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Northrup Associates REALTORS are Proud Gemstone Sponsors


The 10th annual Blossoms at the Beebe will celebrate Blossoms Bling this year.

Date:  Saturday, April 29th
Time:  7PM - 11PM

This is a sell-out event that benefits a pair of organizations that are fundamental to the vitality of our community: Beebe Library and the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. Our public and private partnership centers on a shared commitment to service. Blossoms proceeds support Library services, cultural events and the many Chamber projects that enhance the civic and economic life of our town.

For more information visit the following site online www.blossomsatbeebe.com

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    Northrup Associates Realtors are Proud Gold Sponsors

    Northrup Associates is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the Aine's 4th Annual Fashion Show!  The David K. Johnson Foundation partners with Aine’s Boutique to host 600 women on March 30 for their 4th annual fashion show to raise money and awareness to cure Alzheimer’s disease and support families affected.

    The evening will be emceed by Doug Meehan of Channel 5 and includes 3 fashion segments with local woman as models. Other features include a red-carpet event, open bar sponsored by Tito’s Hand Made Vodka, Sam Adams Brewery and 90+ cellars.  Tito’s also generously matched $5,000 in sponsorships. Guests will be treated to appetizers by Professor’s Market in Reading, a candy station by Whole Foods, cupcakes from Cupcake City and a coffee bar from Keurig.  Austin Preparatory School in Reading donated their space for this wonderful night.

     “The David K. Johnson Foundation is incredibly grateful we’ve created a special evening of fashion and fun that connects great people to a great cause while shining a light on this devastating disease. 600 tickets sold out in one week, including our VIP tables and we expect this to be one of our most successful fundraiser since the foundation was established in 2001”, said Executive Director Jen Cote.  Boutique owner and DKJ Board Member, Julie Centrella named the store after her mother who currently suffers from Alzheimer's.

    For a look at last year’s event, check out https://vimeo.com/162784030. To learn more about The DKJ Foundation visit them at www.dkjfoundation.org.

    About the David K. Johnson Foundation: Since 2001, The DKJ Foundation has raised money and awareness to support a cure for Alzheimer’s and help families affected. They have donated over $350, 000.00 towards Alzheimer’s research and helping families affected. All overhead and operating expenses are paid for by the founders.  100% of the proceeds goes directly to their causes; The primary beneficiaries of their fundraising are Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, Sanborn Place, Home Care & Day Services and The David and Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The DKJ Foundation is a nonprofit 501 C 3 organization. 

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      NORTHRUP TOP SELLER, HELEN BOLINO HONORED

      TOP REALTOR HELEN BOLINO HONORED

      Northrup Associates Realtors held their annual meeting on Wednesday and Helen Bolino received an award commemorating her 20 years with the company.  Bolino has sold over 300 homes ($250 million woth of property) during her time at Northrup, and she has also reportedly been the top seller in Lynnfield for the past 20 years.  Shown presenting Bolino with the award, Richard Tisei, Helen Bolino, Warren Group CEO Timothy Warren Jr., and Bernie Starr

      BIG BUMP IN MASS. HOME SALES TO START 2016

       

      BIG BUMP IN MASS. HOME SALES TO START 2016
      With an assist from better weather than last year, homes sales in Massachusetts surged 25 percent in January as prices remained flat, according to data released Tuesday morning. The Warren Group reported the median sale price of a home in Massachusetts last month was $320,000. Condo sales were up 29 percent in January, with the median condo sale price down 3 percent to $290,875. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that January sales reached their highest level since 2004. Closed sales have been up in 12 of the last 19 months, according to the association, and median prices have been up in 17 of the last 19 months. At 14,291, the inventory of homes for sale in Massachusetts in January was down 20.4 percent compared to January 2015. "We remain in a unique time where, despite the lack of inventory of homes for sale, buyers have been successfully finding homes they want to live in and making offers that sellers are accepting," association president Annie Blatz, branch executive at Kinlin Grover Real Estate in Brewster, said in a statement. - Michael Norton/SHNS

      FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS!

