Gloucester, MA Real Estate News

By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
The Eastern Point Lighthouse on Cape Ann Eastern Point Lighthouse is one of the lighthouses to be found on Cape Ann.  It is located on the eastern end of Gloucester harbor in the town of Gloucester MA. This lighthouse has had a colorful history including a President of the United State trying to block construction.  Click to learn more about this historic site
Comments 5
By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
  These are a couple of photographs I took on a recent trip to Gloucester MA.  The first photo was at high tide and people were having fun with the waves.  It was not a sunny day, but was good enough to listen to the waves and take a dip. The second photo was taken on another day at low tide.  Where did the water go? Now it was even possible to walk out to the island and some people did.  I started to walk out too, but with stitches in one foot it was not the best idea.  Then I thought of the parting of the Red Sea, and that was even more reason for me to head back to shore.
Comments 7
By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Today I read Gary Woltal's  post "Pull up a chair and grab a cup of slow" and I could say, yes,  I did grab a cup of slow.  I took a ride up the New England coast to Cape Ann and stopped in Gloucester MA where I went down to the water and just listened to the waves.  Waves sure have a calming effect and you can almost feel the stress melting away. So, I brought the waves to you and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Comments 9
By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
I spent the last few days in lovely Gloucester MA . This was my first opportunity this year to get to the ocean.  I even had a fleeting thought of getting on one of those whale watching boats but when I was told it would be a four hour trip I changed my mind. There were so many wonderful moments but one that really brought the bigest smile to my face was the Kayaking dog.  He seems so at home in the kayak and I was pleased to see he even wore his life jacket. So I stood and watched this Kayaking dog until he and his human companion paddled away. The weather was perfect, lots of sun and comfortable temperatures so wherever he went I am sure it was a good trip.   Copyright © by Jennifer Fivelsdal, all rights reserved-Speechless Sunday-Kayaking Dog  
Comments 9
By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
A Gloucester MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase. A standard home inspection in Massachusetts is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residential building consisting of one to four dwelling units. It should be understood that there are certain risks inherent in the purchase of property and a home inspection is inherently limited in its scope and depth. The information gained from home inspection conforming to the Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice may reduce some of those risks, but the home inspection is not intended to provide the client with protection from all of the risks involved. Visit the Gloucester MA Home...
Comments 0
By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Gloucester, MA:  A Cool Harbor Sail In the midst of the heat wave, my husband and I were fortunate enough to escape to Gloucester, MA, and enjoy a wonderful sailboat tour of the harbor.  Tall sails and cool breezes gave us a welcome break from the heat.                       The Schooner Thomas E. Lannon at Port                     Sails Up!             This sail was on the schooner Thomas E. Lannon.  Family-owned, this vessel holds about 45 people.  The captain and his crew offer music cruises, charters, lobster bakes on deck, and also will hold wedding parties on the boat.  Happy Sailing!                
Comments 7
By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Gloucester Massachusetts Single Family Market Activity - Year to Date (10/31/2009) Gloucester MA Real Estate There were 102 single family residences sold YTD in Gloucester, MA with an average sales price of $421,803 and an average days on market of 173. The selling range was a low of $12,500 and a high of $1,422,500. The number of homes sold decreased since 2008 from 123 to 102 units.   Virtual Homes Real Estate provides search tools to asist you in learning about the community, listing and market conditions. Click on the following links for your choice of services. Gloucester MA Real Estate - Community, relocation and school information with town demographics. Gloucester MA Foreclosures - Obtain a list of foreclosed and bank owned real estate and short sales Gloucester MA MLS Search - ...
Comments 0
By Kristal Pooler, Cottages to Castles on Boston's North Shore
(Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.)
"For 83 years, the Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial has towered over the city's main boulevard. Fishermen and their families consider it a holy place, and the bronze statue - which depicts a fisherman holding a boat's wheel out at sea - is a magnet for tourists and locals. Even Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes shed tears when he saw the memorial, and its inscription inspired by the 107th Psalm, "They that go down to the sea in ships": here is the rest from the  latest Boston Globe Article
Comments 0
By Kristal Pooler, Cottages to Castles on Boston's North Shore
(Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.)
