Page 6 www.TheTownCommon.com Letters To The Editor May 16 - 22, 2018 Caring, Compassionate, Dignified Service when you need it most. 14 Independent St., Rowley, MA www.fsrobertsandson.com 978-948-7763 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Sale We Offer: • Personalized and Traditional Funerals • Cremations • Graveside Services • Memorial Services • Advance Planning Options Jeffrey E. Megna, CFSP Owner, Licensed Funeral Director (Type 3) LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Sale Notice is hereby given by New Beverly Auto Clinic Inc.126 Rear Park Street, Beverly, MA, pursuant to the provisions of MA G.L c. 255, Section 39A, that they will sell the following vehicles on or after May 31, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am by public or private sale to satisfy their garage keeper’s lien for towing, storage, and no- 77 Wethersfield St. Community Announcements AMESBURY - Old fashioned Spaghetti Supper & Ice Cream Sundaes! Saturday, May 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury (across from Alliance Park). Spaghetti with homemade Community Connections sauce, meatballs, garlic bread, and salad. Try our ice cream sundaes with homemade brownies. “All you can eat!” Individual $8. Family $28. Take-out available for $9. To benefit Union Congregational Church’s historic 1835 Currier & Ives Meetinghouse overlooking the Merrimack River. Handicapped accessible. Please join us! Plenty of parking. Handicapped accessible. Our events and services are open to all no matter what denomination or religion. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome! Rev. Business Lucy Blood, Minister. 978-388-0631. Spotlight www.amesburyunion.org ------------------------------------------------------------ AMESBURY - Union Church Yard Sale - Saturday, June, 2nd, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 350 Main Street, Amesbury (across Real Estate • For Sale For from Alliance Park) Sale Vendors and good quality items wanted! Rent a space ($10), or a space with one of our tables ($15). Rental fees benefit the preservation of Point Shore’s iconic 1835 Union Church meeting house. Lunch will be available for sale on site. Common sense weather permitting. Rain date: Saturday, June 9th. Drop off yard sale donations at the church, Friday, June 1st between 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. We are an Open and Affirming church. All are welcome! For additional information call Diane Knight: 978-270-9142. www.AmesburyUnion.org Sports • Sports • Sports ------------------------------------------------------------ IPSWICH - Community Yard Sale at the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich on Saturday, June 2 from 9am – Noon. Rent A Space! Sell Your Stuff! Shop For Treasures! Whether you want to sell your stuff or just come and shop for treasures, this popular event is one giant Yard Sale. The Ipswich Community Yard Sale takes place on the Pets, Animals, Plus front lawn of the Ascension Memorial Church at 31 County Street, Ipswich. In case of rain, the Yard Sale will take place indoors at the Boone Hall Gym, also at 31 County Street. Those interested in selling stuff, can rent a space for $20; for another $5, we will supply a table. You keep all your profits. County Street provides great visibility for vendors, and there’s plenty of parking for shoppers in the church parking lot. The Ipswich Community Yard Sale will also include the Health & Fitness Ascension Jewelry Table and Rummage Sale, featuring a whole mix of jewelry, housewares, clothes, toys, books, furniture, tools, sports equipment, and more. Countless treasures await. Contact Ascension for more information or to reserve your space: 978-356-2560. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT - Homeless shelters can be life savers for people who don’t have a place to stay overnight. But for people in Greater Newburyport, the nearest shelter, except for some very cold nights, is at Emmaus House in Haverhill. And it is always full. What is it like to stay in a shelter? Why do some people stay and others don’t? What services are provided? And how do shelters provide a stepping stone to housing security? What does it take to set up and run a shelter? What happens when it is very cold in town; what challenges does temporary sheltering engender? Hear perspectives on these and other questions on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 7 pm at Central Congregational Church in Newburyport. Major Todd Hughes from The Salvation Army will describe his experience during the extreme cold this winter when he opened an emergency shelter for people who had nowhere to go. Leslie Lawrence, Associate Director at Emmaus House, will provide insight into day-to-day life in a shelter, what’s involved in running one, and the ways in which towns like ours can best serve the people who don’t have a place to stay. This is the fifth in a series of community meetings examining homelessness in Greater Newburyport presented by HOPE in Action in conjunction with Pennies for Poverty. Other Notice is hereby given by Rigano’s Towing Service 1081 Fellsway, Malden, MA, pursuant to the provisions of Mass General Laws, Chapter 255, Section 39A, that they will sell the following vehicles on or after May 17, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am by public or private sale to satisfy their garage keepers lien for towing, stor- tices of sale: age, and notices of sale. Vehicles 1. 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer are being stored at Rigano’s Towing Service. VIN# 1GNDT13S052271168 Rowley, MA 2. 01969 2005 Honda Accord VIN# 1. 2012 Toyota Corolla VIN# 1HGCM56875A065118 2T1BU4EE9CC863639 Telephone: 978-948-8696 he 2. 2008 Chevrolet Town 3. 2008 Toyota Corolla Malibu Common VIN# 2T1BR32E88C886644 VIN# 1G1ZG57B68F274750 Fax: 978-948-2564 4. 2009 GMC Sierra 2500 VIN# 3. 