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Posted by Sean Perkins on 6/15/2018

Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom single story living home w/ 1 car garage. Open “eat in” kitchen that leads to sun filled dining room w/ private deck off formal living room that features hw floors, leading to 3 bedrooms and recently updated full bathroom. Semi finished lower level w/ laundry room and spacious family room, perfect for entertaining! Notable updates include central air, hot water heater, professionally landscaped grounds, off street parking and much more. Close distance to all major routes, nature trails and minutes to downtown Newburyport!

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Posted by Sean Perkins on 6/13/2018


8 Russell Terrace, Newburyport, MA 01950

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom single story living home w/ 1 car garage. Open "eat in" kitchen that leads to sun filled dining room w/ private deck off formal living room that features hw floors, leading to 3 bedrooms and recently updated full bathroom. Semi finished lower level w/ laundry room and spacious family room, perfect for entertaining! Notable updates include central air, hot water heater, professionally landscaped grounds, off street parking and much more. Close distance to all major routes, nature trails and minutes to downtown Newburyport!
Open House
Saturday
June 16 at 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
FIRST SHOWINGS OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JUNE 16TH (12:30-2:30).
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Location: 8 Russell Terrace, Newburyport, MA 01950    Get Directions

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Posted by Sean Perkins on 6/13/2018


8 Russell Terrace, Newburyport, MA 01950

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom single story living home w/ 1 car garage. Open "eat in" kitchen that leads to sun filled dining room w/ private deck off formal living room that features hw floors, leading to 3 bedrooms and recently updated full bathroom. Semi finished lower level w/ laundry room and spacious family room, perfect for entertaining! Notable updates include central air, hot water heater, professionally landscaped grounds, off street parking and much more. Close distance to all major routes, nature trails and minutes to downtown Newburyport!
Open House
Saturday
June 16 at 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
FIRST SHOWINGS OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JUNE 16TH (12:30-2:30).
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Russell Terrace, Newburyport, MA 01950    Get Directions

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Posted by Sean Perkins on 6/13/2018

Keeping your house cool during the summer months is easy--just blast the air conditioner until autumn, right? Well, for most of us the steep increase in our summer electric bills make us hesitant to keep the air conditioner on more than necessary.

There are techniques and habits, however, that will help you keep your house cool without sweating your electric bill.

In this article, we’re going to break down several ways to lower the temperature in your house. Some will save you money immediately, others are long term solutions that will keep your bill low years down the road.

Investing for the future

Oftentimes, the best solutions are the ones that address the root causes. If your house receives a lot of sunlight, there are a few projects you can undertake now that will save you money for years to come.

First, making sure your home is air tight and well insulated will help you keep the cool air in and the warm air out. Insulation and weatherstripping are easy to neglect, since they’re mostly out of sight and mind. However, the work they do and the pennies they’ll save you in heating and AC will add up over the years.

Next, if you do use an air conditioner, make sure it’s energy efficient. Many people use years-old air conditioners that waste a lot of electricity. Determine if your unit should be replaced or maintenanced--spending some money on your air conditioner now will save you in the long run.

Other, lesser-known, methods of cooling your home involve altering the exterior of your home. You can do this by planting trees in strategic areas to give shade to your home. Or, you can paint your home a brighter color and use reflective roof paint that will reduce the amount of light absorbed on sunny days. This is also true for driveways, where dark colored asphalt will absorb more heat than bright colored concrete.

Simple cooling tips

If you’d rather make short-term changes to your house to lower the temperature now, we have several pieces of advice:

  • Open your blinds and windows at night, when the outdoor temperature drops below the indoor temperature, and then close them in the morning before you leave for work.

  • Limit daytime appliance use. Your laundry machine, dishwasher, and oven all give off a lot of heat that can make your house hotter than need be. Wait until the sun goes down and until you can open the windows in your kitchen and laundry room before starting your chores. Cooking outside and having cold prepared meals is a good way to limit oven use in the summer months.

  • Change or clean your air conditioner filters. Old and dirty filters make your until work harder than it needs to.

  • Try the ice and fan trick. Put a large bowl of ice in front of your fan to chill and moisten the air it gives off. This is especially nice if you don’t like the dry, sterile feeling of air-conditioned rooms.

  • Keep the lights off and use high efficiency bulbs, such as LEDs.

  • Create a draft by opening a downstairs window slightly on one side of the house and opening fully an upstairs window on the other side of the house.

  • Make sure your ceiling fan is blowing down, or counter-clockwise.

  • Use awnings to let light into your home while avoiding direct sunlight from heating up the house.




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Posted by Sean Perkins on 6/6/2018

If you are thinking of buying a home, you probably have been getting your finances for some time. First-time homebuyers need the right information to avoid making big mistakes when they purchase their homes. The leap into home ownership is a big one, and you’ll want as much information with you along for the ride. Below, you’ll find a crash course on mortgages for first-time homebuyers. 


Think Ahead


Every homebuyer needs to prepare ahead of time for the process to be smooth. Research different lenders in your area and see what their rates are. If you talk to your lender about your goals and what type of loans you’re looking for, you’ll understand all of the costs that you’ll face ahead of time. You don’t want any surprises when it comes to signing a contract for a home.


Every Mortgage Is Different


It’s easy to think that all home loans are created equal, but they aren’t. The diversity in types of home loans is why you need to research and meet with a lender ahead of time. Talk to your real estate agent and see who they suggest. Your agent is a useful resource because they want your entire transaction to go smoothly for everyone involved. There are many different kinds of mortgages, and you need to make sure you’re getting the loan that’s right for you. Be sure you understand the specifics of each loan before you sign on.       


What You Need In Order


Before you even head into the home buying process, there are a few things that you’ll need including:


  • Cash for a downpayment
  • A budget
  • Knowledge of all of your finances
  • Where you’d like to look for a home
  • An idea of how much you can spend on a home
  • Information to get pre-approved including tax returns, proof of income, and bank statements


Once you have saved up cash for a downpayment, it’s time to take a look at your budget. Can you afford a monthly mortgage payment in the price range that you hope to buy? How much money will you have left over each month? Should you adjust your expectations? 



You’ll need to save up a bit of cash before you know that you’re ready to buy a home. It’s recommended that you have at least 20 percent of the purchase price of a home to put down towards your loan. The more you put down, the lower your monthly payments will be on the mortgage. So saving is the next big step in securing a mortgage in the smoothest possible way.     




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