GNAR News 5/25/11

REMINDER:  Register for the free iPad for Real Estate Seminar being held TOMORROW at GNAR — Details are found here:

CARAVAN for 5/26/11
For mapquest:

20 Fruit Street, Newburyport, MA – 5/26/11 – $998,000, High St to Fruit
Meta Martinez, William Raveis Real Estate, 617-240-0277

24 Kent Street, Newburyport –  7/4/3 – $975,000, High or Merrimac to Kent
Melissa Bayko, Bean Group, 978-270-4993

9 Howard Street, Newburyport – 3/3.5 bath – $629,000, Woodman to Howard
Chapel to Howard
Kellie Gentile, William Raveis – 617 529-5475

133 Crow Lane, Newburyport 3 bed/2 bath – $364,000, Turkey Hill to Crow
Kellie Gentile, William Raveis – 617 529-5475

31 School St., Byfield – 8/4/1.5 — $399,000, Central St. Exit 55, Rt. #1.
Joanie Purinton, River Valley RE, 978-462-6898

23 Main St. Byfield, 7/3/4,$925,000. Central St. Exit 55, River To Main
Joanie Purinton, River Valley RE, 978-462-6898

20 River Rd.
,Rocks Village…E. Haverhill Colonial Antique – 10/4/2.5 $349,900
Just over the Rocks Village Bridge from W. Newbury, right onto River Rd. – 2nd house on left… if coming from Merrimac-River Rd. Merrimac becomes River Road, in Rocks Village
Sonja Shine, Stone Ridge Properties, 978-609-1534

11 Pamela Lane, Amesbury – 6/2/1 – $139,900, Whitehall Road to Pamela Lane
Sandy Berkenbush, Stone Ridge Properties, 978-815-4751

19 Winter Street, Amesbury –  5/3/2.5 – $275,000, High Street to Market Street
Anna Craig, Coldwell Banker-Haverhill, 978-853-2082

13 11th Street, Salisbury, MA 01952…8/4/3…$499,000
From Beach Rd, go left on North End 11th St – on left
Melissa Bayko, Bean Group, 978-270-4993

7 12th St., Salisbury, MA   Gambrel 7/3/2.5 $459,900  off North End Blvd
Sonja Shine, Stone Ridge Properties, 978-609-1534

8 Fair St, Newburyport 11:30-1:00PM – Lunch
Lunch from CarryOut Cafe
Hosted by Priscilla Ragonese, Keller Williams and
Sponsored by the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank

376 High St, Newburyport 12-1:00PM – Desserts
corner of Upland (no sign)Desserts from Chococoa Baking & Eat Cake!!
Hosted by Sonja Shine, Stone Ridge Properties and
Sponsored by Peter Matthews of the Newburyport Bank

from the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS…..
MAR Report: Posted: 20 May 2011 09:03 AM PDT

REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend is June 4&5

We wanted to let you know that the 2nd Annual REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend is going to take place on June 4&5, 2011.

The goal of the event is to provide buyers with a stress-free way to visit many homes for sale in single weekend. For sellers, the weekend provides a high-visibility effort to promote traffic and drive home sales.

To support the event, MAR has created a special open house website where buyers can go to search for open houses – If you are a Massachusetts REALTOR® and would like your open houses to be listed on the site, here’s what you need to do.

–    If you are member of the Berkshire County MLS or the Cape Cod & Islands MLS, you don’t need to do anything. Your open house listings will automatically be displayed;

–    If you are an MLS PIN member, the broker-owner/designated REALTOR® of your office needs to opt-in to allow agents’ open houses to be available Click Here for opt-in instructions.

MAR Report Posted: 24 May 2011 11:33 AM PDT
April Massachusetts home sales up from March, but down from last year

Today we issued our April 2011 housing data and sales of both single-family homes and condos were down compared to the same time last year. While single-family median prices continue to be down compared to the year before, year-over-year condo prices were actually up. Both sales and median prices were up from March.  As will be the case for the next two months, April 2011 is being compared to April 2010, the last month for buyers to sign a purchase & sale agreement to take the extended and expanded home buyer tax credit.

Click the link to see the April 2011 Housing Release and listen to the monthly podcast with MAR President Laurie Cadigan.

Highlights from the release:

  • Single-family home sales were down 20% compared to last year.
  • Single-family median prices were down 8.5%
  • Condo sales were down 26.1% compared to the same time last year.
  • The median price for a condo was up 6.7% compared to last year.

Note on March Data:
While compiling the April 2011 Massachusetts housing data, we discovered that the number of home sales in March 2011 was under-reported. The error was due to a problem in the data upload from one of the state’s three multiple listing services. We corrected the data and below are the changes:

March Single-family Sales: 2,496 (originally reported: 2,242)
March Condo Sales: Sales: 1,033 (originally reported: 991)

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