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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Houses are flying off the market here in Warwick RI! This home, pictured left went under contract in 10 days and would have gone sooner if not for the HUD guidelines of giving all buyers a 10 day even chance!  I cannot tell you how many calls I had from buyers for this house!  I have been working...
05/11/2013
In the course of selling HUD HOUSES I find that both buyers and Realtor's that are non HUD Agents have a lot of questions so I thought I would post a primer to cover the basics. A HUD house normally markets for the first 30 days to only owner occupants, non profits and government agencies. This i...
04/26/2013
    I have been seeing an incredible amount of announcements lately for Real Estate Companys', Agencies and even Agents being #1 in their area, region, whatever!  And I am sure Agents from those companies are very proud of this.  BUT!!!   Is this really true?  What criteria is used?    Stonehurst...
02/22/2013
 After the Blizzard, the world looks exquisite! This photo was taken the morning after at the Warwick Neck Lighthouse! I have always thought that I was a prepared person. After all, I was a girl scout years ago and I am definitely a planner. So when the news announced that we would be getting a m...
02/11/2013
Everyone has their own perception on home buying. What one person thinks a house is worth is sometimes a big difference from what someone else has in mind. Jeff Dowler points this out in his post below. The Question is Not What Does it Cost, But What is it Worth?!   We enjoyed a couple relaxing d...
01/11/2013
I would like to repost this blog I wrote back in 2006 because it made me happy to write it. I just finished reading Tammy Langford Bakers blog and it reminded me once again that I need to personally go out and do something!   I try to do things all year long but inevitably get tied up with the ev...
12/21/2012
  Offered by Stonehurst Realty is this charming Colonial in the heart of Warwick. Situated on a corner lot with two extremely large bedrooms, this home is conveniently located within minutes of the new train station in Warwick, the highway and the Airport. On a very quiet street as you ride or w...
12/20/2012
Wow!  I signed up for Pinterest when it first started.  A few times I went in there and half heartedly looked around, pinned a few things, etc.   I REALLY did not want to join yet another Social Media site!   Yes as time went on, I read all the possibilities of using it for my Real Estate busines...
10/11/2012
Buyers, are you guilty of using multiple agents?  If so, why?   What is your reasoning for not using one Agent to work for you alone?   Below is an excellent post by Emmy Basch Simpson stating some of the reasons why you should care.I'm seeing situations starting to pop up again in a lot of blogs...
09/19/2012
        If you live in Warwick, you must have heard about the annual Gaspee Day Parade!     It normally starts at Warwick Ave/Narragansett Parkway makes its way along Narragansett Parkway in Warwick torwards Pawtuxet Village where the bridge over the Pawtuxet River crosses into Cranston. Every y...
06/08/2012
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