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Experience George Ranalli’s First Residential Project

Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 11:20am. 73 Views, 0 Comments.

Modern Architecture in Newport can be a rare find, especially when it comes to the popular Point District.  The Callender School Condominiums certainly sets itself apart, but still holds its place in history.  Not your typical condo, this home can be found on the cover of the European Architectural Digest, in several other editions of Architectural Digest, ProJo’s Home of The Week, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and dozens of other publications.  A magnificent example of modern architecture, in the heart of Colonial Newport.

Upon entering the unit, you’ll find your eyes can’t keep still. The gleaming hardwoods, nearly 30 foot high ceilings, right angles in every direction and massive windows with exceptional southern exposure consistently

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Newport, RI: Water View Beach Home for Sale

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 3:57pm. 671 Views, 0 Comments.

180 Degree Water Views!

The big water view... ahhhh.... There's just something about it that soothes the soul and makes life a little sweeter, and that's what you get with this neat-as-a-pin Newport home for sale near Easton's Beach and Cliff Walk.

Exceptional water views of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby pond combined with proximity to long, sandy Easton's Beach make this pristine three bedroom Colonial a rare and wonderful find! Every room has a water view, and its location on a gentle hill keeps the home out of the flood plain (one less thing to worry about and no flood insurance expense).

The fenced yard is nearly half an acre with amazing specimen trees and flowering shrubs. A reservoir just across the street offers a beautiful walking

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Tips for Homeowners preparing for the Blizzard

Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 12:37pm. 96 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,

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Newport, RI Real Estate: 2014 Recap & Expectations for 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 8:31pm. 213 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

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Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth RI: Shop, Dine, Work in One Convenient Place!

Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 9:09am. 186 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

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Newport County RI Single Family Home Sales Infographic

Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 1:05pm. 184 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.

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8 Reasons 19 Burdick Might Just be the Best Deal in Newport Real Estate

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:17pm. 427 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

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A Little Bit About Little Compton

Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:49pm. 113 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

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Eco Depot Drop off Saturday September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:05pm. 145 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.




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Newport, RI's Historic Plaque Homes for Sale

Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:27pm. 228 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

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