Weekly News for GNAR – May 9

Free CEU Classes – Enroll today!

On May 21 – A full day of CEU classes (MA credits only) at GNAR, generously sponsored by Todd Hughey of Leader Bank and Charlie Palmisano of Palmisano Law Offices in Newburyport.  Classes begin at 9am, be sure to arrive prior to 9am to sign-in for CEU credits.   To view the course descriptions on the Massachusetts Division of Licensure website, click these links:
RE62RC10: Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)
RE26RC07: Appraisal Process
RE34RC03: National Economic Trends and the Real Estate Professional

For enrollment, visit http://gnarceuclasses.eventbrite.com

CARAVAN – Thursday – May 10, 2012

Be sure to attend tomorrow’s meeting, we will hear from Fire Marshall Steve Bradbury, on Smoke Detector certification process and how to ensure passing inspections prior to closings. 

Mapquest: http://mapq.st/KQJMhD  

7 Maudsley View Lane, Amesbury—10/4/2.5—$649,900, Main St. to Merrimac, then stay left onto Pleasant Valley, 1/2 mile take right on Maudsley View Lane
Karen Tutrone, RE/MAX On the River, 978-471-9425

419 Main Street, Amesbury—7/4/2.5—$799,900, Clarks Rd or Rocky Hill to Main at the River, Cathy Toomey, Stone Ridge Properties,  978-609-3970

33 Atlantic Ave, Salisbury—6/3/1—$539,000, Property is actually on Oceanfront south, but address is Atlantic Ave. Cross street is Ocean St.
Karol Flannery, William Raveis, The Dolores Person Group  (978) 270-0876

149 Merrimac Street, U6, Newburyport—4/2/1—$248,700, Merrimac at Boardman, parking  behind building on right, Jay LeClerc, RE/MAX On the River, 978-985-6329

32B Bromfield, Newburyport—7/3/2.5—$599,990, Merrimac to Bromfield
Kevin Fruh, Keller Williams Realty, 978.500.7409

67 High Street, Newburyport—10/4/2.5, $1,950,000
Bill Barrows, Keller Williams, 978.423.6150 (Coffee and refreshments)

31 Orchard Street, Byfield (Newbury) – 7/3/2.5— $412,500, Route 1 to Middle to Orchard or I-95 to exit 55, west on Central to left onto Orchard.
Cheryl Caldwell, William Raveis, 978-609-1041

Affiliate Member Spotlight –
Residential Title & Escrow Services

Donna Pisciotta, Closing Attorney & Regional Marketing Director

RES/TITLE, founded in 1994, has grown rapidly throughout New England and the East Coast and now, through their network of Closing Professionals, can service your closing needs in all 50 states. Their growth is attributable to a commitment to a high level of customer service, borrower satisfaction and state of the art technology.  We are equipped to close all types of local or nationally generated loans, including reverse mortgages and relocation transactions. We also serve as a Vendor Service Manager for nationwide closings.  To contact Donna, please call 978-979-9798 or email ddpisciotta@res-title.com.  Thank you to Donna and Res-Title for providing this week’s meeting refreshments.

Mass. pending home sales hit the year mark with 12 straight months of increases

FROM the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS
Posted: 08 May 2012 07:51 AM PDT

Today we released our April pending home sales numbers and for the 12th straight month, single-family and condominium pending sales have gone up. Pending sales were also up for both categories on a month-to-month basis as well.

Read the release: April Pending Home Sales

(click graph to enlarge)

Here are the highlights:

  • Single-family pending home sales were up 35.6% compared to April 2011
  • Single-family month-to-month pending home sales were up 5.9% from March 2012
  • Condo pending home sales were up 30.9% compared to April 2011
  • Condo pending month-to-month home sales were up 1.3% from March 2012

Upcoming Save the Date(s) . . . 

June 4 – Realtor Day on the Hill (Beacon Hill)
June 18 – Code of Ethics (8:30-11:30) and NH Core Classes (12:30-3:30)

REALTOR® Rally May 17 will be Monumental!

Next week, on the morning of May 17,  fellow REALTORS® from Massachusetts and beyond will convene for a Rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The Rally was planned so that members from every corner of America shall stand together to defend the dream of homeownership.  Visit www.realtorrally.org for more information.

Conference & EXPO in Orlando FL

Pre-register and make hotel reservations early for the 2012 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 9-12, in Orlando, FL.  Starting today, you can register and secure your hotel reservation through the link below. Have your NRDS Member ID handy.
Click here to register

If you have any issues clicking on the link, please copy and paste this full address into your browser:http://registration.experient-inc.com/shownar122  More information on the event can be found on the REALTORS® Conference & Expo website.


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