Page 6 www.TheTownCommon.com March 21 - 27, 2018 Caring, Compassionate, Dignified Service when you need it most. Letters To The Editor Community Announcements 14 Independent St., Rowley, MA www.fsrobertsandson.com 978-948-7763 ADD BEAUTY & VALUE TO YOUR HOME! JAY'S PAINTING • INTERIOR & EXTERIOR 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE W/ REFERENCES NEAT, CLEAN & RELIABLE! LOCAL • FREE ESTIMATES 978-314-0140 We Offer: • Personalized and Traditional Funerals • Cremations • Graveside Services • Memorial Services • Advance Planning Options Jeffrey E. 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G.L. 131, Section 40, as amended, and the Town of Rowley Wetlands Protection Bylaw, a public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Room 1 of the Town Hall Annex at 39 Central Street to consider a Request for Determination of Applicability application filed by Mark Bixby Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant for proposed replacement of four utility poles carrying power lines possibly within Salt Marsh, Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage, ACEC, and 200’ Riverfront Area of the Rowley River. Owned by Perley Marina Realty Trust at 121 Warehouse Lane (Map 26, Parcel Lot 7) in Rowley, MA. Arthur Page III, Chair Rowley Conservation Commission LEGAL NOTICE ROWLEY CONSERVATION COMMISSION In accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act, Mass. G.L. 131, Section 40, as amended, and the Town of Rowley Wetlands Protection Bylaw, a public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:15 pm at the Room 1 of the Town Hall Annex at 39 Central Street to consider an Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation application filed by William Herrick Lucia-Herrick Realty Trust for identification of regulated wetland resource areas at 699 Haverhill Street (Map 8, Parcel 27) in Rowley, MA. Arthur Page III, Chair Rowley Conservation Commission AMESBURY - The annual Flea Market & Bake Sale will take place at the Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market Street, Amesbury on Saturday, April Community 7 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the hall Connections at the front of the church building one floor - no stairs. Proceeds will go directly to Church Building Fund. Come to shop for a bargain from the many dealers selling new, used, decorative, crafts, collectables, books, toys, die cast and useful items. The event will be cancelled for a storm only. To reserve a 6-foot table for $20 please call the church at 978-388-0930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------ Business Spotlight IPSWICH - Polished, a Preventative Dental Care Program, will be at the Ipswich Town Hall, Room C, 25 Green Street on Thursday, April 5th from 9am- 5pm providing free dental screenings, cleanings, sealants and fluoride for children by appointment only. Adults can also receive screenings and cleanings for $49. For questions and to schedule Real Estate • For Sale For Sale an appointment please text Ellen Gould at 508-237-5378 or email email@example.com. The Ipswich Public Health Department, in conjunction with the Ipswich Public Schools, brings this program to you to provide our community with preventative dental care. To learn more about this program please visit www.polishedteeth. com ------------------------------------------------------------ Sports • Sports • Sports MASS RMV - Please plan accordingly as the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is having a Temporary Closure For Several Days; Registry services unavailable from 7 p.m. March 22nd until 8 a.m. March 26. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT - On Tuesday, April 3rd at 7pm, Newburyport Public Library will be hosting expert appraiser Pets, Animals, Plus Ron Wackowski for an Antiques Roadshow type of presentation. Ron will answer common questions about antiques while appraising antiques brought in by patrons. Starting Monday, March 19th, patrons wishing to have an item appraised can sign up in person at the reference desk or by calling 978-465-4428 x242. The first 45 people to register Health & Fitness will be eligible to bring in one item to be appraised. Time constraints may keep Ron from finishing all 45 appraisals before the end of the program. Therefore, sign up is not a guarantee of appraisal. Registration is not required for attendees who do not wish to bring an item in for appraisal. ------------------------------------------------------------ ROWLEY – Grange suppers start on the 4th Wednesday of March. March 28th at 5:00 pm with a second seating at 6:00 pm. This will be a special turkey supper with all the fixings. Please join them for the first dinner of the season. Call Mary at 978-948-2635 or call the Grange Hall at 978-948-7288. The next Grange meeting will be March Music Month. The meeting is held at the hall on Central St and begins at 7pm. The fundraising supper is once a month on the 4th Wednesday of the Month, except November, July & August. Call for more information. ----------------------------------------------------------- ROWLEY - The Rowley Book Club will be reading Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel Brown. The boys in this boat weren’t your typical rowers: sons of loggers, farmers, and shipyard workers, no one expected them to beat the elite East Coast and British teams. But they made it all the way to the Olympics, facing off with Hitler’s heavily-favored German rowers. Join us on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of this story of hope and perseverance during the trials of the Great Depression and in the shadow