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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
John are looking to sell a home, buy a home or saw this ad on Trulia? unforatanately you can advertise a listing in the Q and A section. If you saw a home for sale, you should go back to the ad and click on the profile for the listing agent and email them direct with any questions. ... more
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Roberta Lejeune answered:
Hi Heather,

Is there a number I can reach you at? Email it to me at so that we can discuss your options.

Talk to you soon,

Roberta Lejeune, Realtor
Exit Realty Group
44 Merrimac St
Newburyport, MA 01950
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Kim Quintana answered:
Whee Marie, I will email you what I have available from the MLS shortly, I believe I can accommodate you. My cell number is 978-476-1342 and my email is

Thank you for your inquiry.

Kimberly Quintana
44 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA. 01950
Cell 978-476-1342
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Karol Flannery answered:
I handle rentals int he area and would be happy to help.

what is your budget? What kind of dog is it and how big? Lbs.? When are you looking fro move?

Please advise.

Karol Flannery
William Raveis
12 Federal St.
Newburyport, MA 01950


Please feel free to call me directly.
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Kim Quintana answered:
I have a beautiful Victorian condo in converted mansion, close to 495N and S, 213 and Rte 93N and S. It is located in Prospect Hill, Lawrence, MA and will accept two 25 lb dogs.

It only has 5 condos in buidling, all original molding ,high ceilings, firelplace, 1-2 bedrooms, large living room, dining room, kitchen and bath.

Comes with garage space and 1 deeded space., Rent $$ is negotiable. Beautiful area, easy access to all shopping, commuting and displays beautiful in historic community.

Please contact me with any interest at 978-476-1342.

Kimberly Quintana
Exit Realty Group
44 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA
Cell 978-476-1342
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
There are only 2 agents with rental listings in MLS that are in Newburyport.
RE/MAX On The River, Inc. (978) 499-8808 List Agent: Pirre Mitchell
William Raveis R.E. & Home Services (781) 631-1199 List Agent: Meta Martinez
I would contact one or each of them and see what you can find out.

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Sun May 13, 2012
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
Tue May 28, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Insurance with a condo can be confusing and you need to know what the condo association pays. Many condos have common insurance that covers the roof, walls, deck, doors, windows, pools, sidewalks, etc. In these condos all you have to have insurance on are the contents of your condo. You insure paint to paint or in other words from that wall to the other wall inside the unit. Simple renters insurance is the same thing and pretty darn cheap since the condo assoc covers the building. ... more
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Sounds like a wonderful project!

I have a few contractor referrals for that area. In addition, I would be glad to compare if you would like, for your FHA 203K.

I am CERTAIN our interest rates and fees will save you THOUSANDS....

Bigger than that, we are a bank and do NOT sell your loan... this means we also have our own draw department... So YOUR CONTRACTOR WON'T WAIT 60-90 DAYS FOR YOUR DRAW CHECKS! We send out checks in 24-48 hours in an overnight FedEx directly to you the homeowner!

In addition, most lenders disappear when the loan closes... not us. You will be assigned a Project Coach (TM) who you can call for ANY questions from planning phase all the way through project completion and post project review.

Please check us out and feel free to call me directly!

Brent Kluge
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Karol Flannery answered:
I would be happy to help. At this time, it is a bit early to look for rentals that far in advance. i would be happy to talk to yu further about planning for the fall rental. Feel free to contact me @ ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Any local agent(s) can help you with any information needed, contact any realty office(s) and inquire--then go from there.
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Sat Sep 4, 2010
Bev Mcclellan answered:
Hello Christine - seems fine for now - a bit slow coming off the "dog days of Summer"

How do you like living in Newburyport, MA - it's my home town!
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Fri Aug 20, 2010
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should not... You should contact an agent in the area you would like top purchase, interview them over the phone and hire them as your buyer broker. there should be no extra cost to you as they get paid their commission from the listing agent the fee offered in MLS and paid at closing.

This way they can search and even preview properties for you. When you come to look and purchase, they can guide you through the process and make sure you have all the paperwork and items you will need to buy given your status.

good luck with your purchase.
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Wed Feb 24, 2010
Heidi Zizza answered:
LONG!! Over an hour for sure. Its also the busiest highway rte 128 :( Best time to commute would be off hours and you will be against the grain which will be better
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Sun Dec 6, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello Futura- I guess from the lack of answers here, there are no specific $$ or tax benefits with living in Newburyport. I am not aware of any, and I did do some marketing for a real estate developer in the Newburyport area a couple years back- for a 55+ community.
I didn't know of anything to entice a senior to the area, other than the harbor area and the nice restaurants and galleries, etc.
Let me know if I can be of help somehow. Thanks and good luck,

Ken L.
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Tue Nov 17, 2009
Greer Swiston answered:
While one can calculate the average price per square foot of living space, what is it that you're looking for? It would really be comparing apples to bananas ... to compare a sf of living space in ... say 4 BR colonial on a half acre of land with say, a square foot of living space in a 2 BR condo in a 2/3 family that may or may not have a condo fee, etc.

That said, in the past 6 months ... approx 108 properties sold ranging from $132K to $1M ... sitting on lots ranging from 1/2 an acre to none at all. The average of that hodge podge of properties comes to about $234 per square foot.

Are you looking to invest in Newburyport? To live there?

Let me know if I can be of more help.
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Sun Jul 19, 2009
Greer Swiston answered:
Are you a new agent? This is certainly information that is fairly easily researched on your own.

Of the 199 residential properties sold over the past year, the average number of days before a property went under agreement was 134 days.

Of the 59 most recent properties sold in the past three months, the average was 123 days before going under agreement (ranging from 39 days to as long a 319 days).

The bulk of activity happening around 250K-300K ...
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Wed Nov 10, 2010 answered:
It depends on exact location of the home you end up buying but 495 to rte 3 is a great way to get to lexington or 95 to 128.

In high traffic times it might take you close to 2 hours to get to lexington and maybe an hour and a half when there is no traffic.

Here is every property on the market in Newburyport:
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Val Cloutier answered:
Hi Matt
Were you able to attend the auction? If the reserve price is not met, the property is generally bought back by the bank. Yes, there are agents who specialize in REO properties--the banks have a list of agents who are ready, willing and able to attend to the specific needs of listing REO property.

If you were asking if there are Buyer's Agents who specialize in fbank-owned listings, yes. In this type of market where a high percentage of available homes are REO, many agents are well versed in what it takes to get the transaction closed.

The benefit of using a qualified Buyer's Agent is, in my opinion even more important when buying a bank-owned property, and especially for the first time buyer. The listing agent's job is to sell the property at the very best terms and conditions for the seller. Since the Seller has already agreed to pay the listing broker a certain fee that does not decrease if the Buyer comes in unrepresented.

Buying a REO is not for the faint of heart. There can be delays that become very frustrating as time goes by (but not nearly as many as in a short sale!) Your buyers agent will monitor all phases of the transaction from drafting the offer (which becomes a moot point because the bank addendum supersede the Offer to Purchase/Purchase and Sale contracts), through inspections and contingencies, bank commitment,. Everything that you tell them stays confidential and is not shared with the Seller.

It sounds like overall, you are very well prepared t move forward. If you have questions on the buying process, you are welcome to contact me at your convenience.

Valerie Cloutier
MA & NH Real Estate Services
Accredited Buyer Representative
e-PRO Certified 2008

603-965-5197 Cell
800-746-8448 x424 Toll Free
603-425-1193 Fax
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