Charlestown, RI Real Estate News

By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Charlestown RI 02813 Real Estate Market Report for April 2011 is as follows:                               13 Charlestown homes have been sold:                    3 homes sold over $ 1 million                      5 homes sold over $400,000                      1 home sold for between $300,000-$400,000                     4 homes sold for under $300,000    Why do I continue to share Charlestown RI real estate statistics month after month with you the consumer?  Hopefully, it is to give you a truer insight into the number of Charlestown homes for sale, price range of homes sold and real estate market trends month to month for the Charlestown neighborhoods (is Quonnie one of them?)  you may be considering buying into.   If your are a Charlestown home seller, it gives you data on home sal...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Report - Charlestown RI 02813 for March 2011 is as follows:                               10 Charlestown homes have been sold:                      3 homes sold for more than $400,000                     2 homes sold between $300,000- $400,000                      5 homes sold for under $300,000     There were 94 Charlestown homes for sale in March 2011 which is a healthy 14% increase over the Charlestown homes for sale in February.   Charlestown has maintained a good inventory of homes and the waterfront and coastal Charlestown homes are more have come on the market in April.  The variation of homes being sold is in the lower price ranges right now.  Yet, the waterfront and coastal Charlestown homes are selling. The Charlestown RI homes sold in March were up by 4 hom...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Town Tax Revaluations - Here they Come Again!  Well the sweet little town of Charlestown RI has just gone through a tax revaluation and the new values are in hand with the Charlestown homeowners.  And I am getting calls for help! Understanding why towns do tax revaluations is important. In Rhode Island, the state requires that towns perform a revaluation to bring properties to current market value.  Towns have municipal services (fire, police, schools,waste disposal and snow removal) which are paid for by the tax dollars that homeowners contribute to on their property as a town grows in population. The idea is to determine a property's fair market value based upon sold properties in the previous two years.  I usually hear from the people who feel there is no way their property could sel...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Quonnie?! In Charlestown RI - Perhaps You Have Heard of Quonochontaug? Quonnie is its nickname and honestly it certainly is much easier to say and spell!  Quonnie is composed of three small and waterfront beach communities in Charlestown RI: West Beach, Central Beach and East Beach.  Just off Route 1, this small area in Charlestown RI encompasses the ocean front of Quonochontaug and showcases cottages to multi million dollar homes.  Located between two salt ponds, Ninigret Pond and Quonochontaug Pond, the communities of West Beach, Central Beach, and East Beach house mostly summer residents but you can find some die hard residents that love the privacy and beauty of the ocean front at Charlestown RI beach area year round!  There is definitely an 'aura' of sorts when you drive around the...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Mystic Aquarium- Mystic CT- What a surprise this weekend with its free admission to Charlestown-Westerly-Hopkinton RI Residents March 12-13th - yes, that is free entry for these residents and children this weekend.  A savings of $26 per adult and $19 per child - woo hoo don't miss this opportunity.  This is part of Sea Research Foundation's way to connect with the surrounding communities that support this wonderful sea life experience along with sponsorship from the Westerly Sun.  It is a wonderful thank you for the continued support local residents give to the Mystic Aquarium. The Mystic Aquarium has an amazing array of sea life to explore as well as the new Crittercam to watch the wildlife in their own habitats.  From Beluga whale, african penguins, fish, hands on exhibits, the Deep S...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  The Charlestown RI 02813 Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2011 are as follows:             6 Charlestown RI homes sold with the following breakdown:                              1 home sold for $2.7 million (waterfront home)               1 home sold for over $400,000                2 homes sold for $300,000-$400,000                2 homes sold for under $300,000                           In February 2011 there were 85 Charlestown homes for sale which is 4 fewer homes on the market over January 2011 homes.  The number of Charlestown homes for sale have decreased slightly (4%).  Choices of Charlestown waterfront and ocean front homes for sale are there for the buyers who have their pre-approvals in hand or cash in hand.  The age old question is: have you seen your mortgage l...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The Charlestown RI 02813 Real Estate Market Statistics for January 2011 are as follows:             7 Charlestown RI homes sold, the breakdown is as             follows:                  1 home sold for between $300,000-$400,000                6 homes sold for less than $300,000               In January 2011 there were 89 Charlestown RI homes for sale which is 3 fewer homes on the market over December 2010 homes for sale.  The home inventory in Charlestown is remaining fairly steady with the new year and sellers prepare for better weather bringing buyers here.  