Blog :: 01-2010

Americans Embrace "Less Is More"...

WH a new way logo for james [Converted] copy copySquare footage that is! Realtor Magazine reports people are LIVING SMALLER. I like the concept and believe this trend towards living with a bit less is for the better. Certainly, it requires more thought and organization but here are some great tips on furniture size, storage, design tricks and closet organizing. My favorite benefit is that it forces families to spend more time together. Like the article says, "When you have smaller space, it puts you together. You can rediscover your family." That alone sounds like a whole lot MORE to me!  Thinking of downsizing? Explore your options.

Prevent Break-ins.

chain-and-lockI just got my first 2010 issue of  This Old House  and came across an article about lock bumping. This sounds familiar; I'm sure I've seen a news report on this, or maybe it was one of those warnings circulated via email. Turns out, all those break-ins with no sign of forced entry are likely a result of lock bumping. It's when the theif inserts a modified key and taps it with a hammer and voila! Scary. So, I went looking for a little insight and possibly a remedy thinking there's got to be an easy fix and I learned all about bump-resistant deadbolts. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Reporting Live from Downtown Ipswich

 
 
The front is trimmed and we expect the siding to be complete by the end of the week.

Latest images from 16 Market Street ... The Windhill Building. We are so excited! The interior is really starting to take shape!

 

 

Mechanicals are roughed in and we will be seeing the blueboarders and plasterers soon!

 

 

 

 
Mechanicals are roughed in and we will be seeing the blueboarders and plasterers soon!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanicals are roughed in and we will be seeing the blueboarders and plasterers soon!

 

Ipswich Food Pantry

Just a reminder that the Ipswich Food Pantry depends on your donations all year round. The holiday donations were spectacular! See earlier post. We will continue as a designated drop-off location on behalf of the Ipswich Food Pantry all year round. Please keep that in mind and drop off your non-perishable items any time. We will make sure the pantry gets it! Thank you for your continued support.

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    Having been through the bus tour saevrel years ago, I can still remember the feeling of excitement when it ended to go out and conquer the real estate world. Looking back I know I was able to keep that fire alive day after day my reminding myself of where I was and where I wanted to be. Armando helps gives us the courage and tools to move forward on our dreams and accomplish what most people will only fantasize about. Our team currently owns over 150 income producing properties and we have flipped over 30 homes the last few years. Thanks Armando.Dan LyonsBurlingame, CA

    What's Going on in Your Neighborhood? December Sales - Ipswich, MA

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family        
    26 Baycrest Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 1 $210,000 $165,000
    36 Howe St, Ipswich, MA 3 1.5 $350,000 $340,000
    195 County Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 1 $359,900 $361,000
    14 Abbott Ln, Ipswich, MA 4 4.5 $689,000 $670,000
    26 Bayview Rd, Ipswich, MA 3 2 $695,000 $645,000
    Condo        
    38 Kimball Ave #14, Ipswich, MA 2 1.5 $210,000 $205,500
    38 Kimball Ave #1, Ipswich, MA 3 2.5 $279,900 $278,900
    0 Central St #2, Ipswich, MA  The Old Stone Soup!! $339,000 $310,000
    15 New Mill Pl #14, Ipswich, MA 6 2 $357,500 $340,000
    40 Buttonwood Ln #40, Ipswich, MA 3 3.5 $829,000 $800,000
    49 Maplecroft Ln #49, Ipswich, MA 3 3.5 $899,900 $850,000
    Land        
    85 Lot 1 Town Farm Rd, Ipswich, MA 2.15 Acres $299,000 $240,000

     

    This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

    What's Going on in Your Neighborhood? December Sales - Hamilton, MA

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family        
    17 Rust St, Hamilton, MA 2 2 $249,900 $250,000
    614 Essex St, Hamilton, MA 4 2.5 $325,000 $317,000
    30 Crescent Rd, Hamilton, MA 3 2 $379,700 $365,000
    87 Cutler Rd, Hamilton, MA 4 1.5 $445,000 $408,000
    48 Margaret Rd, Hamilton, MA 3 2 $449,000 $435,000
    27 Miles River Rd, Hamilton, MA 2 2.5 $499,000 $450,000
    376 Highland St, Hamilton, MA 4 2.5 $500,000 $500,000
    55 Plum St, Hamilton, MA 4 3 $699,000 $625,000
    64 Autumn Ln, Hamilton, MA 4 2.5 $997,000 $950,000
    4 Hunter Ln, Hamilton, MA 4 4.5 $1,199,000 $1,100,000

     

    This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

    What's Going on in Your Neighborhood? December Sales - Wenham, MA

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family        
    3 Great Pond Rd, Wenham, MA 4 2 $499,000 $488,000
    2 Burnham Rd, Wenham, MA 3 3 $564,900 $550,000
    86 Cedar St, Wenham, MA 3 2 $599,000 $575,000
    17 Topsfield Rd, Wenham, MA 4 4 $715,000 $700,000

     

    This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

    What's Going on in Your Neighborhood? December Sales - Topsfield, MA

    Address #BR #BA List $ Sale $
    Single Family        
             
    57 Haverhill Rd, Topsfield, MA 3 1 $310,000 $290,000
    63 Central St, Topsfield, MA 3 2 $349,000 $335,000
    146 Washington St, Topsfield, MA 3 2 $469,500 $440,000
    10 Hickory Ln Lot 3, Topsfield, MA 4 3.5 $869,000 $850,000

     

    This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by our MLS partners. These entities neither guarantee nor are responsible for data accuracy. Data maintained by MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.