let us return to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when we first learned math. It was then we discovered that figures may not lie, but liars do figure.

You see, there are averages and there are averages. And when it comes to home prices, you need to know how they are calculated before you can conclude what’s happening to the price of the average Boston condo.

Knowing what’s actually happening to Boston condo prices will help you determine if the price of the home you are selling or buying is right.

More answers? Read on:

Commentary: Don’t Judge Housing Market By the Numbers – By Dr. Irwin Kellner, The Real Estate Journal

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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.

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