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May 2015

Found 2 blog entries for May 2015.

If you’re buying a new home in Newport County, it’s important to know how much energy it will consume. After a winter like this it’s nice to see the housing industry offering a Home Energy Rating (HER) for new construction homes. The HER certificate estimates the annual energy cost for new construction homes, and buyers are wise to ask their builder how homes stack up.

HER ratings range from 0 to 500. Zero is the best rating meaning “off the grid” or not using any energy at all.  500 means, well, let’s just say it could be very expensive to heat and cool a property with such a high rating.

WHAT’S NORMAL? 

Most older homes on Aquidneck Island fall into the higher end of the HER range.  New homes with more modern materials and mechanicals are

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Living in a Colonial in Newport brings American History to Life.

Opportunities like this do not come around that often...

This historic treasure was built in 1751 and sits on its original foundation. It is located on Prospect Hill Street in the Newport National Landmark Historic District which was established in 1968 to preserve the architectural integrity of this colonial neighborhood. This amazing gambrel style home is referenced on the 18th century Newport map created by Ezra Stiles in 1758. It is also mentioned in the book "Architectural Heritage of Newport, Rhode Island 1640-1915.

This  house features it's original center chimney with 6 fireplaces and many period features including interior doors, woodwork and wide-plank pine floor

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