Yesterday, I had real estate showing, so I decided to take the Red line as the condo for sale was near the T stop.

As I was waiting on the platform I couldn’t help overhear a conversation between a mother and child, as we all watched an airplane fly over MGH:

Child:  Mom why are airplanes white?

Me: (Thinking to myself, yeah mom, why are airplanes white)

Mom: The main reason why aircraft are painted white or light colors is to reflect sunlight and minimize both the heating and potential damage from solar radiation. It’s basically the same as when I put sunblock on you when we go to the beach. White airplanes also helps airlines spend less to cool the cabin and protects parts of the plane that are susceptible to heat damage.

Me: (Thinking to myself – Wow! Good answer mom even though its probably total BS)

Child: Mom how do you know that?

Mom: Because I graduated from MIT in aerodynamics.

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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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