Narragansett, 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)
Narragansett RI Condos for Sale -Narragansett RI 02882.  Narragansett RI are located in 22 different condo complexes throughout the town of Narragansett.  The town location has the ocean, yes waterfront, all around it which adds to the desirability of Narragansett condominium living in southern RI.  Some of the Narragansett condos for sale are one the water, near the water or a few  minutes from Narrow River or the coastal waterfront.  Being aware of the difference between single family home ownership and Narragansett condo living ownership is important to all buyers when it comes to ongoing costs.  With condo ownership you have real estate taxes plus homeowner association monthly fees, so you need to evaluate what you can afford based upon your mortgage limits. With a single family 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)
Narragansett RI 02882 Real Estate Report - July 2011.          16 Narragansett homes have been sold in June 2011:                       3 homes sold over $400,000                     5 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                    8 homes sold for under $300,000      There were 231 Narragansett homes for sale in July 2011 which was a 1 % decrease over June (2 less homes for sale).    If your are a Narragansett RI home seller, the real estate market report gives you information on recent home sales for the pricing of your home. For buyers, it gives you some current comparables for homes your are interested in buying.  My web site will give you more information into all the southern RI towns that may be of interest to you also as you search for RI real estate for sale.   Na...
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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)
Skateboarding Winston the English Bulldog- Down time is Pool Time.  If you follow my blog you know that my son's girlfriend has an experienced skateboarding English bulldog named Winston.  Yes, Winston is obsessive about his favorite sport- skateboarding.  I have to ask her about why he hasn't tried surfboarding at our local Narragansett RI beach (the beach!)...I think he would be a natural at it...at least he should try boogie boarding. Well the weather has been oppressively hot for us New Englanders who are not use to consistent high 90's weather.  Winston has his own pool which he really likes to get in and cool off his well heeled paws.  It makes his day after skateboarding.  Wish I had my own pool!  To be a well heeled Bulldog....Skateboarding Winston the English Bulldog- Down time...
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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)
Narragansett RI 02882 Real Estate Market Report for June 2011 is as follows:                                         18 Narragansett homes have been sold in June 2011:                  2 homes sold over $1 million (waterfront Narragansett homes)                    6 homes sold over $400,000                     6 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                    4 homes sold for under $300,000    There were 233 Narragansett homes for sale in June 2011 which was a  5 % increase over May (11 more homes for sale).   If your are a Narragansett RI home seller, the real estate market report gives you information on recent home sales for the pricing of your home. For buyers, it gives you some current comparables for homes your are interested in buying.  My web site will give you more ...
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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)
Odyssey of a Commercial Fisherman Boat Owner- What has this Government Done to Them?  Now you may say this blog post has nothing to do with real estate but I will disagree with you.  Just like real estate makes the country turn, so do our businesses that come under undue and unconscionable pressure and regulation by our government.  The RI commercial fishing industry was a large and profitable industry 30 years ago but it changed.  In the 1970's the U.S. had no care about the Russians taking all our fish 100 miles out from our shores and raping the oceans at large.  Our RI commercial fisherman complained but received little support from our RI representatives or our government to do anything about it.  Why?  if we did do anything as a country we couldn't have had our submarines snooping...
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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)
Narragansett Pier - Narragansett RI Hosts 29th Annual Narragansett RI Art Festival - June 25-26 is happening this weekend.  Right in Veterans Memorial Park in Narragansett RI across from the Narragansett Pier seawall (Narragansett beach!)and next to the historic Towers in Narragansett.  Sponsored by the Wakefield Rotary Club,this event is open to all for FREE from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.   It is a great way to enjoy the weekend and various art forms.  Artists may exhibit work in oils and acrylics, watercolors and pastels, drawings and graphics, photography, sculpture, and three dimensional media forms.  A panel of judges will designate awards in various artist categories on Saturday morning with ribbons and cash prizes. Visitors to Narragansett RI and the nearby Narragansett Bea...
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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)
    Narragansett RI 02882 Real Estate Market Report for May 2011 is as follows:                              15 Narragansett homes have been sold in the past month:                   1 home sold over $1.9 million (waterfront)                     4 homes sold over $400,000                      5 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                     5 homes sold for under $300,000    There were 222 Narragansett homes for sale in May 2011 which was a  12 % increase over the prior month (24 more homes for sale).  The increase in home inventory benefits buyers looking for homes right now.  Why do I share Narragansett RI real estate statistics with you the consumer month after month?  First and foremost, it is to give you a better insight into the number of Narragansett homes for sale...
