Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun Visits North Andover – 2012 Strongest in 5 years

On Thursday, I met with Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Dr Yun was brought to our area by the Education Committee of the Northeast Association of Realtors. Dr. Yun deciphers market statistics for the Realtor Association on a national level and gives […]

4th of July Massachusetts Fireworks Schedule & Fun Ideas

It’s the 4th of July! Our favorite holiday where we celebrate our American freedom. Here’s some things to do and a fireworks listing by town to make the best it can be. Happy 4th! Boston Tall Ships Vist in Boston Harbor June 30th to July 5th. Boats docked at Charlestown Navy Yard, Fish Pier, Pier […]

May 2012 – Housing and Economy, the Recovery IS Happening

Untitled Document   May 2012  Market Update The housing market and the overall economy are improving at modest rates nationally, and in some areas they have actually gained momentum. The Conference Board’s CEO confidence index is up a notable 14 points—from 49 last quarter to a current reading of 63. A reading of 50 […]

“Is this Neighborhood Safe?”

Often times as a professional Realtor we get asked by our home buying clients whether or not a particular street, neighborhood or even entire towns are “safe”. As you can imagine our clients trust our insight and expertise in the areas we work in, so it’s only a natural question for them to ask. Unfortunately […]

Spring Has Sprung – March 2012 update

Opportunities in the housing market continue to grow for buyers and sellers. Home affordability, driven mostly by record low interest rates, is among the lowest it has ever been. According to the National Association of Realtors, and based on national averages, the payments on a home today represent 12.8% of the median household income. This […]

Haverhill Exchange Club – St. Patricks Day Breakfast

Can you believe it!? The high holiday St. Patricks day, is upon us which can mean only one thing in Haverhill, a 7 foot green rabbit named Patrick O’hare will be serving up the laughs and breakfast to a capcity crowd. It’s all a part of the Haverhill Exchange Club annual St. Patricks Day Breakfast, […]

Andover Boutique Blowout – March 9 & 10th, 2012

Its that time of year again in Andover for the annual Boutique Blowout 2012! This year Andover Business Center (ABCA) members and local Retailers have a whole new approach to the event with the addition of a day long “Warehouse Style” sale at the Old Town Hall on Main St. Shoppers will find multiple downtown […]

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 […]