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I just read this morning that rates are going to be rising, potentially 3 times this year. Of course most people know that this directly involves your new mortgage.  Historically speaking, when rates start rising, there is a rush to home ownership. Buyers are feeling pressured to buy now because ...
First, I am not plaguerizing Scarlett O'Hara!   I used this title because after years of stressing over little things, this phrase has been popping up in my head lately.For those of you who don't know who Scarlett O'Hara is, she is the heroine in the book "Gone with the wind". She is originally v...
I just finished reading Doug Rogers  featured post regarding new Real Estate Agents. If you haven't read it, take a minute to do so. All new Agents need to know what they are getting into.  I did a post about this years ago, but at the time I was somewhat of a new Agent myself and I was most worr...
Anyone who has worked with buyers for any length of time as a Realtor knows the moment they are in the right house! Sometimes it takes months (sometimes longer) and sometimes its the very first house! If it's the first house, it's probably because you discussed completely what and where your clie...
It's hard to find a Builder that will work with you to design your Dream Home, but here in Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut there is one builder that does just that. His name is Tim Rainville and he is the owner of Rainville Builders, LLC.Stonehurst Realty has recently partnered with this co...
Let me start by saying I have never been a fan of Open Houses. Perhaps it's because when I first started out as a Realtor, I was given an opportunity to sit in on one and I was not impressed.   As years have gone by, I have come to realize that my first open house viewing had not been advertised ...
This year I was awarded the NLB for Neighborhood Listing Broker for HUD homes.  I have done HUD homes before but the company that was assigned to manage got reassigned to SAGE. This is normal in the HUD world. I am not sure of the time involved but reassignment happens every couple of years.  I a...
I often hear complaints about other Realtors, but I figured it was just part of the job. Many people dislike Realtors and lately from being online in places like Facebook, I can see why they get some bad impressions.Obviously Realtors are still people. They have not yet been automated. As in any ...
Picture yourself sitting on this farmers porch on a summer afternoon, looking out over your flower garden, pine trees and grass, surrounded by birds chirping and the brush of wind in the pines.As you come down the steps and go around the rear of the house, you notice that the door is open on your...

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