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WHAT'S INSIDE Anna Jaques Hospital Welcomes Internist Dr. Lydia Jeffcoat Page 2 Ask Your Local Expert Page 2
Time to Learn Something New
NEWBURYPORT – Long before television was invented to broadcast into our homes programs like those on the Public Broadcasting Network or the History Channel, communities would hold lyceums where residents would gather to listen to speakers. Intellectuals such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and later political and social leaders like a young Abraham Lincoln or novelist/ humorist Mark Twain would enthrall education-starved adults. The first lyceum here, according to local historian Ron Irving, was held at the Market House, which
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Business has picked up on both sides of the Merrimack River now that the Hines Bridge is reopened.
By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– stood where the Firehouse is. The lyceums would later move to the new Town Hall building in 1850. The lyceum movement, which featured lectures, dramatic performances, class instructions and debates, contributed significantly to the education of the adult American in the 19th Century. The movement died out in the 20th Century. But for the last decade, Newburyport area residents have seen a revival of the educational lyceum. Many residents have benefited from the Newburyport Adult & Community Education Photo by Stewart Lytle program, a descendant of the old Many of the courses are held at night at the Newburyport High School. Continued on page 3
Bridge Reopening Brings Business Back REGIONAL – When the Hines Memorial Bridge was reopened this month, state Rep. Michael Costello, D-Newburyport, said he was pleased that traveling once again across the Merrimack River among the cities of Amesbury, Newburyport and Salisbury would be much easier. And he noted that the businesses close to the bridge are happy to have many of their customers back now that the span is completed. He singled out Leary’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Newburyport and Fowler Chiropractic in Amesbury as two businesses that would benefit from the rebuilt bridge. “They’ve been very patient,” Costello said. Todd Baltich, owner of Leary's, said the popular wine and liquor store has already
By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– seen a “significant” increase in sales since the bridge reopened. Leary's is celebrating with a 20 percent off wine sale, called “The Bridge is Back” sale. “The storm clouds have parted and the sunshine is once against shining on us,” Baltich said. Robert Bentley with REMAX residential real estate is equally happy. Not only does having the bridge back cut about 20 minutes off every trip from his Market Square oﬃce in Newburyport he makes to visit the houses he is selling in Amesbury and Salisbury, but the increased bridge traﬃc has brought much higher visibility to several properties he is selling on either side of the Hines Bridge. “The calls have really picked up,” he said. Bentley, who owns the Web site, www.newburyport.com, just
sold a seven-bedroom, 4,600square-foot home with a private road to the river for about $1.2 million. Also on the Newburyport side of the bridge, he has a home on Deer Island for sale. And across the river, he has sold seven of nine lots in a new subdivision. Gary and Rose DuGrenier of Amesbury, the closest neighbors to the bridge, have mixed feelings about the bridge reopening. It makes getting across the river much faster and they no longer have to put up with the construction noise. But the DeGreniers enjoyed the 20month respite they had from the sound of vehicles crossing the bridge day and night. The bridge, renamed for 1st Lt. Derek S. Hines, a Newburyport Continued on page 3
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NEWBURYPORT, Mass. --- Anna Jaques Hospital announces the relocation of internal medicine specialist Lydia Jeffcoat, MD. Dr. Jeffcoat will join respected internal medicine specialists Kay A. Ficht, MD and William G. Jackson, MD; and Nurse Practitioners Melissa A. Mahoney, ANP-BC, and Anja J. Comeau, FNP-BC. Feature Your Business Here! Located at the Newburyport Medical Center, Coastal Medical Associates provides comprehensive care for adults. Dr. Jeffcoat is clinically interested in women’s health issues as well as fitness and nutrition. She is known If your business would benefit from being throughout the Merrimack Valley for her warm bedside manner is considered one of the area’s finest primary featured here, then call Greg, Project Manager, at The Town Common. 978-948-8696 care physicians. “It is a unique experience to return to the place where I began my career as a physician almost 20 years ago,” said Dr. Jeffcoat. “Anna Jaques offers an experience that is the best of both worlds for my patients – technology and expertise, as well as a warm and caring environment. Newburyport is a wonderful community where I can actively engage my patients in their health care.” Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jeffcoat earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She completed both her internship and residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Her professional aﬃliations include the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. Dr. Jeffcoat will see patients after September 4, 2012. Coastal Medical also offers convenient walk in hours for sick visits Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 9:00am. Appointments can be made by calling (978) 465–0635. Coastal Medical Associates is located at the Newburyport Medical Center, next to Anna Jaques Hospital: One Wallace Bashaw Jr. Way, Suite 2003, Newburyport, MA 01905. Free and ample parking is available in front of the building. For more information, visit http://www.coastalmedical.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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to rebuild after a barge hauling new span is almost four feet native killed in 2005 while electrical parts for National Grid wider than the one it replaced. serving with the 319th Airborne hit it, knocking the northern pier The sidewalks were widened too Field Artillery Regiment in out of alignment. by more than two feet to comply Afghanistan, connects with the Americans With Amesbury to Newburyport Disabilities Act. via Deer Island and then the Newburyport Mayor Chain Bridge. It had been Donna Holaday said it closed since November 2010 was unfortunate that the as the original bridge was construction took longer torn down and replaced it than MassDOT had with a new foundation and expected. But she said she superstructure. was glad the engineers were The original schedule was able to correct the gear to reopen the bridge at the problem promptly. beginning of the summer. But “I’m very, very pleased that construction was delayed by it’s reopened,” Holaday said. the environmental permitting Amesbury Mayor Thatcher process. And the bridge failed Kezer said the bridge’s Photo by Stewart Lytle its initial tests, which required reopening brings back a The new bridge consists of a sense of normalcy to his city. engineers to re-configure the four-span superstructure with gears that operate the bridge. “It’s great that we have a new The new bridge, originally built two fixed approach spans and bridge that will last us for many in 1966, cost about $34 million two pivoting middle spans. The years to come,” Kezer said.
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lyceums. The program, a part of the Newburyport Public Schools, is a combination of evening continuing education classes, which teach everything from palates to Italian, and a daytime speakers series that covers a wide variety of erudite topics. The topics range widely on topics such as Ludwig Beethoven's musical journey and French cave paintings. “From foreign languages to physical fitness, from arts and crafts to computer science, Newburyport Adult & Community Education has something wonderful just waiting for you,” the program web site says. The program is self sustaining and takes no tax dollars away from the education of children. The program's budget is funded primarily from course fees. Additional funding comes from the Newburyport Five-Cent Savings Bank. And the program's web site solicits small donations through a Friends program. Vicki Hendrikson, who is one of the co-chairs of the Newburyport Literary Festival each spring, is the director of the program. “Continuing to learn through adulthood exercises the mind, keeps it agile and fit. It is also a great tonic for the spirit! When times are challenging, learn something. There’s nothing quite like it,” Hendrickson wrote in an email. Since it was re-started in March of 2003, the program has offered more than 4,500 area residents some 2,700 classes. Most of the classes are conducted in the schools. One interesting exception is the Fun Learning French class. French native Anne-Frederique
McCoy offers eight two-hour classes in French, where speaking the language is more important than learning the mechanices of it. And better yet, the classes are held at the downtown pub, the Grog. There are also courses in basic Spanish as well as Italian. If you have ever wanted to learn to play guitar, now's your chance. The program also offers the chance to join exercise classes, including “Shake Your Soul” yoga dance, general fitness classes and for the person looking for something exotic, a Middle Eastern Dance class, which one would assume includes Belly Dancing. Class goers can sharpen their skills on the computer or with a digital camera. One can learn to play bridge. There are painting classes and one to learn how to stamp jewelry and do metalsmithing. For the writer and wouldbe writers, there are numerous choices. One can learn to write children's books, which is the fastest growing segment (and maybe the only growing segment) of the fiction market. There are writers workshops, classes on how to publish and market your own books, how to publish an electronic book and classes to learn to write at all. The Lifelong Learning Lyceum is designed for those who can participate in daytime programs and want to participate in “academically challenging courses,” Hendrickson said. “The primary audience, who previously had to travel to college campuses to find this level of classes, can now take classes in Newburyport,” she wrote in an email. This lyceum does not bring in outside celebrity speakers, but
