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Rhody Life Oh me oh my, it’s Warren, RI! Have you been to adorable and endearing Warren, RI lately? It’s that little haven right between Barrington and Bristol….Do you know the one? The one where you can bike to Del’s on the East Bay Bike Path, grab some hot weiners at Rod’s Grille by the old Jamiels or head down to Water Street for […]
Uncategorized Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google reports that the search for “When is the housing market going to crash?” has actually spiked 2450% over the past month. In […]
Uncategorized Four ways to maximize the sale of your house! 4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it’s fueling a steady rise in home prices. In such […]
Uncategorized Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of a candle will not be shortened.” Buddha “Happiness never decreases by being shared.”  Buddha I am a big believer in this tenet and clearly so are the people who comprise my “village.”  Each time I sound the alarm, that there is a need worthy of answering, my neighbors, friends, colleagues and family members line up in droves.  I do believe with all […]
Uncategorized What Defines Me As A Rhode Island Realtor? I am fueled daily by the desire to make a difference in the lives of all those around me. A focus that is universal and all-encompassing and innate. It’s a focus on helping others. Real Estate is the perfect conduit to do just that. To be highly engaged throughout RI in a profession that is […]
Uncategorized Curious about life in Barrington, RI?   I may be small in stature but I am BIG on supporting others. For me, it’s  my “why.”  I am “still” here despite years of severe health challenges so that I can help people. I believe that to be true with all of my heart. Each day my intention is one of helping others. […]
Uncategorized Looking for 5 hot spots to dine at in the East Bay area of RI? Craving the “skinny” on five local hot spots to dine in or out of in the East Bay area of Rhode Island?    
Uncategorized Growing up in a small town in Rhode Island   Growing up in Barrington, RI in the 1970s and 1980s was pretty darn magical. I lived one block away from one set of cousins, two blocks from another and around the corner from my grandparents.  We lived on Ferry Lane until age 8 and then moved “all the way” to Rumstick.  My parents still live […]
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Uncategorized Why you should think of listing prices as an Auctions’ reserve price Every day is auction day lately. The offer price is merely the ticket assigned to the commodity. A commodity whose “worth” escalates exponentially as soon as it hits the market. It’s a market the resonates pure “supply and demand theory” and it’s actively “on display” throughout this state in which I engage in real estate. […]
Uncategorized How much leverage do today’s sellers have? How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have? The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales are up 23.7% from the same time last […]
Uncategorized The incentive to buy in RI is as clear as a “3 bridge day” in the Ocean State! Home Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably over the past year, and compared to what we’ve seen in recent decades, it’s a great time to buy a home. Locking in a low rate today could save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your home loan, but […]
Uncategorized Real estate market realities for buyers and sellers There is no doubt the real estate market is booming. No longer tethered to a workplace, many are choosing to leave the cities and head to the burbs. This has put an incredibly high demand on the pre-existing low-inventory of homes nationwide in our surban and suburban areas. Per the supply and demand principle, prices […]
Uncategorized Owning a home is more affordable than renting one! Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. […]
Uncategorized Six Things to Splurge on in the Bathroom! Bathrooms have a major impact on home value.  What improvements can you make in a bathroom that will add value? What should you avoid doing? Clients always ask me what to do and what to avoid doing in terms of home improvements; especially, if like many, they plan to sell shortly. Here are a half […]
Uncategorized 4 Reasons People are Buying Homes in 2021 4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021 According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of us spend extra time at home, we’re reevaluating what “home” means and what we may […]
Uncategorized What does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values? What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values? According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained: “Home […]
Uncategorized Why you should reconsider selling a home on your own Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process. If you’re […]
Uncategorized 2021 Predictions for Real Estate The housing market was a beacon of light in 2020 fueling the economic turnaround nationwide. Will the vitality of the real estate market endure and continue throughout 2021? Here is what some of the top real estate economic influencers have to say about what’s ahead for the real estate market in 2021. 1. Interest rates will remain […]
Uncategorized This year was a great year for…….Homeownership The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them. 1. Move-up or Downsize: One option […]
Uncategorized The Holidays are not slowing down buyers….That is for sure! The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many right now. This year, there’s another type of buyer that’s very active this holiday season – the homebuyer. Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index which tracks […]