Guest Speakers at GNAR Tomorrow – Member News – 5/20/15

Join us tomorrow, May 21!  

Todd M Fontanella, Senior Transportation Planner
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
 

Mr. Fontanella will be presenting on their Regional Transportation Plan for 2016 which is in progress.  As part of the planning process, MVPC is reaching out to organizations throughout the ​service area to promote and engage public awareness and involvement.  

Attorney Ashley Stolba, Massachusetts Association of REALTORS
 

Attorney Stolba will discuss the upcoming REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill and the real estate related issues that are pending at the State House.   A great opportunity to learn what changes may be coming that influence your business.

Refreshments at 8:45am with speakers at 9am.  Spring Market Tour will follow the presentations, departing from GNAR when the Q & A is complete.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Spring Tour/Broker OH – 5/21/15

Please visit the following properties on tour (to be visited in order below) 

  1. 2 Cutting Drive, NBPT  $739,900, 9-4-2.5 -Remax, Craig Holt 508-633-6366
  2. 47 Moulton, W.Newbury,  $779,000, 8-3-3 -CBRB, Susan Dougherty 617-512-3127
  3. 7 West Shore, Merrimac, $560,000, 8-3-2.5 –Remax, Deb Hamilton 978-270-9129

Broker OH Luncheons for May 21 —

4 Spring Hill Rd broker luncheon flyer May21

9 Qual Luncheon

  •  Note:  Broker OH listings should be entered into MLS PIN by noon on Wednesday, for the Broker Open/Caravan every Thursday.  Any questions, please contact Bill Barrows regarding the new Spring Tour at billbarrows1@gmail.com or 978-423-6150.
  • Please adhere to the following guidelines:
        • All listings must be in MLS PIN and the Broker OH indicator & comments complete by noon on Wednesday before tour.
        • Tour starts at 10am each Thursday and will begin at GNAR.  If your listing is on tour, you must be at GNAR to acknowledge and promote the listing at 9:30am.  On days that have speakers scheduled, please attend the speaker (coffee 8:45am/speaker 9am). Tour will be reviewed at the end of the speaker, and before 10am.
        • Bill Barrows is the Tour Organizer and will take the listings directly from MLS PIN and put in order for tour.  Contact Bill with questions at 978-423-6150 or via email at billbarrows1@gmail.com
        • Format remains the same with Newburyport listings beginning at 10am and outside Newburyport, following after.  Luncheons should not begin before noon so as not to interrupt tour.
        • Flyers included in the weekly newsletter are those with luncheon or promo expense (raffles).  Tour listing will be published in the newsletter each Wednesday afternoon.  Please adhere to the noon deadline or your listing may not be included in the tour.

GNAR, you’re invited!
Member Mixer AT NIXS ON 5/28

Please plan to attend the monthly member mixer next Thursday at 5:30pm at NIXS (formerly Ten Center Street).  NIXS is generously hosting the appetizers for our group, and GNAR will provide a special raffle prize.  As usual, cash bar for refreshments.  A great time and opportunity to network.  With three events in June, we’ll be skipping the mixer next month, but returning in July to an exciting new destination in Amesbury.  Details to follow.

June Monthly Meeting at GNAR

Visit with members and affiliates at GNAR the first Thursday of each month for a scheduledguest  speaker and monthly updates from 2015 President Mary Parisella.

On Thursday, June 4, affiliate member Kevin Sullivan of Sullivan Insurance, will provide a comprehensive update on the latest in Flood Insurance.   Refreshments at 8:45am and Speaker at 9am.  Please join us.

 

FROM NAR

Window To The Law:
TRID Changes Coming 

Click above for this month’s NAR video discussing new integrated disclosure forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and how the new requirements will affect real estate transactions, including changes to the form contracts created by associations. http://www.realtor.org/videos/window-to-the-law-trid-changes-coming – 2015-05-06

MLS PIN CLASSES – May 20

Register today…..

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Enroll Today! Member News – 5/13/15

FROM NAR
Window To The Law:
TRID Changes Coming 

Click above for this month’s NAR video discussing new integrated disclosure forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and how the new requirements will affect real estate transactions, including changes to the form contracts created by associations. http://www.realtor.org/videos/window-to-the-law-trid-changes-coming – 2015-05-06Also see below for information on enrolling in a class/panel discussion on this subject on 5/18 at GNAR.

