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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
smithfield ri, maket value versus list price. why would a home be listed 20 to 30 thousand dollars above market value?
Market value is the price that the highest bidder will pay. A savvy listing agent would always try to list a home at or below the full market price. So, if that home sells within week ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 17, 2013 Home Buying in 02917
Joseph Del S…, Real Estate Pro in East Greenwich, RI
Joseph Del Sesto answered:
Lakefront property on the market for 15 days and no showings?
Buyers are looking at assessments, I understand you had an appraisal, are you above or below the assessment? And by how much?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 22, 2012 Home Buying in 02919
Wendy Lord H…, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, RI
Wendy Lord Harvey answered:
which companies insure houses in middletown, ri
I find that Anthony Kutsaftis at Aquidneck Island Insurance does a great job. He's local, very personable and open almost every evening. He's on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown and has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 Home Insurance in 02842
Fraioli Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Charlestown, RI
Fraioli Wilson Team answered:
150 King Phillip Dr North Kingstown, RI 02852 whats wrong with this property
Sorry we did not see this comment until months after it was posted!
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 13, 2013 Home Buying in 02852
Lydia Smith, Real Estate Pro in Lincoln, RI
Lydia Smith answered:
I need an apartment in CF/Pawt area. I have cats. I am the only human tenant. I have worked 17 years at same job. HELP!
We only sell houses we have no rental units.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Rentals in Pawtucket
Ginny Lacey…, Real Estate Pro in North Kingstown, RI
Ginny Lacey Gorman answered:
flooding or storm surges?
It has had storm surges but each property is different and obviously the last great one was in '38. A certificate of elevation can be obtained by hiring and engineer. Also, the flood ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 14, 2012 Home Buying in Charlestown
Deb O'Leary, Real Estate Pro in Westerly, RI
Deb O'Leary answered:
I saw flooding due to a recent hurricane...what does Westerly do to avoid flooding and sea level rise due to global warming?
Here in RI we have the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. Their website is http://www.crmc.ri.gov/. They offer seminars and other information to guide coastal communit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in 02891
Jason Andrews, Real Estate Pro in Little Compton, RI
Jason Andrews answered:
Looking to rent a home in Tiverton, really do not see anything available...am I not swimming in the right pond?
Tiverton is a beautiful place. I love it here. The main problem that keeps people away are the taxes. There are, however, a few towns right around Tiverton that are equally as nice a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Market Conditions in Tiverton
Jim Graff, Real Estate Pro in Westerly, RI
Jim Graff answered:
what are the requirements for a bidder at a real estste auction what are the requirements for a bidder at a realestate auction?
It depends on a lot of criteria, whether the house is a HUD home, Usda, or what type of loan the house was purchased under, nomal sales are a mininum 10% and certified bank check for th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in 02891
Laurie M. Am…, Real Estate Pro in Westport, MA
Laurie M. Ammann answered:
Have the new 'rules' for the big 5 banks and the affordable modification programs (including principal reduction) been issued yet?
Good Morning Bruce

Please take a look at hpadmin.com and click on programs.
Home modification has been around for a few years now and this site will show you the current programs an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Foreclosure in 02878
Joshua Green…, Real Estate Pro in 10012
Joshua Greenwald answered:
why are there so many foreclosures in providence r.i.
Hi there, what you will probably find if you look at the local foreclosure statistics closely is that Providence only has a slightly higher than average foreclosure rate, approximately ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 5, 2013 Home Buying in Providence
Ginny Lacey…, Real Estate Pro in North Kingstown, RI
Ginny Lacey Gorman answered:
What day does the town beach officialy close?
Town beach officially closes Labor Day but it is still open to swim but without life guards...enjoy!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in 02882
John Repoza, Real Estate Pro in Rhode Island
John Repoza answered:
why do sinks and toilets have orange tape over them in home sale image?
house had been winterized and the water is off
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 23, 2013 Home Buying in 02888
Bruce - PMP…, Real Estate Pro in Cranston, RI
Bruce - PMP Inc. answered:
We rent an apartment and have been paying rent to the landlord. I do not know if the house had been foreclosed or they just wanted to sell,
You have to review your lease (if you have one). 30 days notice is probably all that is necessary.If you are living in the unit you do have to pay rent. Upon move out, the land lord has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 3, 2012 Rental Basics in 02905
Ron Phipps, Real Estate Pro in East Greenwich, RI
Ron Phipps answered:
will I recoup the cost of installing central air / heat on resell?
Hi Lydia:
If the house does not have central heat is would be important to install to sell the property. Some mortgages require central heat. If the system includes high energy saving ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 2, 2012 Home Selling in 02908
Jean Allard, Real Estate Pro in Cranston, RI
Jean Allard answered:
We are considering buying a Narragansett home for student and summer rentals. What are the pros and cons?
The pros would be a great opportunity to invest in one of the top areas in the state. The homes tend to really hold their value. Great way to gain income, and then possibly flip once ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 4, 2012 Home Buying in Narragansett
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
is it ethical for a real estate agent to sell his own house in the same neighborhood as a client's house that he represents?
Ethical? We have many articles of ethics to be a Realtor but I don't know of any that prevents us from selling our homes. If he were to tell a buyer that yours is awful while his is bet ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 29, 2012 Home Selling in Rhode Island
Rich Homer, Real Estate Pro in 34108
Rich Homer answered:
what is the cost to replace a roof for a 1229 sq ft home these days. just need general idea
Search Google with this text "Roofer your zip code". From your friends at http://www.naplesrealestateguys.com/
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Home Buying in 02852
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
is this reachable for first time house owners?
Not enough information to answer your questions or pass on some thoughts and suggestions.
Get back to us with more details, I am assuming that you are first time home buyer and looking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Market Conditions in Tiverton
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