Christine Sosa - RE/MAX On The River



Posted by Christine Sosa on 6/22/2017


2 Hill Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

Condo

$675,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Meticulously maintained, beautiful bright Condo with central air, yard and two car garage, just a stone's throw from downtown, train, and beaches! Special attention to detail such as crown moldings throughout, high ceilings and open floor plan, gleaming pine floors in every room. Two oversized en-suite bedrooms on second floor with built ins and great closet space. Master bath features double sinks, tile, and jetted tub. Spacious LR is stunning with gas FP complimented on either side by walls of custom bookshelves. The kitchen has granite counters, tall cabinets, SS, & pantry. Sprawling FR & 3rd BR with Laundry in finished walk out basement. Large trek deck overlooking private fenced in spacious yard w/irrigation system and professional landscaping. Two car garage, with attic storage space - a rare find for downtown Newburyport. This low maintenance living combined with low HOA fees make for the perfect HOME.
Open House
Sunday
June 25 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 2 Hill Street, Newburyport, MA 01950    Get Directions

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Posted by Christine Sosa on 6/19/2017

This Single-Family in Newburyport, MA recently sold for $767,850. This Farmhouse style home was sold by Christine Sosa - RE/MAX On The River.


28 Rear Hill St, Newburyport, MA 01950

Single-Family

$799,000
Price
$767,850
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Newburyport Gem! Ideal location close to Town, Rail Trail, & Commuter Train make this a walker's paradise. Come down the private drive to discover your 2005 built New England Farmhouse. This nearly maintenance free home features front porch, roof deck, and rear trek deck (complete with built in AG heated pool and outdoor shower). Enter into a lovely Foyer and continue on to bright open floor plan living space. Cheerful and spacious kitchen with tons of cabinet space and pantry, living room has gas FP, built-ins, and lots of natural light, a perfect place to relax. First floor Master Suite w/cathedral ceiling, tiled bath w/whirlpool tub, and 2 walk in closets. Large sun room overlooking expansive deck and landscaped yard. Two more large bedrooms and full bath upstairs with access to a mahogany roof deck. Gleaming wood floors are seen throughout. Full walkout basement, attached one car garage,and wonderful neighborhood combine to make this a very special home!

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Posted by Christine Sosa on 6/19/2017

As little as four decades ago, it was common for Americans to know their neighbors. Homeowners and apartment dwellers knew their neighbors on a first name basis. Young children played with neighboring children, engaging in street races, jump rope,stick ball or flag football. Go back generations and you'd see adult neighbors visiting each other's homes, playing cards, sitting lemonade and chatting and laughing on the front porch.

American neighbors have changed so much over the years

It was as if the entire neighborhood was one big family. Today, few Americans know their neighbors first names, let alone take the time to engage in a sincere conversation with their neighbors. Busy schedules, choosing technology over in-person connections and reports of neighborhood crimes are some of the reasons why Americans erect invisible fences and keep neighbors out.

Coming out of the Great Depression, Americans may have sought and found solace in relationships that they developed with their neighbors. A similar shift happened after 9/11. People accepted each other more readily, even turning away from long held prejudices. But, the neighboring effect only lasted a few weeks.

Don't turn your neighbors into strangers

It's not hard to realize the benefits of developing and nurturing healthy relationships with neighbors. Yet, these relationships don't just happen. To create healthy neighborhood relationships, you need to:

  • Speak with neighbors each time that you see them (This means that you don't only speak with neighbors when you want them to do you a favor or when you're on your way to church.)
  • Offer to help neighbors when you the need arrives (For example, you could offer to assist neighbors if they're struggling to carry groceries onto their front porch. You could also offer to help neighbors during weather storms.)
  • Support neighborhood and community initiatives (Examples of this includes attending city council meetings, joining community preservation organizations and attending community festivals and holiday events.)

Support neighbors. Develop healthy relationships with neighbors without over stepping healthy boundaries. Specific boundaries that your neighbors want vary person to person. For example, some neighbors may prefer to keep relationships at a distance. Other neighbors may enjoy chatting each time they see you.