However, choices of waterfront and oceanfront Charlestown homes are there for the ready, willing and able buyers.  Many Charlestown homes for sale have been withdrawn from the market for the winter and will reappear to the marke...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The Charlestown RI 02813 Real Estate Market Statistics for December 2010 are as follows:             9 Charlestown RI homes sold, as follows:                              1 home sold for over $1 million               4 homes sold for over $400,000               1 home sold for between $300,000-$400,000               3 homes sold for less than $300,000In December 2010 there were 92 Charlestown RI homes for sale which is a 9% decrease in the number of homes over the prior month of November 2010.  The home inventory level has dropped slightly this month yet there is still a fine choice of waterfront Charlestown homes available at affordable prices as well as inland homes.  Buyers are actively looking to make their purchases now as mortgage rates remain at historically low levels.  Charles...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  The Charlestown RI 02813 Real Estate Market Statistics for the month of November 2010 for sold homes are as follows: 9 Charlestown RI homes sold, as follows: 2 homes sold for over $1 million 1 home sold for over $400,0002 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,0004 homes sold for less than $300,000 Overall there were about 101 homes on the market during November 2010 in Charlestown RI which was a 12 % decrease in the number of homes on the market over the month of October 2010. The inventory level is decreasing which means less choices for buyers especially at the lower end of the market.  Yet mortgage rates continue to remain at low rates, with a slight uptick though, for buyers with rates around 4.5 % which makes this a great time to buy a home.  How long they'll stay where they are ...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  The Charlestown RI 02813 Real Estate Market Statistics for the month of October 2010 for sold properties are as follows:                  13 Charlestown RI homes sold:                     3 homes sold for over $1 million                     5 homes sold for over $400,000                     1 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                     4 homes sold for less than $300,000 Overall there were approximately 115 homes on the market during October 2010 in Charlestown RI 02813 which was a slight 6% decrease in the number of homes over the prior month of September 2010 (a decrease of 7 homes on the market).   The inventory level is being reduced ever so slightly but buyers still have a good supply of choice homes for sale in Charlestown to choose from and be selective about....
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Adventures are part of good real estate life so a night at the Charlestown RI 02813  Riverside Tree Farm corn maze did not turn out to be a cracked corn event.  Now the outcome has nothing to do with this well established farm and its offerings but more to do with a maze challenged realtor who should have stayed home!  This Riverside Tree Farm has over 65 acres and is a pesticide free farm that has many offerings besides this crazy corn maze. It is the largest corn maze, cracked corn or otherwise, in Rhode Island. Never had I had a corn maze adventure and with flashlight in hand how could I go wrong...well my clients' kids thought it would be very funny to get me in the middle and then desert me.. so I was somewhat mentally challenged to get out and it was spooky.  Where was my GPS when...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  The Charlestown RI 02813 Real Estate Market Statistics for the month of September 2010 for sold properties are as follows:                  18 Charlestown RI homes sold:                     4 homes sold for over $1 million                     5 homes sold for over $400,000                     3 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                     6 homes sold for less than $300,000 Overall there were approximately 122 homes on the market during September 2010 in Charlestown RI 02813 which was a modest 3% decrease in the number of homes over the prior month of August 2010 (a decrease of 4 homes on the market).   The inventory level remains fairly steady and buyers still have an ample supply of homes to choose from and be selective about.  Realize also that mortgage rates conti...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Although Haley's Comet is not coming our way anytime soon, catching a falling star visibly through the telescope at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown RI 02813 is a fun Friday night happening with the kids.  Yes, in little ole Charlestown RI this cool little observatory stands at 61 Park Lane, Charlestown and is in the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and very conveniently located from Route 1.  Now even big kids like me can be mesmerized by the stars on a clear Friday night (always check their web site to make sure they will be open) and even though it was a little cloudy last Friday it was worth the hour wait to view the skies.  Volunteer astronomists man the Frosty Drew Observatory station, provide information about the planets and galaxies yonder and you just learn a whole lot ...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
