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Local Real Estate Buzz - MAY DAY MAY DAY!

May 2nd.  This marks the 4th consecutive weekend of swarming open house activity.  Our office alone hosted 5 open houses that entertained 100+ buyers. There were multiple offers/bidding wars on 3 and as of today, 2 are under contract. Buyers, I can't emphasize this enough...make sure you are pre-approved for your mortgage if you want to be able to compete. Here's why a pre-approval is crucial to your home search. Looking for a trustworthy lender who can help you with a pre-approval? Here's our list of preferred providers who have a proven track record. Looking for an agent to represent your best interests, one you can trust, who will be your confidante, advocate and will negotiate on your behalf? Start your home search here, with the greatest real estate team North of Boston.

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Real Estate Buzz

Swarming open house activity the past 3 weekends, multiple offers, bidding wars and sign-in sheets overflowing. I also noticed quite a few "back on market" listings this morning. So if you thought it was gone, you might want to check again. Are you thinking of selling? NOW is the time! The simple rule of supply and demand puts Sellers in a prime position right now. Buyers...make sure you are pre-approved for your mortgage if you want to be able to compete. Looking for a lender who can help you with a pre-approval? Here's our list of preferred providers who have a proven track record. Looking for an agent to represent your best interests, one you can trust, who will be your confidante, advocate and will negotiate on your behalf? The best team of real estate agents North of Boston is right here!

Kevin O'Connor on Ipswich's Favorite Home Building Contest

Ipswich's Favorite Home Building Contest with our very own Kevin O'Connor!  Elementary-schoolers can draw, color, paint their favorite Ipswich home and middle-schoolers can build the (bird) house of their dreams! Get full details here on this year's Ipswich's Favorite Home Art & Building Contest for both age groups. Click here for Elementary registration form. Click here for Middle-school registrations form.

 

Success Comes in Many Forms

Thank you Forbes for giving us a glimpse into the lives of America's richest families in terms of monitary fortunes. However, "rich" can be defined in many ways. How about being rich with personal satisfaction? A life with balance? Family, friends, and community? There are plenty of people right here in Ipswich who consider themselves "rich". You don't need a billion to live among them. Click here to discover life in Ipswich

Here's What it Costs for a Family of Four to Live in Ipswich, MA

The Economic Policy Institute released its 2015 family budget calculator which measures the income a family needs for a modest living. Ipswich falls under the "Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, MA Metro Area". In fact, most North Shore towns seem to fall under this category. Five kids? No kids? Single adult? Live in Lynn, Manchester by the Sea, Winthrop, Marblehead? Here's the calculator, PLAY

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  1. Martin DeLorean on

    I think the amount for taxes is a little light. That implies a house assessed at about $315K or so. Family of 4 is probably going to need a larger home.