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Mortgages & Home Loans - Guaranteed Rate

Local Mortgage Experts | Low Rates |Fast Process | Exceptional Service | Experienced Brokers

As a residential mortgages industry leader, Guaranteed Rate has established a reputation as one of the country’s most trusted mortgage lenders specializing in home loans and providing the convenience of working with experienced loan officers in local markets, such as Newburyport. Guaranteed Rate has set the standard for exceptional customer satisfaction with the use of innovative technology and a streamlined simplistic application and approval process. The local Newburyport branch has a proven track record of providing excellent service for many customers throughout the Massachusetts North Shore, Southern NH Seacoast and Southern ME region.

In addition to providing highly responsive customer care, Guaranteed Rate is able to service a broad scope of customer mortgage needs due to their extensive portfolio of home loan products including Purchase Loans and Refinance as well as specialized products such as:  VA Loans, FHA Loans, Interest Only Loans, Construction Loans, Jumbo Loans, and many more.  With this robust selection of lending products, Guaranteed Rate has a solution for each of their customer’s individual needs.

Guaranteed Rate has been able to achieve exceptional customer satisfaction results for their mortgage customers due to the fact that they very closely manage the loan process ensuring that all of the many important steps have been accurately completed. The lending process can be complex but the team at Guaranteed Rate has many years of experience handling the details and simplifying the mortgage experience for their customers. Guaranteed Rate keeps the process in house: underwriting, processing & direct funding, enabling themselves to control the many steps of mortgages, thus ensuring happy customers.

If you prefer to focus on your new dream home or how you might utilize the savings from your refinanced loan, then we highly recommend a call to Liz Ryan.  Let the mortgage experts at Guaranteed Rate do the heavy lifting.  With their exceptional customer care, broad product portfolio and strong industry experience, Guaranteed Rate is the Best of Newburyport Residential Mortgage Company.

By Liz Ryan , Newburyport.com Correspondent
Branch Manager for the Newburyport Guaranteed Rate regional office since 2018, Liz Ryan is a top producing Senior Loan Officer with extensive experience in the mortgage industry since 2005 and a prior background in real estate. Born in Sweden and raised with a “can do” attitude and great work ethic, Liz was recognized as a Guaranteed Rate Chairman’s Circle member in 2020 and 2021 and has served as a strong mentor for the rapidly growing Newburyport office, supporting customers in MA, NH and ME. Liz is highly respected by her local finance industry peers and greatly appreciated by her extensive following of loyal customers. Her passion for serving clients is apparent. Liz enjoys working with customers from all walks of life with a broad range of financial needs. Whether they are purchasing their first home, a vacation home, an investment property; or they need assistance with a refinance or a more specialized loan product such as a VA Loan, Liz always excited to help. Guaranteed Rate, Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Agriculture or any other government agency.

Refinance Your Mortgage…Factors to Consider with a Refi

Refinance, Refi, Newburyport, Guaranteed Rate

Refinance your mortgage? When considering a refi, you’ll want to take stock of your particular situation—not just the interest rate environment.

Refi considerations: Clearing debt, moving and break-even point

In preparation for a refinance, you’ll want to gather a clear picture of your financial goals as well as your expectations for how long you intend to live in your home. For example, is it financially prudent to obtain a new 30-year refinance mortgage and further extend interest payments deep into the future? What about your desire to own the property outright? 15-year mortgage refi rates could speed up your path to paying off your loan. Have you established a time horizon for paying off the interest + principal and clearing away all mortgage debt?

Also, think about how long you intend to live in your home before selling the property. Two years? Five years? Ten years? Given the required closing costs and other associated fees that are frequently folded into your monthly mortgage payments, you may be on the hook for higher monthly payments during the first couple years of your refinance. In other words, despite the appeal of a low interest rate, if your break-even point does not occur in the period before you sell your home, you will be denied an opportunity to recoup any savings.

Make sure you have access to an industry-leading tool like the Guaranteed Rate refinance calculator to help you decide if refinancing your home makes sound financial sense.

Other refinance aspects to consider

Besides mortgage rates, there are charges and fees that must be considered when determining the costs of a refinance.

Closing costs

Closing costs are unavoidable, even for refinances. Most experts agree that borrowers should expect to pay about 2-5% of the remaining principal in closing costs.

Some lenders may allow borrowers to pay these costs during closing, but it’s more typical to have these charges rolled into your monthly payments and reflected in your APR. According to recent reports, the average closing costs for a refinance is over $4,300.

The term “closing costs” refers to a number of fees that are part of the mortgage process. Typically, they include some or all of the following:

  • Mortgage application fee,   Appraisal fee,  Loan recording fees,   Attorney and closing fees
  • Loan origination fee,   Survey fee,   Discount points,   Title fees

If you need assistance refinancing your mortgage or are considering any type of home loan products, contact the local Guaranteed Rate office and they will help guide you through the process. Liz Ryan NMLS ID: 441907 – NMLS ID #2611 (For licensing information, go to www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) Equal Housing Lender. Conditions may apply.

 

Custom Home Builder & Renovations Team Exceeding Customer Expectations

The Joppa Group Construction Management – Premier Newburyport Craftsmen

The Joppa Group, a local Newburyport custom home builder with a strong reputation for building customized homes and managing complex home renovations, brings unmatched service, knowledge, and experience to the area. If you have a vision, this premier construction company has the ability to make it a reality. How does the Joppa Group differentiate itself from other builders? It starts with their commitment to providing exceptional service. The Joppa Group service standards were developed utilizing customer specific input, with a strong focus on clear communications, attention to detail, innovative solutions—and of course—top quality finish work.

In an industry where home builders often over promise and under deliver, The Joppa Group’s renovations team makes customer communication a strong priority. They invest time prior to the start of construction in order to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. The Joppa Group works hard to gain a clear understanding of customer requirements, clarify project details, offer alternative solutions for consideration, and document the project plan in order to ensure that the execution is aligned with the customer’s vision. The Joppa Group knows first-hand that to be a top custom home builder takes considerable time investment, therefore they are selective with their work and careful to avoid taking on more construction projects than they can manage. They prioritize each customer and dedicate the time and resources necessary to ensure top notch craftsmanship. The Joppa Group strives to exceed customer expectations.