After many months of traffic, I was curious to see what was going on beneath the surface of the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge project. A drive to the end of Wolf Hill Rd revealed this industrial view, evocative of the time America Built! I doubt that this wa a result of the 'stimulus package' - It was in the pipeline for a long time      
Comments 0
By Kristal Pooler, Cottages to Castles on Boston's North Shore
(Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.)
As a cautionary note to current and future waterfront property owners here on Cape Ann; the latest scientific studies on climate change are predicting that the ocean will rise more dramatically and quickly in the North East US than pretty much anywhere in the world! The reasons are multifold and interconnected. The accelerated melting of the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Cap will slow the great ocean conveyer  that we call the Gulf Stream (Yikes! did you see the movie "The Day After" ?). Another disconcerting aspect is this appears to be happening faster than anyone previously predicted. Here is an article from National Geographic: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090315-new-york-sea-level.html
Comments 0
By Kristal Pooler, Cottages to Castles on Boston's North Shore
(Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.)
As everyone in the above captive municipalities know, the A. Piatt Andrews Bridge is undergoing an extensive and lengthy maintenance that is anticipated to continue for several years. The Piatt and the Blynman Cut Bridge are the only ways into and out of the island of Cape Ann proper. The Blynman has long been a notorious traffic nightmare, particularly in the Summer when the bridge opens frequently for the heavy boat traffic. Now the A. Piatt Andrews Bridge is also a traffic pinch point. The Blynman needs frequent maintenance and repair and a complete failure of the drawbridge is not hard to imagine. Evacuating Cape Ann (imagine a radiation release scenario from Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant) would be difficult at the best of times, the current situation could prove dire. An interesting...
Comments 0
By Kristal Pooler, Cottages to Castles on Boston's North Shore
(Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.)
Full blown movie productions are getting to be a ho- hum occurence here on Beautiful Cape Ann! The interesting and varied housing  stock, the breathtaking scenery and most importantly. a highly competitive tax incentive program is bringing  millions in economic activity to the state of Massachusetts every year.This summer a major movie starring Adam Sandler will be renting the right to use Centennial Grove in Essex. The town officials are swooning with delight over the extra income it will add to the town's coffers. I think that the movie company is getting too good a deal. What do you think? Here is an article from the Gloucester Daily Times: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/punews/local_story_069230412.html
Comments 0
By Kristal Pooler, Cottages to Castles on Boston's North Shore
(Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.)
Gloucester's iconic statue and tribute to fisherman, is likely to be on the next US Quarter coin from Massachusetts. It's a bittersweet tribute. Sweet because it will undoubtedly increase tourist interest in Gloucester and Cape Ann. Bitter, in that the fishing industry is under such relentless pressure from Federal Agencies concerning depleted fish stocks, that the Gloucester fisherman is an endangered species itself. The irony of more tourism is that the economic pressure to adapt Glouceter more towards tourism will grow greater and greater. This is not a bad thing.... but the change will erode the commercial basis of the waterfront. Here is an article about the new Quarter
Comments 0
By Webb Dickson
(Dryer Vent Wizard New Hampshire and Massachusetts)
Clothes dryers with venting problems are a leading cause of house fires costing millions of dollars annually    Gloucester, MA--Clothes dryers are a wonderful invention, but they do require maintenance to assure safety in homes.  The National Fire Prevention Administration reports over 15,000 fires annually, costing millions of dollars, many injuries and loss of lives.  Consumers in Essex County have been emailing DVW to thank them for their advice and safety tips offered on their website.   Dryer Vent Wizard advises proper maintenance and installation; dryer vents should be as short as possible and contain few bends and turn which can inhibit venting and cause lint to build up and clog the vent.  Dryer Vent Wizard does not advise use of sheet metal screws when attaching multiple sectio...
Comments 0
By Kristal Pooler, Cottages to Castles on Boston's North Shore
(Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.)
