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Jim Armstrong
Works at North Shore Association of Realtors
Attended North Shore Community College
Lives in Beverly, MA
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Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings. The report revealed that this May’s numbers weren’t quite as good as the year before: “With last month’s decline, the index reading is
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That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2016 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! The May numbers are not in yet, but the April numbers were sensational. Jonathon Smoke, Chi
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Some Highlights: Across the country, home prices are up by 5.67%. Each state is appreciating at a different rate, however, which is important to realize if you plan on relocating to a different state. Regionally, prices have appreciated year-over-year by as high as 8.15%.
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Every four years people question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week where they explained: “A growing body of research shows that during presidential
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The increase in home prices in the current real estate market is caused by supply and demand, not by qualifying everyone with a pulse for a mortgage, which is really what cause the housing bubble of 2005-2006 and the subsequent burst a couple of years later. Warren Buffett agrees with me. No bubble burst predicted and, in fact, housing is not overpriced and it's still a good time to buy a house.
With home prices expected to appreciate by over 5% this year, some are beginning to worry about a new housing bubble forming. Warren Buffet addressed this issue last week in an article by Fortune Magazine. He simply explained: “I don’t see a nationwide bubble in real estate right now at all.” Late
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The real estate market is hot right now with properties going under contract within days (sometimes hours!) after being listed with the Massachusetts MLS. Everyone wants to buy a home on the North Shore because it's a great place to live!
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced that the February Pending Home Sales Index reached it’s highest reading since July 2015. What is the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)? NAR’s PHSI is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”.
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If staging isn't in your budget, never fear—it's entirely possible to do some DIY staging that won't break the bank. Try these staging tips for starters.
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There's nothing worse for sellers than seeing their home sit on the market with no offers in sight. Find out how to diagnose why your home won't sell.
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Some Highlights: The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent. Buying costs are significantly less than renting costs. The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is less than the his
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Here's Why You Should Totally Snoop When House Hunting
Here's Why You Should Totally Snoop When House Hunting This house-hunting checklist gives you carte blanche (well, almost) when viewing potential homes. Ah, house hunting. It may technically be shopping, but it can feel more like breaking and entering. Even...
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Some Highlights This is the 48th consecutive month with year-over-year price gains. Lawrence Yun, NAR's Chief Economist says that, The main issue continues to be a supply & affordability problem. Finding the right property at an affordable price is burdening many potential buyers. Inventory is still below historic normals at a 4.4 month supply.
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Serving Home Buyers and Seller on the North Shore of Massachusetts
Introduction

I have been a resident of the North Shore for most of my life. Born in Chicopee, MA,  I moved to Danvers in 1961.

After receiving a degree in Conservation Technology, I worked in Salem in the marine electronics industry before opening a retail store in 1978 - Armstrong Animals Pet Center. I successfully operated the store for 19 years, acquiring vast knowledge & experience in customer service and marketing. 

I received my real estate license in 2000, and  became one of the top 3 Realtors® in Salem by 2002. I was promoted to manager of the Salem office of Vernon A. Martin, Inc. Realtors in the fall of 2002.

Following in the steps of my grandmother, Lilienne Field, who was one of the most outstanding and respected Realtors® in Salem from the 1940's through 1978, I opened my own office, Armstrong Field Real Estate. Like my grandmother, my focus is on customer service.

Though I lived in Salem for over 30 years, in 2008 found a great deal on a bank owned home in North Beverly that was too good to pass up.

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  • North Shore Association of Realtors
    President, 2014 - present
  • Armstrong Field Real Estate
    Broker/President, 2005 - present
  • Armstrong Animals Pet Center
  • North Shore Water Gardens
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Beverly, MA
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Danvers, MA - Salem, MA - Groveland, MA - Peabody, MA - Seabrook, NH - Pelham, NH
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281 Essex Street Suite C3 Salem, MA 01970
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