GNAR News – 10/5/11

TONITE: Newburyport Meeting — Local Historic District Study Committee
When:    October 5, 7pm – 9pm
Where:  Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
Description:  To review the proposed Historic District (Fruit Street)
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For mapquest:  

7 Brown Street, Newburyport—9/4/3—$899,900, State to Brown
Ronni Wexler, RE/MAX On the River, 978-499-8808

13 Plummers Lane, Newbury, Colonial—9/3/2—$639,900 High Rd (close to Pine Island)  Olivia Winslow, Coldwell Banker-Manchester, 978-882-4436

 27 Forrester Street, Unit B, Newburyport— 6/2/1—$255,000, High to Forrester or Merrimac to Forrester – Cheryl Caldwell, William Raveis, 978-609-1041

 6 Upland Rd, Newburyport 6/3/2.5—$469,900, High to Upland
Kevin Fruh, Keller Williams, 978-500-7409

163 Scotland Rd, Newbury— 7/3/3— $469,000, East of State Police,
Wendy Willis, Keller Williams, 978-270-1872


Open House Luncheon:

244 High Street, Unit 3 —
Co-sponsored by Lela Wright, Stone Ridge Properties and the Institution for Savings
Catering by Carry Out Cafe

Desserts at:
9 Howard Street 12:30-1:30pm
Sponsored by Kelly Gentile, William Raveis

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Broker Open House Thursday Afternoon
Zero Zabriskie Drive, Unit A
Newburyport, MA
Cocktails, appetizers, and a raffle for $100 prize!
Sponsored by Kathy Brogan and Liz Wilczak of
Keller Williams, Topsfield

NAR EBooks Available
members can now access more than 800 eBooks on Amazon Kindle or a free Kindle app at Access requires a NRDS number and a registered Kindle device or reading app. For more info contact Info Central800/874.6500, or text AskNAR to 66746.

REALTOR® University: Interested Students Sought
REALTOR® University is ramping up for the launch of its first Master of Real Estate program next year and is accepting names of prospective students or individuals interested in learning more about the degree-granting program. If you are interested, contact REALTOR University to be added to a list to receive information once applications are accepted. For more info contact Jonathan Salk312/329-8419.

Note:  REALTOR® University will match up to $5,000 for 50 scholarships from local associations to REALTOR® University. These scholarships are for courses beginning in March 2012 for the Master of Real Estate (MRE) program.  A bachelors degree is required for enrollment in the MRE course.  If interested, contact GNAR for more information to apply.

Broker Price Opinion Resource Certification offered through NAR
NAR’s newest certification, the Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR), helps REALTORS create professional BPOs and reduce their liability risk. The certification also helps increase BPO opportunities for them. Courses can be taken online or in the classroom.

MAR REPORT:  Mass. pending home sales up for 5th straight month in September Posted: 04 Oct 2011 06:22 AM PDT
Today we issued our September pending sales report and the number of single-family homes put under agreement in September were up for the fifth straight month compared to the year before. Condominiums put under agreement were down from September of 2010, but only by nine units. On a month-to-month basis, both single-family homes and condos put under agreement in September were down compared to August.

Release: Massachusetts Pending Home Sales up for 5th Straight Month in September

Here are the highlights:

  • Single-family pending home sales were up 9.06% compared to Sept. 2010
  • Single-family month-to-month pending home sales were down 10.8% from August 2011
  • Condo pending home sales were down 1% compared to Sept. 2010
  • Condo pending month-to-month home sales were down 20.7% from August 2011

 MAR  October “Notes From the Legal Hotline”
This month’s subject is disclosure and the new FTC MAP Rules
As a reminder, REALTOR members with legal questions may contact the MAR Legal Hotline directly at 800-370-5342 If you have not used the hotline in the past, an authorization form will be sent to which details the process for obtaining access.  To read this months notes click October Notes from the Legal Hotline


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