CEU Class on Upcoming TRID Changes

Still time to enroll for class next Monday! 2 MA CEU credits!

Join the panel discussion on Monday, May 18.  Learn the latest HUD-1 changes and earn 2 CEU credits.  The new course,  RE93R15: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Effect on Real Estate Closings, will be presented by a panel of our Affiliates to include:

    • Attorney Rob Ciampitti
      Liberty Law, Newburyport

      Michael M. McCarthy
      Law Offices of Michael M. McCarthy

      Jennifer Brennan
      Fairway Independent Mortgage

Eventbrite - RE93R15: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Effect on Real Estate Closings
This CEU Class/Panel will take place from 9-11am on 5/18/15 at GNAR.
This class was recently approved by the MA Division of Licensure to ensure all licensees are provided important updates on the changes slated for 8/1/15.  To learn more any of the classes approved for CEU credit visit the MA Division of Licensure: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/re/ceu/continuing-education-subject-matter-curricul

SAVE THE DATEs:

Next Thursday, May 21, we will have a special presentation from the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority.  More information will be sent to all members via email.   Additionally on May 21, MAR Attorney Ashley Stolba, will visit GNAR to discuss the upcoming visit to Beacon Hill for REALTOR Day on the Hill on June 10.

WEEKLY BROKER OH – 5/14/15

Please visit the following properties on tour (to be visited in order below) 

  1. 4 Adams, NBPT $869,900, 7-4-1.5 , Laura Roberts, KW, 617-835-5818
  2. 10 Warren,NBPT $399,000, 6-2-1.5, Cheryl Grant, Stone Ridge, 978-270-1460

Broker OH Luncheons —

11:30-1pm
21 Hay, Newbury $1,495,000, 8-3-2.2, Ronnie Wexler ROTR (978) 499-8808
11am-12:00
29 E Main, Merrimac, $539,900, 9-4-2.5, Tom Mahoney, ROTR (978) 499-8808

  •  Note:  Broker OH listings should be entered into MLS PIN by noon on Wednesday, for the Broker Open/Caravan every Thursday.  Any questions, please contact Bill Barrows regarding the new Spring Tour at billbarrows1@gmail.com or 978-423-6150.
  • Please adhere to the following guidelines:
        • All listings must be in MLS PIN and the Broker OH indicator & comments complete by noon on Wednesday before tour.
        • Tour starts at 10am each Thursday and will begin at GNAR.  If your listing is on tour, you must be at GNAR to acknowledge and promote the listing at 9:30am.  On days that have speakers scheduled, please attend the speaker (coffee 8:45am/speaker 9am). Tour will be reviewed at the end of the speaker, and before 10am.
        • Bill Barrows is the Tour Organizer and will take the listings directly from MLS PIN and put in order for tour.  Contact Bill with questions at 978-423-6150 or via email at billbarrows1@gmail.com
        • Format remains the same with Newburyport listings beginning at 10am and outside Newburyport, following after.  Luncheons should not begin before noon so as not to interrupt tour.
        • Flyers included in the weekly newsletter are those with luncheon or promo expense (raffles).  Tour listing will be published in the newsletter each Wednesday afternoon.  Please adhere to the noon deadline or your listing may not be included in the tour.

MLS PIN CLASSES – May 20

Register today…..

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Speaker Tomorrow! Member News-5/6/15

MONTHLY MEMBER MEETING Tomorrow

We are pleased to have Deputy Fire Chief Steve Bradbury at 9am speaking on upcoming changes that may impact the inspection process.  Be sure to attend. Refreshments generously hosted by Todd Hughey, Senior Loan Officer, with Leader Bank.  Please arrive at 8:45am to get your coffee and networking in before the speaker.  His presentation will be brief, with a quick Q&A before he departs.   The weekly tour will depart after the meeting at 10am.