      2016 is going to be a dynamic year for our local real estate market! 

      I recently attended a real estate economic forecast at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, where one of the top real estate economists in the nation predicted that 2016 will go down as one of the busiest years ever, especially in the Greater Boston region.

      Locally, we share those expectations for the new year based on the latest economic data, strong consumer demand, and the solid momentum from 2015 that continues to propel our local real estate market forward. 

      Existing home sales and prices have finally recovered from the "great recession" and in many cases hit new highs in 2015. Distressed activity like short sales and foreclosures are down substantially as values have increased to pre-downturn levels.

      All through 2015 inventory was pretty consistent with demand exceeding supply.  We expect this condition, known as a "sellers' market" to continue to be the case throughout 2016.

      Demand is being been fueled by low interest rates, easing of credit access, and a strong local economy that continues to create well-paying jobs.

      Most importantly though, are the demographic changes that are effecting our region. 

      According to Realtor.com the Boston area will be number 1 region in the nation in 2016 when it comes to baby boomers shaking up the real estate market.  Whether it is downsizing from an empty nest to a condo, buying a larger home or investing in a vacation property, boomers are driving the market's resurgence.

      Just as importantly are today's millennial generation, a huge group born starting in the early 1980's.  This well educated and consumer savvy generation are already making an enormous impact as they begin to make their move into homeownership.  This next wave of buyers are drawn to our area in particular because of our strong local school systems.

      According to all the national data, 6 month purchase plans are up-pointing to a strong spring.  In fact, according to realtor.com, over the past 90 days, a record number of buyers and sellers have begun the preliminary step of preparing for a move by accessing the popular real estate web site.

      If you are serious about making a move in 2016, now is the time to start preparing for what will be an intense spring market.  

      If you're a seller that means taking the time over the next few months to prepare your property for the marketplace.  That could mean simple decluttering or making more extensive improvements to maximize value.  Our agents can provide you with important advice and guidance as well as an accurate market evaluation to properly price your home.

      If you're a buyer, it makes sense to establish a relationship with a Realtor now before the spring rush.  As a buyer, when you are shopping in a marketplace with a shortage of homes it makes all the difference when you work with an experienced and knowledgeable agent especially when you are competing against others for a chance to buy your dream home.

      We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients in 2015 for once again making Northrup Associates the leading real estate company in the region. 

      We are a unique company, that has stood the test of time.  We are proud to have worked with generations of families helping them buy and sell their homes. The secret to our success is the time we take to  work personally with each and every one of our clients.

      Call Northrup Associates so that we can help make your move in 2016 a success!

      Northrup Associates Announces Top Producers, Bolino Takes Top Honors

      Standing (L-R) Elena Drislane, Alex DeRosa, Gale Rawding, Marcia Poretsky, Christine Carpenter

      Seated: (L-R) Debra Roberts, Helen Bolino, Maria Miara

       

      Northrup Associates Announces Top Producers,

      Bolino Takes Top Honors

      LYNNFIELD-Northrup Associates honored the firm's Top Producers for 2014 during a recently held annual meeting and awards breakfast. 

      "Northrup is pleased to recognize these Realtors with this honor. Each is a leader in the real estate community empowering local homebuyers and sellers with valuable information, helping them to make informed real estate decisions," said Broker/Owner Richard Tisei.

      At the meeting, Helen Bolino was named overall Top Producer for listings and sales in 2014.  Bolino has been the number one agent in Lynnfield sales and listings for 13 consecutive years. This award represented her investment of many hours of personal service and attention to her customers and clients. "Helen's intimate knowledge of the North Shore has earned her a strong base of loyal repeat clientele," said Tisei.

      "Gale Rawding was Northrup's 2nd Top Producing Realtor and she has a unique combination of skill, wealth of knowledge and over 25 years of impressive real estate experience. "Gale has built relationships based on trust, respect, integrity and complete customer satisfaction," said Tisei.

