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BON_shout_out (1)More than just a website, Newburyport.com is a Coastal Lifestyle Site created to highlight everything special about Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Alongside building his real estate career in Greater Newburyport, Newburyport.com CEO Robert Bentley understands and appreciates the value of a strong local economy.

In turn, he developed the Newburyport VIP Program that awards people with privileges to contributing Greater Newburyport area restaurants, shops and businesses, saving consumers hundreds when they Support Local, Shop Small, GO VIP!

“Currently on the program we have 170 fantastic Best of Newburyport Places to Eat, Shop, Stay & Experience. Each of whom award VIP Cardholders with discounts and deals that result in hundreds of savings,” said Bentley.

To learn more about the business owners contributing to the VIP Program, explore their privileges or order a VIP Card, click on the Newburyport VIP orange tab in the navigation bar of Newburyport.com, Newburyport’s premiere online asset for Things to Do, Restaurants, Shopping, Real Estate and more!

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REAL Estate Talk Boston

Hearts Set on Newburyport

Consistent with the trends of 2013, the current real estate market in Newburyport, Massachusetts remains competitive as families look for entry points into the community.

“There was an uptick in luxury properties for a brief moment as developers raced to take advantage of converting smaller homes on the market into million dollar listings, but for the most part homes between $300,000 – $600,000 are what you’ll see on the market right now,” said Robert Bentley, owner of Bentley’s 

And though inventory has improved from the market’s dry patch over the summer, explained Bentley, because of the high demand for homes in this price range they don’t stay on the market long.

“My suggestion is to be prepared. If you know Newburyport is where you want to be, have all your ducks in a row before you even begin your search. This way when you find something for your family, you can act fast,” said Bentley.

For more real estate market updates, tune into REAL Estate Talk Boston on Boston.com. 

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Flips & Resales Continue Into Fall

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Bentley's Real Estate Home SearchHaving time only for a breathe after the summer/school deadline rush that carried through until Labor Day, Greater Newburyport’s No 1 Real Estate Agent Robert Bentley is now gearing up for the fall real estate season, which is proving to be competitive.

“It’s not a buyer’s or seller’s market at the moment,” said Bentley. “People are still waiting for more inventory to hit.”

According to Bentley, the Newburyport real estate market lacks single family homes for sale, with homes on the market down 25% from this summer. This leads him to believe our fall trend may be in land for sale.

“Currently there are 21 lots of land for sale, so we’re hoping builders will start snapping them up to create new single family homes and meet the demand,” said Bentley.

Prices for these lots of land range from $219,000 to $598,000, and Bentley is particularly keeping his eye on Twomey Drive by Caswell Development.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity and listing your single family home on the market this fall, Bentley recommends starting with his Home Value Bestimate. This tool allows you to assess the value of your property online with a comprehensive report that compares the attributes of your home against those of other homes on the market or recently sold.

On the flip side, the Newburyport condo market remains strong as many renovations and resales continue into the fall.

“There are 48 condominiums on sale right now in the Greater Newburyport area,” said Bentley.

104 State Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts Home for SaleBentley’s represented the highest priced condo sold this year listed at $759,900. This unit is located in downtown Newburyport. The sale is scheduled to close this month.

To schedule a private consultant with Robert Bentley about the sale or purchase of a Greater Newburyport area home, call 781-858-5115.

Newburyport, It’s a Lifestyle.

Schools Sell Homes in Greater Newburyport

My wife Laura and I decided to relocate from Boston to Newburyport, Massachusetts several years ago based on the lifestyle in which we wanted to raise our children.

Newburyport is a great small city, with fantastic restaurants and shops. It’s also easily accessible to everything and everywhere, so it was easy to picture our kids having an amazing childhood here.

After the move I was so inspired. It was exciting to pour my energy into real estate and share the Newburyport lifestyle with other young families interested in joining the community as well.

Now eight years later, we’re living the dream. Laura and I have added three girls to our family. We all have access to the river and ocean, and love getting involved with Youth Soccer and Nature Camps. I’ve also recently expanded the Bentley’s brand to include a team of exceptional realtors, and Laura and I are in the process of creating a Coastal Lifestyle Site that spotlights everything Greater Newburyport has to offer.

If I said before, I’ll say it again. Newburyport, It’s a Lifestyle, and we, like many others, aren’t taken a second of living here for granted.

The Clock is Ticking

Each year around this time I always experience an influx of real estate closings, but none more powerful than within the past couple months due to the opening of Newburyport’s new F.T. Bresnahan Elementary School.

This state-of-the-art facility on High Street has some truly impressive early education amenities, and I’m excited all three of my daughters (6, 5, 5) will have the opportunity to attend Bresnahan this year.

So while there’s nothing new about assisting families find their dream homes within their desired school districts, the heat is definitely on this summer as the time clock ticks closer to those school registration deadlines.

Time to Get on the Market

Just prior to this whirl of activity, real estate inventory in the Greater Newburyport area was at a lull.

After experiencing increased business during the summer months of years past, and keeping up to date with the Bresnahan school construction given my girls, Bentley’s worked together with other area top realtors to get the word out about needing new property on the market.

It worked, and those who were able to list their homes are now be rewarded with fast closing deals, at full asking price, from qualified buyers interested in raising their families in Newburyport.

It’s a Lifestyle Easily Assessable

You don’t have to work in Newburyport to live here and enjoy everything the city has to offer.

Downtown Newburyport is minutes from I-495 and I-95. We also have easy access to the MBTA Commuter Rail’s Newburyport/Rockport line that lands at Boston’s North Station.

Plus the CJRide runs non-stop services to and from Logan Airport and South Station, so pick a commute that works for you, and look forward to coming home to Newburyport.

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Robert Bentley of Bentley’s 

Greater Newburyport’s #1 Real Estate Agent & Power Player for REAL Estate Talk Boston featured on Boston.com

Premiere VIP Sponsor for Newburyport.com

2A Winter Street, Newburyport, MA

781.858.5115

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A coastal community with top restaurants, luxury shops, premiere attractions and more, listen to Robert Bentley of Bentley’s speak to why Newburyport, Massachusetts is a North Shore gem.

REAL Estate Talk-Boston is hosted by Mortgage Special Chris Devin. Tune into Radio BDC every Sunday at 7 a.m. to hear the latest from Boston area real estate professionals like Robert.

Contact

Robert Bentley of Bentley’s 

Greater Newburyport’s #1 Real Estate Agent & Power Player for REAL Estate Talk Boston featured on Boston.com

Premiere VIP Sponsor for Newburyport.com

2A Winter Street, Newburyport, MA

781.858.5115

PODCAST: REAL Estate Talk-Boston on Radio BDC

REAL Estate Talk-Boston is hosted by Mortgage Special Chris Devin. Tune into Radio BDC every Sunday at 7 a.m. to hear the latest from Boston area real estate professionals like Robert.

Know the Market

As the #1 Real Estate Agent in the Greater Newburyport area for four consecutive years, Robert Bentley understands North Shore real estate like no other, always ready to share tips and tricks for buying and selling homes in today’s market.

Contact

Robert Bentley of Bentley’s

Greater Newburyport’s #1 Real Estate Agent & Power Player for REAL Estate Talk Boston featured on Boston.com

Premiere VIP Sponsor for Newburyport.com

2A Winter Street, Newburyport, MA

781.858.5115

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