As an experienced builder of custom homes, the Joppa Group realizes that even with a clearly defined plan, there are often variables that may cause the original project scope to change. Understanding the nature of home renovations, the Joppa Group team is able to quickly adapt and always ready to explain options and offer creative solutions that often provide potential to enhance the original plan. While The Joppa Group works on a broad range of construction projects, they have a passion for renovating older homes and the experience essential to anticipate challenges and overcome common obstacles. As a premier custom home builder, they understand how to preserve the integrity, charm, and character of old homes while integrating modern conveniences, upgraded amenities, and maximizing the use of space. The Joppa Group has tremendous experience navigating the zoning and permit requirements that a construction company must manage to successfully renovate Newburyport’s historic homes. They also make safety a top priority, inspecting job sites daily to ensure the safety of customers and the Joppa team.

The Joppa Group was founded in 2016 by owner and Newburyport native Blake Wilcox. Blake enlists a team of equally skilled craftsmen that bring specialized expertise to each home renovation project. Blake’s background as a real estate developer strengthens his position as a top residential and commercial builder. He is used to managing projects with tight deadlines and effectively managing a budget. In addition, he has strong relationships with his sub-contractors and exceptional communication and project management skills. Blake’s background combined with his experienced team of craftsmen and relentless determination to produce top quality projects is why the Joppa Group is able to exceed customer expectations.

Whether you’re considering a home renovation, a custom build, or designing a commercial space, The Joppa Group is ready to bring your vision to life.

Joppa Group

By Blake Wilcox , Newburyport.com Correspondent
Owner, and Newburyport native, Blake founded The Joppa Group in 2016, enlisting a team of highly skilled craftsmen that bring specialized expertise and detailed project management to each home renovation project. Blake's background as a real estate developer has strengthened his position as a top residential and commercial builder. Blake brings tremendous experience managing relationships with sub-contractors as well as meeting tight deadlines, and adhering to a strict budget. His relentless determination to deliver exceptional results, is why the Joppa Group is able to exceed customer expectations.

New Construction Meets Historic Homes of Newburyport

Historic Homes of Newburyport, new construction

At The Joppa Group, we have specialized custom craftsmen to usher Newburyport’s historic homes into the 21st century, combining a blend of interior new construction layouts and designs while protecting and preserving the historic facade and charm of our homes. Redesigning historic homes for today’s uses requires a complex and time tested process of careful planning and intelligent craftsmanship. Open concept layouts and vaulted ceilings are not what post and beam homes were designed for and often are not what they are even capable of structurally without significant repair.

It all starts with a vision of how the space will be used for today’s needs, recognizing limitations of the space and developing clever designs that often blend the character of a historic home into a modern layout.  Our process often demands that we quite literally build a new construction home inside the existing historic home. We do this in such a way, that if you were to remove the original historic structure there would still be a new home standing there. Our goal is always to maintain unique attributes of historic homes, especially if they add to the structural integrity such as chimneys or wooden support beams constructed from ships. Other features that clients frequently want to maintain are built-in china cabinets, fireplaces, elaborate ceiling moldings, mantles, and other class wood carvings.

As an experienced custom home builder, this is the level of care and attention we put into the basic framing. Our true passion comes to life when we wrap the kitchen in custom cabinetry and tile work worthy of a magazine cover.  Our vision transforms into reality everywhere as we layer in thousands of feet of custom trim work through bedrooms, hallways, living rooms, and mudrooms.  The final image is accented by custom lighting and splashes of texture. Whether it’s a bold doorknob made of glass or a glass door entering a custom built pantry, our spaces are meant to pull the dreams from inside your imagination and lay them out for the world to see and experience.

Newburyport Architects Transform Your Vision into Stunning Architectural Designs

MPG Home Design Architects Strive to Exceed Customer Expectations  

Are you in need of a an experienced architect, dedicated to providing customized design solutions at an affordable cost? MPG Home Design is a full service Architectural Design studio serving the Greater Newburyport area since 2008 with a broad offering of services including: architectural design, design consultation, and project management for any sized project.

Whether it’s new construction, home addition, kitchen, bathroom or basement remodeling, MPG architects provide sensible design solutions at an affordable price. Think of them as your “design concierge” – working hand-in-hand with clients to make the architectural design process seamless and stress free – for architectural components inside, outside and all around the home.

MPG Home Design is different than most architects. Their fee structure is easy to understand. Their process is straightforward and agile. And their goal is to demystify architectural design so clients have clarity on what they’re getting and paying for.

Clients come to MPG Home Design architects for a wide variety of deliverables including:

  • Schematic architectural design concepts to express their vision
  • Documentation and plans to secure a building permit
  • 3D modeling so they can see what a new space will look like
  • Construction details to ensure more accurate contractor estimates

The “MPG” design philosophy is all about being modern, practical and green.  They like to mash up styles – modern with traditional, soulful with functional, old with new architecture. And they always strive for cost-effective, eco-friendly solutions.

While their architects specialize in home design they also bring a similar approach to retail, commercial, corporate and hospitality projects. No matter what your architectural design needs, MPG Home Design wants every client to have an enjoyable experience. That’s why they focus on…

  • Deliberate Design: They listen and learn about the way you live so they can create design that’s both functional and aesthetic.
  • Responsiveness: They never leave you hanging. Their architects return calls, provide status reports and are always there to help. They run a tight ship!
  • A Simplified Process: They make the architectural design steps accessible and understandable by speaking like a human and avoiding archi-babble. They also offer tutorials and worksheets to educate their clients.
  • Considerations for Cost: They use a “minimum viable planning” methodology so clients don’t have to buy the whole enchilada.

