Blog :: 08-2013

"I manage to shower, shave and brush my teeth every day in an AVOCADO green bathroom and I haven't died yet."

avocadoBoston.com recently shared a blog post telling buyers to "Avoid the Hot Neighborhoods" as a way of avoiding participation in this overheated market riddled with bidding wars and over-asking sale prices. 'MWK's' comments are on the mark. I agree completely that "it's better to give your back a workout than your wallet". Of course, if you're not a strict-budget-minded shopper and your wallet is stuffed with avocado green, by all means, put your best bid forward. Because if you don't, you will lose the war. But for those of you willing to do some cosmetics, give your back a workout and apply your own sweat equity, you might want to keep your eyes (and your mind) open to something more affordable that needs some love.  And who DOESN'T love avocado green? It's the new black...so I've heard.

Whatever your budget, search criteria or wish list may be, the best advice I can give is that you find yourself a real estate advisor you TRUST who will represent YOU, work for YOU, on YOUR behalf, so YOU don't overpay for cosmetics. Because when your buying a house, it is all about YOU. Click here for online profiles of qualified advisors who offer complimentary buyer representation.

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Who Is Windhill Anyway?

I guess you could say, Andrea Lacroix, originally from Ocean Township, NJ, has real estate sales in her blood. She watched her mom successfully pair up buyers and sellers on the Jersey Shore and realized at a young age she had the real estate 'bug'.

Fresh out of college, Andrea's calling began to unfold;  a member of Boston Cares, a volunteer agency that mobilizes 25,000 volunteers annually, and a 'can counselor' for the Boston Food Bank, she invented her own position as chief organizer for many community events that comingled the two volunteer groups. Her fondest memories of which included her highly attended singles nights where she created the 'salad toss' (of the human kind) where she would arrange her volunteers, alternating male and female, then have them shift positions, or 'toss'. Her joy quickly revealed itself in bringing people and community together and watching them connect, the early days of 'match-making' if you will.

Many years have passed since Andrea's match-making days but her skills, passion and drive to bring people together has only strengthened. Andrea now devotes herself to her full time real estate career as an Advisor for Team Windhill. She has developed a reputation among her coworkers as the go-to helper for all things technology, which comes in very handy and is much appreciated by our staff. Her enthusiasm is contagious, her energy endless and her clients approve! 

 

Andrea makes her home here in Ipswich with her husband Marc and one adorable cat, Dusty. And despite her busy schedule she still makes time to preserve her volunteerism that's been a constant throughout her life. She serves dinners to the homeless at Mitch's Place in Haverhill, supports the Open Doors of Ipswich committee this year by organizing 60+ volunteers, serves on the board of TOOTH (The Orchestra on The Hill) a non-profit orchestra and every Friday she has her hands in the dirt at Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton harvesting organic produce which supports her food sustainability mission.

Andrea Lacroix can be reached at 508-561-1161 &  alacroix@windhillrealty.com

I'll let HER tell you how she went from gymnast to rifle-twirler!

