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Life on the Water: A Homeowner's View from Tiverton, RI

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 12:22pm. 42 Views, 0 Comments.

We write a lot about RI waterfront homes, but sometimes it's nice to hear from people who actually live in them.  Here's one owner's take on the pleasures of living at 1601 Main Road in Tiverton - a pretty enticing deal at $895,000.

 “My husband and I bought the property at 1601 Main Road (then a summer cottage) in 1996 when two of our three children were still in high school – both avid sailors. We fell in love with its immediacy to so many things:  water play of all kinds right off our own dock – swimming, sailing, kayaking; early morning light climbing the houses and boat yard across the Basin, at night the lights of the Mt. Hope Bridge in the distance, and the Sakonnet River Bridge to the North; spectacular sunsets; and, the ability to watch the

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Newport County RI Infographic, March 2014

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 8:24am. 92 Views, 0 Comments.

Newport County's Single Family Home Stats for March 2014  

One quick note:  While the market is favoring Buyers in the aggregate (Newport, Jamestown, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton & Little Compton), Middletown moved into Seller territory this month providing a slight advantage to Sellers.  Low inventory and high demand are pushing this metric up in Middletown.  That's a first since the market started  recovering.

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Buying to Flip: A Few Things to Know for a DIY Project

Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 11:43am. 66 Views, 0 Comments.

BEFORE

 

Here’s a happy house-flipping story to start your weekend off right. 

Fixer-uppers are not for everyone, but this little gem in Middletown is a Cinderella story worth sharing:

It started with a closing on a sad little house in need of major TLC. It ended 2 months later with a 7-day listing, a full price offer and an exhausted, but happy Seller.

Time and Effort are the life blood of flips. They must look brand new. When they do, people buy them. It’s that simple. If you plan to do it yourself, get ready for some aches and pains. If you do it right, however, the rewards can be great.

Location is key for a successful flip. This one was on the Middletown Newport line near parks, restaurants and coffee shops. Once the location

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This Old (New) House in Exeter, RI

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 9:09pm. 264 Views, 0 Comments.

Rhode Island's home style preferences are experiencing a major shift.  Smaller homes with authentic period design are rapidly gaining favor over the larger properties favored a decade ago. Buyers want new-old homes that look historic on the outside but contain open spaces, walk-in closets, cooks' kitchens and high efficiency mechanicals on the inside.

21 Mia Court on the Exeter / North Kingstown line is such a home. Completed in 2008 by former historic home owners, this jewel of a house incorporates all the things they loved about their historic farm house in Charlestown.  Wide plank pine floors, exposed beams, hand hewn doors, forged iron hardware and a huge fireplace with beehive oven are classic American Colonial elements.  The arrangement of

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5 Reasons You'll love the Lakefront Listing at 139 West Shore Drive

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 11:48am. 200 Views, 0 Comments.

139 West Shore Dr is Hogan Associates’ latest listing, a sweet home that embodies the best things about Exeter.  Here are just a few things to love about 139 West Shore Dr;

- Water views at a VERY reasonable price

Welcome your friends to your beautiful and affordable new home with water views from your two separate decks! That’s right. Two.

 -Move in tomorrow with no worries

This property has new flooring, a refinished kitchen, updated bathrooms and utilities - all installed under the watchful eye of a conscientious owner.

-Fireplace & Wood burning stove to enjoy the winter months 

You might enjoy winter a little more with a newly installed cast iron wood burning stove and a wood burning fireplace. Stay toasty warm with extra low heating

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Caroline Richards Joins HA Bellevue!

Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 8:46pm. 165 Views, 0 Comments.

This week we welcomed Caroline Richards to the Hogan Associates' fold!  She'll be joining our Bellevue Ave. team, and we can't wait to watch her go!

A Salve Regina grad, Caroline spent 15 successful years in the banking / venture capital business in NYC, Boston, San Francisco and London, but she always wanted to come back to Newport. In 2007 she did, and she now resides here with her husband and 2 SUPER cute (and silly) kids.

Caroline has a devoted following of buyers and sellers.  She's smart and funny too - bonus - and we're really glad she's here!

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Tuckerman Ave Condo; Easton's Point living without the Easton's Point Prices

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 11:48am. 217 Views, 0 Comments.

Easton’s Point in Middletown has some of the hottest real estate in Newport County.  This townhouse right in the center of Easton’s Point puts you a stone’s throw from 1st and 2nd Beach.  The Stone Towers condo association is located atop a knoll right off of Tuckerman Ave. It gives a home owner the great opportunity of owning their own slice of heaven in this highly sought after neighborhood.

 

Refinished only a handful of years ago, it’s ready for you to move in just in time to enjoy your first summer here in Middletown. 

 

The Middletown Condominium is minutes to restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, nightlife, breakfast diners and shopping.  The neighborhood has the small town beach community feel for everything families need and

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Newport County Real Estate Infographic, January 2014

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 6:39pm. 222 Views, 0 Comments.

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Newport Real Estate Market Report 2013

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 6:47pm. 2,091 Views, 0 Comments.

Real Estate in Newport RI, much like the rest of the country, had a great year.  But how did Newport fare alongside the rest of the nation?  Here’s where we stand on 2013.  

Nationally and in Rhode Island:

The Case/Shiller National Index, an index of national home prices, experienced a 10.06% increase year over year through September 2013.  That’s the largest 12-month gain since March of 2006!  Rhode Island median home prices appreciated 10.48% with an 18.9% increase in volume! The increase in volume is a strong sign of a strengthening market.   

 Single Families – Newport, RI

 Newport’s median price appreciation lagged behind the national and state average with a price increase of only 2.1%.  That said, Newport dwarfed the rest of the state

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Flood Insurance in RI: The Changing Waterfront

Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 4:40pm. 418 Views, 1 Comments.

Bowen's Wharf, Newport, 10/29/12

RI FLOOD INSURANCE UPENDED

Flood risk across the country, particularly in coastal areas like Newport, RI is on the rise.  The Beggert-Waters Act of 2012, resulted in the redrawing of all flood insurance rate maps to reflect current elevated risks.  As a result, some properties that have never needed flood insurance are now in high risk zones, some properties are no longer insurable at all, and flood insurance rates are skyrocketing.

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

The Federal Government's flood insurance program has lost $19 billion in recent years. To continue to have a viable flood insurance program, the government plans to make those who have the risk pay for it.  As a first step, all of the flood maps are being

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