Want to learn more? Give them a call about your next renovation project and they will gladly share real life experiences from over 280 projects.

Call MPG Home Design at 978-255-1515.

MPG Home Design

By Mindi Poston Gay , Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Mindi is Principal Architectural Designer, Assoc. AIA (American Institute of Architects) and has been practicing architecture and interior design for over 25 years. She’s a graduate of the Boston Architectural College (BAC) with a degree in Architecture and has worked in renowned architectural firms including Payette Associates, EGA Architects, Carpenter & MacNeille Architects, Essex, MA, and TMS Architects. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Design New England Magazine, New England Home Design Magazine, North Shore Magazine, Newburyport Magazine, The Boston Globe, USA Today Home Magazine, as well as Apartment Therapy, Discovery Channel and Planet Green Channel.

Architectural Styles of Newburyport Meet Reimagined Interiors

Architectural Styles, Newburyport, MA

Architectural styles abound in Newburyport. As you drive down High Street you’ll see examples of Cape, Mission, Bungalow, Modern Farm House, Federalist, Mansard, Greek Rival, Mid-Century, Ranch, Colonial and many more. Each style represents a different part of history and design theory.

The diversity of architectural forms is what makes this town so interesting. From timeless to trendy, Newburyport’s charm is linked to the co-existence of architectural styles. Amidst the variety, big changes are afoot. You’ll see changes happening on the outside with new porticos, garage additions, modern window replacements and material/color updates. But even more is happening behind closed doors.

Long ago, rooms were smaller and heavily divided by function. It was common to have separate parlors, dining rooms, and serving quarters – Each space designed for a singular purpose. Today’s family craves more open and flexible living. To achieve this goal, the layout of the inside of a house needs to be reimagined yet still harmonize with the exterior architectural style. Thanks to technology, structural engineering and great architectural design, most homes can be dramatically transformed to better serve a modern lifestyle.

Over the last year, we’ve noticed a common theme in renovation requests. Home owners have consistently asked, “How can I…”

  • Open up the dining or living room space for better flow with the kitchen
  • Improve overall kitchen functionality – get a bigger island, more storage, open shelving
  • Blend indoor with outdoor living – get more windows, views, and light
  • Replace dated trim and molding detail with more modern, simple lines
  • Convert a tired, cluttered bathroom to a more refreshing, spa-like refuge

No matter what the architectural style of your exterior, there are endless possibilities for interior transformations. It’s fun to explore all your options. That’s why we’re fans of dreaming big and then designing across a spectrum of change, from mild to magnificent.

In most cases, the process starts by documenting the existing conditions. Using the latest 3D camera technology, we can capture hundreds of views of an existing floor plan and stitch together a “doll-house” visual model. All key dimensions are then imported into CAD to create a baseline for new designs.

From there the architectural styles are incorporated into multiple schematic designs are developed in both Floor Plan and Elevation views. Computer modeling allows us to depict the design dimensionally to bring it visually to life. Sometimes a single design rises to the surface as the winner. Other times, a mash-up of several designs becomes the new hybrid solution. The selected architectural plan is vetted for feasibility and submitted to contractors for initial bids. When done efficiently, the Schematic Design process can take less than 8 weeks.

Whether it’s an antique Sea Captain’s home, or a conventional ranch, interior home transformations can have a huge impact on day-to-day living without noticeable change to the exterior. Of course, the exterior can be transformed as well, but we’ll save that for another blog!

The result is a better use of space, increased flow, improved views, more storage, less clutter, cleaner lines, and more environmentally friendly materials… Not to mention increased home value in a rising market!

No matter what type of house you live in, there’s a way to adapt the floor plan, wall position, entry ways, staircases and any other structural or non-structural component to improve your lifestyle.  Having an architectural strategy and an architectural plan are the keys to unlocking your home’s true potential.

Want to see the possibilities? We’d be happy to show you how our experienced Newburyport architects can take your home to the next level.

Heating and Air Conditioning Experts Newburyport

A Leader in Bioheat Fuel Delivery Lombardi Oil & Gas

Experience worry free fuel delivery and home-comfort with heating and air conditioning services from Lombardi Oil & Gas!

Lombardi Oil & Gas is a service-oriented home heating/AC repair, service, installation and Bioheat fuel delivery company, located in Newburyport, MA. Lombardi Oil & Gas has been servicing the greater Newburyport community since 1958, offering professional and quality service. Their service area includes the communities of Newburyport, Newbury, Byfield, Salisbury, West Newbury, Plum Island, Merrimac, Amesbury and Seabrook.

Lombardi Oil & Gas has built their business on customer loyalty, referrals and by providing unparalleled and quality customer services. Over the past 60 years they have established deep community roots and continued support of local organizations and businesses.

Lombardi Oil & Gas invests in knowledge and training & consistently explores new heating and air conditioning technologies to promote energy conservation and environmental awareness. These include: Bioheat clean energy fuel delivery, high efficiency gas or oil heating systems, on-demand hot water weaters, ductless AC & heat pump heating / hot water systems and smart thermostats.

They provide reliable Bioheat Fuel delivery, prompt, safe and dependable heating and air-conditioning service and repair and safe and efficient installation of upgraded equipment. They respect your loyalty by offering competitive and fair pricing, and providing honest and reliable recommendations that bring true value.

Additionally, Lombardi Oil & Gas offers automatic Bioheat fuel delivery, payment plan & fixed price delivery options, multiple service plan options for both oil and gas heating, AC and hot water systems, including oil tank insurance and Annual maintenance tune-up on your gas/oil heat, AC or hot water systems.

Lombardi Oil & Gas is available to its regular accounts for emergency service 24/7, ensuring comfort, convenience, safety and peace of mind 365 days of the year.

Homeowners Choose Lombardi Oil & Gas for their delivery of safe, reliable, quality and forward thinking services.

