Blog :: 10-2012

Happy Halloween!

Downtown Ipswich Trick or Treat was a huge success! I estimate we had a record number of kids and attribute that to the nice weather, the impending hurricane and the buzz created by the pole decorating contest. The Chamber of Commerce reports that hundreds of people voted at the ballot station and the winner of the pole decorating contest was Salon36, who decorated with a white mummy on Market Street as a tribute to the fight for breast cancer.  A check for $250 will be donated, by the chamber, to the Ipswich High School Scholarship Fund in the name of Salon36 ! Congratulations to our neighbors at Salon 36 and thanks everyone for coming out and supporting local businesses!


Median Price for Massachusetts Single Family Homes Drops!

Not here in Ipswich! The Warren Group announces the median price for Massachusetts Single-family homes hovers around the $300,000 mark. gives us the article(click here) but readers need to know the state-wide numbers simply don't jive with all towns. Just to give you one example of what's happening here on the North Shore, Ipswich rings in at a median sale price of $449,900 across the board for all 2012 single family home sales. We are still seeing multiple offer situations combined with a lack of inventory. Today's rates make it a GREAT time to buy and inventory levels make it a GREAT time to sell!

There is a Shining Star Among Us!

Team Windhill attended the North Shore Association of Realtors' 2012 Annual Meeting held at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas in Salem, MA. October is a GREAT time to be in Salem! It was an exciting night of food, fun and a look back through the decades; from the 1970's forward; the social culture, music, fashion and real estate market over the years. Being a 25 year veteran of the real estate business, I could relate to ALMOST every decade! NSAR did a GREAT job! A lot of effort and creativity went into the planning and execution of this event!  Team Windhill advisors each received a pin representative of their years of service as a REALTOR®. We had a great time networking, socializing and celebrating.

The surprise of the evening presented itself when Betty Slatko was announced as the recipient of the "SHINING STAR" Award! The "Shining Star Award" is goes to the REALTOR® who demonstrates outstanding committee service and works diligently behind the scenes for the betterment of the members and the Association.

We are all so VERY proud to have Betty on our Team!

Haunted Houses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Houses are our business and we thought we'd share's list of scary places! Spoiler alert! After screaming your way out the door, you'll be crossing these homes off your "to-buy" list. Click for full list of SCARY addresses!


Don't forget - downtown Ipswich Trick or Treat is this Saturday, October 27th from 2-4pm! Visit us at 16 Market Street!


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Pay Attention!

To these tips! If you're thinking of selling your house this fall. has some great, practical, often overlooked ideas on how to prepare your home for Fall showings. Click here!


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#1 Position!

Windhill is still the #1 Ipswich Real Estate office doing more business in town than any other real estate office!








Here's a snapshot of how we got here!





Open Doors of Ipswich! Get Your Tickets!

Open Doors is proud to present the participants of this year's event which takes place on Saturday, October 20th.  All of the homes will be open between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and you will need your ticket/brochure with you to enter any of the houses.

The homes showcase a range of architectural styles, with excellent representative examples from the last four centuries.

Click here for a sneak peek of the houses on this year's Open Doors of Ipswich tour!

Click here to get your tickets!



Inspiration! Windhill's Very Own Amy Player-Smith Finishes the Chicago Marathon!

Amy Player-Smith (right)

The 35th annual Chicago Marathon took place on October 7th, 2012 and our very own Amy Player-Smith was there to cross the finish line along with 37,455 others! What makes a marathon a marathon? 26.2 miles does! Amy ran from start to finish and completed her personal best! We are very proud of Amy!


Real Estate Transactions - September 2012 - Rowley, MA


Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
159 Dodge Rd, Rowley, MA 4 3.5 $499,000 $499,000
192 Dodge Rd, Unit A, Rowley,   MA 3 1 $180,000 $160,000


This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.


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