      Tied for 3rd place were Marcia Porestsky and Maria N. Miara.

      "Throughout her career, Marcia Poretsky has consistently been one of the region's top producers, specializing in single-family and condominium sales, she has built a loyal clientele as a result of her attention to detail and problem solving skills," said Tisei.

      Maria N. Miara "Maria's career has continued to excel in representing clients with their residential and commercial real estate needs and is identified as a highly skilled real estate broker, having the qualification as a former building inspector with an extensive construction and business background," said Tisei.

      Alex DeRosa and Elena Drislane of The Alex & Elena Team are highly experienced professionals with a combined 37 years in real estate. "Both use the latest in technology to ensure prompt communication, timely responses to inquiries, & keep their clients informed throughout the process," said Tisei.

      Debra Cuozzo Roberts prides herself on a high level of honesty, accessibility, and personal service. Debra has a love of decorating and design and is available to lend advice and help with home staging and redesign prior to placing your home on the market," said Tisei.

      Christine Carpenter was recognized for outstanding sales achievement and her knowledge of the North Shore communities makes her an asset to the firm. Christine began her career in a difficult market yet she quickly established herself as a Top Producing Realtor," said Tisei.

      Overall the company's regional market share and total volume were among the highest in the company's history in 2014 ending the year with $78,561,666 in total volume sold.

      "As a locally owned and independently run office, Northrup Associates is able to provide a level of service that other real estate firms simply cannot match. That has been Northrup's mission in the past and will remain our guiding principle in the future. I would like to thank our entire sales force for their dedication, hard work and for providing distinct satisfaction to those customers and clients in Lynnfield, Peabody and the surrounding North Shore communities," concluded Tisei.

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          NORTHRUP ANNOUNCES 2013 TOP PRODUCERS

           

          Standing (L-R) Debra Roberts, Marcia Poretsky, Helen Bolino, Maria Miara

          Seated: (L-R) Elena Drislane, Alex DeRosa

           

          LYNNFIELD-Northrup Associates recently honored its 2013 Top Producing Realtors® during their annual meeting and awards breakfast. Northrup’s Broker/Owners, Bernie Starr and Richard Tisei discussed the real estate firms productive and successful year. “Although the national real estate market has slowed since last year, home sales on the North Shore are still very strong, creating inventory shortages in many neighborhoods,” said Broker Owner Richard Tisei. “We are proud to recognize these Realtors® for their high level of accomplishment and commitment to the real estate industry,” said Broker Owner Bernie Starr.  The local market was dynamic in 2013, with some homes receiving multiple offers over the asking price. Northrup Associates and its Realtors® capitalized on these market conditions, enabling their seller clients to maximize the return on their investments, and helping buyer clients purchase the homes they wanted even in an extremely competitive marketplace.

          Each of our Realtors® maintains high standards of professionalism along with a quality of superior customer service. Northrup’s standard of excellence is not a Goal; it is our Standard Operating Procedure. This is what makes our real estate firm stand out among other real estate offices.

          Helen Bolino earned the distinction of having her best year ever in 2013. Helen was not only Northrup’s Top Realtor but she also continues to be the #1 Agent in Lynnfield, with 40 transaction sides, 22 being Lynnfield sales which is more than double the number of transactions than any agent in town. Helen has held this achievement for thirteen consecutive years with a total unit volume in excess of $125 million dollars. “Helen’s trademark has been her knowledge of the real estate market, her tireless work ethic and superior customer service,” said Tisei.  This award represents her investment of many hours of personal service and attention to her customers and clients.

          Marcia Poretsky was Northrup's 2nd Top Producer for listings and sales and has consistently been one of the region’s Top Producers, specializing in single-family and condominium sales. “She has earned this distinction for her years of dedication, professionalism and has established a strong reputation for excellence and created a large following of satisfied customers,” said Tisei.  Marcia strives to ensure that everything that is expected from a Realtor® is delivered with superior skills for property owners and prospective buyers.