GNAR EDUCATION

Join the panel discussion on Monday, May 18.  Learn the latest HUD-1 changes and earn 2 CEU credits.  The new course,  RE93R15: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Effect on Real Estate Closings, will be presented by a panel of our Affiliates to include:

    • Attorney Rob Ciampitti
      Liberty Law, Newburyport

      Bob Pezzella
      Evolve Bank and Trust

      Michael M. McCarthy
      Law Offices of Michael M. McCarthy

      Joanna Buccieri
      Newburyport Five Cent Savings Bank

Eventbrite - RE93R15: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Effect on Real Estate Closings
This CEU Class/Panel will take place from 9-11am on 5/18/15 at GNAR. Registration now open.  This class was recently approved by the MA Division of Licensure to ensure all licensees are provided important updates on the changes slated for 8/1/15.  To learn more any of the classes approved for CEU credit visit the MA Division of Licensure: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/re/ceu/continuing-education-subject-matter-curricula/

WEEKLY BROKER OH – 5/7/15

The weekly tour will be back in place during the next few weeks of the Spring Market!
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
      • All listings must be in MLS PIN and the Broker OH indicator & comments complete by noon on Wednesday before tour.
      • Tour starts at 10am each Thursday and will begin at GNAR.  If your listing is on tour, you must be at GNAR to acknowledge and promote the listing at 9:30am.  On days that have speakers scheduled, please attend the speaker (coffee 8:45am/speaker 9am). Tour will be reviewed at the end of the speaker, and before 10am.
      • Bill Barrows is the Tour Organizer and will take the listings directly from MLS PIN and put in order for tour.  Contact Bill with questions at 978-423-6150 or via email at billbarrows1@gmail.com
      • Format remains the same with Newburyport listings beginning at 10am and outside Newburyport, following after.  Luncheons should not begin before noon so as not to interrupt tour.
      • Flyers included in the weekly newsletter are those with luncheon or promo expense (raffles).  Tour listing will be published in the newsletter each Wednesday afternoon.  Please adhere to the noon deadline or your listing may not be included in the tour.

Please visit the following properties on tour (to be visited in order below) in Newburyport.  

      1. 7 Graham Ave, Newbury, 12/5/2 – $425,000 – Melissa Bayko Corkum, CBRB
        978-465-1927
      2. 25 Basin Street, NBPT, 5/3/2 – $725,000 – Colleen Guillou, William Raveis,
        978-462-0500
      3. 386 High St, NBPT, 10/4/2 – $1,195,000 – Lela Wright, Stone Ridge Properties
        978-463-4322

Please visit the following Broker OH  Luncheon TOMORROW – see flyer below:

8 Julia Newburyport Flyer

 

 Note:  Broker OH listings should be entered into MLS PIN by noon on Wednesday, for the Broker Open/Caravan every Thursday.  Any questions, please contact Bill Barrows regarding the new Spring Tour at billbarrows1@gmail.com or 978-423-6150.

MLS PIN CLASSES – May 20

Register today…..

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News 4/29/15

GNAR EDUCATIONchase and lunt logo

We are excited to offer the most recent class approved for CEU credit by the MA Division of Licensure.  Please join us next Monday, May 4, when our Affiliate member, Ed Howlett and his associate Vikki Thomas of Chase and Lunt present Overview of Insurance in Residential RE Transactions << click this link to register for this CEU (MA Only) class from 9-11am on Monday.  Great information on all insurance types that may impact your transactions.  This is need to know information.  Class RE96R15 just added to the continuing education offerings on April 6, 2015.

Mark your calendars for another great CEU offering on the latest HUD-1 changes.  The MA Division of Licensure has also approved a course that will give you important updates on the changes slated for 8/1/15.   This course will be presented by a panel of our Affiliates in both the mortgage and legal fields.  Panel will take place from 9-11am on 5/18/15 at GNAR.  Registration will open next week.

To learn more about these two courses and review the outlines for any of the CEU curriculum offered by the MA Division of Licensure, visit:
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/re/ceu/continuing-education-subject-matter-curricula/

WEEKLY BROKER OH – 4/30/15

The weekly tour will be back in place during the next 8 weeks of the Spring Market!
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • All listings must be in MLS PIN and the Broker OH indicator & comments complete by noon on Wednesday before tour.
  • Tour starts at 10am each Thursday and will begin at GNAR.  If your listing is on tour, you must be at GNAR to acknowledge and promote the listing at 9:30am.  On days that have speakers scheduled, please attend the speaker (coffee 8:45am/speaker 9am). Tour will be reviewed at the end of the speaker, and before 10am.
  • Bill Barrows is the Tour Organizer and will take the listings directly from MLS PIN and put in order for tour.  Contact Bill with questions at 978-423-6150 or via email at billbarrows1@gmail.com
  • Format remains the same with Newburyport listings beginning at 10am and outside Newburyport, following after.  Luncheons should not begin before noon so as not to interrupt tour.
  • Flyers included in the weekly newsletter are those with luncheon or promo expense (raffles).  Tour listing will be published in the newsletter each Wednesday afternoon.  Please adhere to the noon deadline or your listing may not be included in the tour.

