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July 15, 2019

Low Interest Rates

We are experiencing lower than predicted interest rates currently, and this is something that can have a huge impact on your finances whether you are buying a home, selling a home, or thinking of refinancing.

As REALTORs, this is great news! We are able to work with buyers during a time when interest rates are unexpectedly low, making future interest payments over a 30 year mortgage less daunting than ever.

For our sellers, this is great news too. Motivated buyers mean quick home sales for top value - especially when experienced agents are assisting in the process of preparing both the home owner and home purchaser.

If you need assistance or have questions about the interest rates or the current market, we are more than happy to assist you -- this is what we are here for! We also have relationships with mortgage lenders who can help you with your pre-approval, or can assist you with understanding your options for refinancing.

Tap into the right resources

Courtesy of Realtor.com

Whether you're looking to buy a home or a homeowner looking to refinance, there are many mortgage tools online to help, including the following:

  • A mortgage rate trends tracker lets you follow interest rate changes in your local market.
  • A mortgage payment calculator shows an estimate of your mortgage payment based on current mortgage rates and local real estate taxes.
  • Realtor.com's mortgage center, which will help you find a lender who can offer competitive interest rates and help you get pre-approved for a mortgage.
June 6, 2019

Open Houses June 8 & 9

NEWBURYPORT

 

Saturday, June 8

 

12:30-2:00 12 Lime Street, Newburyport $909,900 Carissa Germain 978-270-8994

 

 

12:00-2:00 1 Colby Lane, Newbury 659,000 Lynne Hendricks 978-518-7369

 

 

1:00-2:30 24 Smith Street, Newburyport $865,900 Jennifer Germain 978-360-2526

 

Sunday, June 9

 

 

12:00-1:30 53 Glen Devin, Amesbury $239,000 Cathy Toomey 978-609-3970

 

 

12:00-2:00 2 Tuckers Lane, Amesbury $389,000 Nick Motsis 978-420-7378

 

 

11:30-1:00 68 West Main Street, Merrimac $329,000 Kathy Thompson 508-633-4170

 

12:30-2:00 12 Lime Street, Newburyport $909,900 Carissa Germain 978-270-8994 (see photo above!)

 

1:00-2:30 24 Smith Street, Newburyport $865,900 Steve St. Arnault 781-608-3999 (photo and listing details coming soon!)

 

 

1:00-2:30 56 Middle Street, Newburyport $1,199,900 Jennifer Germain 978-360-2526

 

 

 

1:00-3:00 83 Moseley Avenue, Newburyport $565,000 Lynne Hendricks 978-518-7369

 

 

2:00-3:30 28 Oakland Street, Newburyport $379,900 Celine Muldowney 978-270-9056

June 4, 2019

Summer Community Events

 

Summer is knocking on our doors! Enjoy these upcoming events in Newburyport, Amesbury and Salisbury in the coming (warmer) months.

 

Newburyport Farmers’ Market

Fruits and Vegetables, Savory Treats, Artisanal Handmade Crafts

Sundays, 9am-1pm

The Tannery Marketplace parking lot.

50 Water St, Newburyport, MA

http://www.thenewburyportfarmersmarket.org/

 

Cider Hill Farm Tours

Have questions about Massachusetts agriculture? Join Cider Hill Farm for a monthly behind-the-scenes tour as they dig into the inner workings of New England’s active and historic farming industry. Their knowledgeable staff guide with you through the immense abundance and variety that New England offers while you travel comfortably on the hayride vehicles. Tuesdays and Saturdays this summer - visit https://www.ciderhill.com/ for more information.

Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, MA 01913

 

The Cruise

Newburyport Harbor, June 27, 6:30-9:30

Come aboard the Captain's Lady III for dinner, drinks and cruise down the Merrimac all to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Learn more here and contact Sandy Berkenbush to purchase your tickets: 978-815-4751.

 

Amesbury Days - Annual Block Party & Fireworks

Downtown Amesbury, June 27 - July 4

21st Annual Amesbury Block Party, June 27

Fireworks, July 4 at Woodsom Farm

The Block Party kicks off events that also include Movies and Music in the Millyard, the Strawberry Festival and Employee Lunch, Kids Day in the Park, a concert at the Bandstand, and Pancakes in the Pines; all leading up to the Fireworks at Woodsom Farm. Whether you live in Amesbury or simply love to visit, Amesbury Days has events for everyone to enjoy. For more information visit www.amesburydays.org.