          Maria Miara has built and maintained relationships with clients that have continued to have her among the Top Producers at Northrup. “Her top priority is to provide all of her client’s with unparalleled service and personal assistance for their real estate needs,” said Tisei. Maria provides her clients with the markets’ most accurate and updated information, is incredibly detailed, and executes even the most complex transactions while exceeding her client’s expectations.

          Debra Cuozzo Roberts prides herself on a high level of honesty, accessibility, and personal service. As an Accredited Staging Professional, she has a love of decorating and design and is available to lend advice and help with home staging and redesign prior to placing you home on the market.  “Debra’s proactive thinking and a high level of initiative and direct communications make her a vital representative for her clients,” said Tisei.  Highlighting a properties strengths is an important marketing tool and Debra does this with ease.

          Alex DeRosa and Elena Drislane of The Alex & Elena Team earned the title of Top Producers through their knowledge of local properties, marketing, technology, experience and drive.  “Alex and Elena are excellent negotiators and problem solvers who are able to maneuver through all types of issues that typically arise during a real estate transaction,” said Broker/Owner Richard Tisei. Alex and Elena are consummate professionals who have built their business on the numerous referrals of many satisfied clients.

          Overall, Northrup Associates market share and total volume grew both locally and regionally in 2013 ending the year with MLS statistics depicting a total dollar volume of sales of $89,961,276 with 162 sales throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2013 Northrup Associates proudly closed more sale transactions that they have in the firm’s 60th year history.  It is no wonder Northrup Associates has and continues to be “Your Home Town Realtor”.

          “As a locally owned and independently run office, Northrup Associates is able to provide a level of service that others simply can not match. That has been the secret to our success in the past and will remain our guiding principle in the future. I would like to thank our entire assembly of Realtors, for their efforts in 2013 and for providing distinct satisfaction to those customers and clients in Lynnfield, Peabody and the surrounding North Shore communities,” concluded Tisei.

          June Bay State Home Sales Rise For Second Consecutive Month

          Per: Banker and Tradesman,
          Tuesday, July 23, 2013
          Massachusetts single-family home sales increased again in June, climbing to the highest level for any month in three years, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. Single-family home sales rose 1 percent in June, the second straight month of increases. A total of 5,591 single-family homes sold in June, up from 5,535 a year earlier. This marks the best month for sales since June 2010, when there were 5,662 sales. June2013MASales chartSecond quarter home sales totaled 13,915, a 2.2 percent increase from 13,616 in the second quarter of 2012. "The housing market continues to boom locally, and nationally," said The Warren Group CEO Timothy M. Warren Jr. "As long as mortgage rates and home prices don't spike too high, we'll see a very strong recovery year for the market in 2013." Year-to-date home sales statewide are up 0.12 percent. From January to June, a total of 21,659 single-family homes have sold, compared to 21,633 during the same period a year ago. For the ninth consecutive month, year-over-year home prices increased. The median sale price of single-family homes statewide increased almost 9 percent to $350,000 in June, up from $321,800 in June 2012. The year-to-date median sale price rose more than 12 percent to $315,000, up from $281,000 during the same period last year. Quarterly prices increased more than 10 percent to $330,000, up from $299,700 during the second quarter 2012. "No monthly median price had been this high for any month since August 2007. Buyers have come out to the market in droves and aggressive bidding is driving up prices. While not a problem at this juncture, I hope for more modest increases in the future," Warren added. "We don't want to see prices rise to the point where home ownership becomes unaffordable." Bay State condominium sales dropped in June, decreasing more than 3 percent from a year earlier. A total of 2,189 condos sold in June, down from 2,261 a year earlier. Year-to-date condo sales are up almost 2 percent to 8,750 from 8,609 a year earlier. However, condo sales for the second quarter climbed from a year earlier. In the second quarter, 5,679 condos sold, up almost 3 percent from 5,552 during the same period a year ago. The median sales price of condos increased again in June. The median selling price was $320,000, up 3.2 percent from $310,000 a year earlier. The second quarter median condo price rose 2.4 percent to $302,000 from $295,000 in the second quarter 2012. The year-to-date median price of condos in the Bay State is $284,000, up more than 3 percent from $275,000 a year ago. - See more at: http://www.bankerandtradesman.com/news155837.html#sthash.A5hWJWWn.dpuf

