When does owning your home become cheaper than renting? There are plenty of pros and cons both ways but if we look at cost only, the gap continues to narrow, particuarly here in Boston, MA and North of Boston. Try this handy Rent Vs. Buy Calculator from Realtor.com to help you decide. Have questions about neighborhoods, schools, community services, home values, etc.? Speak with an experienced professional who knows the area! We do! 978-356-8922
1987 brings back fond memories of working along side some local real estate legends, some still breaking records, some no longer with us. Boutique firms are nothing new. It's how I started out all those years ago, working for a woman no less, who grew to be the leading company of her time & place. Fast forward 30 years and I find myself again, with the leading company of my time & place. The decades have been telling. I've experienced the giant corporations with their slick marketing materials, convention center expos and thousands of followers; they have a right to be here too. Then there's the independent guy (or gal) who takes a different approach, one of quality over quantity, one of substance over slick, one of personal relationships. The choice is all yours. And while I do appreciate Inman's article about independent brokerages sharing their secrets to success, I'm here to tell you, we've been doing it for decades, proudly so. 2016 was another banner year and Windhill managed to move more real estate in Ipswich than any other firm. More importantly, we built relationships every step of the way. We expect 2017 to be even busier. I still believe this is a relationship business. It's personal. Choose wisely.
The Warren Group reports we are at or near record levels in several categories. We are not surprised and have been experiencing brisk sales locally, here on the North Shore, including multiple offer situations on properly priced inventory, heavy attendance at open houses and large buyer pools in certain price ranges. Manchester, MA falls in at number two with a 23.6 percent gain, to a new median home sale price of just under a million at $955,000! Ipswich came in at number three with a home sale gain of...
You'll actually make less than you think!
Those of us who have been around a while (eh hemmm 30 years) have seen this unfortunate scenario play out more often than we'd like. Our hearts break when we learn of homeowners under-selling. It hurts them along with the over-all home values.
Friends don't let friends go 'fizz-bo'! (Industry lingo for FSBO or for-sale-by-owner). Even I was startled by this bottom-of-the-barrell pricing statistic when buyers and sellers are friends! What a steal for the buyer!
And if you have questions about your home's value, call us. There's no obligation, ever. 978-356-8922 We'd rather share what we know than see you give your house away.
Massachusetts is in the RED...a good shade of red! I'm surprised to see that we are surrounded by slower-selling states, in fact we are the only New England state with homes selling in the 30-day-or-less clip! Nearly 50 percent of sold properties nationally were on the market for less than a month! Full story from the National Association of REALTORS here.
That House Sold for What? Ipswich, MA Home Sales in 2016!
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|LIST PRICE||SALE PRICE|
|5||Mulholland Drive||Ipswich, MA||$525,000||$534,500|
|63||Clark Road||Ipswich, MA||$385,000||$385,000|
|82||Town Farm Rd||Ipswich, MA||$574,900||$575,400|
|3||Burton Rd||Ipswich, MA||$675,000||$635,000|
|61||The Fairways||Ipswich, MA||$799,900||$765,000|
|416||Linebrook Rd||Ipswich, MA||$374,900||$364,900|
|20||James Road||Ipswich, MA||$349,900||$393,837|
|4||Post Road Lane||Ipswich, MA||$799,999||$795,000|
|24||Plains Rd||Ipswich, MA||$499,000||$480,000|
|14||Alamo Road||Ipswich, MA||$750,000||$690,000|
|3||Spring St||Ipswich, MA||$485,000||$455,000|
|24||Clark Road||Ipswich, MA||$595,000||$595,000|
|3||Stage Hill Road||Ipswich, MA||$425,000||$400,000|
|7||Old Essex Rd||Ipswich, MA||$335,000||$325,000|
|4||Maple Ave||Ipswich, MA||$532,500||$520,000|