of the looming war. Check our web site for future titles. The Rowley Public Library is located at 141 Main Street and is fully accessible. For more information, call the library at 978-948-2850. ------------------------------------------------------------ SALISBURY – Between now and Friday, March 23, Donate and drop your unwanted footwear to the Friends of the Salisbury Council of Aging in the bins inside the large white trailer located at the Salisbury Hilton Center, 43 Lafayette Road, Salisbury. All sizes of footwear are appreciated: shoes, sneakers, sandals, and boots. What happens to these footwear items? Wearable shoes are provided to those in need; unwearable shoes are still needed for other recycle purposes. Proceeds from this fundraiser not only cleans out your closet, but also supports the services and activities at the Salisbury Hilton Senior Center. We greatly appreciate your donations. LEGAL NOTICE ROWLEY CONSERVATION COMMISSION In accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act, Mass. G.L. 131, Section 40, as amended, and the Town of Rowley Wetlands Protection Bylaw, a public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm at the Room 1 of the Town Hall Annex at 39 Central Street to consider an Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation application filed by William Herrick Lucia Herrick Realty Trust for identification of regulated wetland resource areas at 548 Wethersfield Street (Map 11, Parcel Lot 4) in Rowley, MA. Arthur Page III, Chair Rowley Conservation Commission LEGAL NOTICE ROWLEY CONSERVATION COMMISSION In accordance with the Town of Rowley Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Bylaw, as amended, a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:45 PM at the Town Hall Annex located at 39 Central Street, to consider a Stormwater Management Permit application filed by TST Realty, LLC for proposed construction of a six residential house lots, driveways, clearing, stormwater facilities, utilities, and associated grading at 180 Central Street (Map 24 Parcel 39, Lots 1- 6). Total site disturbance is approximately 198,295 square feet with 17,054 square feet at a slope greater than 15%. Arthur Page III, Chair Rowley Conservation Commission LEGAL NOTICE ROWLEY CONSERVATION COMMISSION In accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act, Mass. G.L. 131, section 40, as amended, and the Town of Rowley Wetlands Protection Bylaw, a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:00 PM at the Town Hall Annex located at 39 Central Street, to consider a Request for Determination of Applicability application filed by Ranger Engineering & Design, LLC on behalf of O. N. G. Design and Development, LLC, for soil evaluations for septic system location possibly within the DEP Groundwater Protection Area Zone II and Natural Heritage Priority Habitat at 50 Newbury Rd. (Map 5, Parcel/Lot 41) in Rowley, MA owned by Michael J. Hart. Arthur Page III, Chair Rowley Conservation Commission
Community Connections Business Spotlight March 21 - 27, 2018 www.TheTownCommon.com Page For Sale Real Estate • For Sale Win That Home Sports • Sports • Sports By John McCarthy, Rowley Realty With multiple offers coming in in a meaningful way. People to a positive appraisal (you can on a large number of properties Pets, like doing business Animals, with other even sweeten Plus it by writing in some buyers are becoming more people that are just like them what we wrote above) you make and more frustrated as they so it’s important to build that your offer much, much stronger. repeatedly fail to get the house Health rapport with the seller. & Another Fitness However, you must be 100% they want. One buyer told me important thing to do is to talk sure that you can do this or that they have made offers on about just how amazing their you could potentially lose your 7 different homes only to be home is. Never ever try to earnest money deposits. outbid on all of them AND they negotiate in a letter to the seller. Before implementing any of offered over the asking price on The main point in the letter is these suggestions, talk with your 5 of them. They have asked to make the you come alive and REALTOR®, mortgage agent and themselves what they could have tell the seller how beautiful their real estate attorney. Make sure done differently to get the home home is and what a great a fit it that if you are doing anything they wanted. While there is not is for you. that changes the standard terms a perfect solution for how to win 3. Appraisal Difference and conditions in a contract you a bidding war, there are some It’s rare but as strange as this run it by all three professionals. things you can do to make your might sound, just because you They can let you know what may offer look better to a seller. Here offer $50,000 over the asking or may not be appropriate for are a few suggestions: price, doesn’t mean that your any given home purchase. 