About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.

Plum Island Sewer Woes Being Resolved

The Mayor’s office and the Attorney General’s office have come to a settlement with the Engineering firm that was responsible for oversight during the construction of the Plum Island sewer system.   The CDC Smith Inc. has agreed to pay the City $5.5 million, with $200,000 going to the State.    The … [Read more...]

Selling Plum Island Homes with Bedrooms Not Matching Public Record

Because older homes on Plum Island have evolved from cottages to larger homes, we often find that City records reflect fewer bedrooms than the homeowner has in the house. In many cases, bedrooms have been added and lower levels have been finished without a permit. Selling Plum Island homes with … [Read more...]

Plum Island Flood Insurance

If you live on Plum Island or are looking to purchase a home there, you should become familiar with Plum Island flood insurance options. If you are in a flood zone, you may be required to purchase flood insurance. If you are not in a flood zone, you may still want to purchase a policy for added … [Read more...]

An Overview Of Plum Island Home Casualty Loss Tax Deductions

The federal government provides a tax deduction for property casualty losses. This is an itemized deduction, so applicability depends on the specific finances of a taxpayer. Deductions decrease taxable income and the amount of tax due, and can therefore be useful to a home owner. This blog provides … [Read more...]

Written Agreements For Plum Island House Renovations

House repairs can be stressful. In addition to the important step of hiring a contractor, there are many things you must be conscious of regarding the written contract to perform the work. It is helpful for both you and your contractor to confirm that you are on the same page. Below is overview of … [Read more...]

Plum Island First Time Buyer Information

The real estate buying process can be stressful if you are a first time buyer. The Plum Island first time buyer information below will make it less confusing. Properties are a big financial investment and buyers should enter with as much knowledge as possible. Before Purchasing Request a … [Read more...]

Announcing Our Partnership With Merrimack Valley Habitat For Humanity

Wellsco Realty In Newburyport Partners With Merrimack Valley Habitat For Humanity In keeping with Wellsco’s conviction that supporting the community must be an inherent part of the Wellsco business model, the team at Wellsco has agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from every sale to … [Read more...]

Tips On Negotiating Contracts For Plum Island Properties

Several negotiations occur in the real estate process. It can be intricate and emotional as everyone wants to feel that the result favors them, or is at least a fair give and take. This blog provides tips on negotiating contracts for Plum Island properties. What You Should Think About Before … [Read more...]

For Sale By Owner Dangers Of Over Pricing By Plum Island Sellers

Sellers often think about selling real estate for-sale-by-owner with the sole goal of making more money. History has proven that it can actually cost them more in the end,... for sale by owner dangers of over pricing by Plum Island sellers. Below are a few considerations for sellers before deciding … [Read more...]

Plum Island Buyer Mistakes To Avoid

If you are thinking about buying a home within the next few months, there are specific mistakes that you should avoid as they may affect your ability to obtain a home loan. Below are Plum Island buyer mistakes to avoid. Plum Island Buyer Mistakes To Avoid Major Expenses Lenders review the … [Read more...]