 

Lombardi Oil & Gas

By Charity Lombardi-Simard , Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Charity is president of Lombardi Oil & Gas. She is second generation in the family business that was started by her father in the 1950’s. Her interest in the industry is the continued evolution and fast-paced movement into cleaner and more efficient energy. Her vision for the business is to maintain a personal culture with the community and to provide options and service to those that heat with fuel – with focus on hi-efficiency equipment, use of new technologies and Biofuel delivery. In her personal time, Charity is active in the Icelandic Horse Community, with 2 of her own. She travels regularly to Iceland to train and supports promotion of the breed in the US.

Get Your HVAC Equipment Professionally Installed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reasons to leave installation to the pros

Homes and the HVAC equipment that goes into them are getting increasingly advanced. For example, a new furnace is a sophisticated mix of electronic and mechanical components that connect to computerized elements. If you need a furnace installed in your New England home, now is not the time to test you DIY skills. Leave it to the professionals.

The risks with an incorrectly installed furnace

When you have a professional install your furnace, you get peace of mind that everything will work optimally. If you try to do it yourself, here are some of the things that could go wrong:

  1. Lost efficiency: Improper installation can nullify the benefits of a high efficiency furnace. If your furnace isn’t installed correctly or is the wrong size, it will work harder than it should have to in heating your home. This means your heating equipment will be using too much energy to heat your home, increasing your heating costs each month. Paying now for a professional to install your furnace will save you money over the long run.
  2. Electrical problems: An improperly installed furnace can lead to an overloaded circuit breaker. If your circuit breaker trips, your heating service will be interrupted.
  3. Poor ductwork: This can cost you hundreds of dollars a year in wasted warm air. Again, spending money now for a professional will ensure you get the most out of your furnace and save you money in the long run.
  4. Fuel leaks: An improper connection to you heating system’s fuel lines can cause a fuel leak. In addition to causing poor performance and decreasing you heating system’s efficiency, a fuel leak is a serious safety issue. Don’t put your family’s safety at risk.
  5. Ventilation problems: This is another serious safety risk for you and your family.

Reasons you shouldn’t install a heat pump yourself

As with most HVAC equipment, it’s best to hire a professional to install your heat pump. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. A professional will choose the proper size heat pump to sufficiently meet your cooling and heating needs. That latter one is very important when you’re facing a New England winter!
  2. It’s a bigger job than you think. It will probably take you a lot longer to do than you think, and that’s assuming you even have all the tools you’ll need. In addition, for a layman, the instructions can be difficult to follow.
  3. A professional will get it right the first time. Unless you have previous experience, it’s worth the money to hire a professional to install you heat pump quickly, safely, and correctly the first time.
  4. Pay for peace of mind. With professional installation, you get peace of mind. You can rest assured that you unit is functioning as it should.

Call on the pros

In short, it’s best to hire a professional for all HVAC installations. Proper installation requires heat load calculations that a professional should handle. If you try to do it yourself and get it wrong, you could put your family’s comfort in jeopardy. You’re likely to end up too hot or too cold. And no one wants that.

If you’re looking for professional installation service, look no further than Lombardi Oil & Gas. You can count on us for top-notch service. Click here to see if we serve your Massachusetts or New Hampshire neighborhood.

At Lombardi Oil & Gas, we offer professional furnace and boiler installation, maintenance, and repair. Our team of professionals will make sure that you get the right equipment for your home and that it’s properly installed. This will ensure you get the maximum in efficiency and longevity from your equipment. And if you need a new water heater installed or just need your current one maintained or repaired, we’ve got you covered. We also install heat pumps and oil tanks, provide natural gas heating service, and deliver heating oil.

Are you ready to become part of the Lambardi Oil & Gas family? Contact us today for more information or to become a customer. We’re here to help you with all your heating needs for your North Shore home.

 

Top Newburyport Movers Ferrick Bros. Moving Company & Storage Services

Let Ferrick Bros. Moving Company Do Your Heavy Lifting

Ferrick Bros. Moving Company is a family-owned regional moving company serving commercial, residential, and industrial customers in the Newburyport area and beyond. If your looking for movers with a proven track record Ferrick Bros. is a great choice with a long history of highly satisfied customers who have taken the time to write testimonials sharing their experiences. Whether you need movers to assist you with a same-city “mini-move” or a long-distance relocation, Ferrick Bros. provides an extensive list of moving services:

Relocating your business office and equipment. Ferrick Bros. are the small-business specialists, offering appliance removal and disposal to smooth your transition.

Moving into a new house or apartment. No residential move is too small or too large.

Transporting your specialty items with care. Our white-glove service will help ensure safe delivery of your valuables, from fragile antiques to grand pianos.

Let Ferrick Bros. take care of all the details! They are full-service movers providing packing, unpacking, and pad-wrap services, and free boxes and other packing supplies are available upon request. They also understand that some moves require storage options as well. Ferrick Bros. offers furniture storage and portable storage facilities to fit any storage need.

And the best part? As a locally owned and operated moving company, Ferrick Bros. offers highly competitive pricing compared to national chains. Their strong reputation in the Newburyport area reflects their emphasis on best value and excellent customer service.

Be sure to get your FREE Moving Estimate as soon as you begin the moving process – you could save up to 50% on the total cost of moving! Visit the Ferrick Bros. website for a same-day online estimate or, for best accuracy, they will come to you to provide a free in-house estimate. Call anytime 24/7 at 1-978-476-4229 for additional cost-saving moving and storage tips. Same-day service available.

Choose Greater Newburyport’s top movers and let Ferrick Bros. Moving Company do your heavy lifting!

Ferrick Brothers Moving Company

By Heather McDonald , Newburyport.com Correspondent
Heather is the Office Manager for Ferrick Bros. Moving Company. From start to finish Heather gathers all important details about client moving needs, she sends quotes and executes contracts. She helps coordinate move logistics and convey important client needs to the folks facilitating the moves. Heather is there to help answer questions, confirm critical details and she is there in the end to follow up with clients and gather feedback about their moving experience.

