Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Does Conflicting News About The Housing Market Confuse You?

Does Conflicting News About The Housing Market Confuse You?

Well, It does me. 
Not a day goes by when someone says, "Did you hear .......?" 

Oh sure, I have heard, and sometimes what I hear confuses me!

I am a self admitted news junkie.   I stay very current on what the news media reports about the real estate market.   Super focused on the local market, yet sometimes, it makes me scratch my head. 
news reports regarding housing, real estate, ma real estate,

For those that do not have a front row seat to the real estate show, are these conflicting reports giving folks the wrong idea?

Eye catching headlines can be misleading.  

An example.    There are times when I will hear or read a media market report touting the speed or lag in real estate sales, while myself and coworkers are experiencing just the opposite.    I know that the facts that they are basing this particular news clip on is  closed sales, which is old news when one factors that the offers on a property are accepted in general 45 - 60 days ahead of close.  Using closed sales to deliver up to the minute activity can often be misleading.    

Another example.   I got these two Headline reports in an email this afternoon from the Mass. Association of Realtors

 "Another All-Time High for Massachusetts Pending Home Sales in May",  and, in the same email, another headline that read,   "Jump in New Listings a Positive Sign as Massachusetts Home Sales Down Again in April".

Call me crazy, but in my quick glance what I see is,
  • All time High, in one
  • and Home sales down in the other.
Both clearly are trying to relay positive info, but confusing.   

In my market area, there is no question the market has shifted from an extreme buyers market, to a more stable and in some communities an extreme sellers market.   Some being the key word.    I think most people are aware of that.    They are aware that there are multiple offers on homes and some homes selling for more than the asking price.

But not all homes!    News reports can lead one to believe that it's time for a seller to price their home aggressively and have all kinds of bonafide offers knocking at their doors.     Not so fast, not so simple! 

In our quest for up to the minute and more, more, more info, we are inundated with studies and reports in every field imaginable.    We hear reports and stats on how and what we should eat, to how we exercise to what flowers are best planted in certain climate, how we should decorate or homes and write our wills.      

All info good.  A lot contradicting and confusing.    

Real Estate is no different,
 but if you want to really know what's happening in your market area, consult your local Realtor!

Give me a call if you have a question about the market.   
 Put my 25 years of experience to work for you!     

Carol-Ann Palmieri
Al and Cal Realty Group
Remax Executive Realty


Carol Ann Palmieri

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Art Show and Sale Norwood MA June 8 2013

Art Show and Sale Norwood MA June 8 2013

The Norwood Art Association is holding it's 34th annual Sale in Exhibit on Saturday, June 8th 2013 on the Norwood Town Common.     (rain date June 9th)

Art Show Norwood MA June 8 2013

Art in the Park is the association's signature event, with as many as 50 artists displaying several pieces of their work.  All will be seeking a ribbon for original pieces in their specific category.

Original Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pastel paintings will be judged.  Photographs and Drawings as well.    Pottery and Sculpture and more will also be on display or/for sale. 

Last year the weather was gorgeous and the event was a huge success.   They expect no different this year.     Located on the town common with the picturesque white gazebo there is no better place to spend a few hours viewing the work and talking with local artists.   

Come down and take a look.   The hours are 10 am - 3 pm.   There is on street parking (as well as public parking behind the business on Washington St).   There are benches available to sit for awhile to enjoy the festivities.     The Association's "Street Corner Artists" will be painting on site.   

Norwood Art Association Art In The Park
Local Artists Displaying Their Work

Norwood Art Association Art in the Park
The Gazebo at Norwood Town Commons

Norwood Art Association Art in the Park
Many Different Artists

"Street Corner Artists" Enjoying the Day!

A FREE Family Fun Thing To Do

This is a FREE event, open to the public.  

The Norwood Art Association is a non profit organization comprised of novice to professional artists with ties to the surrounding communities.    They appreciate your support!   

The Norwood Art Association is on FB


About the Author

Carol-Ann Palmieri is a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts.  For the past 25 years she, along with her partner Al Mussi, have helped literally hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.Carol Ann Palmieri

A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA.  She is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities.   She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is continually updating her Real Estate education.

The Group is Licensed in MA and RI...

 Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Norwood, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....

Their mission....  To exceed your expectations!

Carol-Ann Palmieri
Al and Cal Realty Group
Remax Executive Realty


Carol Ann Palmieri