cranston: Avoid These Seller Mistakes - 03/08/13 05:10 AM
 
Avoid These Seller Mistakes  
 
 
You want to get the best price for your home, plus sell it in the least amount of time. In a buyers’ market such as the one emerging now, homes will take longer to sell. Therefore, it’s important that you make the right moves at the very beginning of your home selling process to remain competitive. Here are some common traps that many homeowners fall into and how to avoid them.
 
1. Over-pricing — It’s easy to think your home is worth more than the current market may support, particularly … (7 comments)

cranston: Cranston Live - 02/27/13 11:54 AM
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What a great Momma taking care of the two babies, too precious.

 
CRANSTON LIVE
 
Well, here we are at the end of a long February 2013 and all the snow is melting away from us, so glad the Month of March is on it's way. Spring is around the corner and I know many of us are so looking forward to some nice weather.
 
Some recent stats on our growing City of Cranston and what is happening around town.
 
Things have been improving … (2 comments)

cranston: Last-Minute Sales Surge Inspires Hope in Rhode Island - 01/25/12 08:48 AM
Last-minute sales surge inspires hope    
January 24, 2012
While prices and sales declined for all of 2011, an end-of-year jump in sales leads Realtors to believe that the light at the end of the tunnel may become visible in 2012
A 10-percent jump in the number of houses sold in the fourth quarter was a positive end to another rough year for Rhode Island’s housing market, as foreclosures continued to drag median prices down in 2011.Median house prices fell nearly 12 percent in the fourth quarter, to $185,000, and 7 percent overall in 2011, to $195,000, thanks to the continuing … (3 comments)

cranston: Sales Continue to Grow in Home Market - 12/20/11 07:28 AM
Sales Continue to Grow in Home Market  
December 20, 2011 - Warwick, RI...Single family homes sales continued to rise in November, according to sales statistics released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Five hundred and thirty-three (533) homes sold in November, up from 505 in November, 2010, a six percent increase.  Pending sales – homes under contract but not yet closed – also increased 14 percent from the same time last year.  The distressed market remained stable with 117 homes sold through short sale or foreclosure, the same as the number sold in November, 2010.
 
The median price … (11 comments)

cranston: It's Time To Buy Again - 04/08/11 06:57 AM
'It's Time to Buy Again,' says Fortune 
 
 
"After four years of plunging home prices, the most attractive asset class in America is housing," proclaims Fortune magazine, one of the world's premier business publications, in its April cover story.
The article, headlined "The Return of Real Estate," explains that several market forces have created a more promising outlook for the industry. An excerpt:
So let's state it simply and forcibly: Housing is back. Two basic factors are laying the foundation for dramatic recovery in residential real estate. The first is the historic drop in new construction. The second is … (8 comments)

cranston: Four Bedroom, 1.5 Bath+ in Desirable Eden Park - 03/11/11 03:59 PM
OPEN HOUSE MARCH 26, 2011 From 1 – 3 p.m., please stop by for a visit, you will be impressed with all the architectural details and workmanship of improvements.  Only $169,500, appraised value is much higher.


93 WALDRON AVENUE, CRANSTON, RI   02910
It doesn’t getter any better than Living In Eden Park, close to Eden Park School, Garden City Shopping Center, excellent  highway access,  parks and recreation, this property has it all! Did I mention the full front to back master bedroom with full dormers, no lack of head room going on here.
Link to Eden Park … (2 comments)

cranston: America's Most Stable Housing Markets Cranston, RI Makes the List! - 12/12/10 03:14 PM
 
 

Cranston is one of the nation’s 20 most-stable housing markets, according to the latest Forbes’ ranking.
The list, “America’s Most Stable Housing Markets,” uses data from online real estate marketplace Zillow.com and highlights U.S. cities that have managed to maintain a healthy real estate market, bucking the national negative trend.
Zillow identified cities, with more than 10,000 residents, where home values had appreciated for at least three straight quarters, the rate of home sales was healthy and the foreclosure rates were lower than the metro area.
Home values are still well below their 2006 peak, Zillow … (0 comments)

cranston: Personal Branding & Five Simple Strategies - 06/04/10 07:35 AM
 
 
Nobody likes someone who is an ego-maniac. A lot of real estate agents get a bad rap, because some agents think that to build a great personal brand, they need to talk about how great they are. This is very off-putting for many people -- especially your Gen X and Gen Y clients who are slow to trust and quick to judge anyone who calls themselves an "expert."
Personal branding -- the art of packaging and presenting yourself -- has become vital to both career and business development, especially as a real estate agent.
Here are five simple strategies … (5 comments)

cranston: Gaspee Days Is a Rocking Memorial Day Weekend - 05/26/10 08:27 AM
GASPEE DAYS Is Here Again!
 
 

 
Artists & Crafters:
The Memorial Day Weekend Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival provides outstanding value for regional vendors and exhibitors. We strive to provide a good mix of better, locally produced arts and crafts combined with select fine arts.  This event is extensively advertised throughout the State, including full page ads in the Rhode Island Monthly, and in other local newspapers and media outlets.
 