How to Compare Moving Companies – Moving Tips

Comparing Moving Companies, Moving Tips Newburyport

Moving is already a challenging task, so make your big day go as smoothly as possible and compare moving companies before selecting one. While cost is always an important factor, sometimes the “best deal” ends up with a u-haul pulling up on moving day, three hours late, with a rag tag crew handling your goods. Inastead, follow these simple moving tips to make sure you get the services you should not only expect, but deserve.

 

  • Moving Tip #1: A real moving company never minds coming out to do an onsite estimate, this will be one of your most important moving tips. Although some jobs are very easy to quote on the phone, you as the customer, deserve an onsite estimate if you desire it.
  • Moving Tip #2: Ask for certificates of insurance. One of the most important certificates is Workers’ Comp, a perfect example of why you should compare moving companies. Many companies who expect cash payment for services rendered do not have Workers’ Comp. If one of their workers get injured on the job, you could be on the hook.
  • Moving Tip #3: Always make sure the company has their own vehicles. The best way to do this is to check to see if they have a certificate proving an auto insurance policy. Ask the company to cc’ you an email with their insurance company who should be able to answer questions and provide you with the certificate.
  • Moving Tip #4: Make sure to sign a contract and put a deposit down for the services you are expecting on moving day. One of our top red flag moving tips, no contract means no commitment on your moving company’s part. Giving a deposit via check or credit card is your best assurance that you have chosen a company who is committed to getting your move done.
  • Moving Tip #5: Last but not least, one of the best ways to compare moving companies is to do a quick Google search with the owner’s name and the company name in the search bar. Check reviews to see how customers fared with the company, the good and the bad!

 

Follow these simple moving tips to compare moving companies and you’ll be home sweet home without the headaches on your next move!

If you’re planning an upcoming move please consider giving a call to Ferrick Bros. Moving Company, the earlier the better. We are able to provide our most competitive pricing when customers contact us early in the moving process.  We welcome the opportunity to give you peace of mind about your upcoming move and work very hard to ensure a very positive experience on moving day.

 Residential & Commercial Interior Design Top Newburyport Interior Designer

Greater Newburyport’s Interior Design Experts

Are you in need of a top North Shore Interior Designer? Worthington Interior Design serves Newburyport and the surrounding areas, offering complete residential and commercial design services for the discerning client. Worthington Interior Design welcomes the opportunity to work with you creating well-functioning and distinctive spaces that are both comfortable and enjoyable.

It is important to choose an interior designer with broad project experience including: refreshes of current décor: nurseries/children’s bedrooms, master bedrooms/suites, playrooms and beyond. Worthington Interior Design can assist with renovations of family rooms, dining rooms to kitchens and baths; along with new construction projects working with Architects to bring your vision to life.

Whether it’s selecting a color palate, lighting, furnishings, window treatments or accessories, clients appreciate the Worthington experience and the strong ability to mesh with each clients unique sense of style. Choose an interior designer who can manage the details of project, budgeting and scheduling, schematic layouts/floor plans, custom millwork, detailed construction drawings, along with coordination and procurement of products and seamlessly managing installations.

Enjoy shopping and sourcing your new fabrics and furnishings with an experienced interior designer who can help save you money on products due to extensive vendor relationships. Whether shopping at the Boston Design Center or procuring through other channels, working with an experienced interior designer makes for sensational results. Did you know hiring a professional designer saves you money? You make fewer errors when it comes to furniture, fabric, accessories and art work, plus paint colors are exactly what you’re expecting the first time around!

Are you opening a new restaurant, needing a more efficient office or planning to relocate your company?  Worthington Interior Design will develop test-fits/redesign of your existing space to maximize utilization. Let the experts at Worthington Interior Design manage the details of your design project so that you can stay focused on running your business.

Whether your thinking about redesigning and decorating room by room or embarking on a major home or commercial renovation; contact Worthington Interior Design to schedule a consultation meeting.

Worthington Interior Design

By Debra Worthington , Newburyport.Com Correspondent
"Southern comfort meets New England proper" Debra Worthington, a well-seasoned professional Interior Designer, merges her southern upbringing and values with her New England traditions to assess your lifestyle. For your home or commercial space we design spaces with timeless beauty. Worthington Interior Design is located in Newburyport. Whether you're a traditionalist or modernist; we work in all genres- " antiques can always be infused with a bit of of playful urban-mix."

How about a Refreshing HOME-Over?

Home-Over, Newburyport MA

How about a refreshing HOME-Over, as the chill of winter slowly gives way to spring, chances are you’re taking stock of your home and finding little things that have been nagging at you. Although the idea of “spring cleaning” seems a little cliché, there is no better time to refresh your home with a Home-Over! Re-creating your space so that it’s healthier, more accommodating, and more livable for your family can be done on just about any budget.

Top-to-Bottom Clean

Go through your house, open the windows, and clean everything from top to bottom. Look through drawers, closets, and pantries and donate, recycle, give away, or pitch anything you no longer want or need. From a health perspective, it’s time to get rid of old makeup, shampoo, and lotion. Wash dog bedding and toys and flip mattresses.

Shake out your rugs and give carpet and tile a good deep steam cleaning. Wash walls and drapery and even scrub countertops and appliances to get an in-depth clean. Cleaning and decluttering are a major step in ridding your home of negativity. While you can do a lot of this on your own, it may be worthwhile to hire a professional cleaning team to come in and handle the details on your behalf.

Rearrange Your Space

Ever wondered how that favorite armchair would look in another corner of your living room? Or how your Ficus tree would fare in the entryway instead of the guest room? Now is the perfect time to reconfigure your rooms and even re-decorate with your own things. According to Cosmopolitan, changing up how a room is situated can give you a literal and figurative new outlook. Create conversation areas, reading nooks, or change up lighting and knickknacks in different rooms for a fresh feel.

You can use an online room configuration tool to help. Again, while this is something you can probably do yourself if you’re moving heavy items or delicate pieces up and down stairs or in or out of storage, you’ll want to have professional assistance.

