GNAR News – 6/30/11

CARAVAN for June 30
For Mapquest directions:


Evening OH Reception

68 High Street,Newburyport,MA01950 Price: $1,200,000
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Brian Tierney-617-797-1018
BetweenLime St.and Federal St.
Brokers Garden/Cocktail Party
Time: 5-7pm

6 Barton Ct. Newburyport $479,900 7/3/2, High St to Barton St to Barton Ct.Melinda Fields, CBRB, 978-360-3208

 58 High Street, Newburyport– 7/2/1.5 townhouse
Ronni Wexler  ROTR  978-697-8381

17 J St, Newburyport (PI) — 3/1/1 —  $649,999, AKA1 A Marsh St off of K St.
Carla Husak, By The Sea Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-901-3101

6 Broad St., Newburyport – 7/2/2.5 –  $509,888, (Merrimac or High)
Ann Marie Salmon RE/Max on the River 978-852-7481

52 Congress St, Salisbury —  $345,600— 7/3/2, Elm St To Congress
Mary Holmes, Heritage Realty, 978-808-6559

150 Orchard Street, Newbury – 9/3/2.5— $689,900, Central to Orchard
Lela Wright, Stone Ridge Properties, 978-815-6690

114 Main Street, Newbury (Byfield) – 9/3/3.5 – $525,000, Quaker Hill Ct
Kevin Fruh, Keller Williams, 978-500-7409

42 Maple St, West Newbury — 7/3/2 —  $1,050,000  Rt 113 to Maple Street
Wendy Willis, Keller Williams, 978-270-1872

350 Main Street, West Newbury — $469,000 — /3/2.5, On 113/Main-past Town Hall
Kellie Gentile, William Raveis, 617 529-5475


And the winners are:  

Mary Holmes, Heritage Realty
2011 Realtor® of the Year 

Lance T. Adie, Wells Fargo
2011 Affiliate Member of the Year

Congratulations and thanks to Mary and Lance, and to all those attended the celebration held at the Custom House Maritime Museum.  The evening was enjoyed by over 70 of our members/guests.  We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about Newburyport and most of all, about our newest REALTOR of the YEAR, Mary Holmes and her connection to the US Coast Guard.

Thank you to Lance Adie, affiliate member, who has been very active in the community and with GNAR over the past three years, most recently as the chairperson of the Affiliate Committee.  The committee is presently working on a directory, watch for the completed product later this Summer!

To see some great pictures of the event click here  or go to the EVENTS TAB – ROTY 2011.

From Bay State Realtor®:
NAR Housing conference comes to Boston
NAR will host three Regional Workforce Housing Forums in 2011, one of which will be in Boston July 28 at the Hyatt. These forums are designed to outline the nature of the workforce housing challenge in each region and to highlight regional best practices in addressing that challenge. The forums are also designed to attract a wide range of attendees including employers and HR professionals, Realtors®, city planners, housing and community development leaders, local elected and appointed officials, state HFA representatives, and others. Forum registration is $45, which includes breakfast and lunch, plus NAR is offering travel stipends for members. For more information and to register, visit the Government Affairs section of—2011-Regional-Forum-on-Workforce-Housing—Boston.html

Congratulations to GNAR – Highest Participation on the 20% Call for Action
Here is a video showcasing NAR’s recent News Conference on the proposed 20% down-payment requirement in QRM (qualified residential mortgage).

This video highlights the efforts of the Coalition on this important issue and will be posted on    It is important that you also respond to the related NAR Calls for Action (as well as most recent Call For Action to make FHA/GSE loan limits permanent…an issue particularly critical to our part of the country).

Thanks for everyone’s ongoing participation on these critical issues!


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