 

 

Salisbury Beach Bands, Fireworks & Fourth of July Celebration

Saturdays starting June 28, and special event Thursday July 4, 2019

What better way to celebrate summer nights than with live music & fireworks on the beach! Get to the beach early & plant yourself on the sand for a relaxing day on the beach – you’ve earned it! Band schedule and more information: https://mysalisburybeach.com/bandsonthebeach/

4 Broadway, Salisbury Beach, MA

 

Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming

Saturday July 27th - Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Newburyport's "Yankee Homecoming" is the second oldest homecoming festival in the United States. Started by Newburyport Native George Cashman (First YHC General Chairperson in 1958), has brought years of a weeklong celebration to this city. The event hosts downtown nightly concerts and street performers, road race, fireworks show and ends with a parade down Historic High St. Please visit www.yankeehomecoming.com for event dates and event details.

 

Waterfront Movie Series

What could be better than watching a movie OUTSIDE on the Newburyport Waterfront Park on a warm summer night? Grab a blanket and your family & friends and join us! Movies will be shown on a 40-foot inflatable screen with an HD BluRay Projector and BOSE professional sound system. You don't want to miss this!

July 10, July 17, August 7, August 14

Rain Date:  August 21

8PM - 10PM

Waterfront Park, Newburyport

 

May 30, 2019

Open Houses June 1 & 2

Saturday, June 1

 

 

11:00-1:00 4 Central Street, Methuen $625,000 Kevin Lawless 978-270-6151

 

 

11:00-1:00 3 Allen Drive, Salisbury $359,900 Judy Dodier 978-375-9297

 

12:00 - 2:00 70 Stevens Road, Andover $350,000 Joe Spencer 781-443-2779 (photo and complete listing details coming soon!)

 

Sunday, June 2

 

 

12:00-2:00 8 Buttonwood Road, Amesbury $429,900 Kathy Thompson 508-633-4170

 

1:00-3:00 6 Fourth Street, Amesbury $539,500 Mike Webber 978-423-2637

 

11:30-1:00 253 High Road, Newbury $795,000 Celine Muldowney 978-270-9056

 

1:00-3:00 1 Colby Lane, Newbury $659,000 Lynne Hendricks 978-518-7369

 

1:30-3:00 19 Greentree Lane $669,000 Celine Muldowney 978-270-9056

 

 

11:30-1:00 28 Oakland Street, Newburyport $379,900 Karin Martin 978-270-0362

 

 

12:00-1:30 17 Elm Street, Newburyport $659,900 Kevin Lawless 978-270-6151

 

12:00-2:00 70 Stevens Road, Andover $350,000 Amy Lance 617-347-6098 (photo and complete listing details coming soon!)

 

12:00-2:00 11 73rd Street, Newburyport (Plum Island) $850,000 Sandy Berkenbush 978-815-4751

 

1:00-3:00 3 Allen Drive $359,900 Judy Dodier 978-375-9297 (see photo and listing details above under Saturday's Open Houses!)

 

May 21, 2019

Thinking of Selling your home? Consider a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Thinking of Selling your home? Consider a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

home inspection

Do you love surprises? Trust us, when you are selling your home, the last thing you will want is a major surprise during your buyer’s home inspection. But there is a way to prevent it! Prepare your home and your expectations with a pre-listing home inspection before your home hits the market.

There is a cost you will have to absorb to have your home inspected as you prepare it for sale, but for a relatively small investment, you could end up saving yourselves thousands in the long run.

Your pre-listing inspection will provide you with:

      A detailed report of your home’s systems and structures

      The opportunity to repair or replace components of your home

      The chance to consider facts you learn into how you price your home with your agent

      The peace of mind that there won’t be surprises at your buyer’s inspection

Our agents have great relationships with home inspectors on the North Shore of Massachusetts and the Seacoast of New Hampshire. We are happy to refer you to a great home inspection partner.

May 16, 2019

Open Houses May 18 & 19

What a weekend it is going to be! Head out to Plum Fest, or to the Golden Apple Market at Cider Hill Farm and while you are out, make sure that you stop by one of our many open houses in Newburyport, Amesbury, Plum Island, Newbury...and more! 

