Blog :: 04-2013

Who is Windhill Anyway?

How does someone go from Manhatten and Bohemian Greenwich Village to Goddard College in rural Vermont to Williamstown, Massachusetts to lil' old Ipswich, MA?

That's Betty in a nutshell...she takes the long way around and makes sure she enjoys the ride!

Speaking of the long way, Betty's been there! She lived in Paris, visited Spain, Poland, Portugal, Isreal, Czechoslovakia and that's just to name a few! Thinking about travel? Ask Betty, she'll share her experiences with you and give you some great tips!

Betty would have been a lawyer, like her dad, had she not met her husband Barton and started a family when she did. She applied to and was accepted into law school when her life took a turn of the domestic kind. Had her path gone legal, I'm certain she would now be a high-profile attorney slash politician who's face and name we would all recognize, rounding out her career by serving on the United States Supreme Court.

But Betty chose real estate and I'm glad she did!  Hearing her attorney-dad's violin wasn't the only music to Betty's ears. Negotiating was his other language and it's one of the things Betty picked up on at a very early age. Ask Betty what she loves about real estate and she will tell you, "It's exciting to meet new people! The work is hard but rewarding and I love negotiating!"

During her stay in Williamstown, MA, Betty earned her Masters of Science in Public Administration while she was the director of the Williamstown Housing Authority for ten years. She helped build elderly housing and administered a Section 8 housing program for families and the handicapped. That experience that inspired her and propelled her to want to make a difference.

We love having Betty on our team just as much as Betty loves negotiating! Betty brings her strong opinions and passion for being involved in decision making. Betty currently serves as the Chair of the North Shore Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Committee, 3 years running, and as the Secretary to the board of the North Shore Association of REALTORS®.

Betty recently spoke during a legal panel discussion before a packed house, encouraging folks, leading them to let their voice be heard at the State House.

"Going to the Statehouse is an experience everyone should have."

 

Betty received the "Shining Star Award," presented to the REALTOR® who demonstrates outstanding committee service and works diligently behind the scenes for the betterment of the members and the Association. We were so proud to support Betty that night. Read the full story here.

Betty and Barton have three grown daughters and five grandchildren who they frequently visit in New York, Florida and Vermont. The Caring Comminty group is a constant in Betty's life through her Temple. Betty frequents the opera and theatre, still has the travel bug yet lives and breaths real estate all the while.

Betty can be reached at BSlatko@windhillrealty.com and at 978-337-2311.

 

Real Estate Transfers - Wenham, MA - March 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
15 Bruce Lane, Wenham, MA 3 2 $419,000 $425,000
23 Juniper St, Wenham, MA 5 2 $619,900 $605,000
         
Land        
12-29 Hilltop, Wenham, MA non-buildable 14.22 acres $44,000 $45,670

 

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.

Real Estate Transfers - Ipswich, MA - March 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
2 Ashley Lane, Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $469,900 $440,000
53 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 4 2.5 $529,000 $439,000
39 Summer St, Ipswich, MA 4 2 $539,000 $520,000
57 Pineswamp Rd, Ipswich, MA 4 3.5 $650,000 $620,000
         
Condominium        
6 Safford St #3, Ipswich, MA 2 1.5 $169,000 $169,000
45 County St #1, Ipswich, MA 1 1 $149,900 $147,500
11 River Point Dr #1, Ipswich, MA 2 3+1 $369,000 $358,500

 

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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Real Estate Transfers - Beverly, MA - March 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
13 Jasper St, Beverly, MA 3 1 $194,000 $190,000
18 Lenox St, Beverly, MA 4 2 $214,000 $207,000
35 Glidden St, Beverly, MA 2 1 $234,900 $235,000
325 Elliott St, Beverly, MA 2 1 $239,900 $244,000
20 Michael Rd, Beverly, MA 5 2.5 $249,480 $276,600
63 Kernwood Ave, Beverly, MA 4 1 $265,000 $255,000
10 Exeter Rd, Beverly, MA 3 2 $270,000 $272,000
6 Dondi Rd, Beverly, MA 3 1 $287,000 $275,000
13 Eastern Ave, Beverly, MA 3 1 $294,900 $278,600
12 Dolloff Ave, Beverly, MA 4 2 $309,000 $290,000
18 Lowell St, Bevelry, MA 3 1 $309,900 $285,000
2 Nelwood Terr, Beverly, MA 3 2 $347,400 $340,000
12 Bridge St, Beverly, MA 3 2 $399,000 $380,000
19 Broadway, Beverly, MA 7 3 $449,000 $422,500
50 Conant St, Beverly, MA 3 2.5 $465,000 $459,775
7 Meeting Place Cir, Beverly, MA 5 3.5 $519,000 $507,500
1 Wentworth Dr, Beverly, MA 4 2.5 $569,000 $550,000
4 Burley St, Beverly, MA 5 3.5 $575,000 $554,000
1 Lakeshore Ave, Beverly, MA 6 3.5 $995,000 $940,000
         