It's all happening at the Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park in Charlestown RI 02813 this Friday through Sunday Sept. 3-5th 2010.  Come on Down Hurricane Earl.... because I do hear great  music within this festival of extraordinary music and performers this weekend is coming - no one is going to pass this music by. BUT we're all hoping Hurricane Earl passes us far to the East!  For the money of $50 a day, if you buy your ticket the day of the show, it is a great value to enjoy a full day of performances. It's another year for a fun day, weekend & if you like to camp out (ugh!) you can do it all here in one place.  Bring your blanket, chair & bodies to a fun loving out door time of amazing artists & music to enjoy.  From bluesy grass, cajun to zydeco music..some extraordinary artis...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
8 homes sold in Charlestown RI 02813 as follows:  2 homes sold over $1 million   3 homes sold over $400,000   1 home sold between $300,000-$400,000   2 homes sold for less than $300,000 Six homes sold in Charlestown RI 02813 in the prior month of July 2010. So August 2010 Charlestown home sales saw an increase of 33% in homes sold over the prior month (the number of base sales are smaller which reflect in the percentage figures). What is interesting is that the lower end homes under $400,000 are not selling as well as the higher priced homes in Charlestown this month. Overall there were about 126 homes on the real estate market in Charlestown RI for August 2010. The number of homes on the market decreased by 11% over the prior month. 16 homes were 'in agreement or pending' during Augus...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The Charlestown RI Chamber of Commerce Annual Seafood Festival August 6-8 2010 is this weekend near the ocean in wonderful Ninigret Park off of Rte. 1 in Charlestown, RI 02813.   August 6th, 7th, and 8th 2010 Friday 12:00 to 10:00 Saturday 11:00 to 10:00 Sunday 11:00 to 9:00 The Area's Best Seafood! Event Admission Only $8.00 Adults Children 12 and Under Free A food feast extravaganza of Rhode Island's best seafood, lobsters, steamers, chowder, fish & chips, clam cakes, corn on the cob and a raw bar, as well as choices of all types of foods for every taste. A variety of arts and crafts on display, amusement rides, rock wall climbing, Hot Rod & Harley car show, kite exhibition, kids shows, bungee jumping, kayak, dinners and lobster raffle. Great entertainment will be provided in the pric...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The Charlestown RI 02813 real estate market statistics for July 2010 for sold properties were as follows:                 6 homes sold in Charlestown RI 02813 as follows:                         1 home sold over $400,000                     2 homes sold between $300,000-$400,000                     3 homes sold for less than $300,000 11 homes sold in Charlestown RI 02813 in the prior month of June 2010. So July 2010 Charlestown home sales saw an decrease of 45% in homes sold over the prior month (the number of base sales are smaller which reflect in the percentage figures).  What is interesting is that the lower end homes under $400,000 are the preponderance of the Charlestown home sales again this month.Overall there were about 137 homes on the real estate market in Charlestown RI for...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
    The Charlestown RI 02813 real estate market statistics for June 2010 for sold properties were as follows:                 11 homes sold in Charlestown RI 02813 as follows:                         1 home sold for over $2 million                            1 home sold over $400,000                     4 homes sold between $300,000-$400,000                     5 homes sold for less than $300,000 10 homes sold in Charlestown RI in the prior month of May 2010. So June 2010 Charlestown home sales saw an increase of 1 home sold over the prior month.  What is interesting is that the lower end homes under $400,000 are the preponderance of the Charlestown home sales.Overall there were about 133 homes on the real estate market in Charlestown RI for June 2010.  11 homes were 'in agreement or pe...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  The Charlestown RI 02813 real estate market statistics for May 2010 for sold properties were as follows:                 10 homes sold in Charlestown RI 02813 as follows:                         4 homes sold over $400,000                     3 homes sold between $300,000-$400,000                     3 homes sold for less than $300,000 13 homes sold in Charlestown RI in the prior month of April. So May 2010 saw a decrease of 23% in the number of homes sold over the prior month.Overall there were about  128 homes on the real estate market in Charlestown RI for May 2010.  12 homes were 'in agreement or pending' during May 2010 and due to close.   The Federal Tax Credit for first time home buyers expired in April (military status personnel have an extension for another year with restrict...
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By Lesley Klem
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Charlestown Rhode Island Single Family Market Report - YTD (11/30/2009) There were 93 single family homes sold YTD in Charlestown, RI, with an average sales price of $379,019 and an average days on market of 134. The selling range was a low of $33,000 and a high of $2,200,000.  As of November 30th, there were 84 homes active on the market, with an average listing price of $648,229 and an average DOM of 165 days.  There were 8 homes under contract with an average list price of $432,600 and an average DOM of 134 days. Charlestown RI Real Estate - Community, relocation and school information with town demographics. Charlestown RI Foreclosures - Obtain a list of foreclosed and bank owned real estate and short sales. Charlestown RI MLS Search - View all listings in the statewide MLS. Charles...
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