Weekly News – June 5


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Roger Odoardi, Principal
Blue Water Mortgage

Founder of Blue Water Mortgage and graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Roger acquired his lending experience in both commercial and residential lending  prior to the launch of Blue Water.

Roger:  “In this business, I feel that it is important to be available at all times, so I have an open door policy. My clients agree that they can always reach me if they need me for any reason. My business has grown through repeat business and referrals from a highly satisfied base of clients.”

To reach Roger to discuss programs available through Blue Water Mortgage:

NMLS# 12906
Phone: 603.758.1666
Cell: 978.609.5055
Email: roger@bluewatermtg.com

Thank you to Roger for providing the refreshments for our weekly meeting.

Weekly Meeting – June 6, 2013

Featured Speaker:  Lynda Fitzgerald, Dean of Faculty, with Governor’s Academy, will present to the membership at 9am. 

Caravan – June 6, 2013

Mapquest:  http://mapq.st/1-G7NasqPq

40 Middle Street, Newburyport—7/3/2.5–$1,325,000;  State Street, to Middle St.,
Chris Getz, RE/MAX On the River, 978-239-4925

1-3 Neptune, Newburyport—9/4/2.5—$725,000; On Water St. near boat launch
Nancy Purcell, Stone Ridge Properties, (978) 502-6441

272 Water Street, Newburyport10/3/3.5—$1,895,000; Water Street on right.
Karen Tutrone, RE/MAX On the River, (978) 471-9425

POSTPONED: 3 58th Street, Newburyport (PI)—8/3/2—$449,000; Northern to Left on 58th, Susan Grillo, William Raveis, 978-270-8527 

12-14 58th Street, Newburyport (PI), 9/3/2.5—599,000; Northern Blvd. to 58th Street, Lorraine Pesce, Coldwell Banker, 978-697-4726

3 77th Street, Newburyport (PI)—6/3/2.5—$645,900; Corner of 77th & Northern Blvd, Sonja Shine, Stone Ridge Properties, 978-609-1534

29 Lafayette Street, Newburyport—8 /4/2—$515,000; High to Lafayette
Catherine Joyce, Coldwell Banker, 978-270-9961 

3 Roosevelt, Newburyport—6/3/2—$449,900; High St to Moseley to Roosevelt
Kevin Wallace, RE/MAX On the River,  978-423-8771

49 Longfellow Drive, Newburyport—8/4/2–$379,900;  Turkey Hill to Longfellow
Chris Getz, RE/MAX On the River, 978-239-4925  

38 Main Street, Byfield—9/5/2.5—$795,000; I-95 to Exit 55, go west, first left, bear left onto Main St. toward Georgetown, 2 houses on left after crossing the Parker River.
Joanie Purinton, River Valley Real Estate 978-462-6898

58 Fruit Street, Newbury—8/3/2.5—$625,000, Behind plaza off of Central Street
Paul DalBon, Keller Williams Realty Beverly, 978-317-2790

16 Scotland Heights, Newbury—10/4/2.5—$598,500; Scotland Rd to Scotland Heights, Ronni Wexler, RE/MAX On The River,  978-697-8381

334-336 North End Blvd, Salisbury—5 Unit Multi—38RM/19BR/6BA—$2,400,000
Casey Peicott, Keller Williams Realty, 978-902-2175

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The evites have been sent and all offices provided with a copy of the invitation below.

Please be sure to reply to the “punchbowl” evite so that we can get an accurate count for catering.  Your YES response will be included, no cancellations after 6/11.

We have a fantastic event planned, with a catered BBQ from All-American BBQ.  Thank you to our sponsors:

Attorney Phil Parry Attorney Denise Parry of Parry Law Offices

Postcard Invite for 2013 ROTY

Gold SponsorBANK_america
Lance Adie
Bank of America

Bronze SponsorLOGO NEMovesMortgage
Wendy Dickes
NE Moves Mortgage


Are you signed up to receive all the latest reports, videos, and up to date news from the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS?  If you answered yes, great…. if NO, then be sure to click visit http://www.themarreport.com and register to receive all the great updates they publish via their blog.

A recent post:

‘Real Talk’ Thursday: comparative market analysis with Linda O’Connor

Written by eberman on 30 May 2013 Leave a Comment

It might be a “sellers’ market” right now, but regardless, you need to present yourself well to current and future clients. Knowing how to prepare and present a quality Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) will go a long way in demonstrating your knowledge and expertise. Linda O’Connor, a broker at J. Barrett & Company explains what goes into a good CMA.

About the Expert:

Linda O'Connor PhotoLinda O’Connor, ABR, CRS, GRI, has been a REALTOR ® SINCE 1983. The former Broker/Owner of REALRPO Associates, O’Connor has recently been named a Vice President with J Barrett & Company, Beverly, MA. O’Connor is a certified Instructor for Massachusetts and teaches CE courses, pre-licensing, and specialized courses for independent companies across the state. Named Instructor of the Year by MAR in 2007, O’Connor is one of the most sought after instructors in Massachusetts based on her ability to engage, explore, entertain, and teach materials in a uniquely energetic setting.



Enter now for the 2013 MAR ‘Good Neighbor’ AwardsPosted: 03 Jun 2013 11:11 AM PDT

MAR is now accepting 2013 Good Neighbor Award applications. If you are a REALTOR® or you know a REALTOR® that does great work on behalf of charity, please enter. There’s a chance to win a grant for that charity.

The deadline to enter is Friday, August 2 at 5:00pm. The award winner(s) will be announced at the MAR Professional Awards Reception on October 7, 2013.

Here’s the link for the application: 2013 MAR Good Neighbor Award Application

2011 Good Neighbor Award Winner Karen King (l) with 2011 MAR President Laurie Cadigan2011 Good Neighbor Award Winner Karen King (l) with 2011 MAR President Laurie Cadigan

About the Good Neighbor Award:In 2004, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) established the Good Neighbor Awards program to recognize real estate professionals for their community activism.  The award is to be presented annually to REALTORS® who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to community service through volunteerism and civic and charitable contributions that improve the lives of local residents and make their community a better place to live.

Entrants for the award may engage in a broad range of eligible activities that might include, but may not be limited to, volunteer work involving affordable housing issues, educational programs, youth-related activities, or any other civic or charitable activity that improves the lives of local residents or the community at-large.


Classes are next Monday-
 June 10

GNAR is pleased to offer the following CEU Classes on Monday, June 10 – EARN 6 CEUS  – including luncheon, FREE to GNAR Members.  Sign in begins at 8:15am ~ Class starts at 8:30am sharp – You must be on time to ensure CEU credit

Click here to register or for course descriptions:  http://jun2013gnar.eventbrite.com




Smart Growth & Smart Energy



Environmental Issues




Wetlands Protection


Smart Growth/Energy – Nick Cracknell, Principal Land Use Planner
at Keystone Planning and Design

Environmental Issues – Chris Prior, EnviroVantage

Wetlands Protection – Amanda Zuretti, Esq.

Lunch generously sponsored by affiliate member:

Greg Greene
Greene Construction, Newburyport

email: luntstreet@yahoo.com or visit



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