Make Use of All Spaces

For many people, a basement is just a damp storage area, but it’s actually a great amount of real estate if it’s refinished. Consider turning your basement into a meditation studio or a home gym, a media and entertainment room or guest quarters. You could potentially do this yourself but working with a seasoned Interior Designer and Contractor reduces headaches and ensures the project is done correctly.

Another idea is to convert your basement into your ideal home office. One of the key considerations in a basement office is having sufficient lighting.

Costs will vary based on where you live, the type of materials being used, and the specific improvements you’re looking for, working with a seasoned professional you will avoid costly mistakes.

If you need help bringing the vision of your space to life, contact Worthington Interior Design to create the home office of your dreams.

Find the Right Contractor

Whether you’re hiring a professional trade to come in and help with a minor project or you are doing a full-scale renovation, it’s important that the professionals you bring into your home are licensed, bonded, insured, and reliable. Always get written estimates and check your area contracting authority to ensure any company you employ is in good standing. Ask for testimonials and portfolio reviews of different work projects so you have a good idea about the type of work you’ll be receiving. Also, ask for timelines for completion.

Making renovations to your home space can boost the appraised value of the house as well as increase your enjoyment of the property while you’re living in it. Make honest assessments of what you can do yourself, versus what it makes sense to have a professional handle.

Founded by Interior Designer, Debra Worthington in 2003, Worthington Interior Design and Worthington Home has been born out of working with some of the nation’s top 10 architectural/interior design firms. To work with us, please contact us today!

Home Staging & Redesign - Prepare Your Home for Sale

Get Top Price for Your Home with Minimal Investment

When preparing your home for sale, Relux Decor is the premier home staging company on the North Shore to provide you with services and tips to get top dollar. Whether you want basic advice on how to prepare your home for sale or more detailed help on projects to improve your value, Founder Ashley O’Shea and her expert team offer a wide variety of services to fit every homeowner’s needs.

While many homeowners may think that bringing in a home stager is only done for a massive home redesign, Ashley assures her clients this is not the case. Relux Decor is all about providing information. In many cases, the homeowner can spend little to no money making enhancements that will earn them a higher price in the end. The goal of Relux Decor’s home staging service is to create an emotional attachment for potential buyers. When preparing your home for sale, Ashley and her team work to make sure that everything from your listing pictures and beyond grab people’s attention and make your home stand out from the competition.

A consultation with Relux Decor begins with Ashley walking the space to identify areas that could use improvement. Clients receive a list of suggestions to help get the best price for their home. These can be as basic as decluttering to larger projects like interior styling and redesign. Ashley helps her clients prioritize their task lists and determine the most valuable investments to get their home ready for sale.

From there, Relux Design takes a non-pushy approach. Clients can opt to make home improvements themselves or work further with Relux Decor on an a la carte basis. Ashley can also connect her clients with the right vendors to get individual projects accomplished.

Relux Decor is flexible and always evolving. From paint consultations to continuing to work with homeowners post-purchase on redesigns, Ashley and her team are open to providing any service to help the realtor or client.

Ashley entered the world of home staging six years ago. Using skills from her previous career in visual merchandising for name brands like Crate and Barrel and Banana Republic, Ashley took on her first home staging project back in 2014—a condo in Charlestown. When this project was picked up by Boston Magazine, it was clear she had an eye for redesign. From there, her career took off, now frequently the first phone call for top real estate agents in the North Shore area when seeking home sale preparation assistance.

If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, call Relux Decor to set up a consultation so you can feel confident your home will sell for the best possible price.

Relux Decor

By Ashley O'Shea , Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Owner & Principal, Ashley is a RESA Certified Home Stager located north of Boston, whose work has been featured on Chronicle and “Top 5 Most Stunning Houses to See this Weekend” by Boston Magazine. Most recent projects include a full interior design on a 3,200 square ft. luxury condominium in the Four Seasons Residence, One Dalton, Boston. Specializing in Luxury Home Shopping and Home Staging, Ashley is fiercely committed to creating beautiful homes, and providing the highest level of service with every project. She believes in being a part of the complete process, whether you’re preparing your home for sale, or creating the home of your dreams, Ashley provides fresh ideas and designs for your home. As the founder of Relux Decor, Ashley applies her extensive customer service and educational background in her every day potential from every home. This honest, passionate, outside of the box, design approach is what allows Ashley to excel at highlighting your home’s value, as well as, help you to transition through what can be an overwhelming process. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her son, Elliot, or traveling.

A Staging Consultation Helps Sell Fast and Get Top Price for Your Home

Relux Decor Staging Consultation North Shore, Newburyport MA

What is a Home Staging Consultation and Why Should You Have One?

A staging consultation is the first step to giving your home that special “wow” factor that buyers are looking for. Here at Relux Decor we understand that selling your home is a huge endeavor. Our job as part of your home selling team, is to minimize the time your home spends on the market.

What to Expect From a Staging Consultation:

Relux Decor will work with you to determine the best time to visit your home for your staging consultation. We are friendly and professional and always have your best interests in mind. At the time of your home staging consultation, we will provide you with the most effective recommendations to promote a quick and profitable sale. Relux Decor will provide a full evaluation of your home, room by room and make recommendations for updates and repairs. We will work with you and your current furniture to create a basic staging plan in order to best prepare your home for real estate listing pictures. If need be, we can bring in items such as accent furniture, art, accessories, bedding, pillows and lighting to enhance your space.

Why is Home Staging Important?

Here at Relux Decor, we understand that your real estate listing photos are the first impression a buyer will have of your home. We strategically use a buyer’s perspective, so that your property stands out from the competition. We also understand that home staging is about emotion. It’s how a house makes us feel. It’s more than just cleaning, decluttering and decorating. It’s about creating emotional connections that will ultimately bring in that top dollar offer. Here at Relux Decor, we love what we do for our clients – and we are confident that you will too! If you have any questions or would like to schedule your north shore home staging consultation, please reach out.

