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JUST LISTED by 1° North- 20 Warren Avenue, Amesbury- $500,000

JUST LISTED by 1° North- 20 Warren Avenue, Amesbury, MA- $500,000- This meticulously cared for home is not to be passed by at this value. Three bedrooms and 2.5 baths in this Colonial style home that has finished third-floor space that acts as a second living area and another bedroom/office. Two car garage under on just shy of a half-acre lot with newer systems including central air that was added 4 years ago. Open kitchen and eat-in dining area with access to the spacious deck and yard with Reeds Ferry Shed. Gas fireplace in the large family room off of the kitchen. This home has a great flow and layout. The Master bedroom features an en-suite bath as well as a walk-in closet.

Amesbury, MA Homes For Sale

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JUST LISTED by Team Cotraro- 19 Eastern Avenue, Ryal Side, Beverly- $499,000

JUST LISTED by Team Cotraro-19 Eastern Avenue, Ryal Side, Beverly, MA- $499,000- Great opportunity to own this completely renovated home situated on a 12,328 square foot lot with a brand new vinyl fence! This home features a beautiful open concept style kitchen with center island, pendant lighting, granite counters, soft close cabinets, recess lighting, hardwood flooring, and room for a modest dining room table. The first floor also features a new living room with HW flooring, new walls, and ceiling, a 3rd bedroom, or possible master bedroom with HW flooring along with a new full bath, tile flooring, new lighting, vanity, and fixtures. Off the kitchen, there is a new deck with plastic railing and pressure treated decking overlooking the spacious backyard. 2nd floor features 2 good size bedrooms with new wall to wall carpeting and walk-in closets. A new full bath with tiled walls and flooring along with vanity, lighting, and fixtures. NEW gas heating system, central air system, hot water tank, 200 amp electrical service, windows, roof, siding, driveway, and MORE!!

Beverly Homes For Sale

Beverly Open Houses

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JUST LISTED by Phil Bowler- 789 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA- $429,900

JUST LISTED by Phil Bowler- 789 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA- $429,900- Beautiful 7 Room, 3 Bed, 2 bath Colonial set on an oversized corner lot. Open concept first floor with a 25-foot kitchen with granite, stainless, and an island with a prep sink. Formal living with a gas fireplace and dining room, both with hardwood floors, and a striking 2 story foyer. The second floor has a nice sitting area in the hall, master with cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet and access to the second full bath. The two other bedrooms are larger than the typical ones. Nicely finished lower level with a family room and lots of storage. The exterior has an oversized vinyl deck, a recently installed patio perfect for a fire pit and entertaining, and the yard is extra large and level, with mature trees and plenty of room for playing or gardening. Easy access to 495, and just a few minutes to downtown and NH shopping  

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Haverhill, MA Homes For Sale

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


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.”

CONGRATULATIONS to Team Cotraro for being the #1 Listing Agent & #1 Sales Agent in Beverly, MA for 2019!

Team Cotraro's unsurpassed Market Knowledge of Beverly properties is evident by the stats below:

From 1/1/2015-12/31/2019, Team Cotraro had a

  • Total Sales Volume of $31,457,800
  • Listed over 62 properties
  • On average, those properties were under contract within 14 Days
  • On average, those properties SOLD at a sales price ratio to list price ratio of 100%

(Source MLPSIN SOLD 1/1/2015-12/31/2019 SF, Condo, MF, Beverly, MA)



SOLD by Henry Pizzo of The Pizzo Johanson Team- 24 Raymond Street, Manchester- $484,000

SOLD by Henry Pizzo of The Pizzo Johanson Team- 24 Raymond Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea- $484,000- Great opportunity to buy in Manchester-by-the-Sea and live by the Ocean! This Ranch style home sits across from Manchester Bath & Tennis and offers seasonal peaks of the ocean. Enter into a large living room with fireplace and sliders to a front deck. The living room leads into a spacious kitchen that has a handy side door that accesses the private and spacious backyard. Off the living room are the 3 bedrooms and the full bath. With a little sprucing up this home will be a gem! Enjoy small-town living!

Manchester-by-the-Sea Homes For Sale

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