The amount of competing inventory affects a property's price.If there is a lot of competing inventory, then pricing will be lower than if there is little competing inventory.The report shows the number of months it will take to sell off the current inventory of active listings if the rate of sale remains constant.Price RangeActive ListingsSold Listings3/19/2007 - 3/18/2008Months of Inventory# Listings% TotalDOM# Listings% TotalDOM$68,000 - $99,99900.00%010.70%840.0$100,000 - $149,99900.00%010.70%1000.0$150,000 - $199,99910.83%7632.11%494.0$200,000 - $249,99975.79%12396.34%1349.3$250,000 - $299,999119.09%962114.79%1026.3$300,000 - $349,999129.92%1223121.83%944.6$350,000 - $399,99954.13%1951812.68%1143.3$400,000 - $449,99943.31%69139.15%1123.7$450,000 - $499,99975.79%15085.63%15010.5$500,...
Comments 0
By Kristal Pooler, Cottages to Castles on Boston's North Shore
(Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.)
Price RangeActive ListingsSold Listings2/18/2007 - 2/17/2008Months of Inventory# Listings% TotalDOM# Listings% TotalDOM$68,000 - $99,99900.00%010.70%840.0$100,000 - $149,99900.00%010.70%1000.0$150,000 - $199,99910.88%4632.11%494.0$200,000 - $249,99987.08%6596.34%12610.7$250,000 - $299,99987.08%652114.79%894.6$300,000 - $349,9991412.39%1203021.13%985.6$350,000 - $399,99965.31%1361510.56%1104.8$400,000 - $449,99943.54%101128.45%1154.0$450,000 - $499,99997.96%13374.93%15515.4$500,000 - $599,999108.85%1181611.27%1187.5$600,000 - $699,999119.73%107107.04%9813.2$700,000 - $799,99976.19%11032.11%8728.0$800,000 - $899,99987.08%16521.41%18048.0$900,000 - $999,99976.19%20442.82%28121.0$1,000,000 - $1,499,99987.08%14932.11%29732.0$1,500,000 - $1,999,99954.42%23710.70%27260.0$2,000,000 - $2,499,999...
Comments 0
By Michael Ross, North Shore of Boston
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Welcome to Gloucester, Massachusetts known as America's oldest seaport according to archived historical records dating back to 1606.  Gloucester has a rich history of providing the world with food from the sea. Commercial fishing has been the backbone for this community located 30 miles Northeast of Boston. On any given day you can enjoy the views of Gloucester Harbor and watch the fishing ships leave port or watch sailboats and motorboats in the summer. Fort Stage Park offers residents and vistors a relaxing atmosphere to picnic, relax or watch local artist's  paint traditional New England themes. Beaches abound the shorelines and with great restaurants, pubs, galleries, sight seeing cruises and charter fishing tours one can only imagine the charm of this historic town. Come home to Gl...
Comments 0
By Jay Burnham, The Coldwell Banker Guy
(Coldwell Banker)
Known for the purity of its light and breathtaking natural beauty, Gloucester has long attracted internationally known painters and scuptors, along with premier cultural organizations.  The picturesque harbor that inspires artists also houses one of the top fishing ports in the northeast.  This Cape Ann community also provides local employment in its industrail parks.  Newcomers will be impressed by the sheer physical beauty and colorful diversity of this lovely seaside city.The population of Gloucester is about 30,000 and the distance to Boston is 31 miles.  Gloucester is serviced by the commuter rail.Regards,Jay Burnham, VPColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageNorth Shore, Massachusetts     
Comments 0
By Michael Ross, North Shore of Boston
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
SOLD!!!  Public record from the  multiple listing service  MLS is pleased to announce in GLOUCESTER, MA  a tremendous and successful INVESTMENT PROPERTY has closed. 18 Columbia Street, a solid  MULTI FAMILY  consisting of three  spacious two bedroom, 1 bath apatments all with fully applianced kitchens and sunny living rooms was closed by MIKE ROSS BUYERS AGENT  with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.Positive Cash Flow. 17.4% cash on cash return 1st year (pre tax)Fully Rented.  Above market rate. Long term leases.Delead Certificates.Seperate Utilities.Waterfront District. Maintenance free with home warranty.INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE. THIS PROPERTY ONLY LASTED 2 DAYS ON MARKET AND WAS UNDER AGREEMENT IN JUST 6 DAYS INCLUDING HOME INSPECTION AND FINANCING. IF YOUR SERIOUS ABOU...
Comments 0
Explore Gloucester, MA
Gloucester, MA Real Estate Professionals