Real Estate Transfers - Ipswich, MA - June & July 2013

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
277 Topsfield Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 1.5 $195,000 $206,000
12 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 1.5 $249,900 $220,000
3 Sawyer St, Ipswich, MA 1 1.5 $279,000 $268,000
6 Periwinkle, Ipswich, MA 4 2 $295,000 $301,000
2 Pleasant St, Ipswich, MA 3 1 $317,500 $315,000
52 East St, Ipswich, MA 3 2 $339,000 $335,000
8 Crestwood Ln, Ipswich, MA 3 1 $339,900 $331,000
4 Bush Hill Rd, Ipswich, MA 4 1.5 $349,900 $360,000
8 Bay Rd, Ipswich , MA 3 1 $350,000 $318,000
24 Topsfield Rd, Ipswich, MA 2 2 $365,000 $345,000
6 Wainwright St, Ipswich, MA 3 1.5 $369,900 $388,000
194 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2 $369,900 $363,900
8 Warren St, Ipswich, MA 2 2 $375,000 $385,000
24 Baycrest Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 1 $379,900 $370,000
251 High St, Ipswich, MA 3 1.5 $389,000 $368,000
3 Hemlock Dr, Ipswich, MA 3 1 $399,000 $400,000
11 Hodgkins Dr, Ipswich, MA 4 1.5 $402,900 $402,900
28 Turnpike Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $449,900 $440,000
37 Edge St, Ipswich, MA 3 2 $469,000 $456,153
1 Kennedy Dr, Ipswich, MA 4 2.5 $479,000 $480,000
68 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2 $489,000 $505,000
132 County Rd, Ipswich, MA 2 1.5 $499,000 $485,000
25 Howe St, Ipswich, MA 3 3.5 $535,000 $529,000
98 Country Club Way, Ipswich,   MA 3 3.5 $595,000 $555,000
12 High St, Ipswich, MA 5 2 $624,900 $615,000
21 Ocean Dr, Ipswich, MA 3 3 $682,000 $682,000
7 Drumlin Rd, Ipswich, MA 4 2.5 $699,000 $670,000
7 Southpoint Ln, Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $789,000 $760,000
46 Skytop Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $849,900 $850,000
59 Candlewood Rd, Ipswich, MA 4 2.5 $859,000 $790,000
65 Maplecroft, Ipswich, MA 3 3.5 $949,000 $800,000
Conominiums
22 Elm St #4, Ipswich, MA 2 1 $189,000 $183,000
6 Rear Blaisdell Terr,   Ipswich, MA 2 1 $195,000 $182,500
102 Lilac Meadows, Ipswich,   MA 3 1.5 $204,900 $210,000
117 High St #8, Ipswich, MA 2 1.5 $259,900 $250,000
38 Kimball Ave #5, Ipswich,   MA 2 1+2 $274,900 $266,000
7 Lanes End #11, Ipswich, MA 2 1.5 $299,900 $307,500
17 New Mill Pl, Ipswich, MA 2 2.5 $339,500 $337,000
7 Moray Ln, Ipswich, MA 8 2.5 $724,900 $724,900
8 Buttonwood Ln, Ipswich, MA 3 3+2 $849,900 $849,900
Multi-Family
46 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 2 Unit $219,900 $349,000
2&4 Broadway Ave,   Ipswich, MA 2 Unit $435,000 $380,000
1 Manning St, Ipswich, MA 6 Unit $675,000 $620,000
Land
67 Maplecroft Ln, Ipswich, MA 0.25 acres $295,000 $277,000
27 Water St, Ipswich, MA 0.12 acres $349,800 $200,000
149 County Rd, Ipswich, MA 15.6 acres $949,000 $900,000

 

 

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 - June & July 2013

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
7 South St, Wenham, MA 3 2 $199,900 $190,000
64 Burley St, Wenham, MA 5 3.5 $324,900 $325,000
14 Eaton Rd, Wenham, MA 3 1 $339,000 $312,500
50 Monument St, Wenham, MA 3 2 $389,000 $360,000
100 Maple St, Wenham, MA 4 2.5 $419,900 $415,000
4 Eaton Rd, Wenham, MA 3 2 $450,000 $450,000
23 Porter St, Wenham, MA 3 2 $457,500 $460,500
31 Topsfield Rd, Wenham, MA 4 3 $459,000 $445,000
17 Puritan Rd, Wenham, MA 4 2.5 $475,000 $471,375
15 Eddel Ave, Wenham, MA 6 4 $515,000 $500,000
2 Hickory Ln, Wenham, MA 4 3.5 $550,000 $525,000
10 Birch Rd, Wenham, MA 4 2.5 $569,000 $545,000
43 Essex St, Wenham, MA 4 2.5 $699,000 $699,000
13 Parsons Hill Rd, Wenham,   MA 4 2+2 $749,900 $715,000
7 Kimball Ave, Wenham, MA 5 2.5 $785,000 $758,250
112 Larch Row, Wenham, MA 4 2+2 $1,128,000 $1,096,000
Multi-Family
3 Woodside Ln, Wenham, MA 2 Unit $529,000 $475,000
Land
12-29 Hilltop Dr., Wenham, MA 14.22 acres $49,900 $50,000

 

 