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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)
Google Maps - Embed a picture in your Google Map - Part II.  Google maps is a fun tool and I really have to thank Brad Andersohn for getting me to look at the map function in a different and useful way.  Part of this learning process is stumbling through by yourself these various venues to discover a new 'thingamajig' to use in the your trusty backpack.  I wrote a blog post last year on embedding a YouTube video into your blog post which has been well clicked and received.  I am no Craig Daniels by any means so my post is short and I hope simple.  So I thought I would share this tidbit of knowledge with you... when you are doing a Google Map post of a home for sale, town, house, restaurant, etc.  Put that picture on the map for all to see when they click on it.  Refer back to my Google ...
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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)
Google Maps - Embed a Picture on Your Map - Part I. Narragansett Beach- Narragansett RI 02882- Extraordinary Dusk.  I have to share this picture I am embedding into Google Maps on my Google maps because it captures the essence of the evening walking along Narragansett Pier in Narragansett RI.  It was a bit past dusk and the juxtaposition of lights, coloring, high tide on Narragansett Beach just drew me in.   Luckily I had my camera with me and I could take the shot. So this is your first step to embed a picture into Google Maps- get a great picture to embed for a location.  This particular shot just had to go somewhere so what better place to share it with the world then in my Google Maps of Narragansett Beach- Narragansett, RI 02882.  Not everyone will know to click on the blue balloon...
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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)
Narragansett RI 02882 Real Estate Market Report for April 2011 is as follows:                               8 Narragansett homes have been sold:                     5 homes sold over $400,000                      1 home sold for between $300,000-$400,000                     2 homes sold for under $300,000      Why do I share Narragansett RI real estate statistics month after month with you the consumer?  Hopefully, it is to give you a truer insight into the number of homes on the market, price range of homes sold and real estate market trends month to month for the southern RI area you may be considering buying into.   If your are a Narragansett home seller, it gives you data on home sales.  My web site will give you more information into the Southern RI communities that will be of int...
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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)
Narragansett RI 02882 Short Sales - Narragansett Homes for Sale.  It is the day of spring equinox and along with the blooms of spring come the increase of homes on the market as well as short sales.  With approximately 7,000 households in Narragansett, short sales remain in the minority in Narragansett homes on the market as compared to other RI cities like Warwick or Providence, RI.A Narragansett ‘short sale’ or being ‘under water’ on your home in real estate refers to the ‘shortage’ of monies the lender, mortgage holder, will be shorted when the home is sold because the market value of the home has fallen below the amount the homeowner owes on it.  The home is now worth substantially less than the homeowner paid for the home.  Due to a hardship such as loss of job, divorce, medical pr...
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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 Stats -Narragansett RI 02882 for March 2011 is as follows:                               10 Narragansett homes sold:                  2 homes over $1 million (waterfront Narragansett real estate)                      3 homes sold for over $400,000                      3 homes sold between $300,000- $400,000                      2 homes sold for under $300,000                    There were 180 Narragansett homes for sale in March 2011 which is a 13% increase over the Narragansett homes for sale in February.   This is a healthy spring increase (and up for the second month in a row) of homes on the market for Narragansett and the more homes on the market the better it is for buyers!  So get ready to welcome the daffodils too.Narragansett has maintained a steady inventory...
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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)
Coastlines are a Changing.  It is the waterfront, ocean front and coastal homes in Southern RI that are feeling the coastline differential after the brutal winter we have had.  I can see even in my home turf along the Narragansett and North Kingstown waterfront, the curves, undulations and indentations along the water edge is changing.  The barriers are there to protect much of the Narragansett Bay property, Coastal Resource ensures that properties maintain their sea walls and barriers.  But this huge tree root system that I have been monitoring in my beach area walks for the past 5 years is now all uncovered.  Two years ago it was among the sea grasses but no longer.  The ocean has left it naked on the shore for all to admire and take pictures of.  Flood insurance comes to mind on look...
