ri real estate: Low to No Inventory in Riverside, Rumford & East Providence, RI - 05/17/13 02:15 AM
Low to No Inventory in Riverside, Rumford & East Providence, RI
 

 
 
Low to no inventory in Riverside, Rumford & East Providence, RI.
While working with sellers in my area I've educated them in the way of the Spring 2013 market. We've seen short sales and foreclosures largely decline, and sellers are S L O W L E Y coming back into the market. Homes that are priced correctly for the market are receiving multiple offers. Homes that are in good condition are selling in a matter of days (even hours!). 
As of today we have a total … (0 comments)

ri real estate: Rhode Island Housing Numbers Continue To Rise In March 2013 - 04/25/13 11:43 PM
Rhode Island Housing Numbers Continue To Rise In March 2013
 

Warwick, RI,April 26, 2013 - The median price of single family home sales rose nine percent in March from a year ago, to $190,000 according to statistics released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. The single family median sales price has also increased from month to month since January, when it was $175,000.
The price increase was accompanied by a drop of two percent in the number of homes sold. The number of homes available for sale decreased by 16 percent and the number of pending sales  - or … (0 comments)

ri real estate: A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words - 04/11/13 10:16 PM
 
 
A PICTURE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS
 
Here's a snapshot of the Bristol, RI housing market since May 2012 up to now.
 
 

 
The median list price in April for single family homes in Bristol is $369,900. The list prices dropped by -1.88% from the previous month.
The price per square foot for listings in this area is $215.
The median sale price in January for single family homes is $205,000. The sale prices dropped by -33.34% from the previous month.
 

 
 
The number of active listings in Bristol increased by 23.8% … (0 comments)

ri real estate: What happened to the Spring real estate market in Riverside, RI? - 04/10/13 12:28 AM
What happened to the Spring real estate market in Riverside, RI?
 
 What happened to the Spring real estate market in Riverside, RI?
It hasn't shown up yet. Last year at this time there were For Sale signs popping up like daffodils all over my neighborhood. Every time I drove around Riverside new signs were appearing weekly. 
Now I know last years winter wasn't really a winter at all. We had balmy weather into January. The market was sluggish to say the least last year, but houses were going up for sale in February & March.
This year 2013 not … (2 comments)

ri real estate: Lower Inventory & Higher Prices In East Providence, RI 02914 - 04/03/13 04:11 AM
Lower Inventory & Higher Prices In East Providence, RI 02914
 

 
The median list price in April for single family homes in East Providence is $188,888. The list prices increased by 2.4% from the previous month.
The price per square foot for listings in this area is $127.
The median sale price in December for single family homes is $149,000. The sale prices dropped by -17.22%from the previous month.
 

The number of active listings in East Providence dropped by 20.3% from the previous month.
The median number of days active properties have been listed is 79. This is significantly shorter than the national average.
 

The … (0 comments)

ri real estate: Rhode Island Housing Numbers for February 2013 - 03/28/13 07:05 AM

Rhode Island Housing Numbers For February 2013
 
Warwick, RI, March 28, 2013 - Rhode Island's single family home sales showed double digit price appreciation from a year earlier in February, with median price rising from $170,000 to $189,500. February marked the fifth consecutive month of increasing prices.
While median price rose 12 percent, sales activity seems to be slowing, rising just two percent last month from February, 2012. Sales under contract but not yet closed, considered by many to the most current market indicator, were down one percent. The supply of homes for sale dropped 18 percent from the prior year, … (2 comments)

ri real estate: How To Sell Your Home Quickly - 02/27/13 08:06 PM
 
How To Sell Your Home Quickly
No homeowner wants to have his or her house languish on the market for months. When it comes time to sell it, you want to make a deal as quickly as possibly to get on with your life. You can sell your home quickly without losing your shirt. Read on and we will look at several steps you can take to replace the “for sale” sign with a “sold” sign.
Pricing Declining home values across the nation have stabilized, at least in most markets. In some areas of the country prices are on the … (5 comments)