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 - Danvers, MA - June & July 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
3 Charter St, Danvers, MA 4 1.5 $227,000 $205,450
98 Liberty St, Danvers, MA 4 2 $229,000 $192,000
39 N Shetland Rd, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $239,000 $270,000
6 Barker St, Danvers, MA 2 1 $270,000 $285,000
22 Oak St, Danvers, MA 4 2 $280,000 $285,000
10 Wellesley Rd, Danvers, MA 3 1 $289,000 $310,000
344 Andover St, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $289,900 $275,000
129 Conant St, Danvers, MA 2 1 $297,000 $285,000
31 N Shetland Rd, Danvers, MA 3 2 $319,900 $320,000
65 Green St, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $319,900 $340,000
7 Alma Ln, Danvers, MA 4 1 $325,000 $345,000
2 Bayview Terr, Danvers, MA 3 1 $329,900 $330,000
24 Central Ave, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $329,900 $322,000
64 Lawrence St, Danvers, MA 2 2.5 $334,900 $337,900
42 Chase St, Danvers, MA 3 2 $335,000 $311,000
5 Bradford Rd, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $344,900 $339,000
16 Bayview Ave, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $354,888 $340,000
2 Valentine Terr, Danvers, MA 3 2 $355,000 $373,000
18 Massachusetts Ave,   Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $359,900 355,000
23 Princeton St, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $369,651 $376,000
4 Puritan Rd, Danvers, MA 2 1 $371,000 $360,000
9 Mead St, Danvers, MA 3 2 $375,000 $354,000
11 Ralph Rd, Danvers, MA 4 3 $389,900 $382,000
20 Endicott St, Danvers, MA 4 3 $394,900 $382,000
107 Centre St, Danvers, MA 4 1.5 $405,000 $416,000
132 Hobart St, Danvers, MA 5 2 $409,651 $380,000
348 Maple St, Danvers, MA 4 3 $424,900 $405,000
4 Prentiss Rd, Danvers, MA 4 1+2 $424,900 $410,000
106 Bradstreet Ave, Danvers,   MA 3 1.5 $449,000 $437,500
29 N Belgian Rd, Danvers, MA 4 2 $449,000 $437,500
5 Rockland Rd, Danvers, MA 3 1+2 $450,000 $438,000
10 Ash St, Danvers, MA 4 2 $515,000 $497,750
2 Ledgewood Dr, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $525,000 $495,000
14 Trinity St, Danvers, MA 3 3 $527,500 $535,000
1 Hilltop, Danvers, MA 4 2.5 $559,900 $533,250
10 Valley Rd, Danvers, MA 4 4 $569,900 $561,250
6 Colby Rd, Danvers, MA 4 2.5 $599,900 $585,000
22 Garfield Ave, Danvers, MA 4 2+2 $622,400 $606,500
12 Ingersoll St, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $635,000 $619,000
5 Grace Rd, Danvers, MA 4 3.5 $659,000 $655,000
3 Saratoga Ln, Danvers, MA 4 2.5 $709,900 $710,000
10 Saratoga Ln, Danvers, MA 4 2.5 $719,900 $707,500
6 Robin Hill Rd, Danvers, MA 4 2.5 $729,900 $700,000
22 Robin Hill Rd, Danvers, MA 4 3.5 $750,000 $725,000
4 West Wind Rd, Danvers, MA 5 2.5 $752,000 $730,000
1 Carter Ln, Danvers, MA 4 3.5 $775,000 $766,000
Condominiums
11 Riverside #2, Danvers, MA 1 1 $130,000 $125,000
36 Bayview Terr #4, Danvers,   MA 2 1 $134,990 $120,000
147 Sylvan St #10, Danvers,   MA 1 1 $169,900 $164,000
11 Bradstreet Ave #2,   Danvers, MA 2 1 $184,900 $180,000
40 Collins St, Danvers, MA 2 1.5 $230,000 $235,000
97 Sylvan St #3, Danvers, MA 2 1.5 $234,900 $240,000
65 Abington Rd, Danvers, MA 2 2 $235,000 $235,000
19 Garden St #103, Danvers,   MA 2 1.5 $249,900 $248,000
19 Garden St #401, Danvers,   MA 2 2.5 $254,900 $250,000
320 Newbury St #906, Danvers,   MA 2 1+2 $265,000 $273,000
22 Collins St #36, Danvers,   MA 2 1.5 $279,000 $271,000
16 Abington Rd, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $285,000 $280,000
33 Water St #24, Danvers, MA 2 2+2 $292,000 $282,000
86 Liberty St #1, Danvers, MA 2 2.5 $299,000 $285,000
2B Prince St, Danvers, MA 3 1.5 $306,900 $299,900
35 Collins St #12, Danvers,   MA 2 2.5 $324,900 $320,000
86 Liberty St #2, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $329,000 $320,000
86 Liberty St #3, Danvers, MA 3 2.5 $339,000 $320,000
7 Macarthur Blvd, Danvers, MA 3 3 $339,000 $321,000
100 Kirkbride #227, Danvers,   MA 2 2.5 $429,000 $429,000
152 Water St #5, Danvers, MA 2 2.5 $499,900 $474,000
Multi-Family
145 Maple St Danvers, MA 2 Unit $350,000 $340,000
8 Walnut St, Danvers, MA 2 Unit $439,000 $430,000

 

