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March 2011

Found 4 blog entries for March 2011.

It takes 100 consumer sites to reach 71% of the market.

If you have a Newport, RI home or condo for sale, chances are it's listed on many different real estate sites.  Some of this listing distribution happens automatically through MLS (Realtor.com, ProJo.com, NewEnglandRealEstate.com), some depends on your listing agency's syndication agreements (Yahoo, Zillow, Trulia and many more) and some is the result of exclusive agreements based on vertical markets like luxury real estate, foreclosed properties or short sales.

With hundreds of sites out there, it's hard to know which ones really matter when it comes to delivering traffic.  As it turns out, no 800 lb. gorilla dominates the consumer real estate scene (yet).  While a dominant player may emerge,

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Restaurant Week in Newport & Bristol, RI is March 25 - April 3, 2011!

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This popular, twice-annual event includes a fabulous selection of local restaurants offering three-course prix fix meals at exceptional prices: Lunch is $16 and Dinner is $30. (taxes and gratuity are extra) 

Check out this list of participating restaurants and menus and make your reservations now!

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The charts below provide a snapshot of Newport's Single Family Real Estate market for the 6 months ending February 28, 2011.  For those of you thinking about pricing your homes for spring, this is important information to consider.  If you would like a similar report on your town, just give us a call.

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"Isn't it just awful getting around here in the summer?"

When I bring buyers to see homes for sale in Newport, RI, I always get this question: "Isn't it just awful getting around here in the summer?"

I live in Newport, right downtown, and the truth is, it's NOT hard to get around in the summer, and by and large, traffic congestion is limited to weekends and the last two weeks of August when vacationing seems to reach its peak. That said, there are times when knowing your alternatives can save time and aggravation. Here are a few essential Newport short cuts. (Warning: share with discretion!)

SHORT CUT #1 - Bellevue / Memorial Intersection Work Around

We locals would never dream of going through the intersection of Bellevue Avenue and Memorial

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