Blog :: 06-2013

BRIDGE...Bringing Reality Into Diverse Growth Experiences

nataliefaceThis year marks the 16th year for the IpswichHigh School's senior BRIDGE program.  BRIDGE is a full-time internship program offered to qualifying students during their last quarter of their senior year, and is a component of the school-wide School to Work Program.  BRIDGE stands for Bringing Reality into Diverse Growth Experiences and Windhill Realty was pleased to host a very special senior this year.  Natalie Soliozy interned with Windhill and had an opportunity to dive in head first into the busy world of real estate. Each senior must have a direct supervisor to report to at the business of choice.  Natalie called Carrie Cayer and asked if she would be interested in the BRIDGE program.  Windhill had hosted a senior four years prior and was happy to participate in such a worthwhile educational concept. "She worked side by side with my team and was a tremendous asset from scheduling appointments to sitting with me at the closing table." stated Cayer.  "My favorite part about my internship was taking a sneak peak into homes that I have driven by for years, the antique homes in Ipswich were my favorite" said Natalie.  "All the agents at Windhill are fabulously warm and outgoing" said Soliozy.  "I loved working with everyone at the office" she added.  In the fall Natalie will be attending Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.  She is a well rounded individual who demonstrated an amazing work ethic.

Natalie giving a power point presentation

 

Who is Windhill Anyway?

Don't expect a manly voice! Those of you who don't already know, 'Toni' isn't a 'Tony'. Toni (Farina) Riddle, a true Ipswich Townie, born (one of the last to leave the maternity ward at Cable Hospital) and raised all her life. She even married her Ipswich high school classmate, Rob Riddle 31 years ago this September. Together they've raised 2 kids, now in their 20's, one a student at UVM and one a graduate of the GIA in San Diego, CA.

Toni has been spotted many places around town over the years leading up to her now 15-year real estate career which began in 1998. Along the way she was a well-known and adored bartender at the once landmark, Lewis's in Essex (now history), worked for a cardiologist in Ipswich for 5 years, was voted senior class president in school and still runs the class reunions, her 35th coming up this Fall.

Toni comes from a big family and still hosts traditional Sunday dinners regularly at her long-time family home. She's happy to be the hub of her family wheel, insisting on doing whatever it takes to keep everyone close. Preparing, serving and cleaning up takes a lot of time and effort but it's worth it to Toni. "It keeps the family together and the kids get upset if we have to skip one." Strega Nona, her beloved and mammoth sauce pot makes regular appearances when the traditional carries over to her legendary Italian gravy (tomato sauce) recipe which Toni has since learned to modify for the vegetarians in her family.  I might also mention that I'm the lucky recipient of the leftovers quite often! Yes, she even takes good care of me. Making folks comfortable by exuding kindness and generosity is the Toni-way. She treats her clients like family. Here's what folks have to say about working with Toni:

"She was fantastic and went above and beyond to satisfy our every need." "She knows the town culture and traditions. These skills gave me the best return in this market." "She is the BEST!!! She helped us buy our last house and we thought of no one else for our last purchase. She is honest, fair and committed to her clients" And those are just a taste of the many testimonials we've received over our long history with Toni.

Speaking of long history, Toni has built a lengthy list of loyal, lasting relationships over the years. Her solid reputation, generous personality and concrete ethical standards have brought her a lot of success, success of the Toni-kind, maybe not what you assume that to mean. She works hard in this tough business of real estate because the personal reward she gets from helping people cope with and manage the changes (good and bad) life serves up. She pours her heart and soul into delivering what her clients need and often gives her time away for free to help people. Clients are just an extension of family at her table. Come to think of it, everyone is.

 

Toni doesn't like the spotlight so we gave top billing to Frank, one of her beloved rescued greyhounds. Thinking about adopting one? Toni can help!

Need help with life changes and real estate decisions? Or maybe you would just like to sit at her table for dinner, get some great gardening tips or find out where you too can get yourself a Strega Nona? She can help with that too!