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ORVILLE GIDDINGS BAND TO CLOSE CASTLE HILL CONCERT SEASON The Orville Giddings Band will perform at the final outdoor concert of the season at Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich on Thursday, August 30, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Castle Hill gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Space is limited and the gates will close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only-$30/car or $20/car for members of The Trustees of Reservations. There is a 6 person per car maximum; each additional passenger will be charged $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5. Weather cancellations (if necessary) will be announced by 3:00 p.m. concert-day. Visit www.thetrustees.org or call 978.356.4351 for more details.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING Join our experienced leaders in a search for avian activity in the Newburyport/ Plum Island area. For beginners and birders of all skill levels. Does not meet on September 22. Saturdays, September 1, 8, 15, and 29, 9:00-11:30 am Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Adults $10; Children ages 8 and up $7. No preregistration required. Call 978-462-9998 for information about
August 29 - September 4, 2012 additional programs and events, or visit BY KAYAK the Web site at www.massaudubon. An all-day trip for experienced org/joppaﬂats. kayakers. Shuttle out to the Isles of Shoals for a paddle to see wildlife. FIRST SATURDAY On-deck barbecue lunch included. Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main Cosponsored by Plum Island Kayak. Street, Ipswich, in conjunction with Sunday, September 2, 7:00 am - 5:00 North of Boston Convention and pm Meet at Plum Island Kayak, 92 Visitors Bureau’s Escapes North Merrimack St, Newburyport. $170. program, participates in 17th Century Preregistration is required. Call 978Saturdays on the first Saturday of 462-9998 for information about every month through October. This additional programs and events, or visit program lets visitors enjoy an aspect of the Web site at www.massaudubon. 17th century colonial life. See progress org/joppaﬂats. made on the authentic reproduction 1657 Alexander Knight House INTRODUCTION TO where volunteers are working hard to BIRDWATCHING complete this house using all period Get the basics on field identification, tools and construction methods. birding locations, and field guides. Ongoing over the summer, Plimouth Start an exciting, lifelong learning Plantation volunteers will apply thatch experience! Sunday, September 2; to the roof. September 1st Price: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Meet at the Demonstration free; Whipple House Joppa Flats Education Center, One tour $7; both Heard and Whipple Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. House tours $10. $42. Preregistration is required. Call 978-462-9998 for information about BACK TO THE BEAN additional programs and events, or visit Bethany lodge will host their monthly the Web site at www.massaudubon. "Back to the Bean" ham and bean org/joppaﬂats. supper with all the home made sides and refreshments, Saturday September LIGHTHOUSE OPEN HOUSE 1st from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Masonic Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Hall at 31 Green Street, Newburyport Lighthouses, a chapter of the American MA 01952 dinner will be followed by Lighthouse Foundation, will host an a Masonic Installation Cerimony at open house at Portsmouth Harbor 6:30. Lighthouse in New Castle, NH, on Sunday, September 2, from 1:00 to SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd 5:00 p.m. The open houses continue every Sunday through Columbus Day ISLES OF SHOALS ADVENTURE weekend in October. No reservations
are needed; the guided tours are on a first come, first served basis. Children under 42 inches tall are not permitted to climb to the top, and adults are not permitted to carry children up the stairs. Visitors are invited to climb to the lantern room to enjoy the magnificent view at the mouth of the Piscataqua River and to see the 19th century lens up close. The tours take around 30 minutes. Volunteers will tell visitors about the history of the light station, and there will be souvenirs for sale. There are 44 stairs and a 7rung ladder to the lantern room. Flat shoes (not sandals or ﬂip-ﬂops) are strongly recommended to climb to the top. The suggested donation to climb the lighthouse is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Visitors should park outside the gate to Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor and walk to the lighthouse. For more information, visit www. portsmouthharborlighthouse.org. LANTERN FESTIVAL In the Asian tradition, we will remember families and friends and make wishes for the future. Come decorate, light, and ﬂoat lanterns at dusk. *Bring a picnic supper, chair or blanket. *Enjoy live performances. *Decorate your lantern with a special message. Calligraphers and decorating materials will be available. September 2nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM www.ocawareness. org The Bartlett Mall, Frog Pond, Newburyport (978) 225-6700