1998 Jeep Wrangler VIN# 1GTHK59K49E142253 email@example.com 1J4FY19S1WP705333 Vehicles are being stored at New Beverly Auto Clinic. Signed Signed meetings have explored the YWCA’s annual homeless count, a program in Peabody for housing families, the realities of Basil Rigano Thomas Curran a day shelter in Gloucester, and the challenges educators face in supporting homeless students. The mission of HOPE Owner Owner in Action is to educate our communities about housing-insecurity in our area and to initiate a call for action. All are 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 welcome. There is no admission charge. Bring your questions. Wednesday, May 23, at 7 pm, Central Congregational 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 Church, 14 Titcomb St, Newburyport. ------------------------------------------------------------ ROWLEY - Players born 1999 and later are invited to player registration at Eiras Park, Rowley MA every Sunday until May 27. Players must “reside” in the school districts of; Amesbury, Georgetown, Ipswich, Newburyport, Pentucket and Triton. All registered players will be placed on a summer baseball team. We have several levels of play; Sr. Legion, Jr. Legion and Sr Babe Ruth. All players that are registered timely will be placed on a roster. If unable to attend registration or have additional questions, contact Mike Quinn at 978.364.3468 or firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------ ROWLEY - The Rowley Book Club will be reading A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi on Thursday, June 7. Zeba, an Afghani woman accused of the brutal murder of her husband of 20 years, is in jail while awaiting trial. While there she bonds with the other women imprisoned because of the social rules they have broken. Is that why Zeba is there, or is there more to her story? Yusuf, her Afghan-born, American-raised lawyer, must discover the truth in this moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women. We will have copies May 19th, 20th, June 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th June 11th - 15th OR June 23rd & 24th June 25th* - 29th *If you are still in school, check online for dates available at the library, so stop by to pick one up, then join us for a discussion on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. This is our last meeting of the season, so watch our web site for the announcement of next year’s titles. Our first meeting next fall will be Thursday, September 6. 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 COA - MA Representative James Kelcourse will hold office hours at the Salisbury Senior center, 43 Lafayette Road on Thursday, May 31st from 11AM to 12PM. No appointment necessary. “Honoring Choices” Wednesday, May 16th @ Noon Join Deb Logan of Brookhaven Hospice as she offers up to date health care information on Health Care Proxy, Five Wishes and MOLST. Find out ideas about making personal health care choices for your everyday life. Be active in planning ahead for your comfort and care. Call 978-462-2412 to pre-register. National Grid Fair Friday May 18th 10a – 2p Join us for this informative fair and meet several assistance program experts. You will be able to connect with the resources your family needs, all under one roof, all in one day!! Please call to pre-register 978-462-2412
Community Connections Business Spotlight May 16 - 22, 2018 www.TheTownCommon.com Page For Sale Real Estate • For Sale Buying Real Estate at a Young Age Sports • Sports • Sports By John McCarthy, Rowley Realty Oh to be young again. Wouldn’t up). you are older your time is occupied it be nice to go back and do some Pets, Appreciation: Animals, The value of your with a family Plus and children. When things over again? I remember home changes constantly. A home you are young you have fewer graduating college and wondering is a terfific investment when you are responsibilites and can dedicate why my friend who had recently Health young. Historically & over any Fitness 10-12 some of that time to working on graduated as well was buying a year period your home will increase your new house. You may not be small dumpy single family home in in value. If you live locally and able to do that when you get older. the next town over from where we bought your home when the real Creating equity when you are grew up. I asked him and he said estate market hit bottom, which was young makes fiscal sense. It’s an that his mother was a very successful approximately 2006 by 2016 your opportunity to diversify to gain REALTOR® in town and told him home will have recovered at least rental income and positive cash that real estate was a great investment. to the orginal purchase price and flow, as well as appreciation that I shrugged my shoulders and didn’t will be worth more than what you beats your money sitting in a bank give it much of a thought. (I did bought it for by 2018. You will also account making no interest. Yes, manage to help pay his mortgage off have been paying down the principal there are risks but if you are in it as his tenant for the next two years amount of your mortgage creating for the long haul you will come out though). some equity. ahead. Many look at buying a home as an Bank It: Every financial analyist When you ask people who are asset. Some as a liability. My view will tell you to start saving early. twenty or thirty years older than is that if you are looking to secure a They will tell you to take advanatage you if they would buy real estate at measure of financial security in your of your company 401k match a young age, they’re more than likely future, buy a home at a young age. and put money away into your to say yes. While there are certain Your liabiity (rent) is reduced and retirement. By purchasing a home situations where it makes sense to your monthly cash flow increases you have another way of saving for rent at a younger age, almost