|10||Lafayette Rd||Ipswich, MA||$379,000||$365,000|
|3||Turkey Shore Road||Ipswich, MA||$799,000||$845,000|
|1||Riverside Dr||Ipswich, MA||$475,000||$475,000|
|4||Appleton Park||Ipswich, MA||$247,000||$197,000|
|9||Pleasant Street||Ipswich, MA||$374,900||$368,500|
|19||Hawk Hill Lane||Ipswich, MA||$979,000||$939,000|
|20||Howe St||Ipswich, MA||$369,900||$355,000|
|57||North Main St||Ipswich, MA||$950,000||$945,000|
|55||Farley Ave||Ipswich, MA||$725,000||$728,000|
|29||Lafayette Rd||Ipswich, MA||$499,000||$480,000|
|20||Lakemans Ln||Ipswich, MA||$439,000||$430,000|
|6||Stone Hill Drive||Ipswich, MA||$399,000||$399,000|
|25||Argilla Road||Ipswich, MA||$465,000||$465,000|
|29||Choate Ln||Ipswich, MA||$699,900||$679,000|
|331||High Street||Ipswich, MA||$369,000||$369,000|
|38||Topsfield Rd||Ipswich, MA||$390,000||$400,000|
|12||North Ridge Road||Ipswich, MA||$1,695,000||$1,520,000|
|4||Appleton Park||Ipswich, MA||$254,900||$245,000|
|24||Howe Street||Ipswich, MA||$389,000||$400,000|
|10||County Street||Ipswich, MA||$649,000||$645,000|
|160||Linebrook Road||Ipswich, MA||$649,900||$627,500|
|19||Skytop Road||Ipswich, MA||$559,000||$547,500|
|19||Stage Hill Rd||Ipswich, MA||$499,900||$485,000|
|13||2Nd St||Ipswich, MA||$309,000||$298,900|
|10||Choate Ln||Ipswich, MA||$629,000||$629,000|
|208||Argilla Road||Ipswich, MA||$1,950,000||$1,850,000|
|231||High Street||Ipswich, MA||$515,000||$485,000|
|240||Linebrook Rd||Ipswich, MA||$679,900||$705,000|
|46||Argilla Rd||Ipswich, MA||$699,900||$685,000|
|10-12||Pleasant Street||Ipswich, MA||$439,000||$450,000|
|55||Town Farm Road||Ipswich, MA||$269,999||$220,000|
|41||Pineswamp Road||Ipswich, MA||$325,000||$275,000|
|41||North Ridge Road||Ipswich, MA||$225,000||$200,000|
|2||Central Street #17||Ipswich, MA||$200,000||$192,000|
|21||South Main Street #1||Ipswich, MA||$139,000||$136,000|
|3-5||Soffron Lane||Ipswich, MA||$135,000||$135,000|
|29||Summer St||Ipswich, MA||$289,900||$285,000|
|400||Colonial Dr #61||Ipswich, MA||$187,500||$170,000|
|11||Soffron Ln||Ipswich, MA||$268,900||$265,000|
|7||Soffron Ln||Ipswich, MA||$269,000||$265,000|
|38||Kimball Ave #17||Ipswich, MA||$299,900||$296,000|
|23||S Main St #7||Ipswich, MA||$305,000||$305,000|
|8||Broadway #2||Ipswich, MA||$153,900||$140,000|
|29||Summer St #14||Ipswich, MA||$329,500||$319,500|
|38||River Point Dr #9||Ipswich, MA||$449,000||$449,500|
|68||County Road #4||Ipswich, MA||$224,900||$223,000|
|25||South Main Street #1||Ipswich, MA||$174,900||$160,000|
|401||Colonial Drive #19||Ipswich, MA||$299,900||$299,900|
|13||New Mill Place||Ipswich, MA||$365,000||$361,000|
|200||Colonial Dr||Ipswich, MA||$187,500||$190,000|
|16||Appleton Park #G3||Ipswich, MA||$145,000||$145,000|
|31||Mount Pleasant Ave #3||Ipswich, MA||$274,900||$280,000|
All data collected from MLSPIN 1/1/16-5/11/16
It's true! Windhill still holds the #1 position this year! We've helped more Ipswich home buyers and sellers than any other Ipswich office!
MLS PIN 1/1/16-12/31/16
N O W!
If you are looking to sell your home fast and for the highest price, start prepping. You've got about 6 weeks! So says Megan Turchi of the Boston Globe, according to Zillow.
Now, those of us in the "biz" don't put a lot of faith in Zillow when it comes to certain things, like home values, but they may be on to something here. It's no secret that inventory is down, which naturally creates a supply and demand conundrum for buyers. How much more will your house sell for? Click here for Megan's (and Zillow's) final words.
Today's market report from the National Association of Realtors:
"Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says pending sales made promising strides in February, rising to the highest index reading since last July (109.8). "After some volatility this winter, the latest data is encouraging in that a decent number of buyers signed contracts last month, lured by mortgage rates dipping to their lowest levels in nearly a year1 and a modest, seasonal uptick in inventory2," he said. "Looking ahead, the key for sustained momentum and more sales than last spring is a... Read the full story here.
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