Please visit the following properties on tour (to be visited in order below) in Newburyport.  The  OH luncheon in Danvers begins at noon:

  1. 24 Parker, Newbury, $1,700,000  5-3-2.5, Dolores Person, 978-660-0967
  2. 254 High, NBPT, $799,000  7-3-2.5, Sandy Berkenbush, 978-815-4751
  3. 8 Sullivan, NBPT,  $429,000  8-4-2, Sue Collins, 978-758-1589
  4. 9 Old Wharf, W Newbury, $1,080,000  8-4-2.5, Deb Hamilton, 978-270-9129
  5. 171 Main, W Newbury, $499,000  8-4-2.5, Sandy Berkenbush, 978-815-4751
  6. 4 Crane Neck, W Newbury, $450,000  8-3-1, Sandy Berkenbush, 978-815-4751
  7. 165R Scotland, Newbury, $725,000  11-4-3.5, Sue Collins, 978-758-1589

The following Broker OH  is Luncheon – see flyer below:

487 locust st danvers

 

 Note:  Broker OH listings should be entered into MLS PIN by noon on Wednesday, for the Broker Open/Caravan every Thursday.  Any questions, please contact Bill Barrows regarding the new Spring Tour at billbarrows1@gmail.com or 978-423-6150.

Join the Fun! Member Mixer

Tomorrow,  4/30/15 at 5PM
at 50 Water Street NBPT

We’ve change the location and time this month!  

Originally at 17 State, we are now going to be at 50 Water Street – starting at 5pm instead of 5:30pm.  The space upstairs will be great for mixing and networking.  Our generous sponsors for the April mixer include:

Law Office of Michael McCarthy
Parry Law and Title (Attorney Denise Parry)
Guaranteed Rate (Liz Ryan)

Great apps, raffles, and cash bar at 5pm at 50 Water.  We look forward to seeing you!

MLS PIN CLASSES – May 20

Register today…..

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News 4/23/15

WEEKLY BROKER OH – 4/23/15

The weekly tour will be back in place during the next 8 weeks of the Spring Market!  Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All listings must be in MLS PIN and the Broker OH indicator & comments complete by noon on Wednesday before tour.
  • Tour starts at 10am each Thursday and will begin at GNAR.  If your listing is on tour, you must be at GNAR to acknowledge and promote the listing at 9:30am.  On days that have speakers scheduled, please attend the speaker (coffee 8:45a/speaker 9am). Tour will be reviewed at the end of the speaker, and before 10am.
  • Bill Barrows is the Tour Organizer and will take the listings directly from MLS PIN and put in order for tour.  Contact Bill with questions at 978-423-6150 or via email at billbarrows1@gmail.com
  • Format remains the same with Newburyport listings beginning at 10am and outside Newburyport, following after.  Luncheons should not begin before noon so as not to interrupt tour.
  • Flyers included in the weekly newsletter are those with luncheon or promo expense (raffles).  Tour listing will be published in the newsletter each Wednesday afternoon.  Please adhere to the noon deadline or your listing may not be included in the tour.

Please visit the following properties on tour (to be visited in order below) in Newburyport.  The Amesbury luncheon begins at noon:

1) 84 Water, NBPT, $289,900, 5-2-1, Laura Roberts, 617-835-5818

2) 20 Fruit, NBPT, $1,099,000, 11-5-3, Siga Snipas 978-407-6970

3) 25 Tyng, NBPT, $925,000, 9-4-4.5, Joanie Purinton 978-462-6898

4) 3 Highlawn Terrace, NBPT, $695,000, 8-3-3, Jim Bragg, 978-465-1927

5) 11 Moseley Place, NBPT, $580,000, Donna Quinlin 978-375-8094

The following Broker OH  is holding a Wine Luncheon at 65 Whitehall Road in Amesbury. A drawing/raffle will also be held at this OH for a Seaglass gift certificate.  See flyer below:

Whitehall Road Amesbury Luncheon

 Note:  Broker OH listings should be entered into MLS PIN by noon on Wednesday, for the Broker Open/Caravan every Thursday.  Any questions, please contact Bill Barrows regarding the new Spring Tour at billbarrows1@gmail.com or 978-423-6150.