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AMESBURY – Cooking with Anna for Teens - Come meet cookbook author Anna Tourkakis. This is an interactive program where Anna will show you how to make Panzanella Italian Bread salad, Asian chicken “A New England Favorite Since 1950” lettuce wrap and crepes filled with fruit and chocolate Nutrella Spread. All of the food will be provided so that Boiled Lobster * Steamed Clams you can make your own delicious meal. Copies of her book Delicious Simplicity is available to check out in Fried & Baked Seafood * Sandwiches the Teen Non Fiction section at the library. Anna is a nutrition counselor and teacher. She teaches part time Open Every Day from at North Shore Community College. The program is Saturday, September 29 at 2:00 in the Teen Lounge at Call Ahead Apr 1st - Nov 15th Route 286, Seabrook Beach, NH the Amesbury Public Library. Registration is required. Program is for ages 12-18. This program is funded Open Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays Take Out Nov 15th - Apr 1st through Amesbury Youth Funding. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - Lake Attitash 2nd annual Family Fun Day and Watershed Festival will be held at Camp For Bauercrest on Saturday 8th September noon to 4:00 pm. Lake Attitash Association is putting on its 2nd Sale • to 4:00 pm. There will be great annual Family Fun Day at Camp Bauercrest on September 8th from noon music from the Jump Street Band and The StrungOut Playboys featuring Tony Gallo, planned kids activities from noon to 2:00 pm, all kinds of sports including swimming in an Olympic size pool, a bouncy house, dunk tank, slip ‘n slide and more. There will be food for purchase from Maggie Sundae and Tropical Hot Dog. Plus pizza will be available for purchase donated by Tony G’s,•DeLeo’s and Papa Ginos. Admission is $5 for children • Facebook.com/seabrookfleamarket (age 3 – 16), $10 for adults with a $30 maximum per family. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket, sporting gear (bats, balls, and gloves), swimsuits, kites and frisbees. All proceeds from Family Fun Day go towards Lake Attitash restoration. Lake Attitash Association thanks the following sponsors for 920 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, Nh (Route 1) supporting this event: Academy Insurance, Peter and Gisele Ackerman, Amesbury Industrial Supply Co. Inc., ARC Technologies, BNI, Camp Bauercrest, DeLeo’s Pizza - Merrimac, Dr. Matthew D. Foley & Associates Located Across From Seabrook, Jump Street Band, Papa Gino’s – Amesbury, Tony G’s Pizza & Deli – Amesbury. Information about this event can be obtained by visiting the Lake Attitash Association website at www.lakeattitash.org. -----------------------------------------------------------GROVELAND –ICE CREAM STAND SPECIAL: Build a Sunday...Toppings Free! Monday nights are motorcycle nights....show of your bike, meet others! Keep an eye out for our Kid's Weekend, Bouncy House, Pony Rides, and more! 918 Salem St., Groveland, MA (978) 372-5558 - Ice Cream Stand Open 1 - 9 Open year-round Saturdays and Sundays DAILY -----------------------------------------------------------(FREE ADMISSION) Call: (978) HAMPTON Hampton’s Epic Oriental Rugs offers New England's largest selection of fine new and antique 380-0019 9AM to 6PM oriental rugs. Menashe Cohen has been in the business for the over 25 years. FREE APPRAISAL MONTH Through September 23rd 10 - 5 PM. Over 25 years of experience, third generation in the business. Bring Life’s Questions. Many. any oriental rug(s) for this appraisal month. A rare opportunity for you to get all the information you always wanted..... the verbal appraisal would include the following info: the origin of your rug(s) , age, the story Life’s answer. jesus christ. behind the design, structure, materials, dyes, and most importantly the value of your rug(s). If your rug(s) coMe and see... it is true...! are too large to bring over, please call us , we can arrange an "in home appraisal service" * Epic Oriental ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Rugs offers the following services: Hand washing, repair, restoration, moth proofing, appraisals, and yes we Crossroads Community Church guarantee to take your rug in trade! * We look forward to seeing you...Epic Oriental Rugs, 597 Lafayette Rd, God’s Heart & Hands in Our Community and Beyond Hampton NH, TAX FREE, 603 601 6811, epicorientalrugs.com. *There would be a small charge for the in God’s Heart & Hands In Our Service, Community And Beyond Contemporary Worship Sundays, 11:00 AM home appraisal service. *Trade in guide lines, A Rug can be traded for the same size or larger. Contact: Bob Davidson, Manager IPSWICH - 15th Annual Golf-----------------------------------------------------------79 Turnpike Rd/Route 1, Project Ipswich, MA 01938 Classic - Join the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts in a round (Tri-City Sales plaza, n. of • Linebrook Rd) email@example.com 978-948-8696 of golf at Turner Hill in Ipswich, MA. The highly-rated golf club will host the 15th Annual Golf Classic IpswichNazarene.org ~ 978-356-1800 which includes lunch, dinner, awards, and a silent and live auction. September 10, 2012 11:30 AM-6:00 PM 77 Wethersfield Street, Rowley, MA 01969 Participants and sponsors can register and purchase raffle tickets at http://american.redcross.org/site/Calendar www.thetowncommon.com ?id=102840&view=Detail