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 - June & July 2013

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
36 Garfield Ave, Hamilton, MA 3 1 $295,000 $280,000
5 Day Ave, Hamilton, MA 2 2 $299,000 $299,000
33 Knowlton St, Hamilton, MA 2 1 $299,900 $290,000
21 Chestnut St, Hamilton, MA 3 1.5 $315,000 $314,000
25 Home St, Hamilton, MA 3 1.5 $319,000 $324,000
14 Moynihan Rd, Hamilton, MA 2 1 $319,900 $306,000
14 Lincoln Ave, Hamilton, MA 3 1.5 $319,900 $319,250
277 Asbury St, Hamilton, MA 3 1.5 $330,000 $337,000
148 Highland St, Hamilton, MA 3 2 $359,900 $360,700
36 Village Ln, Hamilton, MA 3 2.5 $379,000 $379,000
315 Asbury St, Hamilton, MA 3 1 $379,000 $385,100
276 Forest St, Hamilton, MA 3 2 $409,000 $409,000
10 Homestead Cir, Hamilton,   MA 3 3 $439,000 $440,000
43 Margaret Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 2 $439,000 $465,000
8 Madonna Dr, Hamilton, MA 3 1.5 $444,800 $445,000
27 Alan Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 1+2 $479,000 $495,000
18 Ortins Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 2 $495,000 $495,000
5 Bittersweet Ln, Hamilton,   MA 3 2 $519,900 $520,000
191 Asbury St, Hamilton, MA 4 2.5 $529,000 $452,000
48 Meyer Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 1.5 $535,000 $500,000
644 Bay Rd, Hamilton, MA 6 3.5 $1,595,000 $1,338,000
12 Autumn Ln, Hamilton, MA 5 4.5 $1,995,000 $1,750,000
641 Bay Rd, Hamilton, MA 5 3+3 $3,995,000 $4,125,000
Land
0 Goodhue St, Hamilton, MA 3.13 acres $399,000 $399,000

 

 

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 - June & July 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
231 Haverhill St, Rowley, MA 4 2 $279,900 $279,000
12 Railroad Ave, Rowley, MA 3 1 $289,000 $285,900
4 Cedarwood Lane, Rowley, MA 2 1 $299,000 $300,000
29 Warehouse Ln, Rowley, MA 2 1 $299,900 $303,000
20 Railroad Ave, Rowley, MA 3 1 $314,900 $325,000
78 Weathersfield, Rowley, MA 3 2 $339,500 $339,000
28 Ocean Ave, Rowley, MA 3 1.5 $349,900 $346,000
200 Leslie Rd, Rowley, MA 3 2.5 $349,900 $370,000
128 Wethersfield, MA 4 1 $359,900 $355,000
133 Leslie Rd, Rowley, MA 3 2 $365,000 $315,000
250 Dodge Rd, Rowley, MA 2 1.5 $379,000 $380,000
45 Bennett Hilll Rd, Rowley,   MA 3 2 $379,900 $385,000
258 Central St, Rowley, MA 3 2 $399,900 $399,900
11 Kittery Ave, Rowley, MA 3 2.5 $439,000 $442,500
43 Fenno Dr, Rowley, MA 4 2 $459,000 $440,500
41 Trowbridge Cir, Rowley, MA 3 2 $469,000 $465,000
349 Central St, Rowley, MA 3 2 $489,000 $478,000
257 Wethersfield St, Rowley,   MA 4 3 $495,000 $490,000
51 Bennet Hill Rd, Rowley, MA 4 2 $499,900 $510,000
138 Fenno Dr, Rowley, MA 3 2 $539,000 $520,000
Condominium
15 Lawrence Rd #32, Rowley, MA 1 1 $129,900 $119,000
Land
Lot 2 Church St, Rowley, MA 1.29 acres $189,900 $170,000

 

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 - June & July 2013

 

Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
Single Family
50 North St, Topsfield, MA 3 0 $219,900 $230,000
148 Haverhill Rd, Topsfield,   MA 3 2 $319,900 $319,900
18 Colrain Rd, Topsfield,   MA 2 1 $329,900 $320,000
130 Central St, Topsfield, MA 3 2 $384,900 $350,000
156 Ipswich Rd., Topsfield,   MA 4 2 $399,900 $383,000
15 Forrest Rd, Topsfield, MA 3 1 $399,900 $380,000
2 Howlett St, Topsfield, MA 4 3 $429,900 $405,000
34 Ipswich Rd, Topsfield, MA 3 1.5 $449,900 $450,000
52 Campmeeting Rd, Topsfield, MA 3 2 $495,000 $480,000
90 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 4 3.5 $579,900 $540,000
488 Boston St, Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $589,900 $589,900
One Orchard Ln, Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $624,900 $635,000
88 Hill St, Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $624,900 $597,500
3 Carriage Way, Topsfield, MA 4 2.5 $799,900 $795,000
19 Coppermine Rd, Topsfield,   MA 4 3 $929,900 $896,000
Condominium
70 Great Hill Dr, Topsfield, MA 2 2 $349,750 $335,000
12 Fairway Dr, Topsfield, MA 2 2.5 $599,900 $595,000
20 English Commons, Topsfield, MA 2 2+2 $795,000 $808,061
21 English Commons, Topsfield, MA 2 2+2 $805,000 $818,243
48 English Commons, Topsfield, MA 2 2.5 $887,000 $900,395
46 English Commons, Topsfield, MA 2 2+2 $900,000 $921,993

 

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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