Attorney Rob Ciampitti at GNAR Tomorrow

We look forward to hearing from the Vice Chair of the Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals and GNAR affiliate member, Attorney Rob Ciampitti.

The Zoning Board of Appeal’s (ZBA) role and responsibility consists of providing relief, where appropriate, from literal application of the black letter law of the City’s Zoning Ordinance. The ZBA constantly deals with a continuous tension between the property rights of the applicant and the interests of neighboring property owners and its city as a whole. Members of the ZBA have to have a clear comprehension of the reasonable limitations on the ZBA’s broad authority under the Ordinance while understanding the equity component of the ZBA’s role.

The ZBA, while an independent board, works closely with the Planning Office, the Planning Director and the Planning Board. ZBA members need to be able to apply the Boards’ discretion in a measured manner without allowing personal preferences or beliefs to interfere with the even application of the ZBA’s powers.

Coffee and refreshments at 8:45am and speaker at 9am.  The session will conclude in time for those on tour to highlight their property and set out to the Open Houses prior to 10am.

SAVE THE DATE for 4/30/15 – 5PM
MEMBER MIXER – 50 Water Street NBPT

We’ve change the location and time this month!  

Originally at 17 State, we are now going to be at 50 Water Street – starting at 5pm instead of 5:30pm.  The space upstairs will be great for mixing and networking.  Our generous sponsors for the April mixer include:

Law Office of Michael McCarthy
Parry Law and Title (Attorney Denise Parry)
Guaranteed Rate (Liz Ryan)

Great apps, raffles, and cash bar at 5pm at 50 Water.  We look forward to seeing you!

MLS PIN CLASSES – May
Register today…..

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/20/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News 4/15/15

WEEKLY BROKER OPENS – 4/16

Please visit the following properties on tour tomorrow, and be sure to check MLS PIN before heading out for any additional listings not shown in the newsletter.

10-10:45136 Crane Neck Street, West Newbury Beautifully updated 3 bedroom Gambrel with separate legal 1 bedroom apartment, impeccable 3 stall barn on 3 acres of pasture and beauty.  Top of the line throughout, $760,000.  Deb Hamilton, RE/MAX On the River,  (978) 270-9129

1111:456 West Hadley Rd., Merrimac Hidden 4 bedroom grand Cape on 17 acres, with pool, porch, garage parking for 6 cars, lots of bonus space.  Treats will be served!
$595,000. Deb Hamilton, RE/MAX On the River,  (978) 270-9129

11-12:00 NOON, 25 Southern Blvd, Newburyport offered by Frank Bertolino of KW.  Come by for a chance to win at $25.00 gift card and see this wonderful property.
See flyer below:

SKMBT_C20315041514310

 

Broker OH listings should be entered into MLS PIN by noon on Wednesday, for the Broker Open/Caravan every Thursday.

 

APRIL Save the Dates —

4/23
GNAR Special Topic
Meeting (10am)
AFFILIATE: 
Rob Ciampitti
Update on Zoning Changes
GNAR
– 10am
4/30
MEMBER MIXER
Michael McCarthy Law Office sponsor, two additional sponsorships available
17 State Street,
Newburyport
— 5:30-7:30pm

MLS PIN CLASSES – April 22
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CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 04/22/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 04/22/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News 4/8/15

WEEKLY BROKER OH/TOUR – 4/9

Please enter your listings in MLS PIN by noon Wednesday each week, for the Broker Open/Caravan each Thursday.  Please visit MLS PIN for a complete listing of all OH properties for April 9, and visit the following Broker Luncheon in Georgetown:

9 mohawk

 

APRIL Save the Dates —

4/23
GNAR Special Topic
Meeting (10am)
AFFILIATE: 
Rob Ciampitti
Update on Zoning Changes
GNAR
– 10am
4/30
MEMBER MIXER
Michael McCarthy Law Office sponsor, two additional sponsorships available
17 State Street,
Newburyport
— 5:30-7:30pm

MLS PIN CLASSES – April 22
Register today…..

CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 04/22/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 04/22/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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