ri real estate: Home Inspections vs Home Warranties - 02/25/13 08:44 PM

Home Inspections vs. Home Warranties
Is there confusion on the part of your buyers and sellers on home inspections and home warranties? Let us define both and provide some items for consideration.
Home inspections are a snapshot of the condition of the property on the day of the inspection. The purpose of the home inspection is to provide an unbiased 3rd party assessment of the home's condition. The home inspection enables the buyer or seller to make an educated decision on the purchase or sale of the home. Home inspectors range in experience, knowledge, and quality. They are generalists, not experts. … (2 comments)

ri real estate: 5 Tips For Staging Your Home To Get The Best Price - 02/20/13 10:35 PM
5 Tips For Staging Your Home To Get The Best Price
While reading this article I thought here are some great tips for sellers putting their houses on the market. The author Carmen Guzlas is a writer/manager for Movato.com and wrote this article for RealtyBizNews.com, which is a daily real estate newletter I receive via email. So I decided I'd share Carmens article and her valid tips on staging your home to get the best price.
 
Taking the time to stage your home before you show it can help you to significantly increase the final sales price. Staging your home … (3 comments)

ri real estate: The Real Estate Transaction: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - 02/14/13 08:54 PM
 
The Real Estate Transaction: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." While Edward Murphy was referring to the use of new measurement devices, his rule can be aptly applied to the real estate transaction without a hiccup.
From the very first step – getting preapproved for a mortgage – to choosing a real estate agent to the close of escrow, the process is full of pitfalls.
If you're considering the purchase or sale of a home, it's a good idea to know what could go wrong during the process. While some problems are hard … (4 comments)

ri real estate: Rhode Island Housing Market Points In The Right Direction For 2013 - 02/03/13 08:50 PM
 
Rhode Island Housing Market Points In The Right Direction For 2013
 

 
Warwick, RI, February 1, 2013…..While the median price of all 2012 single family home sales fell slightly from the prior year in 2012, the year closed on a positive note with both median price and sales activity on the upswing in December.  The price gains are a result of diminishing inventory which has led to a market balanced between buyers and sellers for the first time since the housing downturn began.  The supply of single family homes for sale dropped 18 percent in December, ending the … (0 comments)

ri real estate: SHOULD I SELL MY HOUSE AND CARRY THE CONTRACT? - 01/29/13 09:07 PM
 
 
Help Sell My Home Fast: Should I Sell My House and Carry the Contract?
In slow markets, when homes just don't seem to move as quickly as we'd like them to, offering seller financing may be the key to getting a home sold.
With the sluggish real estate market of the last few years, seller financing has been dramatically increasing in popularity, but is it a smart move for you?
If you just can't bear to let your home go for a fraction of what you paid for it, or you really need to sell quickly, then it may … (0 comments)

ri real estate: Keep Your Family Safe From Lead-Based Paint - 01/27/13 10:25 PM
 

 
Lead-Based Paint: Keep Your Family Safe
Lead is a metallic element found in rocks and soil virtually everywhere in the world. Tiny lead particles can be toxic if individuals inhale or swallow them. Over time, those inhaled or ingested lead particles may accumulate in blood, bones and soft tissue. The lead can cause permanent damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, brain, and red blood cells. This is lead poisoning, which can ultimately lead to death.
Infants and small children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of lead poisoning. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that lead can harm … (1 comments)

ri real estate: Short Sale Homes On The Market In Riverside, RI 02915 - 01/24/13 10:12 PM
 
 
SHORT SALE HOMES ON THE MARKET IN RIVERSIDE, RI 02915

 
 
As most Rhode Islander's who are looking to buy a house know, we have a limited supply available.  Seller's are not putting their houses on the market until the prices go up.  Our 4th quarter housing numbers show we are in a balanced market with about a 6 month supply of houses available. Our market has shifted.
Now might be the time to start looking at short sale properties.  Short sales have a bad rap, but they are a great alternative if you have the time … (0 comments)

ri real estate: January Happenings Around The East Bay Of Rhode Island - 01/11/13 05:57 AM
 
January Happenings Around The East Bay Of Rhode Island.
Looking for things to do in January around the East Bay of Rhode Island?  Here are just a few possibilities.
 