or calling 978-922-2224. Event supports funding for the Northeast Massachusetts chapter that provides disaster relief to victims on the North Shore. -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - The Ipswich Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Moonlight Cruise out of Gloucester harbor on Saturday Sept. 8, 2012. There will be music by Ross DJ, a catered buffet, and cash bar. This event will be a fun networking opportunity and will benefit the Chamber Scholarship Fund for Ipswich High School. The boat has a capacity for 140 and will push off from the Gloucester House Restaurant at 6:30 pm. We will return to the dock at 9:30 pm. The tide is right for a cruise thru the river and around Cape Ann. Rough seas will keep us in the harbor. The cost is $30 per person. You can make reservations thru Lisa Shanko at TD Bank (978-463-7114) or Bob McNeil at Ipswich Ford (978-356-2916). -----------------------------------------------------------MERRIMAC – The Merrimac Lions Club will be holding its 31st year, “GIANT FLEA MARKET” on Saturrday, September 29th, from 7am to 3pm at First Student, Inc. 123 West Main Street, Merrimac, MA. Spaces are $15 for a 10 ft frontage or 2 spaces for Community $25. Gates will open 5am for dealers. Sorry, Only Lions Club The North Shore’s Largest Independent Newspaper food and beverages are allowed to be sold. First come basis. Bring your own tables and chairs. Free Parking.
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adults $25, students $15; children under 12 are free. Families are encouraged to attend. The maximum family admission price is $50. To learn more about the group, visit www.masskenya.org. or email masskenya@gmail. com. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Three years ago, the YWCA, in collaboration with the Unitarian Church, introduced the initial Stir the Pot initiative: providing local families in need with fresh fruits/vegetables from community member's own gardens or weekly CSA distribution. Thanks to those community members that donated a portion of their "crops" to the cause, over 2000 pounds of healthy food has been delivered to the YWCA residence programs, Kelleher Park Tenant Building and local area food banks. This year, we plan to expand our deliveries to include the Sullivan Building that provides housing for seniors in our community. Can you find time to make at least a few (hopefully many) contributions of fresh vegetables this summer? That is all it takes and it really does help. And, tell all your friends about this program. www.ywcanewburyport.org Just bring your vegetables to the YWCA Greater Newburyport, 13 Market Street, from 7 AM - 7 PM Monday - Thursday. Go to the front deck and tell the person you are making a donation for the Stir the Pot program. The YWCA will take care of the rest. Thanks in advance for your support. For more information contact Ellie Davis, 978-465-9922 ext. 15 or edavis@YWCAnewburyport.org -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Valley Tree of Groveland recently donated its services to remove three hazardous trees, grind tree stumps and clear overhanging branches from the playground area at the new YWCA Children’s Center which will open September 4th at the YWCA’s new branch location on Pond Street in Newburyport behind the CVS. Nicholas Bruno, Mike Boulanger, and Rick Pike from Valley Tree spent a day cutting and clearing and hauling away the debris in order to improve the safety of the area and to brighten what will be a multi-faceted play area. Valley Tree of Groveland has been serving the North Shore for forty years with safety and customer satisfaction as company priorities. Valley Tree is active in the tree care industry carrying industry certifications and memberships with the Tree Care Industry Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association and MA Tree Wardens and Forrester’s Association – to name just a few! Valley Tree is also a member of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. “We are so grateful to Valley Tree for donating their time and expertise to help us update the outside of our new child care center,” commented John Feehan, executive director of the YWCA Greater Newburyport. Our new Children’s Center provides us an opportunity to provide licensed child care to infants, toddlers, preschool children and their parents. The outdoor space is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn and grow while they play and explore. Our program offers a sliding fee for working families and promotes the mission and values of the YWCA Greater Newburyport.” For more information, please contact Nicole Brennan at 978-465-9922 x 22 -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - The All-Scout Paper Drive will be held on Saturday, September 8th from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. behind the First Congregational Church of Rowley on Main Street. The scouts will be collecting newspapers, books and magazines. The Boy Scouts will be collecting redeemable bottles and cans. The Boy, Cub and Girl Scouts of Rowley thank you very much for helping to keep Scouting active in Rowley. The paper drives are held the second Saturday of odd numbered months. If you have any questions please call George Pacenka at (978) 948-7918. Non-perishable items…including diapers, paper towels, toilet paper will also be collected at this time for the Rowley Food Pantry. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Computer classes for seniors return to Rowley Library - Carol Soucy will reprise her popular basic computer classes for seniors this September at the Rowley Library, 141 Main St. on three consecutive Thursday mornings, September 13, 20, and 27 from 8:30 – 10 am. Students will learn about windows, files and folders, email and the Internet. They should be comfortable using a keyboard and mouse. Call 978-948-2850 for more information or to register. Space is limited. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Star Party at Rowley Library - On Thursday September 13 the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club will present a free program at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St., at 6:30 pm. Participants will learn about stargazing and the planets and constellations in the night sky, then have a chance to look through telescopes and see the stars up close. This program is appropriate for all ages. Continued on page 14
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Although it doesnâ€™t happen often, sometimes when the value of a home is driven upward due to any number of reasons (competing offers, â€œhave to have itâ€? outlook from a buyer, a â€œsellerâ€™s marketâ€? etc.) the bank or mortgage appraisal canâ€™t find comparable sales in the area, therefore the appraisal comes in low. In a buyerâ€™s market prices are soft or falling and in a sellerâ€™s market the sales prices inflate. In both cases sellers and buyers are concerned that this brings a low appraisal. This happened recently in one of our transactions. Why Do Low Appraisals Happen? â€˘ Multiple Offers driving the home price up. â€˘ Fewer buyers and high inventory. â€˘ A large number of foreclosure or short sales in the area with no other comparable sales to use. â€˘ Underwriter doesnâ€™t account for lack of sales in normal market. â€˘ Overpricing by the seller. â€˘ Appraiser is not familiar with the area. â€˘ Buyer receives cash back from the seller which is not reflected in the inflated sale price. Solutions Although the natural reaction for both sides is to panic if the appraisal comes in low that isnâ€™t necessary. Both sides have options to make sure the deal happens: â€˘ Buyer can make up the difference in cash. The fact that the appraisal came in low doesnâ€™t necessarily mean the lender wonâ€™t lend to you. They may however require that you put more money up at closing and/or you pay Personal Mortgage Insurance (PMI) depending on the amount you were putting down. â€˘ The seller can lower the price. Assuming that there was no valuation mistake by the seller (the home was overpriced) this is generally the best solution. It obviously makes the buyer happy and the lender is satisfied. Allowing the buyer to walk away doesnâ€™t guarantee the seller that the second buyer won't receive a low appraisal, not to mention the time and trouble it takes to sell the property again. â€˘ The seller can offer to carry a second mortgage for the difference.
Not a common or popular option but if the buyer really wants the home but cannot come up with the difference in cash, the seller refuses to lower the price than making payments or a lump sum payment at a later date to the seller is an option. â€˘ Order a second appraisal. Either the seller or the buyer can pay for the second appraisal. Sometimes the second appraisal will come in higher than the first, especially if the first appraiser was inexperienced or made mistakes. Plan on going to a second lender and starting all over with approval process as once the first lender has a low appraisal in hand the water has been muddied and canâ€™t be cleaned. â€˘ Supply a list of comparable sales. We typically provide a list of comparable sales to the appraiser, that appraiser may or may not be familiar with them. If your REALTOR is familiar with the area he/she can shed light on why a particular home is comparable that may not show up on the listing sheet. For example, the home undergoing the appraisal may be near a busy road and a home a comparable home valued at slightly less may be on a cul de sac. This could raise the value of that home in the eyes of the appraiser and make it a comparable sale. Also a list of pending sales and what they are selling for (if you know) doesnâ€™t hurt. Listing agents do not have to disclose the sales price, but many are happy to help out because they could find themselves in the same situation. â€˘ Cancel the transaction. Most purchase and sale documents have a loan contingency. If the appraisal comes in low, the buyer does not qualify to buy the property and therefore cannot get a loan. As a buyer, make sure there is some provision in the contract that allows you to cancel the contract and require the seller to release the earnest money deposits. If there is a buyer and seller willing to get the deal done and good advice and options are provided to each side than a deal can get done, which is what happened with our sale. Thank you. If you have any questions about this article, real estate in general or are looking to buy or sell a home
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