Here’s a real interesting story: Why home prices will never recover.

Okay, you might be thinking, ‘Please tell us, BREB. Why?’ Well, it’s because of inflation. The recent housing bubble really was the exception, not the norm, when it comes to home prices exceeding the pace of inflation, according to the article and its charts. So buying home as an investment actually worked out well in the decade or so before the recent crash. But long-term historical data show home investments aren’t such a good investment.

Does that mean you shouldn’t buy a home then? Nope. It’s still a good idea. Home buying is a good hedge against inflation; there are tax benefits; and mortgage payments look awful cheap decades later as prices continue to rise along with inflation. It’s also nice to have a home paid off once you retire.

But as investments? The historic data just isn’t there to support the idea they’re good investments per se, unless you view homes as a form of low-yield bonds.

Contact me to find to set up an appointment to start your Boston condo buying process.

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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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