Professional Aerial Photography & Video

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology

UAV Look is a professional aerial photography & video company based in Newburyport, MA.  Using the latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, these creative experts deliver affordable and quality aerial images and video without having to hire expensive helicopter and plane pilots and photographers to get the same results!

The possible uses for aerial photographs and video are endless. Use them for real-estate to either entice new listings, or catch the eyes of potential buyers. Get unique aerial photos and video of an event you’re hosting, from a concert, to a political rally, to your child’s sporting event or birthday party. Even use an eye-catching aerial photograph or video for your business webpage or social media sites.

Maybe you’re filming a movie or commercial and want a few aerial clips? Or perhaps you simply want a cool and different photo of your property to hang above the mantel. Whatever the reason, UAV Look is the professional company with the technical knowledge, piloting skills, and quality service that you need!

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UAV Look
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Boutique Law Firm with Top Real Estate Attorneys - Best of Newburyport Real Estate Lawyers

Liberty Law & Title – A Boutique Law Firm

Searching for a top shelf real estate attorney?  Liberty Law is a Newburyport, Massachusetts concierge, boutique law firm with an experienced team of real estate lawyers concentrating in all aspects of Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Business, Venture Capital, Product / Invention Development and Licensing as well as private equity and strategy. The goal of the Firm is to manage these often competing business and legal areas professionally and in a manner which produces the most successful legal and business result for our clients in all areas of: Residential & Commercial Real Estate LawCondo Conversions, Business Law Start-Up, Product / Invention Development & Licensing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Strategy.

Liberty Law real estate lawyers are based out of Newburyport, Boston and Portsmouth and proudly represent major lending institutions and banks across New England and beyond as well as start-up companies and ventures, real estate development firms, manufacturing ventures, environmental engineering firms, closely held corporations and government agencies.  In addition, the Law Firm represents lenders, buyers and sellers of real estate in a variety of property matters from residential and commercial transactions and loans, to venture capital, business financing & funding, corporate concerns as well as inventors and product developers – including clients who, with our assistance from inception, have successfully licensed their product inventions into the mass-market retail channels such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Toys R Us, CVS, Bed Bath Beyond, Target and other retailers both domestically, and markets abroad.  Through a professional and innovative approach to providing highly expert and competitive legal services, Liberty Law has earned the loyalty and confidence of our various and diverse client base.

Whether searching for a real estate attorney or simply the answer to a real estate question, Liberty Law, a sophisticated boutique law firm  draws upon the knowledge of these varying areas of real estate law in an ever changing legal and regulatory environment, while plying our experience in complex negotiations for the advancement and protection our clients’ best interests.

Liberty Law is a Newburyport based Law Firm with offices located in both the Seaport District of Boston, as well as a new office in Portsmouth, NH.  Liberty law proudly represents its diverse and innovative clients in all facets of Residential & Commercial Real Estate Conveyancing, Zoning, Land Use and Permit Applications before local/state boards, Condo Conversions, entrepreneurship and business / deal strategy. As coastal real estate and legal experts, the attorneys at Liberty work with and assemble only the most qualified talent, engineers and other professionals so as to ensure that its clients enjoy the very best level of team talent available  – all with a focus toward bringing a clients’ deal, transaction, project or matter to a creative, driven and successful resolution.

Founding real estate attorneys Robert Ciampitti, Jr. and Charles S. Palmisano, along with Partner Mike B. McCarthy frequently author and lecturer on a variety of topics in residential & commercial real estate, business, zoning and environmental law and have each co-authored or contributed to Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publications.  Attorney Rob Ciampitti has also published in the nationally-circulated Environmental Law Journal on the topics of toxicology and expert testimony in proving environmental damages – and was a former Visiting Professor of Business Law at Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts.  Mr. Ciampitti has also served on the Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals for over 18 years and is currently the Board’s Chairman.

Liberty Law

By Robert Ciampitti , Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Rob Ciampitti is a co-founding attorney and partner at Liberty Law and represents a dynamic client base of lenders, investors, developers as well as buyers & sellers of real estate – across a variety of land use, zoning, and condo matters ranging from commercial & residential real estate to private financing, development and permitting and innovative deal-strategy. In October of 2020, Rob was admitted to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he will be completing Harvard’s Advanced Real Estate Management and Development graduate program. An active licensed pilot since 1989, Rob Ciampitti holds a Private Pilot’s License with an Instrument Rating and shares his passion for aviation with his wife and two teenage sons, Rob also enjoys scouting with his two sons and serves as a Scout Leader and Merit Badge counselor for Scout Troop 21 (Newburyport, MA) and is himself an Eagle Scout – recently joined in that honor by both of his sons. Rob Ciampitti was admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2011 and remains an active member in good standing and has held a City of Newburyport Mayoral appointment to the Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals since 2002 – where he currently serves as the Board’s Chairman.

What’s Up With That Wooden Wheel at Liberty Law

Wooden Wheel, Hoist Wheel, Newburyport Liberty Law

If you have ever been to a real estate closing at  Liberty Law, you may have noticed a huge wooden wheel on the 3rd floor (hand-notched with evenly-spaced square holes – each carefully chiseled along the entire outside circumference of the wheel itself).  You may have also noticed the large ship-mast-like wooden spindle that spans enormous roof timbers all square-carved & fitted into the center hub of that wheel.  If so, then you may have asked yourself (or one of us), “What’s up with that wheel?”

The answer is interesting, though not unique in and around the old buildings of 19th Century Newburyport.  The history of this wheel – and surviving building elements like it around our City – is tethered back over nearly 200 years to Newburyport’s rich clipper ship & maritime heyday.   This wheel was called simply, a hoist-wheel and in the mid to late 1800(s), during the height of Newburyport’s global sailing trade, our 3 story building was used as a retail provisions shop.  Offered for sale inside were goods and wares ranging from the ordinary to the rarified – all arriving along our waterfront aboard locally built Clipper ships (things which today can be delivered by a drone right to your doorstep by 11AM tomorrow ….. but ONLY if you’re a Prime Member). 