          Northrup Associates Announces Top Producers

          Northrup Associates Announces Top Producers,

          Bolino Takes Top Honors

          Seated: (L-R) Helen Bolino, Debra Roberts Standing (L-R) Alex DeRosa, Maria Miara, Elena Drislane Seated: (L-R) Helen Bolino, Debra Roberts
          Standing (L-R) Alex DeRosa, Maria Miara, Elena Drislane

          Seated: (L-R) Helen Bolino, Debra RobertsStanding (L-R) Alex DeRosa, Maria Miara, Elena Drislane

          LYNNFIELD-Northrup Associates recently honored the firms Top 5 Producers for 2012 during their annual meeting and awards breakfast. At the meeting, Northrups Broker/Owners, Bernie Starr and Richard Tisei reviewed the companys growth over the past year and outlined plans for a productive 2013. Northrup is pleased to recognize these Realtors with this honor. Their competitive intelligence, professionalism and dedication have made them valued and trusted real estate resources for the North Shore community with each being major contributors to the overall success of Northrup Associates as a whole. said Broker/Owner Richard Tisei. Each of our Realtors maintains high standards of professionalism along with a quality of superior customer service. Northrups standard of excellence is not a goal; it is our Standard Operating Procedure. This is what makes us stand out among other real estate offices and it is what Northrup has been become known for and that each our clients expect, said Broker/Owner, Bernie Starr Helen Bolino has been the number one agent in Lynnfield sales and listings for twelve consecutive years with a total unit volume of more than $125 million dollars. Most recently she was names Top Producer with a sales volume of $14,487,350 for 2012. This award represented her investment of many hours of personal service and attention to her customers and clients. Helens trademark has been her knowledge of the real estate market, her tireless work ethic and superior customer service, said Tisei. Alex DeRosa and Elena Drislane of The Alex & Elena Team earned the distinction as a being Top Producers for 2012 with a total unit volume of $7,973,500. Both are consummate professionals who have built their business on the referrals of so many satisfied clients. Their competitive intelligence and dedication to their respective communities of Peabody and Lynnfield make them valued and trusted real estate resource. said Broker/Owner Richard Tisei Maria Miara has built and maintained relationships with clients that have continued to have her among the Top Producers at Northrup. Her top priority is to provide all of her clients with unparalleled service and personal assistance for their real estate needs, said Tisei. Maria provides her clients with the markets most accurate and updated information, is incredibly detailed, and executes even the most complex transactions while exceeding her clients expectations. Debra Cuozzo Roberts prides herself on a high level of honesty, accessibility, and personal service. She has a love of decorating and design and is available to lend advice and help with home staging and redesign prior to placing you home on the market. Debras proactive thinking and a high level of initiative and direct communications make her a vital representative for her clients, said Tisei. Overall, Northrup Associates market share and total volume grew both locally and regionally in 2012 ending the year with MLS statistics depicting a total dollar volume of sales of $75,149,521 with 149 properties sold throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2012 Northrup Associates proudly closed more sale transactions that they have in the firms 60th year history. It is no wonder Northrup Associates has and continues to be Your Home Town Realtor. As a locally owned and independently run office, Northrup Associates is able to provide a level of service that others simply can not match. That has been the secret to our success in the past and will remain our guiding principle in the future. I would like to thank our entire sales force for their dedication, hard work and for providing distinct satisfaction to those customers and clients in Lynnfield, Peabody and the surrounding North Shore communities, concluded Tisei.