The LUX Realty Angle

Making the Most of Staying at Home

We get it! It's been 26 days, (yes, t-w-e-n-t-y s-i-x days!) since Friday, March 13th, when most schools closed and turned to online learning. Balancing working from home with homeschooling and trying to keep the peace has been a challenge that most of us may feel like is a losing battle, but remember, you aren't alone! We are all trying to navigate these uncharted times and are learning to adapt to a life of safe social distancing. This time certainly provides us with the opportunity to work on our patience and compassion. Two of the most valuable life skills our world needs right now. While we are still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic and the weather is turning nicer, it's important to remain vigilant in our social distancing and flattening the curve. Below are some suggestions we have to help you make the most of this time at home while staying socially responsible. Be Safe, Be Healthy, Be Kind

  • CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN- this is a great time to go through room by room and clean from ceiling to floor and get those windows washed too!
  • Learn a new language- with the number of online platforms, there is no better time to learn a new language- Parlez-vous francais? Hablas español?
  • Dust off those classic board games and power off technology! Bring back some good old fashioned fun and let the laughs roar in your household.
  • Get those creative juices flowing- we all have those Pinterest ideas that we have pinned for a reason, there's no better time than NOW to try one of those projects! Whether it be on the crafty side or the baking side, make something today!
  • Clean up the yard and freshen up your curb appeal. Think about adding a new pop of color to your door or mailbox.
  • Grow a vegetable garden this year- Cucumbers are some of the less finicky of vegetables that many find success growing. 
  • While being socially responsible, take a walk in your neighborhood and clean up the litter you see. Imagine if we all spent 20 minutes a day picking up litter along our roadways...

We hope you stay safe and healthy during this time. And remember to be patient and compassionate, we are all in this together.

 

March 31, 2020, The Daily News- Newburyport man buys thousands of masks for hospitals, first responders

March 31, 2020, The Daily News- Newburyport man buys thousands of masks for hospitals, first responders

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NEWBURYPORT – The first shipment of 2,000 protective masks arrived at the Hart Road home of Ward 6 city councilor and real estate agent Byron Lane about noon Monday and by later in the afternoon, they were already being given to hospitals and first responders.

Another 2,000 KN95 masks, the Chinese equivalent of the much-sought-after N95 masks, are expected to arrive at Lane’s home in the days to follow.

The masks’ arrival marked the end of a lengthy process that began more than a week ago and saw Lane work through a New Jersey-based company that he said employs a friend.

“It was a challenge” to get the masks delivered, Lane said.

Part of the problem was that the federal Food and Drug Administration has not approved the Chinese version of the masks for sale or distribution in the U.S. That has made hospitals across the country hesitant to accept donations out of concern they could be held legally liable, according to published reports.

Lane said most of the masks will be donated to nurses across the state along with ambulance providers, doctors and Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. Fifty masks will be heading to fire departments in Newburyport, Amesbury, Newbury, Salisbury, and West Newbury.

“Everything we can do to cover who needs them,” Lane said.

In an emailed statement Monday, Mary Williamson, executive director of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation, said the hospital is “grateful to so many individuals, businesses and community based ‘go-fund-me’ initiatives that have stepped forward to support health care workers and first responders who are putting patient needs first in our first against the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Lane said he spent $16,500 upfront for the masks, but after putting the word out on social media and other sources, he collected enough donations to cover his purchases.

The idea to track down and distribute the masks came from two sources, the first being his mother — a nurse for 42 years at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. The second came from the many calls he received from other nurses who said there was a desperate need for masks.

“It kind of hit home,” Lane said. “I sell houses, but there’s not a lot of that going on so I kind of took this on.”

LUX Realty North Shore is Expanding to the Greater Newburyport Area!

We are excited to announce that LUX Realty North Shore is expanding! In the near future, we will be opening an office in the Greater Newburyport area and are thrilled to have these top producers join our team!

Do you recognize any of these faces?