Toni can be reached at 978-233-2832, triddle@windhillrealty.com

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Real Estate Transfers - Ipswich, MA - May 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
7 Arrowhead Tr, Ipswich, MA 3 1 $300,000 $292,500
4 Dix Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2 $330,000 $325,000
20 Charlotte Rd, Ipswich, MA 4 1 $359,000 $357,000
4 Upper River Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 1.5 $385,000 $385,000
31 Pleasant St, Ipswich, MA 4 1 $399,000 $384,000
15 Hillside Rd, Ipswich, MA 2 2 $449,000 $440,000
14 Liberty St, Ipswich, MA 5 2 $534,900 $512,500
19 Warner Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $549,000 $550,000
84 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 4 2 $589,900 $515,000
5 Hillside Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2 $655,000 $608,000
Condominium
500-3 Colonial Dr, Ipswich,   MA 1 1 $139,000 $130,000
35 County St #5, Ipswich, MA 1 1 $149,000 $139,000
36-3 High St, Ipswich, MA 2 1.5 $329,000 $295,000
57 River Point Dr #29,   Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $359,000 $355,000
36 High St #1, Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $359,000 $357,500
20 Buttonwood Ln, Ipswich, MA 3 3+2 $725,000 $700,000
6 Moray Ln, Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $739,900 $820,000
Multi-Family
24 Broadway Ave, Ipswich, MA 2 Unit $267,500 $267,000

 

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 - Beverly, MA - May 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
29 Sunset Dr., Beverly, MA 3 1 $230,000 $250,000
7 Echo Ave, Beverly, MA 3 1 $239,000 $246,500
30 Bow St, Beverly, MA 2 1.5 $247,500 $238,000
15 Dartmouth St, Beverly, MA 4 2 $250,000 $300,000
43 Rowell Ave, Beverly, MA 3 1 $260,000 $260,000
20 Lenox St, Beverly, MA 3 1.5 $264,000 $258,000
86 Corning Ave, Beverly, MA 3 1.5 $265,000 $265,000
18 Crosby Ave, Beverly, MA 2 1 $269,000 $264,000
28 Amherst Rd, Beverly, MA 3 1.5 $274,900 $273,500
31 Ashton St, Beverly, MA 3 1 $279,900 $280,000
32 Shortell Ave, Beverly, MA 4 1 $284,900 $290,000
26 Matthies St, Beverly, MA 2 1 $299,000 $299,000
34 Northern Ave, Beverly, MA 3 1 $299,900 $315,000
122 Standley St, Beverly, MA 3 2 $299,900 $270,000
26 Judson St, Beverly, MA 2 1.5 $299,900 $283,500
34 Winthrop Ave, Beverly, MA 3 2 $324,900 $283,500
77 Conant St, Beverly, MA 4 2 $349,000 $346,000
64 Lakeshore Ave, Beverly, MA 4 1.5 $369,000 $345,000
635 Essex St, Beverly, MA 3 2 $379,900 $370,000
1 Hillside Ave, Beverly, MA 3 2 $389,000 $382,000
151 Hale St, Beverly, MA 4 2 $389,900 $365,000
3 Museum Rd, Beverly, MA 3 2 $395,000 $390,000
4 Arbella Dr, Beverly, MA 3 2 $399,000 $392,000
41 Glidden Ave, Beverly, MA 3 1.5 $399,000 $395,000
236 Dodge St, Beverly, MA 4 2 $425,000 $415,000
16 James St, Beverly, MA 4 2 $439,000 $450,000
8 Pearl Street Ext, Beverly,   MA 4 3 $439,900 $440,000
591 Hale St, Beverly, MA 3 2.5 $575,000 $573,000
6 Atlantic Ave, Beverly, MA 5 3+2 $669,900 $661,000
6 Chanticleer Dr, Beverly, MA 4 2.5 $1,275,000 $1,150,000
147 West St, Beverly, MA 3 3.5 $1,975,000 $1,950,000
Condominium
28 Columbus Ave #4, Beverly,   MA 1 1.5 $124,900 $116,000
18 Front St., #1, Beverly, MA 1 1 $175,000 $165,000
24 Federal St #2, Beverly, MA 2 1 $179,900 $179,900
37 Wellman St #3, Beverly, MA 2 1 $198,400 $192,500
2 Duck Pond Rd #121, Beverly, MA 2 2 $214,900 $205,000
17-19 1/2 Atlantic Ave #19,   Beverly, MA 4 1 $254,900 $248,300
8.5 Devon Ave #3, Beverly, MA 3 2 $269,000 $260,000
6 Middle St #A, Beverly, MA 3 1 $289,900 $288,000
Land
34 Brackenbury, Beverly, MA 2.55 Acres $649,000 $706,000

