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Posted by Kathryn Early on 1/17/2018

The Northeast and New England are home to some of the most historic estates in the country. If you drive through almost any small town in New England you'll notice houses that proudly wear signs giving the year the home was built, with many dating back to the 1700s. Many of these homes have fortunately been preserved and opened to the public as museums. The area isn't just full of old colonials, either. Mansions in Rhode Island, estates in Vermont, tenement buildings in New York City, and even a few modern feats of architecture in Connecticut sprawl across the region. Here's a list of 10 must-see homes-turned-museums in the Northeast:

1. Mark Twain House, Connecticut

In 1873, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) and his recently wed wife, Olivia began work on their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Twain would go on to live what he described as the happiest and most productive years of his life. The museum holds many artifacts from Twain and his family, including his last pair of spectacles.

2. The Glass House, Connecticut

The Glass House is a 49-acre experiment in modern architecture that lies in New Canaan, Connecticut. The structures on the estate were built in 1949 with industrial age materials like steel and glass (the main house being comprised of glass).

3. The House of Seven Gables, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is mainly associated with the Salem Witch Trials and various pop-culture references that tie it to the supernatural. Most of the witch trials of 1692 involved residents of neighboring Danvers (then Salem Village). The House of Seven Gables was built by a Salem sea captain named John Turner in 1668.

4. Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

As its name suggests, Old Sturbridge village is a reconstructed village that depicts an average New England village in the 1830s. It includes a school, country store, bank, a working farm, and several homes.

5. The Breakers, Rhode Island

The Breakers was constructed as the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1893. It is a gilded age mansion on the ocean that represents the opulence and grandeur of its time.

6. Hildene, Vermont

The home of the Lincoln family built in Manchester, Vermont in 1905. It was constructed by Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln and was excluseively the home of Lincoln decendents until 1975.

7. Jackson House, New Hampshire

The Jackson House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the oldest wood-framed house in New Hampshire. It was built ca. 1664 and has post-Medieval English architectural motifs.

8. Castle Tucker, Maine

Castle Tucker was built in 1807 in coastal Wiscasset, Maine. Visitors are offered a glimpse into the lives of the Tuckers, a well-known shipping family. Economic difficulties meant the home was seldom renovated and one of the most well-preserved Victorian era homes in the region.

9. Tenement Museum, New York

While many homes on the list tell the story of well-to-do families, the NYC tenement museum takes visitors through a multi-floor tenement building that housed over 7,000 working class immigrants.

10. Lyndhurst, New York

Lyndhurst, an estate overlooking the Hudson river in Tarrytown, New York, is an American Gothic revival mansion. It housed many prominent figures including a a New York City mayor and a railroad tycoon.




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Posted by Kathryn Early on 1/16/2018


71 Franklin Street, Derry, NH 03038

Single-Family

$264,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home! Three bedroom "New Englander" style home is ready for a new owner! Located just outside of downtown you will be sure to catch all of the town events and parades after a short walk. Located behind a unique sliding gate, this spacious and fenced in yard has plenty of room to play. Two car detached garage has excellent space for storage and a work bench. Inside you will find a spacious and updated kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless steel gas range, dishwasher and fridge to stay. Located off of the kitchen is a great mudroom or storage area. Office with half bath could also be a play room or guest bedroom. Dining area with built in shelving is open to kitchen. Hardwood through most of the first floor and living room complete the first floor space. Upstairs are three bedrooms and an updated full bath with a classic clawfoot tub. Close to major routes, shopping and dining. You will love living here!
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Posted by Kathryn Early on 1/11/2018

This Single-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $375,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Kathryn Early - Coco, Early & Associates.


82 Lincolnshire Dr, Haverhill, MA 01835

Single-Family

$374,900
Price
$375,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Crescent Farms is where you will find this solid 3-4 bedroom home with a terrific yard and convenient to downtown restaurants, Hunking school, highway and Train station. This home offers a open kitchen dining area. The kitchen is complete with all appliances and breakfast bar. Also on the first floor is a full bath, a living room with wood burning fireplace and either a 4th bedroom or den with a closet and a slider to an oversize deck and above ground pool. The second floor has a full bath and 3 bedrooms including the master and second bedroom both with 3 closets. Other features are central ac, newer windows, vinyl siding, and a nice full basement with a walk out .

