Today, I read Time magazine and here are some numbers that you might find interesting.

* 20% of U.S. 4 year-olds are obese in U.S.

* 1,000% percentage increase in U.S. Twitter visits from 2/1/08 – 2/1/09. Some 4 million Americans visit per month.

* 17th Where the U.S. places on U.N. ranking of worldwide use of information in technology, down from 6th spot in 2002.

* 32.7 hrs. avg. time to complete a standard 1040 income tax form.

* In 1918, only 5% of Amercians earned enough to file returns.

* In 1950’s, two Missouri brothers launched H&R Block and by 1978 were responsible for 1 in 9 returns, today the rate is 1 in 7 returns.

*There are some 400,000 Certified Public Accountants in the U.S.

* Last year 60,000 individuals earned an accounting degree.

* A pint of Guinness has less calories than a 12 once bud. (Okay, that I didn’t read in Time magazine but the bartender at Christophers in Porter Sq told me that while I was waiting for my take-out order).

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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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