massachusetts: What Happened... - 09/12/19 11:13 AM
...In Massachusetts Real Estate for the month of August.
This is the latest news how the Massachusetts Real Estate Market did in August. The report comes from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®
The Number of Single-Family Homes and Condominiums Under Agreement in Massachusetts Up in Augustby | Sep 11, 2019 Leave a comment by Eric Berman - - 781-839-5507
WALTHAM, Mass. – September 11, 2019 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the number of single-family homes put under agreement in the month of August went up almost 10 percent and the number of condominiums put under agreement went up almost nine percent compared to this time last year. This … (7 comments)

massachusetts: Another Property Under Agreement... - 08/08/19 07:01 AM


massachusetts: Do You Know What Today Is??? - 08/02/19 08:17 AM
Nope, it's not Hump Day! That was 2-days ago 
WOOHOO! Today is International Beer Day! 
The day was started in 2007 by 3 guys from Santa Cruz, California, Aaron Araki, Richard Hernande, and Evan Hamilton. They convinced a local bar owner to celebrate the occasion and created a website which was quickly discovered by beer enthusiasts all over the world. Now 12-years later, International Beer Day is a party in 60 countries and 210 cities across the globe.
The source of my information came from an article written by one of our local reporters, Alice Coyle.
Now, Craft Beers have popped all over the place. One … (16 comments)

massachusetts: Put This In Your Cart! - 07/29/19 07:38 AM
Hot New Property in Rowley, MA

This Is It!!!| At the head of a rambling country road in historic Rowley, is a rich & beautiful environment for all to enjoy. Easy access to Commuter Routes, Shopping, Schools, & other amenities. The 8 room 4-BR, 2½ bath Gambrel Cape has 2076 sqft of living space. The yard is 10,000 sq.ft. Attached 1-car garage w/ walk-up attic. Private well, New Central Air & FHA x Oil Heat & many new windows. Fenced backyard w/garden, compost system, shed & firepit. New perimeter drain, waterproofing, sump pump & Humidex keep the basement … (8 comments)

massachusetts: $459,900 in Rowley, MA - 07/18/19 10:50 AM
Imagine you've found that home you've been looking for & it's at the head of a rambling country road in historic Rowley, an area providing a rich and beautiful environment for all to enjoy.
Easy access to RT 95 & RT 1, Shopping, Schools, Oceans, Ipswich River, Commuter Train, Bike Trails & many other amenities.
The property you've purchased is a cared for 2076 sq.ft. 8 room 4-BR, 2½ bath Gambrel Cape, attached 1-car garage walk-up attic for storage and is situated on a 10,000 sq.ft. lot, fenced backyard, shed, compost system, garden & firepit.
New Central Air for the Summer & Forced … (8 comments)

massachusetts: 123-125 Central St, Georgetown, MA SOLD $725,000 - 02/15/19 01:09 PM
Yesterday we closed on a 6-unit building. Six 3 room 1 bedroom apartments. Walking distance to town center. The investor was ecstatic to add more units to their investment portfolio. 
 Investing in Real Estate, especially in multi-unit dwellings is a great way to build wealth and security for your family. Call me if you are interested.

massachusetts: How's Your Market? - 06/28/18 06:52 AM
I'm thankful for the folks at KCM that compile information like this. The Massachusetts Median Sales Price is $397K and change. You see below that our tiny town has seen a year over year increase of over 17%. That's because the higher end homes are selling at a brisk rate.
What’s The Median Home Value In Your State?   If you’ve entered the real estate market as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the mantra “location, location, location” in reference to identical homes increasing or decreasing in value based on where they’re located.
In today’s housing market where home prices are appreciating quickly, … (0 comments)

massachusetts: Helping Veterans Finance... - 06/18/18 06:40 AM
 Last week a lawyer friend of mine contacted me and alerted me to the following press release from the MassHousing organization regarding a closing cost credit for all Veterans, including National Guard, Reserve members, and Gold Star Families.
MassHousing (The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency) is an independent, quasi-public agency created in 1966 and charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. MassHousing is not a direct originator of mortgages and instead makes home loans through 170 partner banks, mortgage lenders and credit unions across the Commonwealth. MassHousing then purchases the loans and services them from its Boston office.
BOSTON – June 5, 2018 … (12 comments)

massachusetts: Interesting Tidbit... - 03/12/18 08:12 AM
Massachusetts is a very historic State. You'd expect that as this is where the first successful settlements occurred. First, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock then the big migration followed when the Puritans began arriving.
The Pilgrims were separatist Puritans. When England broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and established the Church of England, where it was required for all to belong. In 1620 the Pilgrims separated themselves, sailed to the New World, & established our first governmental document the Mayflower Compact and began the Plymouth Settlement.
THE TEXT OF THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT: In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the … (2 comments)

massachusetts: A Night Out... - 12/27/17 07:19 AM
It's cold out here in Northeastern Massachusetts, with temperatures hovering in the single digits. The furnace is chuggin away and it seems as if the smoke rising from the chimney is in the shape of dollar signs.
We expect the entire week will be this way,
This will not deter Pam & I as we will venture out for a night out on the town this Saturday evening. It'll be our New Year's Eve a day early.
There is a show we have both wanted to experience. We will head to Beverly, MA and eat at the Depot Restaraunt then depart from there on the … (20 comments)

massachusetts: Camp Denison Open House - 09/25/17 09:18 AM
One of our cool assets in Georgetown, MA is a place called Camp Denison, which is located on Spofford Pond.
Camp Denison Conservation Area is forty-four acres of public conservation land located in Georgetown, Massachusetts. The Camp is open to the public during daylight hours for the purpose of providing quality passive recreational and educational experiences at no charge.
On 16 September Camp Denison held on Open House. Many from the community attended There were pony rides, face painting, games, and plenty of food in the form of hot dogs cooked by the members of the Board of Selectmen. We cooked and served over … (1 comments)