January 6-27  The Audubon Society located at 1401 Hope St Bristol, RI is presenting its "Sunday Nature Flicks".  This is a series of 4 outstanding films featuring breathtaking close-up encounters with various aquatic creatures such as whales and squids.  The cost is $4-6. Showings are on Sundays from 2:30-3:30pm.  Visit their website at www.asri.org

January 12  Snow Science at The Audubon Society.  You may know how to drive in … (0 comments)

ri real estate: Homes For Sale In Warren, RI 02885 - 01/10/13 09:47 PM
 
 
 
      HOMES FOR SALE IN WARREN, RI 02885
 
 
Warren, RI is a town situated between Barrington, RI to the north, and Bristol, RI to its south.  It's a quaint town along Narragansett Bay and the Kickemuit River.
 

Warren has a very nice Main St with shops, restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries. On a weekend you will find the sidewalks busy with locals meeting for breakfast, or out of town people looking in the antique shops.  New business are opening on Main St with a regularity that shows the town is prospering nicely.
 
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ri real estate: Bristol, RI- A Great Place To Live - 01/08/13 09:54 PM
 
BRISTOL, RI- A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
It's a great time to be buying a house in Rhode Island.  Especially in historic Bristol, RI.  Downtown Bristol offers a superb walk-ability to restaurants, shops, the marina, art galleries not to mention the East Bay Bike/Walking Path runs right through Bristol.          
 

For those of you who are not familiar with Bristol, we have the privilege of having the oldest 4th of July parade in the USA.
                   
                  … (2 comments)

ri real estate: The Neighborhoods Of Barrington, RI 02886 - 01/05/13 08:56 AM
 
 

The Neighborhoods Of Barrington, RI 02886
 
 A seaside community of about 8 square miles, Barrington offers residents the experience of living in a quaint New England town, and the convenience of Close proximity to Providence, Newport and  Boston. Incorporated in 1717, Barrington is comprised roughly of 7 neighborhoods:Hampden Meadows, Sowams, Nayatt, Primrose Hill, Rumstick, Bay Springs and  Alfred Drowne.
Sowams/Hampden Meadows-Coupling the neighborhoods of Hampden Meadows & Sowams, this area abuts the towns of Warren , RI and Seekonk, MA. Surrounded by water, it is separated from the center of town by the Barrington River , and … (0 comments)

ri real estate: Attention Sellers! 10 Reasons Why You Should List During The Holidays - 11/30/12 08:39 AM

 ATTENTION SELLERS! 
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LIST DURING THE HOLIDAYS

As Realtors we're used to hearing "I'm taking it off the market for the holidays, or I don't want people going through my house during the holidays."  As someone who looks forward to the holiday season with family and friends, I get it, really I do.  
But, we are finally seeing the beginning of a housing recovery, and in some parts of the country we have extremely low inventory of houses.  So, I ask you Mr & Mrs Seller please leave your house on the market for … (5 comments)

ri real estate: Barrington, RI Parks & Playgrounds - 10/26/12 05:34 AM
  
 
 PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS OF BARRINGTON, RI
 
Time to repost this blog I originally wrote almost 3 years ago. I believe this introductory piece to the parks and playgrounds in Barrington, RI is timeless and helpful for those new to the area. I hope you feel the same.
 
Barrington has a couple of very nice parks & playgrounds.  If you enjoy fishing, boating, swingsets & slides, basketball, baseball or picnic's there is a park or playground that will fit your needs.  
Latham Park-  located at the end of Latham Drive and running along Shore Rd in the Bay Springs section of Barrington.  This park … (6 comments)

 
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East Providence, RI

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