Member News – October 28

Thursday, October 29 at 5:30pm
Member Mixer at the Grog!

Our last mixer of 2015 will be held at 5:30pm at the Grog tomorrow, join your fellow members for some “grog” and appetizers – sponsored by our generous Affiliates —

Liberty Law – Rob Ciampitti and Charlie Palmisano
11  Liberty Street, Newburyport, MA

Edward Jones – Peter Doyle | Financial Advisor
102 State Street Suite F, Newburyport, MA

Property North Appraisals – Kristen Leone
P.O.Box 2009, 25-35 Railroad Square, Suite 106b
Haverhill, MA 01831-2009

Room Sponsor
Evolve Bank & Trust – Bob Pezzella
10 State St, Suite 210, Newburyport, MA


Be sure to visit MLS PIN for any broker OH listings that have the Broker OH BUS icon.  Also, visit the following OH offerings in the early evening after the member mixer — 1st home is near to mixer on Middle Street, 2nd and 3rd homes can be viewed after the mixer.  Be sure to enter the drawing at the 3rd home to win a $750 travel voucher.


Save the Dates —

Thursday, November 5 – Monthly Member Meeting with TRID Seminar at the NEW Salisbury Public Library

TRID 2Register today for this upcoming TRID Seminar (45 minutes) that will cover the questions you may have as a result of the changes introduced earlier in October by the CFPB (Consumer Finance Protection Bureau).

This is a great opportunity to visit the Library with refreshments hosted by Peter Matthews of Newburyport Bank.
Click to Register for Meeting & TRID Seminar on November 5

Monday, November 16 – CEU Classes

Parry Law and Title will be instructing on two CE classes – valid for MA credit only.
Click to Register for November 16 Classes



As of 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Friday, November 6, 2015, the Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® will no longer be available, and Lowe’s will no longer be an NAR REALTOR Benefits® Program partner.  

Lowe’s will be deploying a series of communications to existing Lowe’s program participants, the first of which released Monday afternoon.

Existing program participants will have the opportunity to close out any open items with their Lowe’s Program account.  All active orders, including gift cards and e-coupons, will be processed without interruption.

More details can be found in the attached FAQ, which is also available at .  Additionally, Lowe’s dedicated Help Desk will be available for an extended period of time to our members- through November 29th :    888-913-6060  If you have questions about this, please contact me or a member of my REALTOR Benefits® Team available at  800-NAR-5233.


Please note the MAR article below that sites market statistics for the entire state, President Mary Parisella also would like to convey the local perspective —

While the communities within the GNAR region did not perform as well as Statewide on closed condo sales (down 34% this September compared to last September), this is primarily due to the lack of condo inventory, down 18% while prices have increased by 19% as compared to same time last year. Condo sales aside, our area outperformed the State in closed single family homes, up 19% vs 17.9% Statewide, year over year. We’re happy to report, after a few quiet weeks, strong activity has resumed with an expectation for it continue over the next several months.

The Fall Market Started Strong as Massachusetts Closed Home Sales Went Up Again in September

by Eric Berman – – (781) 839-5507 | Oct 27, 2015

Second largest year-over-year increase in closed homes sales this year

September 2015 housing release

WALTHAM, Mass. – October 27, 2015 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that the fall home buying market started strong as closed homes sales went up in September over 17 percent compared to the same time last year. This is the fourth straight month of year-over-year increases in single-family home sales, and the second largest year-over-year increase in closed home sales this year (the largest was in July). Condominium sales closed up at almost nine percent, while median prices remained flat since this time last year.

MLS PIN Training – No Cost to You!

November 17 (Tuesday)

Pinergy’s Listings Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 11/17/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Pinergy’s CMA & Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 11/17/2015 12:30 PM Sign Up



About GNAR

Site Development
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.