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AirBNB and similar vacation rental portals have changed the game in real estate investment property. The benefits of renting your home or investment on AirBNB are many, and trend conscious property owners are jumping into the market head first. As one of the first brokers to create and popularize...
08/06/2019
Science Now Says That Poor Design Causes People Mental Harm.Several years ago, I ruminated on the most common buyer phrases we hear when they fall for a property: “This house just feels good,” and, “it just feels like home.” I have, on more than one occasion, felt that way myself, pulling up into...
07/02/2019
It was 11PM the night before a closing, a lovely condo in Providence’s College Hill. SRCI agent Heatheran Kristopher knew the call would be bad when she picked up the phone. “I can’t buy the condo,” the woman said. “My husband swears he will divorce me if I buy it.”Sellers deal with this more oft...
06/10/2019
Everyone has a crazy aunt or uncle. When I was 18, I had the incredible fortune of my own aunt Pam sweeping my small group of former girl scout friends off to India for the Summer. Six extraordinarily different cities and four travel diaries later I was sold on the country. Leaving was a wretched...
06/06/2019
Suffering from Zillow withdrawal while traveling overseas? Below find some of the top real estate search engines from around the globe.* * *As a real estate office full of travel-lovers, we all suffer from the habit of checking out the real estate anytime we go ANYWHERE.  One street over, New Yor...
03/25/2019
By Rita Danielle SteeleI remember, as a small girl, weaving through rows of accumulated junk and newspapers at my grandparents’ house. My brother and I were only permitted into a few rooms, the rest were “off limits.”  The other rooms were so full of clutter that they were more or less unnavigabl...
11/12/2018
By Rita Danielle Steele Statistical data and end graphic provided by the ActiveRain Real Estate Network   Attention sellers: the reasons your realtor has been giving you for why your home is not selling are worth listening to. A recent realtor survey of real estate professionals has outlined the ...
08/10/2014
May 16, 2013. Shamila and I marched into East Providence City Hall, offer package in her hands. Shamila was looking lovely and confident as always; I was about to vomit and or break into a sweat, and/or do both at the same time. We had already determined that it would be a good idea for her to do...
11/12/2013
“We have to keep them all,” my 8-year-old self demanded. My mother, slightly exasperated and attempting to get my bedroom packed up into boxes for moving day, sighed tiredly. “You have plenty of books. And you have already read these ones.” Adamant, I informed her: “When I grow up I am going to o...
10/22/2013
Being under contract is never dull. But one recent transaction that I was involved with highlighted one of the more concerning aspect of the home purchase process: the reliability of sellers’ disclosures.  Below are a few choice items that were missing from these particular sellers required discl...
05/28/2013
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