 

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 - Wenham, MA - May 2013

     

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family
    177 Cherry St, Wenham, MA 2 1 $309,900 $305,000
    20 Essex St, Wenham, MA 4 3 $349,900 $349,900
    17 Meridian Rd, Wenham, MA 4 2 $409,000 $396,000
    9 Conrad Cir, Wenham, MA 4 2 $449,000 $469,000
    31 Mayflower Dr, Wenham, MA 4 2.5 $490,000 $470,000
    23 Mayflower Dr, Wenham, MA 3 2.5 $499,000 $475,000
    64 Topsfield Rd, Wenham, MA 3 3 $549,900 $520,000
    5 Lafayette Ln, Wenham, MA 4 3.5 $715,000 $726,000
    10 William Fairfield Dr,   Wenham, MA 5 3.5 $1,150,000 $1,082,500

     

    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.

    Real Estate Transfers - Danvers, MA - May 2013

     

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family
    17 Andover St, Danvers, MA 4 1 $221,000 $221,000
    12 Ray St, Danvers, MA 3 1 $259,900 $269,500
    142 Dayton St, Danvers, MA 3 1 $262,000 $250,000
    15 Chestnut St, Danvers, MA 3 2 $265,900 $250,250
    7 Sycamore St, Danvers, MA 3 1 $279,000 $280,000
    32 Riverview Ave, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $304,900 $280,000
    34 Pickering St, Danvers, MA 4 1 $309,000 $295,000
    87 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 4 1.5 $324,000 $319,000
    3 Alma Ln, Danvers, MA 3 1 $325,000 $317,000
    42 MacArthur Blvd, Danvers,   MA 4 3 $334,900 $324,000
    13 Dartmouth St, Danvers, MA 3 1 $334,900 $322,000
    6 Iroquois Rd, Danvers, MA 3 1+2 $349,900 $357,000
    3 Larchmont St, Danvers, MA 4 2 $359,900 $361,000
    311 Maple St, Danvers, MA 3 2 $369,900 $345,000
    8 Cole Rd, Danvers, MA 3 2 $379,900 $380,000
    19 Shawmut Ave, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $399,900 $380,000
    202 Maple St, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $399,900 $370,000
    99 North St, Danvers, MA 5 2 $469,900 $465,000
    8 Anthony Ln, Danvers, MA 3 2 $479,000 479,000
    13 Kimball Ave, Danvers, MA 5 4 $479,300 $474,000
    14 Ipswich River Rd, Danvers,   MA 4 3.5 $649,900 $635,000
    Condominium
    11 Riverside Ave #104,   Danvers, MA 1 1 $135,000 $120,000
    35 Bayview Terr #1, Danvers,   MA 2 1 $135,000 $125,000
    2 McDewell Ave #18, Danvers,   MA 2 1 $135,000 $140,000
    57 Sylvan St #7F, Danvers, MA 2 1 $159,900 $150,000
    147 Sylvan St #1A, Danvers,   MA 2 1 $185,500 $184,500
    74 Elm St #1, Danvers, MA 2 2 $189,000 $188,500
    19 Garden St #403, Danvers,   MA 2 1.5 $253,000 $250,000
    165 Village Post Rd, Danvers,   MA 2 1.5 $269,900 $265,000
    21 D'Orlando Way, #11,   Danvers, MA 2 3.5 $434,900 $418,000
    Multi-Family
    153 Maple St, Danvers, MA 2 Unit $294,500 $289,000
    189 Maple St, Danvers, MA 2 Unit $299,000 $295,000

