rhode island real estate: Western Cranston Lifestyle - 11/05/12 08:14 PM
11 Glenham Road, MLS #1028731
Impeccable describes this 3 Bedroom Home in Western Cranston, must see to appreciate all the updates and improvements. List price $254,900

                                   Come on in for a visit, you will be delighted at what you will see.
Every Inch of the this home has been carefully updated and modernized. Beautiful Bamboo flooring in Living Room, hallway and stairwells, vaulted ceilings, skylights and so much more.
Lots of natural sunlight from all new replacement windows, lower level as well.
                                                                    Stunning Kitchen, stainless appliances, granite countertops and center island. Skylight … (4 comments)

rhode island real estate: Sales Continue to Climb in Rhode Island - 07/24/12 09:39 PM
Statistics show an upward trend in Rhode Island
Warwick, RI, July 24, 2012…Statistics released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors today show that sales continued to climb in the Rhode Island housing market in June.  With a 17 percent increase from June 2011, June marked a full year of increased monthly single family home sales from the prior year.  The increase in sales has caused the supply of homes on the market to fall steadily.   Median price fell six percent from June, 2011, to $202,500 but rose from $195,000 in May.  Pending sales, those under contract but not yet closed, … (0 comments)

rhode island real estate: Last-Minute Sales Surge Inspires Hope in Rhode Island - 01/25/12 12:48 AM
Last-minute sales surge inspires hope    
January 24, 2012
While prices and sales declined for all of 2011, an end-of-year jump in sales leads Realtors to believe that the light at the end of the tunnel may become visible in 2012
A 10-percent jump in the number of houses sold in the fourth quarter was a positive end to another rough year for Rhode Island’s housing market, as foreclosures continued to drag median prices down in 2011.Median house prices fell nearly 12 percent in the fourth quarter, to $185,000, and 7 percent overall in 2011, to $195,000, thanks to the continuing … (3 comments)

rhode island real estate: Sales Continue to Grow in Home Market - 12/19/11 11:28 PM
Sales Continue to Grow in Home Market  
December 20, 2011 - Warwick, RI...Single family homes sales continued to rise in November, according to sales statistics released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Five hundred and thirty-three (533) homes sold in November, up from 505 in November, 2010, a six percent increase.  Pending sales – homes under contract but not yet closed – also increased 14 percent from the same time last year.  The distressed market remained stable with 117 homes sold through short sale or foreclosure, the same as the number sold in November, 2010.
The median price … (11 comments)

rhode island real estate: $5,000 GRANTS for First Time Military Buyers - 09/06/11 01:03 AM

WOW, $5,000 for First Time Military Buyers, Active personnel, veterans, retired members of the military, and
employees of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security are eligible to apply
for up to $5,000 in down payment and closing costs in the purchase of a first home.  The national nonprofit
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation is offering the assistance through its Dream Makers program and 
says the grants can be applied to a mortgage from any financial institution. More information is at
http://www.Pentagonfoundation.org  Click on the "Dream Makers" link.

rhode island real estate: House on the Rock - Clingstone-A Rhode Island Treasure - 05/31/11 12:39 AM
When you are on vacation and you would really love to experience the Rhode Island feel, stop by and visit the famous, House on the Rock -Clingstone, A Rhode Island Treasure, You will be happy you did.
Clingstone is an unusual 103-year-old mansion in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay which survives through the love and hard work of family and friends.

Henry Wood, the owner, runs the house
like a camp: 
All skilled workers welcome!   
The Jamestown Boatyard hauls the family's
boats and floating dock and stores them each winter in return for a week's use of the house … (10 comments)

rhode island real estate: It's Time To Buy Again - 04/07/11 11:57 PM
'It's Time to Buy Again,' says Fortune 
"After four years of plunging home prices, the most attractive asset class in America is housing," proclaims Fortune magazine, one of the world's premier business publications, in its April cover story.
The article, headlined "The Return of Real Estate," explains that several market forces have created a more promising outlook for the industry. An excerpt:
So let's state it simply and forcibly: Housing is back. Two basic factors are laying the foundation for dramatic recovery in residential real estate. The first is the historic drop in new construction. The second is … (8 comments)

rhode island real estate: HUD Booklet advises buyers to search for an Exclusive Buyer's Agent - 01/10/11 05:25 AM
Some Great Information for buyers looking to find a qualified Buyer's Agent to reprsent them in a Real Estate Transaction. The National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA) views this as an important element of the new era of home buying.
Thanks to Kristina for this great article submitted through Active Rain. 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases Latest Version of Shopping for your Home LoanHUD Booklet advises buyers to search for an agent who will represent their interests in real … (2 comments)

rhode island real estate: Country Living at it's Best for Only $20,000----Maplehill Village - 01/03/11 01:01 AM
Country Living at it's Best for Only $18,500/Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale
                        40 Maplewood Drive, Burrillville, RI, MLS#979890    ONLY $18,500
Living in Maplehill Village in Burrillville, you can expect all the charm and warmth that a great Neighborhood has to offer.
Live in the Country & enjoy convenience to local amenities. Well established Maplehill Village is close to the Glocester town line. Low Cost for Homeownership, better than a condo, Bring your pets and enjoy the great outdoors while lounging on your deck. This 2 bedroom, 1 … (0 comments)

rhode island real estate: A Day in New England - 01/02/11 09:34 AM
I was out driving around just the other morning and the sun was shining and the sky was really blue. For December in Rhode Island this is a really good thing, no snow in the forecast, just pure sunshine.
 I saw this home all decorated for the Holidays and the left over snow just made a great photo. I also thought what great curb appeal this home has to offer, something about it just made it stand out and say, hey, look at me. The peacefulness of the nearby brook just set the stage. 
On the way back to my office I spotted this … (5 comments)

rhode island real estate: Fire Safety Requirements Effective December 31st - 12/23/10 11:12 PM

