Blog :: 09-2009

Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits

energyHome Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits Consumers who purchase and install specific products, such as energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment in existing homes can receive a tax credit for 30% of the cost, up to $1,500, for improvements "placed in service" starting January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010. See EnergyStar.gov for a complete summary of energy efficiency tax credits available to consumers.

About Tax Credits A tax credit is generally more valuable than an equivalent tax deduction because a tax credit reduces tax dollar-for-dollar, while a deduction only removes a percentage of the tax that is owed. Consumers can itemize purchases on their federal income tax form, which will lower the total amount of tax they owe the government.

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    Quote from Condoleezza Rice

    "The most important thing is to spend your time moving on to the next chapter. I've never been a 'former' anything. I'll be a 'future' something else."

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will give her perspectives on current world events Saturday, November 14th at the National Association of REALTORS' Conference & Expo. Given the widely differing political views among the National Association of REALTORS' 1.13 million members, Rice is seen by some as a controversial choice to keynote the 2009 National Association of REALTORS' Conference & Expo.

    Speaking to REALTORS in November, Rice will give her perspectives on current world events and provide a glimpse into her personal story - from growing up in Birmingham, Ala., to her years in Washington, D.C. "America is a place where you could come from humble circumstances and do great things," she says.

    Excerpted from REALTOR Magazine / October 2009 / Some quotes courtesy of Stanford University News Service

    What's Going on in Your Neighborhood?

    September Closings to date 9/29/09. Stay tuned for additonal info on closed properties in Hamilton, MA and Wenham, MA. We will update this again after all the end of the month closings go to record.

    Address Sq. Ft. #BR #BA List $ Sale $
               
    Single Family          
    231 Highland St, Hamilton 1343 3 1 $215,000 $160,000
    38 Old Cart Rd, Hamilton 2200 4 2.5 $389,000 $379,000
    25 Grapevine Rd, Wenham 3633 4 2.5 $875,000 $865,000
    175 Willow St, Hamilton 1542 3 1.5 $379,900 $375,000
    52 Margaret Rd, Hamilton 2500 4 2 $519,000 $490,000
    Condominiums          
    8 Wallis Drive, Wenham 2652 3 2.5 $599,000 $599,000
    3  Wallis Drive, Wenham 2530 3 2.5 $599,000 $599,000
    Multi Family          
    45 Cherry St 2689 3 3.5 $519,000 $495,000
    Land          
    9 Patton Drive #26, Wenham Land     $310,000 $240,000
    15 Patton Drive #24, Wenham Land     $310,000 $270,000
    18 Patton Drive #22, Wenham Land     $265,000 $300,000

    Here's What's Going On In Your Neighborhood...

    Windhill has sold more homes in Ipswich this year than any other Ipswich office. The trend to act locally, choosing a homegrown business rather than a corporate/chain is evident here in Ipswich, MA. We are proud to say that we reciprocate by using local businesses to support our needs. We understand the importance of a  healthy local economy.

    Here's what's going on in your neighborhood:

    Address #BR List Sell Closed Windhill
    22 Spring St, Ipswich land $295,000 $265,000 8/4/2009 Sold it!
    137 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich 4 $410,000 $385,000 1/2/2009 Listed it!
    39 Bayview Rd, Ipswich 4 $590,000 $486,000 1/27/2009 Sold it!
    25 Broadway, Ipswich 2 $269,900 $256,000 3/6/2009 Listed it!
    60 East Street, Ipswich 4 $399,000 $340,000 5/1/2009 Sold it!
    231 High Street, Ipswich 3 $399,900 $355,500 7/1/2009 Sold it!
    72 County Rd, Ipswich 3 $399,000 $410,000 7/10/2009 Sold it!
    22 Mineral Street, Ipswich 3 $399,999 $395,000 7/31/2009 Listed AND Sold it!
    40 Topsfield Rd, Ipswich 4 $364,900 $353,000 7/28/2009 Listed it!
    15 Hodgkins Dr, Ipswich 4 $399,900 $395,500 5/22/2009 Listed AND Sold it!
    38 Kimball Ave, Ipswich 3 $172,900 $150,000 9/4/2009 Sold it!
    8 Mt. Pleasant, Ipswich 3 $189,000 $178,000 5/15/2009 Listed it!
    239 High Street, Ipswich 3 $324,900 $324,900 7/3/2009 Listed AND Sold it!
    3 Blair Drive, Ipswich 1 $84,900 $75,000 8/14/2009 Listed AND Sold it!
    50 Topsfield, Ipswich 4 $357,000 $350,000 7/23/2009 Sold it!
    2 Heatherside, Ipswich 3 $345,000 $339,000 8/26/2009 Listed it!

    Thinking of buying or selling? Wondering what your home is worth in today's market? Take advantage of our advisors' experience. When you consult a Windhill advisor, you benefit from over 200 years of experience. That's the power of teamwork.

    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. Data includes all property types sold in Ipswich 1/1/09-9/22/09

    Don't Get Left in the Dust.

    A new study on Massachusetts home buyers and sellers found that over 90 percent of all home buyers and sellers are using the Internet as part of their home buying and selling process.  Yet despite the increased Internet usage, over 90 percent of buyers and sellers are also choosing to work with a real estate professional as well.  The study also found that 47 percent of home buyers reported using social networking web sites, such as MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Friendster, which is up from 34 percent last year.  Among home buyers aged 18 to 24, 87 percent reported using social networking sites, which is up from 50 percent last year. Twenty-seven percent of the 18 to 24 year-old group reported using them every day or nearly every day.

    Build a relationship with an advisor. Have someone you trust "in your back pocket" working on your behalf; someone you've educated about your wants and needs, notifying you the second that perfect property surfaces. Chances are (90%) you will end up working with someone. Why not make it a professional? Why not make it more than a salesperson? Why not make it a Windhill Advisor?

    What do people say about Windhill Advisors?

    This data is from the 2008 Massachusetts Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, compiled by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR).
     
    About the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®: Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization with more than 21,000 members.  The term REALTOR® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of REALTORS® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.

    Exerpted from The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS  /  Massachusetts REALTOR News.

    Ipswich Real Estate Market Review

    ipswich_sealOn August 31, 2009 there were 146 properties on the market in Ipswich, MA.  During the month of August we saw the same volume of active listings from a month ago when we also had 146 properties on the market. Although the actual inventory shifted, the amount stayed the same.  The asking price for August 2009 ranged from $50,000 - $1,999,000.  Average days on market was 196.

    Ipswich Real Estate Sales - August 2009

    august sales

    9 single family residential properties closed in Ipswich during August 2009.  The lowest price was $75,000 and the highest price was $975,000.  The average sales price was $464,000.   The average days on market was 103. We should note, the sale on Blair Drive for $75,000 did include a structure (a cottage) on the property but was considered a "tear-down".

    1 Lot of Land sold in Ipswich during August 2009.  The asking price was $295,000 and it sold for $265,000 with a days on market of 501.

    There were no Multi-Family or Condo closings in Ipswich for the month of August 2009.

     Information from MLSPIN - Does not Include Rentals

    SOLD in ONE DAY!

    sunset8Just another example of how fast our real estate market moves when the advisors are professional, accurate with pricing and proactive when it comes to their buyers' needs; 8 Sunset Drive, Ipswich priced at $415,000 went under agreement in a single day. Looking for property North of Boston? Thinking of selling? Need an analysis of your current situation? Don't miss another opportunity!   Build a relationship with a Windhill Advisor today.