Sean Perkins - Stone Ridge Properties

Posted by Sean Perkins on 10/5/2017

Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom oversized Cape with 2 car garage, set in a highly desirable neighborhood! Wonderful open floor plan that's perfect for entertaining. Spacious kitchen that's updated w/ granite counters, stainless steel appliances (Viking 6 burner stove) that opens to dining area with wood fireplace! Family room features vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans and gas fireplace that's perfect for enjoying all the seasons. Master bedroom suite offers a large walk in closet, 3 guest bedrooms and recently updated full bathroom w/ double granite vanity. Notable amenities include newer roof, 1st floor laundry room, semi finished lower level that includes a game room and study. Set on over a half acre of land, the grounds feature an irrigation system as well as an invisible fence. Close distance to parks, schools and all major routes, this is a fantastic offering!

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Posted by Sean Perkins on 10/4/2017

Social media, cell phones and hundreds of television channels may have brought the world closer, a whole lot closer. In fact, because of these devices, it only takes the click of a button to keep up with whatís going on in the world. It seems impossible to perceive of yourself as ever being alone with the constant connections. Yet, there are downsides to relying on technology to connect with another person, especially when it comes to community relationships.

Good neighbor relationships donít happen on their own

Itís not just that rewarding neighborhood relationships help to strengthen trust inhumanity. Itís also not just that good neighborhood relationships give you a support network, people to contact should you need someone to look after your children.

There are health benefits to developing good relationships with your neighbors. Deeper human connections have been reported to ward off feelings of isolation and loneliness. By becoming friends with your neighbors, you also gift yourself with a positive feeling each time you see your neighbor.

You can also have someone to talk with should you deal with a personal or work related challenge. This can help to reduce stress as well as lower your chances of developing a stress related illness or disease. Also, if you have rewarding relationships with your neighbors, you can create incredibly loving, exciting and lasting memories that extend beyond your immediate family.

Steps to great neighbors

But, good neighbor relationships donít just happen. Similar to rewarding relationships between colleagues, a spouse or beau, it takes effort to make a neighbor a friend. Because you live within close physical proximity of your neighbors, it wonít take mileage and transportation expenses to keep in touch.

What it will take is commitment, patience and understanding. A simple first step is to speak with your neighbors when you see them, even if it takes a few times before your neighbors take the initiative and speak to you first.

If your neighbors have children, encourage your kids to make friends with the youngsters. You could also form a neighborhood block party to kick in spring and bid farewell to summer.

When neighbors share information with you in confidence, keep the information to yourself. This means not telling anyone what was shared with you unless the information would put someone in danger. In that event, you may have no choice except to share the information with a professional.

This next tip goes beyond living with neighbors. Get in the habit of practicing active listening skills. For example, donít interrupt your neighbors when they are speaking. Also, avoid framing your response to a question or comment that a neighbor shares with you while your neighbor is speaking. Active listening is a great way to build trust.

As you get to know your neighbors better, consider inviting them over to your house to enjoy a chat on the front porch. If your neighbors reciprocate, they should start to invite you over to their place as well. Right now, it may sound far fetched, but your neighbors could become among your very best friends if you put in the effort to get to know them better.

Even more good news is that itís never too late to start to make the effort to become friends with your neighbors. It may be as simple as saying ďhelloĒ each time that you see your neighbor. Finding out what your neighborís name is also helps. So too does practicing active listening skills and valuing your neighborís ideas, opinions and thoughts.

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Posted by Sean Perkins on 9/29/2017

This Single-Family in Amesbury, MA recently sold for $386,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sean Perkins - Stone Ridge Properties.

8 Birch Street, Amesbury, MA 01913


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This home is located on a cul-de-sac. The kitchen has been updated with granite and stainless and is open to the dining area. The living room has a gas fireplace and there is a den or fourth bedroom on the first floor. The first floor bath is gorgeous with a tile shower. The master bedroom has a wonderful walk in closet with nice built ins.and there are two more bedrooms as well as an updated bathroom. One of the very best features is the large three season porch. It adds so much living space for much of the year. The yard is very nice with a shed and all with good access to downtown and commuter routes.

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Posted by Sean Perkins on 9/27/2017

Finding the ideal home for your family's needs is no easy task, but if you stay organized and focused, the right property is sure to come along!

One of your most valuable resources in your search for a new home is an experienced real estate agent -- someone you trust and feel comfortable working with.

They'll not only set up appointments for you to visit homes in your desired price range and school district, but they'll also help keep you motivated, informed, and on track. Once you know and have shared your requirements (and "wish list") with them, your agent will be able to guide you on a path to finding the home that will best serve your needs -- both short- and longer term.

In addition to proximity to jobs, good schools, and childcare, you'll probably want to pick a location that's close to supermarkets, recreation areas, and major highways. If you have friends or family in the area, then that would also be a key consideration.

While your immediate needs are a good starting point for creating a checklist of requirements, it's also a good idea to give some thought to what you may need in the future. Plans to expand your family, possibly take care of aging parents, or adopt pets are all factors to consider when looking at prospective homes to buy.

If you have college-age children or recent graduates in the family, you might have to save room for them in your new house. Many grads need a couple more years of financial and moral support from their parents (not to mention home-cooked meals) before they're ready to venture out on their own. Houses with a finished basement, a separate in-law apartment, or even a guest cottage on the property are often well-suited for multigenerational households.

In many cases, people tend to buy a home based on their emotional reaction to it, and then justify the purchase with facts. For example, if the price was right and a particular house reminded you of your childhood home, then that combination of elements could prompt you to make an offer on the house -- assuming those childhood memories were happy!

Sometimes prospective buyers might simply love the look and feel of a neighborhood or the fact that there's a spacious, fenced-in back yard in which they can envision their children or dogs happily (and safely) playing.

According to recent surveys, today's buyers are attracted to homes that have energy efficient features, separate laundry rooms, and low-maintenance floors, counter tops, and backyard decks. Gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink, a home office area, and outdoor living spaces are also popular features. Although your tastes may differ, many house hunters also like design elements such as subway tiles, hardwood floors, shaker cabinets, pendant lights, and exposed brick.

When it comes to choosing the home that you and your family will live in for the next few years, your top priorities will probably include a sufficient amount of space, plenty of convenience, and a comfortable environment in which you and your loved ones can feel safe, secure, and happy for the foreseeable future!

Posted by Sean Perkins on 9/25/2017

496 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950



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Pottery Barn inspired 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom free standing condo (No Condo Fees) located close to downtown & all major routes. Sun filled kitchen thatís been updated w/ hickory flooring, ss appliances and is perfect for entertaining. Optional 1st floor master or guest suite w/ laundry that leads to spacious living room. 2nd floor consists of gorgeous master bedroom w/ cathedral ceilings, wp floors that opens to updated half bathroom and 3rd bedroom. Notable updates include electrical, kitchen,bedrooms, bathrooms, exterior painting and hw heater. Plenty of basement storage as well as a private backyard. A rare offering.
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