Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 12:37pm. 32 Views, 0 Comments.
With the blizzard of 2015 coming to New England, many homeowners are in full panic mode. First word of advice: STAY CALM. Now that we’ve made it past that one, here’s some tips to weather through the storm (Sorry for the bad pun everybody… Couldn’t help myself)
Be Prepared: The Boy Scout motto: “Always be prepared”. During a situation like a blizzard, home owners should be practicing this motto as well.
- Stock up on Flashlights, candles, batteries: the biggest hurdle in a pending storm isn’t just the snow; it’s the potential for a power outage.
- Have food you can eat without cooking if you don’t have a gas stove.
- Bottled is water is always a good idea.
- If you have pets make sure they have a few days worth of food
- Board games,
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 8:31pm. 108 Views, 1 Comments.
2014 was another great year in real estate, not only in the US but here in Newport Rhode Island too. A booming economy, stock market appreciation and a surprise in the mortgage industry with interest rates returning to low levels instead of rising, were just a few highlights of 2014. Here’s a quick recap of 2014’s Real Estate Market;
US Real Estate Market Conditions
The Case/Shiller Housing Index increased 4.5% Year over Year from October 2013 through October 2014. That’s a drastic slow down compared to the 13.6% increase a year earlier. As anticipated (see last year's recap) the price appreciation slowed down. The slowdown in price appreciation had more to do with the market equalizing, than with rising rates as previously predicted. 2014 was the…
Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 9:09am. 108 Views, 0 Comments.
Commercial Condos for Sale or Lease in a 21st Century Town Square
Since it’s inception in 2005 Clock Tower Square has grown into a modern day Main Street USA. This mixed-use development with wonderful visibility and high curb appeal currently consists of 5 popular retail shops, 5 medical / professional offices and a stylish neighborhood restaurant and bar.
“It’s shaping up as we had hoped, says developer, Tom Graul. A thriving, Main Street shopping destination is the goal. Cooperative marketing drives traffic to everyone, and 40 small businesses will benefit from their proximity to each other. It's very satisfying.”
CLOCK TOWER'S PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY:
- Unit 102 LEASED
- Unit 103 Deborah Winthrop Lingerie
Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 1:05pm. 146 Views, 0 Comments.
HOME SELLER ADVANTAGE: NEWPORT
Low inventory and strong demand gave Newport home sellers an advantage in November. Other Newport County markets remain in "Buyer Advantage" territory but less dramatically than in previous months. Foreclosure activity continues at a steady pace. The total number of homes sold was up 12% over last year, but average and median sale prices declined.
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:17pm. 394 Views, 0 Comments.
Looking for a great house here in Newport?
8 Burdick Ave just might be the one. You couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity. Here are a few reasons why;
It’s done: A house in Newport with everything, completely finished, just what you’ve been looking for. New; Kitchen, bathroom, flooring, carpeting, paint, boiler, hot water heater, roof, windows & yard. All less than 5 years old. You’ll be able to move in with next to no upkeep for years to come.
Fenced in yard: It’s nice to know you can just let your dog or children out the door without worry. When you have a crazy pup like mine, a fenced in yard is a must.
Garage with electricity: A detached garage is already a great added bonus. Electricity not only allows…
Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:49pm. 89 Views, 0 Comments.
Little Compton: A brief intro
Little Compton is located at the southeastern tip of Rhode Island between the Sakonnet River and the Massachusetts state boundary line.
It is the second smallest town in the smallest state!
Little Compton is the ideal place to live if one wishes to experience that small town life style and rural tranquility. There is an increase in population as the summer draws near and many families have been summering here for generations. In fact many of the residents have ancestors dating centuries back. Driving through the back country roads there are many farms and stone walls surrounding vast open fields. A view of the Sakonnet River follows your travel along Main Road.
There are several seasonal farm stands in which…
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:05pm. 124 Views, 0 Comments.
This Saturday from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM Eco-Depot will be collecting various household waste products, old paint cans and so-forth at Easton's Beach 175 Memorial Blvd. Newport.
This is a perfect opportunity for those selling their property, to dispose of these products prior to packing up!
For more info on the types of disposables to be collected visit their website at EcoDepotRI.org or call 401.942.1430 x 241.
They do have these collections at various times and places through out the year which is mentioned on their site.
Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:27pm. 192 Views, 0 Comments.
Historic Homes: Newport, RI's Living Legacy
Historic Newport RI Homes are one of the many desirable attributes of the City by the Sea. In fact, Newport offers one of the largest concentrations of Colonial homes in the nation. If you are charmed by Colonial character and are thinking of purchasing a historic home, then don’t miss the 17th Century historic John Bliss House, c. 1680.
John Bliss House for Sale, c. 1680
This antique Newport home is for sale (click here for details). Built by Quakers, the John Bliss House was a working farm sitting high on a hill with pastoral views to the Ocean. The John Bliss House is possibly the oldest continuous residence in Newport today. The property offers a perfect balance between historic ambience and…
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 8:55pm. 308 Views, 0 Comments.
How's Newport, RI's Real Estate market?
Well, it was pritt-tee impressive this past June. Though all 6 Newport County towns are favoring buyers ever so slightly, the market's much closer to parity than it's been in years. Inventory is on the rise, but homes are moving when they're priced competitively. Do you know what your home is worth? We do, and we would love to taik to you about it!
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 11:55am. 586 Views, 0 Comments.
Woody Allen and US in Newport! - Quiet On The Set!
The latest Woody Allen film is being shot in Newport with Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix and Parker Posey. Not only was one of our stunning listings at 6 Greenough Place, used in the filming, but Cathy & I are on set!! Don’t look for us in the credits (not yet anyway) but we are lucky enough to know the head of lighting Frans Weterrings (Red Sky Studios) and he is kind enough to invite us up close for a VIP tour of the set in front of the Franklin Spa (a local, beloved diner) on Spring Street.
Anyone that really knows me knows that I love this kind of thing! and WOW! it was just so fun. My early days in College studying Theatre and Cathy’s volunteer experience with Newport International Film Festival…