If you could travel back in time and see this hoist wheel in say 1830 or so, you would have noticed that each of those notched holes supported a single wishbone shaped iron fork.  These iron forks keep a 2 story knotted rope-loop (a rope chain of sorts) threaded on the wheel itself.  Down below, you would have seen an operator pulling one end of that rope loop hand-over-hand on, which in turn would have spun booth the wheel and wooden spindle above.  Of course, as the spindle turned, it would have pulled another rope to create a manual elevator – lifting heavy goods and cargo to the upper floors.  Even today nearly 250 years later, that wheel still seems to spin with ease.

It was widely rumored during this era that some of this cargo, having survived a voyage from the Far East, West Indies or Europe all the way to our waterfront docks, somehow “got lost” along the final 100 feet of its journey to the Newburyport Customs House.  By whatever unrecorded means these goods finally made their way into the city’s commercial interior, we must count ourselves truly lucky today to be among the current stewards of these architectural treasures of our Clipper City’s maritime past.  These very ordinary yet amazing relics of our maritime past remind us of just how incredible it is to have the privilege to live and work under this rare canopy of such “living history.”

The next time you’re on Liberty Street whether for a real estate closing or “just because,” I invite you to come visit us here at Liberty Law – and check out this hoist wheel for yourself (with its 250 year old hand cut iron nails and notched holes).  By celebrating even the “ordinary” of our past, we help these wonderful treasures stay relevant in our present…and hopefully preserved and protected for our collective future.

Rob Ciampitti is a local history buff and the Co-Founder of Liberty Law located at 11A Liberty Street. Rob is also the Chairman of the Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals, having proudly served on the Newburyport ZBA for nearly 20 years.

Wooden Wheel, hoist wheel, Liberty Law Newburyport

Homes for Sale in Newburyport MA, The North Shore, Southern NH and Boston Metro

Local Real Estate Experts

How can you be immediately in the know about Newburyport homes for sale? Contact one of the many exceptional real estate agents from BENTLEY’S Greater Newburyport, check new listings on the the Search Real Estate tab of Newburyport.com and sign up to receive alerts about new homes for sale in Newburyport. The BENTLEY’S Greater Newburyport Real Estate Team is an independent brokerage providing extensive experience helping clients buy and sell homes on the North Shore, Southern New Hampshire and down to Boston. BENTLEY’S has been the top producing real estate team in Essex Country for the the past four years and has a very strong reputation in the Greater Newburyport community.

For most people, a home purchase or sale is the largest financial transaction they will make in their lifetime.  It is critical to work with a real estate agent and company with a proven track record.  The BENTLEY’S Greater Newburyport team has sold more homes then any other real estate team on the North Shore so they offer tremendous experience as they are familiar with every possible scenario and can recommend optimal solutions.  There are so many homes for sale. When you find the one you love you need an agent who can negotiate on your behalf and ensure that they help secure your dream home. If you are selling you are looking for someone who can help position the unique attributes of your property and help get you the highest possible price point.

Team Leader Robert Bentley is Greater Newburyport’s No. 1 Real Estate Agent for six consecutive years (2011-2016), and a Power Player for REAL Estate Talk Boston on Boston.com. Follow his team as they provide real estate reviews and share with you amazing luxury listings for sale in the Newburyport area. You can also search all MLS listings here for free, or receive an online estimate of your property with BENTLEY’S exclusive Bestimate tool.

Bentley's Real Estate

By Robert Bentley , Newburyport.Com Correspondent
CEO/Owner & Residential/Commercial Sales Specialist for Bentley's, Robert has been the #1 agent in the Greater Newburyport market since 2011 per MLSPIN.com and Bentley's Sales Records. Robert's success is due to his dominance with on-line real estate marketing, strong negotiation skills, and good old fashioned work ethic. Robert has a strong sales, marketing, and finance background and always does what is necessary to get the deal done, and make his clients happy. Experience and proven reputation are key when you are making the largest financial transaction of a life time. Call or text 781-858-5115.

Final Hines Way Townhomes Hit Market this Spring

Hines Way, Robert Bentley, Newburyport

Newburyport’s new development, Hines Way, stands out from many other projects in the port city with one-of-a-kind style and amenities. This well sought-after community, which has been built and sold in three phases so far, will bring the final phase of condos to market this spring. For buyers hoping to become part of the Hines Way neighborhood—phase 4 promises some of the development’s best properties yet with excellent locations and views. 

What makes Hines Way stand out? The condos have a coastal craftsman style that is different from any of the competition. Each townhome has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, along with the main floor set up to entertain with an open concept, high-end finishes, and a deck. The outdoor space continues with a private patio off the downstairs bonus room.

Along with beautiful interiors and private outdoor space, Hines Way continues to deliver with stunning outdoor common space. The condos line a beautiful street with expert landscaping, cobblestone walks, gorgeous granite walls, and even a pond. At the end of the street is a cul de sac featuring a flag pole with a soaring American flag, a nod to the street name itself. Hines way is named after First Lieutenant Derek Hines, a Newburyport native killed overseas while serving in Afghanistan. The flag is dedicated to Hines and his family as a thank you for his service.

While the amenities and attention to detail inside and out of the properties make these townhomes extremely desirable, what puts them over the top is the location. As all current and aspiring Newburyport residences know, location is key in this super walkable city. Hines Way gives residents access to Newburyport’s Clipper City Rail Trail—the perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful walk or bike ride and also a direct connection to downtown and the waterfront. For home buyers commuting to Boston, Hines Way is also a very quick walk or ride to the MBTA. Despite the walkability that Hines Way offers, having a car is also no problem for residences as each condo boasts a private oversized one-car garage—an extremely rare amenity in Newburyport.  

With phase 4 of this project set to come to market soon, there is still one last opportunity to call Hines Way home—don’t miss out!  The Hines Way development is being exclusively handled by Bentley Real Estate. For more information or to schedule a tour, reach out to Robert Bentley at 781.858.5115.

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