massachusetts: Under Contract...Rowley, MA - 09/16/17 05:10 AM
15 Fenno Drive, Rowley, MA 01969
Is Under Contract
This property is situated on 1.18 acres of land and is part of a quiet neighborhood close to schools, shopping, commuter routes and the center of town. The plumber came to fix a leak and wound up being the buyer. He's excited out of his skin to be leaving the city and moving his family to beautiful home in the "country"

massachusetts: New Listing in Rowley, MA - 09/04/17 02:50 AM

6 Rooms 3 Bedrooms 1 Full, 0 Half Baths 1.18 Acres 51,236 sq.ft Lot Size 1307 sq.ft Living Area   Remarks Are you looking for a Rowley home and neighborhood? Are you looking for a home where you can live and bring your own update ideas and TLC? Then this is the place for you. The 1.18-acre lot contains a 6 room, 3 BR home on Fenno Drive. Living room opens onto a deck for your grilling & entertaining pleasure. While you're at it take a plunge in the above ground pool. Full basement with washer/dryer hookups, natural gas Weil-Mclain heating system and natural gas 40-gallon hot water heater. … (12 comments)

massachusetts: It's Yankee Homecoming... - 08/01/17 06:28 AM
Today is August 1st which means it's Newburyport's annual Yankee Homecoming event. (It officially commenced yesterday). Newburyport is a small Massachusetts coastal city about 35 - 40 miles northeast of Boston. It was settled in 1635 and is rich with history with stories of privateers, trade and ship building, which thrived there until the late 1800's. Newburyport takes credit for the birth of the Coast Guard. You can even have a private and romantic lunch or dinner in a lighthouse
Yankee Homecoming will feature parades, fireworks, concerts, street vendors, the harbor … (14 comments)

massachusetts: Georgetown, MA Summer Concert Series - 07/05/17 06:22 AM
After a 1 year hiatus, the Georgetown Summer Concert Series has returned to the American Legion Park Bandstand. The concert series started this past Sunday, July 2nd with the American Music Spectacular. 
Returning to the event is Jeff & Maria's Ice Cream, Fat Belly BBQ truck, and the controversial Ipswich Ale beer trunk along with a couple of new vendors.
Up next is the Flying Roosters, a local band.
2017 Summer Concert Series
Sunday afternoons at American Legion Park
4PM - 8PM  (Music 5-7PM)
Ipswich Brewery will attend all concerts with a truck
July 2nd ----American Music Spectacular-----Fat Belly BBQ
July 9th -----Flying Roosters----------------------Flatbread Pizza Mobile Oven
July 16th ---Liz Bills and Friends----------------Fat Belly BBQ
July … (5 comments)

massachusetts: Massachusetts Real Estate News... - 06/21/17 08:50 AM
Our local MLS just sent us an update on Real Estate Sales of Single-Family Residences from May 2015 - May 2016 and May 2016 - May 2017. If you are a fan of statistics you should like this graphic.
I'm wondering what other states are seeing for the same statistical periods of time?
I still haven't figured out why there is such a lack of inventory, especially when the economy seems to be getting better. It makes me wonder, if there is such uncertainty why are the talking heads not reporting that?

massachusetts: The Season Is About To Begin! - 05/12/17 12:29 PM
The summer theater season is about to begin! Pam & I have been season ticket holders at the North Shore Music Theater (NSMT) in Beverly, MA for years. NSMT is a small and intimate theater in the round. There are no bad seats.
The theater season begins with my favorite musical "Music Man", followed by "Beauty & the Beast", then "Young Frankenstein", "Evita" & "42nd Street". 
The sixth show is a recurring favorite in December, Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" starring David Coffee as Scrooge. David is a local actor who has played the Scrooge role for over 25 years.
This is one venue, Pam … (6 comments)

massachusetts: We Have Lift-Off Again! - 04/12/17 04:14 AM
This condo was just waiting for the right buyer to come along. After a couple of false starts, this particular listing, a cozy 762 sq.ft. 4 room 2-bedroom 1 bath ground floor condo situated across the street from the Merrimac River has taken off again.
Early last evening, after a back and forth negotiation, the seller autographed the Contract to Purchase (our Massachusetts offer form). Next up, home inspection, appraisal, financing, and closing on June 13th. List price...$114,900

massachusetts: New Listing in Georgetown, MA - 03/11/17 07:54 PM
Brought to you by Keller Williams Realty --- $594,900
Pride of ownership and attention to detail are evident in this meticulously maintained home. Custom built post and beam Cape feels like home from the moment you walk in. Front to back living/dining room w/wood burning fireplace provides the perfect setting for your family gatherings. The heart of the house is the oversized eat-in kitchen w/island, granite and SS appliances. There is a convenient access to the screened in porch and yard. French doors lead to the enormous family room w/cathedral ceiling and sliders to deck. Upstairs features a cozy master suite w/private … (4 comments)

massachusetts: A Look @ Georgetown, MA - 02/10/17 02:40 PM
Georgetown, Massachusetts was originally settled in 1639 as a part of the town of Rowley by the Reverend EzekielRogers. By 1838, the town was sufficiently large enough for its own incorporation and was renamed Georgetown. Today the town is mostly residential in nature, a distant suburb of Boston's North Shore, about 32 miles northeast of Boston.
The town has a total area of 13.2 square miles of which 12.9 square miles is land and 0.31 square miles is water. Georgetown is located on the edge of the hills and coastal plain of northeastern Massachusetts. It has many streams and brooks, as well as two major ponds, … (12 comments)

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