Somewhere between touring new homes, sorting through your possissions, choosing a new place to live,

and deciding what to take and what to leave it suddenly hits you:  downsizing is a lot of work!


contact me, Blaze Johnson,, 978-697-7429 to receive a free

handy guide to walk you through the 5 EASY STEPS.  




Open House tomorrow 11-12:30pm. A great opportunity to put your own touch on this property and make this home your own in serene Ipswich.

Please come by the open house or message us with any questions.

5th Annual Gourmet Gala

A sold out event every year! Don't miss your chance to give back to our community with a fun night out!

Open House 7 Old Stonewall Danvers, MA Sunday March 2nd 1-3pm

BEAUTY BUT NO BEAST IN THIS HOUSE. MAGNICIFANT COLONIAL with beautiful grounds including a heated pool. (Think Summer) 4 large bedrooms with 2.5 baths. Master bedroom includes a dressing room and make up area for the ladies. (or Men) Gleaming and I mean gleaming hard wood floors throughout the entire house. House has been entirely painted with pottery barn in mind. Renovated eat in kitchen with numerous cherry cabinets and granite counter tops. Cathedral ceiling Great Room with picturesque fireplace. Like space to do laundry? Your own large laundry room off the kitchen. Detailed molding and chair railing surrounds this spacious formal dining room. Want quiet time or formal entertaining enjoy your bright formal living room. Need extra space? Another fire place family room that can be used for office, play room and leads to a deck overlooking the lovely fenced in yard. Newer roof, new windows, new heating system adds to the many, many extras this home has to offer.

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of Spring

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five reasons purchasers should consider buying before the spring market arrives:

Supply Is Shrinking

With inventory declining in many regions, finding a home of your dreams may become more difficult going forward. There are buyers in more and more markets surprised that there is no longer a large assortment of houses to choose from. The best homes in the best locations sell first. Don’t miss the opportunity to get that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buy.

Price Increases Are on the Horizon

Prices are projected to appreciate by over 25% from now to 2018. First home buyers will probably pay more both in price and interest rate if they wait until the spring. Even if you are a move-up buyer, it will wind-up costing you more in net dollars as the home you will buy will appreciate at approximately the same rate as the house you are in now.

Owning a Home Helps Create Family Wealth

Whether you are rent or you own the home you are living in, you are paying a mortgage. Either you are paying your mortgage or your landlord’s. The Fed, in a recent study, revealed that the net worth of the average homeowner is 30 times greater than that of a renter.

Interest Rates Are Projected to Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of RealtorsFreddie Macand Fannie Mae have all projected that the 30-year mortgage interest rate will be over 5% by the this time next year. That is an increase of almost one full point over current rates.

Buy Low, Sell High

We would all agree that, when investing, we want to buy at the lowest price possible and hope to sell at the highest price. Housing can create family wealth as long as we follow this simple principle. Today, real estate is selling ‘low’ compared to where it will be next year. It’s time to buy.

Open House Schedule with The Blaze Real Estate Team Sunday January 26th, 2014 12-1:30PM

Open House 117 High Street Ipswich

Deal of a lifetime! Come check out this end unit townhouse on Sunday from 12-1:30 in Ipswich! MLS # 71588465 

This could be a big victory for you before you cheer on our Patriots in the AFC championship and their victory!

Why wouldn't you want to know your home's current value?

Teddy Bear Drive

During this holiday season, lets remember to think of children less fortunate.  We welcome people to please participate in this drive with us. 

Are you ready to be scared?!

This is the time of year Salem and the Northshore love so much! Halloween!!! Get your plans in order for the 31st. Its sure to be, as it always is, a great night!! See the towns events here:

This year, local star, Angie Miller will be performing at the Salem Common, along with her brother's band, Exiting the Fall.