 

Here is the line up...please check back often as the open house schedule is updated and new homes and photos are added!

 

SATURDAY, May 18

 

2:00-4:00 101 Elm Street, Amesbury $499,900

 

 

12:00-2:00 1 Colby Lane, Newbury $659,000

 

SUNDAY, May 19

 

 

12:00-1:30 5 Andrews Lane, Amesbury $425,000

 

 

11:00-1:00 101 Elm Street, Amesbury $499,900 (see photo & link above in Saturday's schedule)

 

11:00-1:00 253 High Road, Newbury $795,000

 

12:00-2:00 19 Greentree Lane, Newbury $689,000

 

12:30-2:00 4 Wilkinson Drive, Newburyport $679,000

 

12:30-2:00 56 Middle Street, Newburyport $1,249,000

 

1:30-3:00 28 Oakland Street, Newburyport $389,900

 

 

1:00-3:00 8 67th Street, Plum Island, $599,000

 

1:00-3:00 11 73rd Street, Plum Island $850,000 (listing details and photo coming soon!)

 

2:00-4:00 84 Federal Street, Newburyport $1,250,000 (listing details and photo coming soon!)

 

12:00-2:00 22 Baldwin Street, Peabody $529,900

May 8, 2019

Recently Sold Properties May 2019

Are you curious about home sales in our community? Here is a snapshot of some of our recently sold properties in Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury and more. If you would like to receive a report of homes sold in your area, or an area you are thinking of purchasing property, you can get this sent to your inbox once a month but signing up for our free market reports on our website! Customize your report by town or towns and your home specifications. 

 

Create your own market report now!

 

 

Some of our Recently Sold Properties:

 

34 Amesbury Ave North

Amesbury, MA

List Price: $479,900

Sale Price: $469,000

Sold 4/17/2019

 

63 Longfellow Drive

Newburyport, MA

List Price: $429,900

Sale Price: $425,000

Sold 3/4/2019

 

1 Learned Lane

Salisbury, MA

List Price: $389,900

Sale Price: $380,000

Sold 3/29/2019

 

4 Barton Court

Newburyport, MA

List Price: $749,900

Sale Price: $750,000

Sold 4/19/2019

 

8 Amidon Avenue

Amesbury, MA

List Price: $315,000

Sale Price: $275,000

Sold 3/11/2019

 

6 Menut Circle

Newburyport, MA

List Price: $389,999

Sale Price: $400,000

Sold 3/15/2019

 

6 Menut Circle Newburyport

 

433 Merrimac Street

Newburyport, MA

List Price: $719,000

Sale Price: $715,000

Sold 4/30/2019

 

29 Woodland Street

Newburyport, MA

List Price: $625,000

Sale Price: $635,000

Sold 4/1/2019

 

50 Prospect

Newburyport, MA

List Price: $359,900

Sale Price: $375,000

Sold 4/26/2019

 

1 Artichoke Terrace

Newburyport, MA

List Price: $575,000

Sale Price: $525,000

Sold 4/19/2019

 

8 Lawton Dr

Newburyport, MA

List Price: $574,000

Sale Price: $560,000

Sold 4/11/2019

 

5 Perkins Street

Amesbury, MA

List Price: $385,000

Sale Price: $400,000

Sold 4/11/2019          

 

2 William Hurley Way Newbury

 

2 William Hurley Way

Newbury, MA

List Price: $1,550,000

Sale Price: $1,438,740

Sold 4/30/2019

 

19 Barbara Drive

Amesbury, MA

List Price: $450,000

Sale Price: $450,000

Sold 3/15/2019          

 

6 Barbara Drive Amesbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2019

Spring Events in your Community

 

Spring is just around the corner! Enjoy these upcoming community events in Newburyport and Amesbury.

 

Amesbury Home & Garden Show

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Sunday, April 7, 2019

RAFFLES | FREE ADMISSION

Saturday 10am-4pm

Sunday 10am-2pm

35 Water Street, 2nd Floor

 

It's never too early to plan for your next project. Visit this two-day show in Amesbury to discover local services and products in one location. Don't miss the chance to get a head start on your home and yard improvements for 2018!