1. Be Realistic offer will get accepted. Some If you have any questions about If you want the house and sellers will be concerned that this article, real estate in general there are many other offers in the bank or mortgage company or are looking to buy or sell a all likelihood many are going won’t find comparable sales to home please contact me, John to be over the asking price. The justify a price $50,000 over McCarthy at Rowley Realty, 165 number of offers will tell you how asking. To make sure that your Main St., Rowley, MA 01969, much interest there is. Others offer does get accepted and put a Phone: 978 948-2758, Cell 978 who put offers in over the asking clause in the contract that states, 835-2573 or via email at john@ price are valuing the home at “If property does not appraise at rowleyrealestate.com more than what it is listed at. or above the agreed upon price, Are you? If you don’t think it is the buyer is willing to cover the even worth the amount the seller difference up to $20,000 (for Lawn, Lawn, Garden Lawn, Garden & Snow Equipment Equipment is asking why are you making example)”. This gives some an offer? Your REALTOR® can help you by showing you comparable sales. Make an offer that is comfortable for you. If you think the home is worth 10k more than the asking price than offer that. If you find out that the house sold for $1000 more than the asking price and you offered only what the seller was asking you are going to be upset, correct? One thing a former REALTOR® told me, the buyer isn’t overpaying, they are simply catching the house as its value goes up. 2. Letter to the seller Every once in a while a seller will say and act on the idea that “Money isn’t everything, it is more important to us who gets our house” (Yes, this actually does occur). Therefore a letter from the buyer to the seller can be a big help in helping your offer stand out. These personalized letters, can help depending on who receives them and how they are written. The point of the letter to the seller is to show the buyers as human beings, not just names, dates and numbers on a contract. The best letters point out commonalities. For example the buyers may love to go camping. By pointing out their mutual love of camping they can connect with a seller peace of mind to the seller that they will be still be able to close. Check with your REALTOR® and more importantly your mortgage lender to see if this type of clause is feasible or wise in your situation. 4. Contingencies Two standard contingencies in any offer are typically; home inspection and financing. Are you willing to waive a home inspection? Not something that is recommended, however you may tell the seller that you aren’t looking to renegotiate the deal all over again if any minor home inspection issues come up. With the financing contingency, if you have a relationship with your mortgage agent and he/she has all your documentation and told you that all you need is a positive appraisal, put that in the offer. By making the offer only subject Feeds Danvers Farm & Home Seasoned Firewood Coal, Wood Pellets, Fire Blocks Delivery available 978-774-1069 Sales Sales and Service 401 401 Main 401 Main Street (Rt. (Rt. 1A) 1A) Rowley, Rowley, MA 01969 (978) (978) 948-2723 Looking to SELL in 2018? Rowley Realty sold dozens of properties in 2017 in Rowley & surrounding communities, and we would love to help you sell yours this year! If you are looking for experience, exceptional service and knowledge of today’s real estate market with proven success, then you should be contacting Rowley Realty. We have been a local, family-owned real estate business for over 40 years with clients in Rowley and its many surrounding communities. We take pride in the personal interest we take in our clients, and in our commitment to the communities we serve. If you are downsizing, upsizing or moving out of the area, we are here to help you. Call or email John or Pauline, and we will get you started on a successful journey. ROWLEY REALTY 165 Main St., P.O. Box 101, Rowley, MA 01969 Phone 978-948-2758 • Fax 978-948-2454 Sold Single Family Homes Sponsored By: John P. McCarthy, CRS, ABR Cell: 978-835-2573 Office: 978-948-2758 firstname.lastname@example.org Pauline C. 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DPU # 30442 Address, Town Description DOM List Price Sold For Orig Price 89 Asbury St, Hamilton 9 room, 4 bed, 4f 0h bath Cape 10 $309,900 $305,000 $309,900 407 Andover St, Georgetown 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Ranch 27 $369,900 $385,500 $369,900 8 Hoyt Ave, Amesbury 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 75 $359,000 $345,000 $379,000 185 Low St, Newburyport 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Antique 127 $454,000 $454,000 $467,900 147 Leslie Rd, Rowley 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 9 $509,900 $519,000 $509,900 52 Winding Oaks Way, Boxford 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 21 $599,000 $605,000 $599,000 81 Hillside St, Rowley 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 2h bath Colonial 8 $599,900 $620,000 $599,900 53 Winding Oaks Way, Boxford 8 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 80 $609,900 $585,000 $619,900 25 Moseley Ave, Newburyport 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 111 $599,900 $592,500 $629,900 119 Pleasant Valley, Amesbury 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 115 $599,999 $570,000 $639,000 2 Highwood Ln, Ipswich 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 2h bath Contemporary 426 $639,000 $605,000 $639,000 689 Haverhill St, Rowley 10 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 113 $649,900 $649,900 $679,900 22 Lavalley Ln, Newburyport 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 27 $699,900 $695,000 $699,900 320 High St, Newburyport 7 room, 4 bed, 1f 1h bath Antique 48 $789,000 $724,000 $789,000 20 Jackson St, Newburyport 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Craftsman 121 $1,200,000 $1,062,500 $1,200,000 Single Family Listings: 15 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,408.87 Avg. List$: $599,280 Avg. List$/SqFt: $250 Avg. DOM: 87.87 Avg. DTO: 50.07 Avg. Sale$: $581,160 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $244 2017 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.