Condominium        
38 Dunham Rd, #302, Beverly, MA 2 2 $166,000 $145,000
62 Essex St, Beverly, MA 3 1 $174,900 $171,500
48 Federal St #105, Beverly, MA 1 1 $176,900 $170,000
60 Rantoul St #210N, Beverly, MA 2 2 $199,000 $192,000
4 Duck Pond Rd #214, Beverly, MA 3 2 $199,900 $188,000
12 Pickett A, Beverly, MA 2 2 $218,000 $219,000
45 Rantoul St #304, Beverly, MA 2 2.5 $264,000 $259,000
         
Multi-Family        
11 Grant St, Beverly, MA 2 unit $245,000 $210,000
14 Stone St, Beverly, MA 2 unit $325,000 $260,000
27 Pond St, Beverly, MA 2 unit $365,000 $345,000
65 Hale St, Beverly, MA 2 unit $389,999 $370,000

 

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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Real Estate Transfers - Danvers, MA - March 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
         
Single Family        
101 Wenham St, Danvers, MA 3 1 $289,900 $275,000
11 Gould St, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $319,000 $315,000
31 Brookside Ave, Danvers, MA 2 2 $329,000 $316,500
34 Wadsworth St, Danvers, MA 4 2 $349,900 $341,000
28 Colby Rd, Danvers, MA 3 3 $479,900 $465,000
1 Lebel Rd, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $529,900 $520,000
12 Scarlet Ln, Danvers, MA 4 3.5 $629,000 $559,000
         
Condominium        
38 High St #3, Danvers, MA 2 2 $189,000 $180,000
1 Venice St, Danvers, MA 2 1.5 $190,000 $187,000
74 Elm St #4, Danvers, MA 2 2 $213,900 $206,000
152 Water St, #4 Danvers, MA 2 2 $339,899 $339,900
77 Locust St #2, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $354,500 $353,775
117 Liberty St #1, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $359,900 $347,000
152 Water St #8, Danvers, MA 2 2 $449,900 $449,000
         
MultiFamily        
6 Laurel St, Danvers, MA 3 unit $450,000 $400,000
32 Poplar St, Danvers, MA 4 unit $519,000 $495,000

 

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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Real Estate Transfers - Hamilton, MA - March 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
7 Lake Dr, Hamilton, MA 3 1 $164,000 $166,000
240 Asbury St, Hamilton, MA 2 1 $260,000 $260,000
24 Sharon Rd, Hamilton, MA 3 1.5 $319,000 $305,000
31 Chestnut St, Hamilton, MA 3 1.5 $408,500 $400,000
2 Taft Woods Row, Hamilton, MA 4 4 $524,000 $524,000
410 Chebacco Rd, Hamilton, MA 3 2 $529,900 $509,000
877 Highland St, Hamilton, MA 4 4.5 $679,000 $645,000
74 Autumn Lane, Hamilton, MA 4 4.5 $875,000 $855,000

 

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.

Real Estate Transfers - Rowley, MA - March 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
9 Central Way, Rowley, MA 3 1.5 $304,999 $309,000
250 Wethersfield St, Rowley, MA 4 2.5 $549,900 $535,000
278 Wethersfield St, Rowley, MA 5 3 $574,900 $574,900
44 Trowbridge Cir, Rowley, MA 4 3.5 $739,000 $720,000

 

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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Real Estate Transfers - Topsfield, MA - March 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family        
34 Gail St, Topsfield, MA 2 2 $125,000 $125,500
32 Lockwood Ln, Topsfield, MA 3 2 $399,900 $365,000
7 Meetinghouse Ln, Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $499,900 $480,000
40 South Main St, Topsfield, MA 5 3.5 $599,000 $569,900
18 Hickory Beech, Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $749,900 $743,995
         
Condominium        
14 Fairway, Topsfield, MA 2 2.5 $529,900 $529,900

 

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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Let's Bring Back the Porch!

Oh! How we forget. Rest Relaxation Cooling breezes Quality of our lives Comfortable Safe Unplugging Inviting Cool Fragrant Yes, it's porch living I'm talking about! Let's bring back the quaint beauty and improve the quality of our lives by simply using what we already have! Let's revive the front porch! Click here for 7 ideas to get you back on the front porch! I love this!

And if you don't already have one, we can help you find one!

2013 Cost vs. Value Report - Want the Biggest Bang for your Buck?

Remodeling Magazine has published the 2013 Cost Vs. Value Report! Find out how the numbers are shaking out in your neck of the woods.

 

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Entry door replacement! If you are thinking of selling your home, the entry is every prospective buyer's first impression. You will need to do a little research to maximize your potential. Consulting with one of our advisors will also keep your costs in line with the current market. It's a complimentary service we offer with no obligation!

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