Visit www.amesburychamber.com

 

Pettengill House 8th Annual Fundraising Event

March 29, 2019, 6pm - 10pm

Come out for a fabulous evening of fun and entertainment at Blue Ocean Music Hall to support The Pettengill House! This year's event will feature a special performance by acclaimed musician/storyteller/comedian, Don White.

 

TICKETS: $50 per person, $350 for a table of 8

 

The Pettengill House, Inc. is a nonprofit social service organization that provides services to over 3,000 individuals, children, and families, many of whom are currently deemed homeless, from Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury. For more information, please visit www.pettengillhouse.org

 

The 10th Annual Tri for the YWCA Swim-Bike-Walk/Run
A Fundraiser for the YWCA Sunday, April 7, 2019 Celebrate the 10th annual YWCA “tri” in partnership with the Tough Warrior Princesses and the North of Boston Cancer Resource. For “every body” & fitness level from seasoned triathletes or those new to a triathlon. Support your local Y with by donating or registering for this event.

You can register at www.active.com or by calling Ilene Harnch-Grady (978) 465–9922, ext. 13. YWCA Newburyport

13 Market Street, Newburyport, MA

 

Newburyport Spring Fest 2019
Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday & Monday, May 26 & 27
Downtown Newburyport
10 AM to 5 PM

Celebrate the season in downtown Newburyport! Enjoy great live music, art, fine crafts, food from Newburyport's best restaurants & children's entertainment.

 

March 8, 2019

Steady and Strong: Spring Market Update

National headlines can be a little misleading - especially when it comes to understanding what is going on in our local real estate market. Nationally, we are facing higher interest rates as well as increasing home prices, but our “micro-market” of the greater Newburyport area and Southern New Hampshire has remained strong. This is due largely to the fact that we live in a desirable part of the country and have maintained a strong economy.

 

There are significant links between a strong job market and a strong real estate market and we are experiencing both here. We also have wonderful communities for home owners of all ages, proximity to cities, mountains and oceans that everyone from millennials to seniors enjoy.

 

Of course we cannot predict the future of the housing market, but from where we stand right now, the outlook is good for buyers and sellers.

Our strong sales and new-to-market homes speak for themselves - we have new homes hitting the market every day!

 

See all of our featured homes here! 

 

 

34 Amesbury Ave North, Amesbury 

$479,900

 

1 Artichoke Terrace Newburyport

 

1 Artichoke Terrace, Newburyport 

$575,000

 

1 Broad Street Newburyport

 

1 Broad Street, Newburyport – SOLD

$575,000

March 1, 2019

Lucy’s Love Bus

Discover the Sajni Center in Amesbury

 

Lucy' Love Bus Amesbury MA

 

Many of you may have heard of Lucy’s Love bus, founded by Lucy Grogan in 2006, from her hospital bed at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston.  Lucy was only 8 years old when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and thanks to the financial support of folks in her hometown of Amesbury, MA, Lucy had consistent access to integrative therapies such as acupuncture, massage, horseback riding, art, and music therapy. She decided that when she was "done with cancer," she would make sure that all children had the same access to the helpful integrative therapies that she took advantage of during treatment. Lucy's primary concern was to deliver comfort... until a cure. Lucy passed away at age 12, but her legacy of care and compassion live on through Lucy's Love Bus.

 

Recently, Lucy's Love Bus has expanded as they noticed a great need for a healing PLACE for families and the community to gather and grow together. They have opened The Sajni Center, named for 8 year old Sajni Chakrabarti, who passed away at age 8 from a brain tumor, and is a brand new healing space in Amesbury, Massachusetts. This space is filled with love and light, guided by Lucy and Sajni, and provides innovative workshops and programs for those who need them.

 

Programs at The Sajni Center are open to families, regardless of income, who have children from birth to age 21 who have a life-threatening illness or chronic physical health condition not developmental in nature that affects a child's daily life or requires more frequent and intensive medical care than is typically required. All kid programs are open to siblings as well as the child with cancer or life-threatening illness.

 

Want to help? Join Leap for Love, an annual tandem skydiving fundraiser organized by Lucy’s Love Bus! For more info, please visit www.LucysLoveBus.org/LeapforLove  

Learn more about Lucy’s story, Sajni’s story, Lucy’s Love Bus and the Sajni Center by visiting https://lucyslovebus.org.