GNAR News – 6/1/11

****WEDNESDAY*****June 8 – REALTOR Day on the Hill – Please join your fellow REALTORS from across the State in bringing forth the issues that are presently being considered for legislation.  This annual event will begin with continental breakfast at 9:30am followed by the program at 10am.  Train from the Newburyport commuter rail departs at 7:55am promptly.  Any questions, please contact Deb Hamilton.  The schedule of visits is as follows:

11:15    Rep Stanley     Room 43  (meet with aide)
11:45    Sen Baddour    Room  208 (meet with aide)
  1:00    Rep. Costello    Room 254  

 2012 MAR Officer Application Deadline is June 15
The 2012 MAR Officer Candidate Application and Requirements for Elected Offices for any qualified member who wishes to run for an officer position with the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® can be obtained by calling GNAR.

CALENDAR . . . .  Did you know that all GNAR activities can be found in a google calendar under the EDUCATION tab?  We have a number of activities happening in June, which can easily be added to your personal calendar using the google calendar.

CARAVAN 6/2/11

For mapquest

49 Prospect Street, Newburyport — 7/3/1.5 — $434,900, State to Prospect

Jim Bragg, CBRB, 978-764-5500

126 Merrimac Street, Unit 21, Newburyport – 6/2/2.5 – $369,900, On Merrimac before Gillis Bridge

Sean Perkins, Stone Ridge Properties, 508-846-5412

16 Tyng Street, Newburyport – 5/2/1 – $250,000, High Street toTyng Street

Sean Perkins, Stone Ridge Properties, 508-846-5412

18 Lucey Drive, Newburyport – 11/4/4 – $699,900 cross roads ofLucey Drive and Moseley Avenue (PortVillage)

Tom Tormey, Re/Max on the River, 978 689-5759

8 River Meadow Drive, West Newbury  —  8/4/4.5 – $849,000, Pleasant to River Meadow

Kellie Gentile, William Raveis, 617-529-5475

45 Church Street, West Newbury – 9/4/2 – $569,000, Rt 113 to Church

Chris Getz, RE/MAX on the River, 978-239-4925

48 Oakland Street, Amesbury — 6/3/1 – $219,900, Elm to Oak to Oakland

June Kaiter, Keller Williams Topsfield, 978-430-5559

42 Merrimac Street, Amesbury — 6/3/2 – $399,900,Main Street to Merrimac Street

Mike Mullins, Stone Ridge Properties, 978-992-4265

 39 Pamela Lane, Amesbury – 6/3/1.5 – $179,900,Whitehall Road to Pamela Lane  Mary Holmes, Heritage Realty  978 808 6559

 Luncheon/Open Houses

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch from “Periwinkles” in Marblehead

434 Main St, Amesbury, MA

Co-Sponsored by Joel Weingarten, Wells Fargo

Antique Colonial 6/3/2 – $374,900

Christine Sosa, RE/MAX On the River, 978-764-2225

12:00 -1:30 Mexican Madness from Agave in Newburyport

Nancy Anne Lane – 55+ Active Adult Community – New Construction

The Village at Merrimac – Merrimac, Ma

5+ Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths – $359,900

Co-Sponsored by WellsFargo and Kelly Bradbury, Heritage Realty, (978) 479-5586

1:00- 2:00pm  Refreshments

The Riverboats at Yankee Landing Marina

386 Merrimac St, Newburyport

Sally Laffely, Laffely RE, 978-375-1821

Sean Perkins, Stoneridge Properties, 508-846-5412

Information On Member Websites

May 26, 2011 by Jessica Lautz, Research Economist · Leave a Comment

Filed under: REALTOR® Members

  • 62 percent of members have a website.
  • The typical member that has a website has maintained it for six years.

To see the entire article from NAR Research click here:

Information On Member Websites : Economists’ Outlook.

Earn 2 CEU’s for Technology and Real Estate Brokerage – RE32RC03

Join Fairway Independent Mortgage Co. as Social Media expert Jarred Alexandrov helps you to grow your business referrals using social media.  Leave this social media session learning:

  • The blogging strategy that is guaranteed to get you new business this year.
  • How to transform your Facebook page into a web site that works to lead generate, recruit, and much more!
  • How to avoid making critical mistakes when setting up a Facebook page for your business.

Which social media sites NOT to use… and how to spend under 1 hour a week managing your accounts!  Session is being held on June 21, 12:30pm – 3pm at the GNAR Office.

Any questions, call Michael Galatis at Fairway at 978-729-7690 or Susan at GNAR.   Register today at: – you don’t need to be on facebook (yet) to use the registration link, simply scroll down on the FB page and enter your name and email, and you’re all set!!!



FreddieMac has a new app that they describe as follows:

The PMMS [Primary Mortgage Market Survey] mobile app allows you to:

  • View national and regional mortgage rates from the weekly PMMS survey
  • Calculate estimated monthly principal and interest payments based on current rate
  • View historical trends on dynamic charts
  • Tweet the latest rates from the survey

Freddie Mac surveys lenders each week on the rates and points for their most popular 30-year fixed-rate, 15-year fixed-rate, 5/1 hybrid amortizing adjustable-rate, and 1-year amortizing adjustable-rate mortgage products.  The PMMS survey is conducted from Monday through Wednesday and the results are posted every Thursday. Average rates and points (and margin for ARMs) for each product are reported for the nation and for five geographic regions. The PMMS results are published extensively in the media, used in several government agency reports, and many other industry-related publications.

What’s inside:

Latest Weekly Rates

Rates for four key types of mortgages are listed, along with average points paid. Green or red arrows indicate changes from the week before.

Estimated Principal and Interest

You can also type in a loan amount, and see what the estimated monthly principal and interest payment would be for each mortgage type at the current week’s rates.

Trend Lines

You can see trend lines of rates for each type of mortgage. You choose which date you want to see, and one of five different time-spans for the trend line. The rate and points for your date are displayed.  You can also change the view to display a specific region’s trend.


And you can send the PMMS results for a particular mortgage type to your followers on Twitter.


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