Time for Three-Families to Get Alarmed: Fire Safety Requirements Take effect on December 31st
Landlords beware: the fire safety requirements for three-family properties will go into effect on December 31, 2010. There will be no more postponements, according the Executive Director of the RI Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review, disappointing landlords who were hoping for a last-minute reprieve.
What are the new requirements for three-unit dwellings?
As a reminder, here are the requirements, according to the State Fire Marshal Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide brochure.
As of December 31, 2010 all common areas shall … (0 comments)

rhode island real estate: 11 Reasons to Sell During the Holidays - 12/01/10 11:14 PM
11 Reasons to Sell During the Holidays

1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers!
2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.
3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you!

4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays!
5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!

rhode island real estate: Greenwood Proper and your own private pond - 10/20/10 12:59 AM

225 Gorton Lake Blvd. Warwick, RI

All of this offered at $224,900
  Move Right Into This Spacious Home Located in Desirable Greenwood Proper. Great Room looks out to Private Pond and walking Trails. Beauty Abounds in this 4 Bedroom Home, 1,272 S.F. Plus 900 S.F. Additional Living Area in Raised Lower Level.
One of the Largest Parcels in Warwick, A Total 4.25 Acres, unheard of in Greenwood Proper and so close to the Highways as well!.  Schedule a Private Showing Today.  

rhode island real estate: "Fall Out Of Summer” Event - 09/22/10 01:23 AM
Come Celebrate “Fall Out Of Summer” Event
Live Music & Theater++Artisians
Pony Rides++Raffles++Ice Cream
Art Contests+Artsified+Carnival Games
Dance & Martial Arts Demos+Doggie “Show Off” Contest
This is a great time of year to get out and enjoy the Fall Season, this event will be a day filled with many things for adults, kids, pets, and everyone else involved. Come support a local non-profit while having a great enjoyable day.
September 26, 2010
A Non Profit Collaborative:  Fall Out Of Summer
Where: Artist’s Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI
Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost/Cover: … (2 comments)

rhode island real estate: "Great Recession' over, Research Group Says - 09/20/10 09:38 AM
'Great Recession’ over, research group says Downturn lasted 18 months; longest recession since World War II  
 “Great Recession” has ended, officially.
At least, that's the word from the private, nonprofit research organization that calls the beginnings and endings of recessions, the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The NBER said Monday that the recession which began in December 2007 ended in June 2009, which marked the beginning of an expansion. The announcement rules out the possibility of a so-called “double-dip” recession, because any new downturn would be seen as a brand new recession.
Story: Obama: Much more work needed … (4 comments)

rhode island real estate: Rhode Island Farm Fresh - 07/10/10 06:20 AM

It is a great time to help our our local farmers and go for Farm Fresh produce and fruit. What a great way to live a healthier life and help our local industry.
Some links to some Farm Fresh in Rhode Island
Department of Environmental Management/Division of Agriculture
Consisting of six primary program areas, the Rhode Island Division of Agriculture works
to sustain, promote and enhance Rhode Island's agricultural viability today and for
generations to come.
Farm Fresh Rhode Island
A 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2004 to preserve Rhode Island farmland, build

rhode island real estate: Kayaking & Great Sights in Beavertail - 06/16/10 01:11 AM

Kayaking around in Beavertail is a great way to spend an early morning and afternoon, where else can you get up, pack the necessities and off you go to see some spectacular sights, we are talking about a spectacular morning sunrise over the Bay, waves crashing into the beach, birds in flight, divers getting ready to take the plunge and some local fisherman getting ready to make the catch of day that more special for us!
We haven’t even got into our Kayak yet, it starts off around 6 a.m. and just the ride down through … (6 comments)

rhode island real estate: Living in New England and Some Great Things To Do and See - 06/14/10 01:39 AM
Living in New England and Some Great Things To Do and See

Gillette Castle- A National Treasure
I have lived and worked in Rhode Island for all of my life and just love it here. There are always so many things to do in the Summer and Winter, Fall and Spring.
I recently traveled just around the corner to a place just about a little over an hour from where I live and found some interesting sites. Do not know if you have heard of the celebrated Actor, Mr. Gillette from the 20’s and 30’s, … (3 comments)

rhode island real estate: Personal Branding & Five Simple Strategies - 06/04/10 12:35 AM
Nobody likes someone who is an ego-maniac. A lot of real estate agents get a bad rap, because some agents think that to build a great personal brand, they need to talk about how great they are. This is very off-putting for many people -- especially your Gen X and Gen Y clients who are slow to trust and quick to judge anyone who calls themselves an "expert."
Personal branding -- the art of packaging and presenting yourself -- has become vital to both career and business development, especially as a real estate agent.
Here are five simple strategies … (5 comments)

rhode island real estate: Gaspee Days Is a Rocking Memorial Day Weekend - 05/26/10 01:27 AM
GASPEE DAYS Is Here Again!

Artists & Crafters:
The Memorial Day Weekend Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival provides outstanding value for regional vendors and exhibitors. We strive to provide a good mix of better, locally produced arts and crafts combined with select fine arts.  This event is extensively advertised throughout the State, including full page ads in the Rhode Island Monthly, and in other local newspapers and media outlets.
Food Court Rides Games Live Music: 1 pm to 4 pm >Saturday -- Dave Howard and the Igniters
>Sunday -- Old Dogs New Tricks
<Monday … (0 comments)

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