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Posted by Kathryn Early on 1/11/2018

This Single-Family in Methuen, MA recently sold for $415,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Kathryn Early - Coco, Early & Associates.


118 Armstrong Ave, Methuen, MA 01844

Single-Family

$399,500
Price
$415,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome home to 118 Armstrong Avenue in Methuen. A DESIRABLE LOCATION less than a mile to Interstate 495, this well-maintained 2002 Colonial offers 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2,200 +/- SqFt of Living Space all on a 10,050 sf (0.23 acre) lot. --- This home features many upgrades including: hardwood floors, HUGE 31 x 14 rear Wood Deck, SPACIOUS cathedral ceiling Master Bedroom with Private Balcony, Ceramic Tile Baths, Lawn Irrigation System, Finished Basement, and Forced Hot Water Baseboard Heating by Natural Gas. --- The first floor offers an eat-in Kitchen, fireplaced Dining & Living Room, Family Room & Full Bath. The second floor offers 3 Bedrooms and a 2nd Full Bath. The Finished Basement offers a 2nd Family Room or Media Room, and a Home Office. The grounds are manicured, including plenty of hardscaping with stone retaining walls and walkways.

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Posted by Kathryn Early on 1/10/2018

If you are selling a home, often, you hear of buyers backing out at the last minute due to financing difficulties or an inspection issue. While less common, it’s also not unheard of for the seller themselves to actually back out of the sale of a home. 


Living in one place for a long time goes along with a strong emotional attachment to that place. Signing a contract, however, does not take into account these strong emotional ties that a seller may have to a home. Once a contract is signed, you have a legal obligation and have shown clear intent to sell the home. This could put you in a serious legal bind as a seller.


What If You’re Having Second Thoughts?


Ideally, before you even sell your home, you’ll have thought the decision through with a clear list of pros and cons. If you didn’t do this for some reason, you may want to sit down and re-examine all of the reasons you wanted to sell your home in the first place. Then, you’ll want to look at all of the reasons that you want to stay in the home. 


Why Do We Move?


Often, people decide to sell heir homes based on life circumstances and needs. If you have changed jobs and found a home closer to your new workplace, backing out of the sale of your home might not be the best idea. Your home may be too big as the kids have grown and you want to downsize. Your family may have outgrown your old home and you need a larger space for everyone to be comfortable. These are all great reasons to move. However, our deep emotional attachments to our homes can sometimes hinder us from seeing this clearly.


You Need A Good Reason To Back Out Of A Sale


Sellers don’t have the same rights as buyers when it comes to buying a home. There is no “grace period” for sellers that will allow them to back out without question. If you do decide that you want to stay, you have the option of buying yourself out. You’ll need to consider what costs the buyer has put into trying to buy your home as well. If the buyer has been deeply inconvenienced by your rescinding of the sale, you could end up paying out quite a bit to get your home back. For this reason, you really, really have to want it for the decision to take your home back to make sense. You could end up needing to reimburse the buyer for things like:


  • Temporary housing rentals
  • Deposits
  • Storage costs
  • Inspection fees
  • Legal fees

Your listing agent is involved in this as well. Not only have you affected another party greatly by your decision not to sell, but you have cost your realtor time and money. They could end up suing you for lost expenses and commission. In other words, backing out of the sale of your home could be a smooth transition, or it could be a really big legal headache.


Read Every Contract


While buying and selling a home requires a lot of signatures, make sure you understand what you’re signing throughout the process. Your contracts could state something that helps to give you an out. A common item on contracts for sellers is “contingent upon seller finding suitable housing.” This would have had to have been present on your sales contract. Another saving clause is “gaining required approval from family members.” 


Buyer’s remorse is still more common than seller’s remorse, but this kind of thing does happen. Just understand what the consequences are before you decide to back out of the sale of your home.







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