You really don't have to argue and fight with neighbors

To create healthy neighborhood boundaries you can engage in conversations with neighbors when you see each other outside. You can excuse yourself when you notice that neighbors are hurrying to get inside their house or are hurrying to get to an event away from home.

By teaching your children to call before they stop by a neighbor's house, you can prevent your neighbors from feeling uneasy when you happen upon each other. If neighbors know that you won't stop by without calling first, they can feel confident that they can let their hair down while they're at home. They know that neighbors won't stop by unannounced.

To create healthy neighborhood boundaries, you may also have to train your pets. Stop your pets from relieving themselves in neighboring yards. Pick up after you pets if they relieve themselves while you're walking them around the neighborhood.

These boundaries demonstrate to neighbors that you respect them. It's this respect that helps relationships to develop in healthy, rewarding ways.




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Posted by Christine Sosa on 6/12/2017

Having a cat turns a house into a cozy home. The mess they bring with them, however? Not so much. If only they could keep your house as clean as they do themselves. Iíve got six of tips for you today to keep your home clean so you enjoy your catís company without resenting them for the disorder they can create.

1. Start with a little pampering for your feline friend. Groom your cat regularly if not daily to stay on top of shedding fur to ensure it ends up in the trash instead of all over your furniture. You may also want to trim claws regularly or invest in a set of claw caps to prevent your cat from scratching up furniture or snagging on fabrics. 

2. Vacuum your carpets, drapes, and furniture weekly to prevent hair from building up on every possible surface. You may even want to vacuum high traffic areas a few times a week to maintain your carpetings condition. Investing in a handheld vacuum is a great way to easily swoop in on messes throughout the week without lugging your main vacuum out several times a week. 

3. Dusting regularly is also ideal to cut down on fur and dander from building up on surfaces. Dusting one room per day is an easy way to stay on top of the chore. Keeping a microfiber cloth tucked away in each room makes it even easier to get the job done and keep surfaces clear of debris.

4. Wipe down counters and tables regularly with disinfectant. While you canít guarantee your cat isnít strolling over your counters when you arenít looking and wiping surfaces down at least daily ensures they are clean. Keep germs at bay especially from paws that may have just recently left the litter box by keeping disinfectant on hand at all times.

5. The litter box. The source of the most dreaded of cat messes. Obviously, scooping daily and doing a full clean out every two weeks cuts down on odor. But putting a litter mat underneath the litter box catches litter outside the box right away and prevents your cat from tracking it throughout the house. Some clever placement can also keep cat litter from finding itís way throughout the house. Place the box in the furthest corner from the door and in a low traffic area.  

6. Clean up hairballs asap. Pick up solid messes with a towel and scrape any excess off with a butter knife. Youíll also want to use an enzyme based odor neutralizer to prevent odors from settling into carpeting. Grooming your cat regularly is a not only a great way to keep hair from clinging to every surface as mentioned in tip number one but also prevents hairballs from happening in the first place.

Owning a cat is such a rewarding experience. The messes they leave behind, however, can feel anything but. With a regular cleaning schedule and the right tools, you can keep a tidy home in a manageable way so you can get back to snuggling up with your cat faster.




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Posted by Christine Sosa on 6/9/2017


2 Hill Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

Condo

$675,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Meticulously maintained, beautiful bright Condo with central air, yard and two car garage, just a stone's throw from downtown, train, and beaches! Special attention to detail such as crown moldings throughout, high ceilings and open floor plan, gleaming pine floors in every room. Two oversized en-suite bedrooms on second floor with built ins and great closet space. Master bath features double sinks, tile, and jetted tub. Spacious LR is stunning with gas FP complimented on either side by walls of custom bookshelves. The kitchen has granite counters, tall cabinets, SS, & pantry. Sprawling FR & 3rd BR with Laundry in finished walk out basement. Large trek deck overlooking private fenced in spacious yard w/irrigation system and professional landscaping. Two car garage, with attic storage space - a rare find for downtown Newburyport. This low maintenance living combined with low HOA fees make for the perfect HOME.
Open House
Sunday
June 11 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 Hill Street, Newburyport, MA 01950    Get Directions

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