Feb 2012 Big Picture Housing Update

February 2012  Market Update 2012 is off to a promising start. Mortgage rates continue to drop and have remained under 4% for nearly two months. Home sales are strengthening and pending home sales, a measure to gauge future sales, are at their highest levels since March 2010. Job growth has been increasing for most of […]

Haverhill – Possible Dreams for the Future

Last night I had the pleasure of being a Table Host for the annual Team Haverhill event, Possible Dreams. This was the 4th year the group has put on the event and my third time as a Table Host (facilitator). The idea behind this is like a large Mastermind group, where we all get together […]

‘Tis the Season…For Home Sales?

Ever wonder if buying or selling a home in the Fall/Winter market is better or worse than in the Spring/Summer markets? How does it effect inventory and sales? And how can it help or hurt your real estate goals right here in The Andovers, Haverhill and beyond. Watch and learn. Authored By: Ron Carpenito– Real […]

Video – Assessed & Market Value, What’s the Difference?

Buying a home in The Andovers, Haverhill or anywhere in Massachusetts? Take a look at this quick video discussing the difference between Assessed Values and Market Values on a home and how they factor into a home purchase. For over 30 years the Prime Property Team and Ron Carpenito of Keller Williams Realty Andover have […]

MA Carbon Monoxide Detector Law

With winter on the way it is important to be reminded about “Nicole’s Law” in Massachusetts. The law was named after 7-year-old Nicole Garofalo from Plymouth MA who passed away when drifting snow from a blizzard blocked a vent from a gas boiler and caused carbon monoxide to build up inside her home. Under legislation […]

Country Hollow Village – Haverhill MA

Country Hollow Village in Haverhill MA was built in the late 80’s between 1986 and 1988 in multiple phases by different builders. This 90 unit townhouse style complex sits in the country side of Haverhill MA, nestled in between North Broadway and Hilldale Ave close to the Atkinson and Plaistow NH border. One if its main […]

The Village at Brickett Hill – Haverhill MA

The Village at Brickett Hill is located in the northern part of Haverhill just before the New Hampshire border off North Ave with 234 town home style units built be Yvon Cormier Construction during the mid to late 1980’s and early 90’s. The complex is reasonably close to highway access and shopping with the Haverhill […]

MA Oil Heating Law 2011

One of my home inspection resources, Ray Jackson of Jackson Home Inspection forwarded me this important information regarding the new law in Massachusetts effective 9/30/2011 regarding oil home heating systems and its impact on consumers. If you do not comply with this new changes, oil companies cannot deliver oil to your home this winter. So […]

Condo Ownership & Paying that Fee

The Merrimack Valley is home to hundreds of condominium communities. A condominium is defined as a multiple-unit complex where the units are individually owned with each owner receiving a recordable deed to the individual unit purchased, including the right to sell or mortgage the unit, etc. The unit owners share in joint ownership any common […]