Bryon J. Lane- Team Leader of 1 North Real Estate- 978-490-5412  Byron@luxrns.com

Phil Bowler- 508-982-1292  Phil@luxrns.com

Jacqueline Buia- 978-479-7488  JBuia@luxrns.com

Steve Hamilton- 978-766-8070  SteveHamiltonhomes@gmail.com

Who is LUX Realty North Shore? LUX is an independently owned & operated, boutique real estate firm based in downtown Beverly, MA. We offer all the services of a franchise brokerage plus the personal attention and detail our clients deserve.

We are licensed to sell in both Massachusetts & New Hampshire, and we are looking to hire full-time REALTORS® who LOVE what they do! Is that you?

If you've been thinking of making a move, please call Henry Pizzo, the Broker/Owner, directly at 978.317.6139 for a discreet conversation.

We have an Agent on Duty EVERY WEEKEND at LUX Realty North Shore

With our new space in downtown Beverly, 228 Cabot Street, LUX Realty North Shore is open every weekend from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm! We have an experienced Agent who's ready to help you with all of your Real Estate needs!

At LUX Realty North Shore,

We know everyone's Real Estate path is different.

We're here to illuminate your Real Estate path.

LUX Realty North Shore Celebrates 5 Years in Business & the Grand Opening of Their Downtown Beverly Office

LUX REALTY NORTH SHORE CELEBRATES 5 YEARS IN BUSINESS & THE GRAND OPENING OF

THEIR DOWNTOWN BEVERLY OFFICE

LUX Realty North Shore, a privately and locally owned residential and commercial real estate firm proudly celebrates their 5th anniversary and the grand opening of their new flagship office. LUX recently took over the 3,000 sq. ft. commercial space located at 228 Cabot Street, formerly Barter Brothers Florist Shop.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we first opened our doors in Beverly Farms, all thanks to the overwhelming support of our clients, friends, and family. We are so excited to be a part of Beverly’s thriving downtown community!” says Broker-Owner Henry Pizzo. “When we began LUX Realty North Shore, we had a clear vision of providing superior Customer Service by some of the best and top-quality REALTORS® in the industry. I am proud to say our culture and vision has not changed since the Fall of 2014, although we have grown from three REALTORS® to twenty-three.”

LUX Realty North Shore offers all the services of a franchise brokerage plus the personal attention and detail our clients deserve. We love what we do, and our goal is to be your REALTOR® for life. So, call or stop by and let our passion and commitment work for you! 

LUX Realty North Shore is a boutique real estate agency serving all of Cape Ann, the North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire communities. Now located at 228 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 978-922-1000 www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

 

Team LUX had a great time at NSAR's 5th annual RPAC Bowling Event at Kings Dining & Entertaining

It was striking to perfection at the North Shore Association of REALTORS'® 5th annual RPAC Bowling Event held at Kings Dining & Entertaining in Lynnfield, MA! Congratulations to our high scorer, Mike Contraro, LUX Realty North Shore, and to the high scoring team, Mortgage Network. Thank you to all attendees and NSAR members for making this NSAR's most successful RPAC investment year to date - over $66,000 has been raised for RPAC and NAR PAF.

What does RPAC and NAR PAF stand for you ask?

RPAC stands for REALTORS Political Action Committee

NAR PAF stands for National Association of REALTORS Political Advocacy Fund

Top Left Photo: Henry Pizzo and Amie Brodhagen

Top Right Photo: Henry Pizzo and Betsy Woods high-five after a STRIKE by Betsy!

Middle Left Photo: Adam Doane & Joy Munoz

Middle Right Photo: Luke McArdle of McArdle Law, Betsy Woods & Nell Johanson pose while Cynthia Nina-Soto of Nina-Soto Company, photobombs in the background

Bottom Photo: Front Row: Glynne Alfred, Cynthia Nina-Soto, Jenny Pizzo Middle Row: Mike Cotraro, Ross Billings of Crossing Country Morgage, Henry Pizzo, Jessica Allen, Joan Flynn, Joy Munoz, Nell Johanson, Luke McArdle

Northshore Magzine- 14th Annual Best of the North Shore- August 2019

We are excited to announce that we are MOVING! We'll soon be at 228 Cabot Street in the vibrant downtown Beverly community! Pop by and say hi!

Click on the image below to be taken to the online publication of the Northshore Magazine's August 2019 Best of the North Shore