Friday, February 21, 2014

One more reason to live in Hamilton & Wenham!

Sue Hacker, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent (left) at Hamilton/Wenham Library

Yesterday afternoon I stopped in to our two-town library for my weekly book fix, and was invited by Lorraine Der, the children’s librarian, to a behind the scene showing of the afternoon’s program for grades 3-5: The Whale Mobile!

I was introduced to Nile, a 43 foot inflatable humpback whale, the brainchild of Cynde McInnis. Cynde takes Nile on the road to schools, libraries and summer programs to teach students about whales and their oceans, and inspire a new generation of ocean advocates. She was gracious enough to inflate the whale just for me and I went inside the whale to see the heart, lungs, skeleton on the inside.  It was truly a Jonah moment.

The Hamilton-Wenham library is the only multi-town library in Massachusetts.  It is also the only library that has a basketball court attached to it, which was a very good thing,  I don’t think the whale would’ve had enough open space to inflate, except horizontally. 

Yesterday, when I was at the library, I met a life size whale.  And that unusual encounter reminds me of one more reason to live our two-towns.

Do you know someone looking to move into Hamilton or Wenham?  Or, are you considering putting your home on the market?  Put my 23 years as a Hamilton resident to work for you.  Call me at 978.882.4742, or text me at

Susan Hacker is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker, Beverly MA . 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

'The Boulders': Prides Crossing Estate

Ocean views at 16 Thissell Street

Here is an excellent article from The Salem News regarding Peter Dorsey's new listing in Prides Crossing...16 Thissell Street!

Affectionately named “The Boulders” for the remarkable rock formations surrounding it, this c1865 Queen Anne Victorian in Prides Crossing affords dramatic treetop views & peeks of the ocean in two different directions. This wonderful turn-of-the-century former summer house is set atop 11 private acres at an elevation of 120 feet. Comprehensive renovation in the 1990’s created a modern and comfortable residence with preserved architectural features such as ornate staircases with intricate banisters, a large semi-circular porch with decorative slats, a mix of fine flooring woods of the day; formal cherry paneling; decorative wood wainscoting and beautiful French doors. The grounds of this estate are exceptional; boasting stone outcroppings, lush perennials, skillful landscaping, dramatic nighttime lighting and even a hidden tea garden with Victorian era stone features. While private, this property is conveniently close to the Prides Crossing train station & post office and West Beach.

Be sure to read more about it at:

For more information, contact Peter Dorsey, Exclusive Sales Agent, at (978) 882-4331

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Here's What's Happening For Home Sales In Our Two Towns

Hamilton/Wenham Market Information

Wenham's highest price sale at $2.1 million skews their data upwards; Hamilton's two sales under $200,000 brings their numbers down significantly.

Both towns are desirable for many reasons, but the lack of inventory is frustrating to buyers. For sellers, it's a great time to your home on the market before the Spring selling season.

Are you looking to buy or sell your home? Please contact me at or (978) 882-4742

Susan Hacker
Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker

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