What is Market Value vs Assessed Value in Rhode Island

When it’s time to sell your home, there can be some confusion when determining the value. If you REALLY want to know what it is worth, you can pay to have an appraisal done. An agent should be able to provide you with detailed CMA reports, letting you know what is going on in your … Continued

5 Questions if Selling Your Home

Are you having trouble deciding whether or not to sell your real estate – home, recreational property, investment property? It’s not the length of time you’ve lived in or owned a property that determines when it’s time to sell. There’s no magic number of ownership years that triggers a move. The reasons for deciding to … Continued

What It REALLY Costs To Sell Your Home in Rhode Island

Listing your home isn’t free. There are costs, chores and a lot of work that goes into getting your home ready for the market. Before you list your home, think about the time, energy and money that go into it. If you have a direct buyer, with a great offer, it is often preferred to … Continued

Costs of Listing With An Agent in Rhode Island

When selling your  home, don’t rush into signing with an agent until you run some numbers and learn about all of your options. There are many costs of listing with an agent, sometimes a direct sell is a more lucrative choice. Educate yourself on all scenarios before you sign a listing agreement that binds you … Continued

What are Closing Costs Exactly in Rhode Island?

You’ve likely heard about closing costs, but do you know everything that they include? Check out our closing cost “FAQ” to learn more about what closing costs are all about. What Are Closing Costs Exactly in ? Closing costs refer to all of the fees that must be paid at the closing table. Depending on … Continued

8 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Personalize Your Doorway

8 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Personalize Your Doorway   It’s always tricky to prioritize decorating dollars, and I tend to funnel most of mine to interior improvements: furniture, fabric, tchotchkes. But lately I’ve been thinking that the outside of the house – and especially my front entry – deserves its share of the love. The entry … Continued

5 Tips for a Healthy Hot Water Heater

Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy “set it and forget it” tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, … Continued