anyone (rental income) by choosing to rent retirement. who didn’t buy real estate when they out bedrooms. Building Equity: When you were young will probably tell you By definition buying a home is a buy property at a young age, like they wish they did. liability rather than an asset, as your putting money in the bank, you If you have any questions about these home doesn’t make you money it create equity. There are a number real estate terms, or are looking to buy costs you money (not talking about of people that I know who have or sell a home or real estate in general, a multi family investement property used real estate as their primary please contact me, John McCarthy at here). However, if you don’t own retirement savings. They bought Rowley Realty, 165 Main St., Rowley, a home you are probably renting MA 01969. Phone: 978 948-2758, one, or renting space in one. That Cell 978 835-2573 or via email at is certainly a liablity since you are email@example.com. paying someone else’s mortgage not your own. Lets look at everything invovled with buying a home at a young age. rental properties, collected rent and watched the properties increase in value over time. They weren’t concerned if there was a dip in the market as they were in it for the long haul. Rental Income: There will always be people who want to rent. Always. A great way to earn passive income. Be Free: By purchasing a home when young, you force yourself to Investment: You have to live somewhere Town right? Buying when you Common are young as a form of investment makes terrific sense. If you are young and unattached (no spouse or kids) save and learn responsibilites you you can rent out other bedrooms may not have otherwise if you were and potentially live mortgage free. renting. You learn about the life Can’t do that if you are renting. span of a heating system, hot water Depending on what is needed for heater, roof and what you need to maintainance, taxes and insurance do if anything needs to be fixed or on the house, you could potentially updated. These are all valuable things live with little to no cost due to you will need to know at some point rental income. Historically homes in your life. Knowing these things have appreciated much faster than at an early age can only help. I have inflation. As with any investment said many times that I wish I paid there is risk as the market could take attention during automotive class a downturn. However, if it does, in high school, as I wouldn’t be at you will still have the same monthly the mercy of the mechanic whenver mortgage payment and potential something goes wrong with my car. rental income (although taxes go You are Young: The fact is when Site Work excavation contractorS Septic tankS & SyStem contractorS container Service GREAT OPPORTUNITY! ROWLEY: Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. This one level ranch is located on quiet side street. While this house needs updating it has lots of potential. Windows and heating system have been updated and this property is within walking distance to downtown and elementary school. Easy access to major highways and commuter rail service. $359,900!!! Call Pauline White at 978-314-7341 or email pauline@ rowleyrealestate.com for more information or to arrange a private showing. ROWLEY REALTY 165 Main St., P.O. 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DPU # 30442 Address, Town Description DOM List Price Sold For Orig Price 44 Birchmeadow Rd, Amesbury 5 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 7 $299,900 $290,000 $299,900 15 Cannon Hill Rd Ext, Groveland 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Ranch 23 $350,000 $376,500 $350,000 3 Oak St, Amesbury 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Other 20 $359,900 $359,900 $359,900 9 Unicorn Cir, Amesbury 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 22 $379,900 $385,000 $379,900 22 Warren St, Newburyport 4 room, 2 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 35 $379,900 $379,900 $379,900 9 Hillside Ave, Merrimac 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 70 $419,900 $419,900 $439,900 18 Dove St, Newburyport 5 room, 2 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 27 $459,900 $460,000 $459,900 37 Jeffreys Neck Rd, Ipswich 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Ranch 23 $499,000 $484,000 $499,000 33 Rollins St, Groveland 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Split Entry 12 $534,900 $534,900 $534,900 64 Cunningham Dr, Hamilton 9 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 20 $549,900 $540,000 $549,900 45 Highland Rd, Merrimac 10 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Contemporary 26 $528,900 $505,000 $549,900 9 Poplar Hill Cir, Merrimac 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 265 $569,900 $574,380 $569,900 35 Elmira Ave, Newburyport 10 room, 6 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 152 $575,000 $560,000 $595,000 7 Court Ln, Ipswich 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Contemporary 298 $644,000 $644,000 $644,000 30 Parsonage Ln, Topsfield 10 room, 5 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 171 $669,000 $640,000 $669,000 4 Fox Run Rd, Ipswich 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 29 $699,000 $702,000 $699,000 65 Porter Rd, Boxford 10 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 39 $749,900 $721,500 $749,900 29 Wildwood Dr, Newburyport 10 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 38 $749,900 $733,000 $779,900 6 Powderhouse Ln, Boxford 11 room, 4 bed, 3f 1h bath Colonial 21 $885,000 $875,000 $885,000 Single Family Listings: 19 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,377.95 Avg. List$: $542,305 Avg. List$/SqFt: $248 Avg. DOM: 68.32 Avg. DTO: 39.11 Avg. Sale$: $536,052 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $246 2018 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.