Member News – February 8

CARAVAN

31 Elmira Ave, Newburyport—7/3/2—$378,990—Between Ferry Rd and Mosely Ave.
Mark Rosen, RE/MAX On the River, 978 764 4364

Open House – 10-11AM
200 Middle Road, Newbury—9/4/2.5—$445,000—Rte 1 to Middle Road (at lights)
Susan Collins, CBRB, (978) 758-1589

AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT
Evolve Bank and Trust – Bob Pezzella, Loan Officer 

At the weekly meeting tomorrow you’ll hear from our Affiliate member, Bob Pezzella of Evolve Bank and Trust.  Bob brings a unique blend of personality and experience to each loan application. Understanding the perception that the mortgage process can be intimidating and daunting to some,  Bob takes a step back to understand every loan applicant’s situation and goals and works towards a solution that fulfills these needs.  Evolve’s unparalleled processing and underwriting process helps to keep each transaction on track for meeting finance commitment dates and a smooth and timely closing.  To reach Bob, call 617-513-8143 or by email bpezzella@getevolved.com.  You can also add Bob’s contact information to your favorites bar at http://www.evolvelpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=150&Itemid=233

Bob will be providing the refreshments for our meeting tomorrow.  Stop by and say hello and have your morning cup of coffee.

GNAR 2012 Continuing Education Series
There’s Still Time to register!!

Classes generously sponsored by GNAR affiliate members – THANK YOU!

* Sherry Temple Pruyn of Eastern Bank *
* Doug Bolick, Law Office of Doug Bolick *
* Donna Pisciotta, Esq. of Residential Title and Escrow Services *

CLICK Here to enroll for 6 FREE CEU’S

The following are scheduled for February 13 at GNAR:

9a—11a 

RE04R08

Chapter 93A – Consumer Protection and Business Regulation

This class addresses placing the consumer on a level playing field with the business of real estate, and prioritizing proper disclosure and behavior in the business of real estate” also licensees’ obligations.  Designed for real estate brokers and salespersons and provides a comprehensive overview of the application, procedures and potential liability under the Consumer Protection Statute. While this law has far reaching impact on business activities, this course merely puts focus on those elements relevant to real estate practice. While a thorough knowledge of this important law is critical for licensees, it is not a substitution for legal counsel. The actual law is M.G.L. c. 93A, but it is widely referenced as “93A”.
 11a—1p

RE44R05

 Understanding Title/Title Concerns
This class places discussion on what issues we face today on making sure that certain title issues are addressed; third party approval, short sales, liens, escrow, clouds on the title, Homestead concerns and more. 

1p—3 p

RE35RC03

Offers

Are we, as licensees, presenting ALL offers and giving the parties to the offer appropriate treatment in accordance with the laws that govern us?  Discussion of multiple offers, verbal offers, low offers, and all types of offers.

All classes count for 2 hours each of  Mass & NH
credit = total of 6 hours per state

Questions?  Call Susan at GNAR – 978-462-5415 

Local Historic District Study Commission

On February 2, the Local Historic Study Commission visited GNAR to discuss the proposed district.  The presentation by Doug Locy was informative and may be viewed on youtube here http://youtu.be/89HjDOdONdk  Also representing the LHD with Doug, was Sarah White and Doug Bolick.  The recommendations of the LHD have been submitted to the State and when complete, will be put forth to City Council for a vote.

As a follow up to this meeting, GNAR will have the opposing viewpoint, “Say No to LHD”,  address GNAR members on March 8 at 9am.  Representing “Say No to LHD” will be Dick Hordon, Kathy Hordon, Kevin Lanphear, and Lyndi Lanphear.

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One Response to Member News – February 8

  1. The meeting with the reps from the LHD was a very informative meeting, it will be interesting to hear the opposition’s viewpoint also…
    Obviously both sides have very valid reasoning as to why or why not the Historic District needs some form of overview for renovations, etc. and I am sure the members on each side of this issue have great intentions and a love for Newburyport’s rich history in architecture as we all do.
    I look forward to the next session on March 8th…
    Thank you GNAR !
    Val McGillivray
    Bean Group – Newburyport MA

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