     

    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 - May 2013

     

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family
    90 Perkins Ave, Hamilton, MA 4 2 $319,900 $310,000
    24 Juniper Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 1.5 $375,000 $390,000
    143 Highland, Hamilton, MA 4 3 $399,000 $385,000
    44 Moulton St, Hamilton, MA 3 1.5 $415,000 $377,500
    254 Bridge St, Hamilton, MA 3 2 $435,000 $415,000
    32 Martel Rd, Hamilton, MA 3 2 $474,900 $475,000
    96 Rockmaple Ave, Hamilton,   MA 2 2 $499,900 $498,000
    93 School St, Hamilton, MA 4 1.5 $529,000 $514,000
    61 Fox Run Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 3 $534,900 $520,000
    250 Bridge St, Hamilton, MA 4 3 $749,000 $735,000
    100 Ortins Rd, Hamilton, MA 5 3.5 $757,000 $738,000
    80 Bridge St, Hamilton, MA 4 2.5 $1,125,000 $1,105,000
    14 Boardman Ln, Hamilton, MA 6 4.5 $1,750,000 $1,550,000

     

    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 - May 2013

     

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family
    500 Wethersfield St, Rowley, MA 3 2 $389,000 $395,000
    62 Newbury Rd, Rowley, MA 4 2 $389,900 $387,900
    6 Christa Dr, Rowley, MA 3 2.5 $445,900 $455,000
    18 Wilkes Rd, Rowley, MA 4 2.5 $609,000 $600,000
    Condominium
    20 Lawrence Rd #8, Rowley, MA 2 1 $135,900 $127,500
    Land
    50 Cross St, Rowley, MA 7.84 Acres $175,900 $170,000
    Lot 5A Hillside St, Rowley, MA 8.44 Acres $229,000 $165,000

     

    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 - May 2013

     

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family
    60 Central St, Topsfield, MA 3 2 $369,900 $375,000
    47 Parsonage Ln, Topsfield,   MA 3 2 $465,000 $452,500
    38 Town Ln, Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $519,900 $522,000
    Lot 22 Hickory Beech,   Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $774,900 $772,021
    9 New Meadow Ln, Topsfield,   MA 5 4.5 $800,000 $780,000
    48 Coppermine Rd, Topsfield,   MA 4 4.5 $975,000 $915,000
    123 Salem Rd, Topsfield, MA 5 3 + 2 $1,195,000 $1,025,000
    15 Mansion Dr, Topsfield, MA 6 4.5 $1,250,000 $1,220,000
    Condominium
    23 English Commons,   Topsfield, MA 2 2.5 $875,000 $904,002

     

    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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    REALTORŪ DAY on Beacon Hill!

    realtordayOur very own Andrea Lacroix and Betty Slatko attended Realtor® Day on the Hill yesterday!  It was a beautiful day in Boston and the annual event was well attended by Realtors®. Andrea and Betty met with Representative Brad Hill and Senator Bruce Tarr.  Martha Coakley was an excellent keynote speaker and Rep. Hill gave them a personal tour of the House Chambers.

    andreabettySome of the topics discussed this year included mortgage relief and debt cancellation on short sales of principal homes, the need for copper pipe theft prevention and an abandoned property registry, an increase in hours for continuing education for realtors and the negative impact of a room occupancy tax for all home owners.

    This is an important event held every year and a tremendous opportunity to let legislators know the opinions and concerns facing the real estate industry and homeowners, something we are very passionate about.realtordaybettyandrea realtordaycrowd realtordayfrontsteps