GNAR News – 2/16/11

The weekly meeting will be tomorrow at 9am at the GNAR Office.  Immediately following the meeting, the linear CARAVAN will take place for the following properties:

58 Merrimac St, Newburyport, Condo 5/2/1
Tom Mahoney, 978-992-4262 — $395,000

20 Eagle St, Newburyport, SF 6/3/1.5  corner of Warren
Deb Hamilton 978-270-9129 — $439,000

5 Woodman Way #106, Newburyport, Condo 5/2/2
Nancy Purcell, 978-502-6441 — $252,000

55 Indian Hill St, West Newbury, SF 8/3/2 corner of Cherry Hill
Deb Hamilton, 978-270-9129 — $595,000

 64 Caldwell Farm Rd, Newbury SF 8/2/2f + 2 half
Nancy Purcell, 978-502-6441 — $640,000

 MAR Report: Posted: 15 Feb 2011 07:17 AM PST
January REALTOR Market Index up from December
Today we released the results of our monthly REALTOR(R) Market Index (RMI) and Price Index (RPI).  The January RPI was up from December, which is the second straight month-to-month gain.  On a year-over-year basis, the index was down from the same time last year.  The PRI was down both from the month before and January 2010.This month’s “Hot Topic” question asked REALTOR(R) member about the impact the snow in January will have on their businesses in the next months.
Click here to read the full release: January 2011 Realtor(R) Market Index and Realtor(R) Price Index
Here are the highlights:

  • REALTOR® Market Index was 21.1. Up 8% from December
  • REALTOR® Market Index was down 38% from same time last year
  • REALTOR® Price Index was 46.67.  Down 2.17% from November
  • REALTOR® Price Index was down 5.86% from same time last year

Let us know what you think? In fact, if you are a member of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS(R) and would like to participate in the monthly survey, please send your name, email address and NRDS# (which can be found on the cover of your copy of Bay State REALTOR(R) Magazine) to

MAR Report: Posted: 03 Feb 2011 01:49 PM
Still Snowed in? Make the Most of it and Learn.
If you are stuck in your office more than usual these days, just a reminder that MAR has free webinars on a variety of different topics that you can check out any time you wish.  The Wednesday Webinar Series are live informational sessions which take place once a month and are then archived on to view whenever it’s convenient for you. You can access webinars on topics like FHA Training, Broker Price Opinion, and the newest edition explaining MAR’s Job Loss Mortgage Protection Program.  This is MAR’s newest member benefit offering REALTORS® job loss protection to pass on to their seller’s as a listing tool or directly to the buyer or lender, providing the buyer 6 monthly mortgage payments on the home owner’s behalf. Click here to take a look at all the webinars in the archives and watch one or two to help keep your business energized!

Remember, the webinar archives link can be found under the Education page whenever you have the time and inclination for that interesting subject you have been meaning to follow up. (“Pages” are the subject tabs running horizontally across the upper section of the site)


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