 
Food Court Rides Games Live Music: 1 pm to 4 pm >Saturday -- Dave Howard and the Igniters
>Sunday -- Old Dogs New Tricks
<Monday … (0 comments)

cranston: Experience the Flora and Fauna of Rhode Island - 05/23/10 11:30 AM

 
 
Rhode Island boasts a wide range of habitats. Its rocky shores, sandy beaches, pine woods, hardwood forests, and freshwater wetlands each produce its own palette of native flora. These provide a wealth of diversity, available to enrich the experience of anyone willing to stop and observe the natural world.
Many wildflowers are quite showy; many more are less so. However, they are none the less beautiful, expressing the intricacy and balance of Nature's art in all its variety.  I hope that the comments, links, and images will inspire a deeper love and respect for all of Nature's offspring. … (2 comments)

cranston: Google and All that it IS, or is IT??? - 05/16/10 03:50 PM
Have you ever wondered what GOOGLE stands for? What it means, or is it just.... Well You Tell Me?

 
Google is one of the most popular brands on the Internet and this was proved by the numerous surveys conducted by the research companies. Because it is so famous, most of the Internet users are frequently talking about it just like about a person. But have you ever asked yourselves what Google means
 
or at least where the Google term comes from? Well, Dictionary.com, one of the most popular web-based dictionaries defines Google as "a trademark used for an … (2 comments)

cranston: Five Fixes to Gain More Clients - 05/14/10 03:38 PM
Five Ways To Earn More Clients
 
Errol Samuelson, president of REALTOR.com®, identified ways real estate pros can make quick fixes to instantly attract more quality leads — that is, buyers serious about entering a transaction.
His fast-paced presentation at REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo on Thursday spelled out the problems and offered solutions for building a Web audience, making contact with leads, developing meaningful communication, cultivating leads and clients, and following up after the transaction.
Here’s a look at his top five:
1. Audience: A changing dynamic between the buyer and real estate pro is evident in NAR statistics: … (1 comments)

cranston: What is Really Involved in Purchasing a HUD Owned Home - 05/08/10 07:01 AM
 
 
All About HUD Foreclosed Homes For Sale
What is a "HUD Home"? Homes acquired by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are "HUD homes". They include single family residences, townhouses, condominiums and other types of residential properties. When a homeowner cannot meet the payments of a HUD insured mortgage, the home gets foreclosed by the mortgage lender. The mortgage lender then transfers ownership of the home to HUD and collects the amount owed to it. HUD will then offer the home for sale at market value with the intent to sell as quickly as possible. HUD … (7 comments)

cranston: Four Things Sellers Need to Know - 05/02/10 12:08 PM
Here are four things sellers should understand about today’s market to make their homes as saleable as possible:
 


1. Real estate pricing is very local: "When you're looking at comparables, you have to see what's sold in the past three months. Look at your competition and what's under agreement,"

2. Get property pics online: Stage the property, then take pictures and video. Better yet, hire a professional photographer to do the job.

3. Disclosure is key: Tell potential buyers what’s wrong before they figure it out. That eliminates last-minute re-negotiations and cold feet.

4. … (1 comments)

cranston: Western Cranston, Cranston, RI - 03/31/10 11:40 AM
Western Cranston
The city of Cranston is a short drive from any Rhode Island city or town and is the state’s third largest city.  It is located north of Warwick and just south of Providence; encompassing 28 square miles.  The TF Green International Airport is also just minutes away.  Cranston provides a full gamut of neighborhoods with a wide variety of shopping and entertainment venues.  The Garden City and Chapel View are two of Cranston’s premier shopping and dining centers and are an easy drive from western Cranston.
The western area of Cranston presents a rural side to the city.  … (2 comments)

cranston: Pawtuxet Village, Cranston, RI - 03/27/10 05:14 PM
Pawtuxet Village

 
 
Pawtuxet Village is just 20 minutes from Providence is the historic village of Pawtuxet, Rhode Island.  Pawtuxet Village actually sits between the cities of Warwick and northern Cranston.  Since 1973, the village has been on the National Register of Historic Places per a recommendation of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission.
 
It is one of New England’s earliest communities having been settled in 1638; just two years after Roger Williams founded Providence, Rhode Island’s capital.  The area is notable for the pre-revolution strike against Britain with the 1772 burning of the warship, HMS … (4 comments)

cranston: Reasons to Live in Rhode Island - 03/25/10 03:46 PM
 
First,  Rhode Island offers quaint New England communities that might remind new residents of an old America. Living in Rhode Island gives me a sense of purpose and pride. You truly feel as though you are part of something.  Two. Rhode Island's small size is an asset. There is nothing better than a state with a single area code. FYI, in Rhode Island, the area code is 401. Three. You have access to all of New England. You can easily travel to Massachusetts, to New Hampshire, to Vermont, to Maine. New England offers fabulous summers and plenty to see and … (3 comments)

cranston: Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home's Exterior - 03/24/10 06:34 AM
 
Deb Grimaldi, Keeping you informed every step of the way!!
 
Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior Make your home more appealing for yourself and potential buyers with these quick and easy tips:  
1. Trim bushes so they don’t block windows or architectural details.
2. Mow your lawn, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before the showing to make the lawn sparkle.
3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
4. Install new doorknobs on your front door.
5. Repair any cracks in the driveway. … (3 comments)