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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)
Narragansett RI Restaurant Week is Happening Right Now- Fire up the Appetites.  For all the 'foodies' out there in RI right now this is the weekend to make the trek to experience southern RI cuisine at its greatest.  The third annual restaurant week is taking place in waterfront Narragansett RI through April 3rd so this is your opportunity to taste and tempt your palate with the various offerings at hand. Now RI Restaurant Week is happening around the state in different cities but I always say to my real estate clients....remember it is all about the location and the location in Narragansett is ALL about the Beach!  There are a number of beaches to behold and enjoy.  So while you are partaking in the gastronomical delights of Coast Guard House (amazing Sunday brunches right on the water...
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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 Narragansett RI 02882 Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2011 are as follows:             5 Narragansett RI homes sold, the breakdown is as             follows:                  1 home sold for over $1 million                2 homes sold for over $400,000                2 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000               6 homes sold for less than $300,000                 In February 2011 there were 159 Narragansett RI 02882 homes for sale which is 4 more homes on the market over January 2011 homes for sale.  The home inventory in Narragansett has increased about 2%. Although a slight increase in home sales, there is not the spike in sales sellers look for at this time of year.  However, choices of Narragansett homes for sale are there for the buyers who have their pre-...
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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)
Some people like their 'top 10' lists but take your pick of the real estate finds From Big to Small to Expensive to Cheap Narragansett RI Homes Sold in 2010 - this is one of my favorites.  It truly gives you a sense of the wide disparity of Narragansett RI Homes for Sale in any given year.  Where would yours fit in?   Out of a total of 162 Narragansett homes sold last year the following show the most expensive, cheapest, smallest or largest homes sold.  So here it goes:     Most  Expensive Home sold in Narragansett (yes, oceanfront homes):                               580 Ocean Road at $6.4 million...                                                           runner-up: 4 Hazard Avenue at $5.7 million                                                 (Indian Rock Estate off of Ocean Rd.) ...
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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 Narragansett RI 02882 Real Estate Market Statistics for January 2011 are as follows:             3 Narragansett RI homes sold, the breakdown is as             follows:                  1 home sold for over $400,000                1 home sold for between $300,000-$400,000                1 homes sold for less than $300,000In January 2011 there were 155 Narragansett RI homes for sale which is six more homes on the market over December 2010 homes for sale.  The home inventory is showing a slight uptick with the new year and sellers prepare for the spring housing market.  Sales are unusually slow right now.  Choices of homes remains fairly consistent as ready, willing and able buyers are actively looking to make their purchases now while mortgage rates remain at lower levels.  Some peopl...
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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)
Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar- the Coolest Menu to Live For!  Narragansett Rhode Island's food experience right on Boon Street in Narragansett Pier is truly a trip.  Such an eclectic menu of beyond belief dishes to taunt the palate and deliver the taste experience that just doesn't happen with many restaurants any more.  You need to put it on your 'bucket list' of places to eat my friends. Whether you are a vegan or a carnivore, the menu at Crazy Burger is yummy and it has been this way since 1995 when the owner Michael Maxon started weaving the web of food delights for all the hankering patrons in and around Narragansett RI.  Can you tell it's one of my all time favorite restaurants! From mouth watering breakfasts with undeniably great fresh fruit smoothies to lunches with spinach crep...
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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)
Anawan Cliffs - Narragansett RI's Gem of a Waterfront Neighborhood-02882.  Anawan Cliffs is an exclusive waterfront and luxury home neighborhood in northern Narragansett RI.  Now talk about breathtaking views from waterfront homes and this is the neighborhood that exemplifies it...from viewing Beavertail Lighthouse across Narragansett Bay on the island of Jamestown to the Atlantic Ocean opening to this wonderful bay... it is truly unique.  Although it was a gated  Narragansett waterfront neighborhood at one time, the gates just remain as a truly symbolic gesture of years ago.  Established from farmland that was bought by a group of people in the 1940's to make a private neighborhood and that is what they did.  Of the 56 lots that were original to this waterfront community only 2 remain ...
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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)
Yeow! It's that Orange Sticker Policy on Houses in Waterfront Narragansett RI 02852 Again!  The verdict is in and the University of Rhode Island's Student Senate lawsuit challenging the town of Narragansett's orange sticker policy has been stuck down by a higher court.  Much to the disappointment of all the students who rent off campus in the town of Narragansett and have partying mayhem in their bones.  It's time to be more careful. What was that orange sticker policy you ask? The town of Narragansett police are allowed to place a 10 by 14 inch orange sticker on the front door (thereby branding it) of homes that are accused of being a public nuisance...that is any public get together of 5 or more people that substantially disturbs the quiet environment of a neighborhood by unlawful con...
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