Information about homes in Southern Rhode Island and Newport County.

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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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, especially if…

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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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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 use at…

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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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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.  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 modern living with a rich…

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The Art of the Waterfront RI Home

Let's be honest. Selling beautiful waterfront homes in RI is the best assignment going for local real estate agents, but working for an engaging seller who is also a talented photographer and writer?  Well, that's as good as it gets in my profession!

Here is the latest installment from Nancy Driggs, the eloquent owner of 1601 Main Rd., in Tiverton - an exceptional property in a beautiful place now for sale by Hogan Associates.

"It’s that time of year again 'living on the edge' of Tiverton Basin.   Moorings, bobbing vacant all winter, are now filled. The early morning light gradually climbs down the houses across the Basin and slowly and severally down the masts of the sailboats at bay.  The living room French…

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RI Tax Stamp Increase Imminent!

IF nothing changes, and you sell your home after July 1, 2014 you will pay 15% more Conveyance Tax (a.k.a Tax Stamps), and 100% of the increase will go to an account that can be spent by the Housing Resources Commission on ANYTHING.  

RI's Conveyance Tax is collected every time a Rhode Island home sells. It's collected at every closing, and it doesn't matter if you made money or lost money on your home.  The current tax is $4 per $1,000 of the sale price. Last Thursday (6/5/14) the House Finance Committee approved a budget increasing in the Conveyance Tax 15% from $4 per $1,000 to $4.60 per $1,000.  Next week the budget goes to the the House and Senate for final approval.

That puts Rhode Island's conveyance tax at…

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Cathy Wicks and Leah Poole - a Most Dynamic Duo...

Meet Leah (left), Cathy (right). They're the latest addition to our Hogan Associates Real Estate team!

We are SO pleased to welcome these two superstars to the fold.  With 17 years of combined experience, they offer a level of service and expertise that's hard to beat and - bonus - they know a thing or two about living large on Aquidneck Island!

This photo was taken last week on Panacea, a Ted Hood designed 62' Little Harbor Sloop run by Leah's very capable husband, Captain Jeffrey Poole.

These two have sold hundreds  (that's right, hundreds) of homes from Little Compton to Charlestown and everywhere in between.  They will analyze your real estate goals, provide you with sensible feedback…

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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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