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Wed Nov 27, 2013
Dennis DelGizzo answered:
Honestly, I would start with local papers and word of mouth amongst friends. Someone may know a person who has an empty room available. Then try going over to URI and speak with the graduate housing office. You may be able to find a graduate student who is looking for a roommate or they may have listings that offer what you're looking for. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
I'm sure if they were, we would have heard about it! Every sleazy news outlet would be running "exclusives" and pumping it out to bump their ratings. I'm guessing the most serious danger would be the reduced property value associated with and ugly tower next door... ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Look, here is the bottom line on flood insurance. Unless you use Lloyd's of London and pay 10 times what FEMA charges, then your choice is FEMA. That's really all you got here and any agent will be meaningless since they all use the same FEMA insurance. The only difference is where you mail the check, the agent then pays FEMA so it does not matter, it's all FEMA. If you have a claim your agent does not come out, they send a FEMA agent so the agent you mail your check to is irrelevant. Use the same agent you have your home owners insurance or car insurance with. ... more
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Joseph Roraff answered:
This site pulls listings off of the MLS. Unfortunately you cannot list on this site if you don't have access to the MLS. Realtors pay monthly for access plus they pay for every listing that goes on the MLS.

If you like the answer, make it a Best Answer ;)
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Steven Rei answered:
The going price in your area is $350-$400 a square. A square is the number of shingles it would take to cover 100 square feet of roof area with each row of shingles covering the tabs of the layer below it. ... more
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Joseph Del Sesto, GRI, SRS answered:
Gerrie, I would hire a local architect or engineer to help you with the building permit for the property. There are definitely building requirements you will have to meet. More than likely you will have to build on top of the current foundation, but that should be looked into also. You will have to adhere to current zoning requirements for minimum frontage, lot coverage and building setbacks. If the house was built on an older lot and is currently an allowed non conforming use, you may have to go before the zoning board if you plan on changing the footprint. This would require you to have a survey plan of the property, and make a formal submission to planning/zoning boards for review. It's a little more complicated than just throwing up a modular home. Hope this information is helpful. If you need a local architect for a consultation just contact me via the contact button near my name. Good Luck. Joe ... more
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Margie Maybe answered:
That is a question best answered by a contractor in that area. To give their best estimate they will have to come out to your property. It's a bit time consuming but they usually don't charge for their estimates. Good Luck! ... more
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Ginny Gorman answered:
Town beach officially closes Labor Day but it is still open to swim but without life guards...enjoy!
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Jean Allard answered:
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 the market recovers a bit more. The downside is that the insurance will be very high on the property. Insurance companies tend to get very squeamish when it comes to renting to students in particular.
Feel free to call me directly if I can be of help...............401-783-1699
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Mon Dec 6, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
WOW... 13 months later you are still dealing with this?

Recommend move on

Short Sales do take time approx. 60 -90 days HOWEVER never 13 months

Congrat's on new baby... I would contact a buyers agent search for a home

However comply with lease terms of your current location not break the lease

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Michele

My son went to URI, and used to rent some great homes in Narragansett (overlooking the ocean - tough life! haha), but the rental period was for the full school year - Sept-mid May.

Have you checked out Craigslist? the local paper? Maybe somewhere on campus there are postings of mid-year rentals.
You might have an easier chance looking to take over a room in a home already rented - from someone who is leaving after this semester - ask around campus.

You can call local real estate offices, but I doubt they will have such a short term rental - you have nothing to lose to try!

Good luck!
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
John King answered:
I hate to do this to you, as I am supposed to be providing a helpful answer and all....but this is really a question for a Trusted Tax Advisor! You are after all dealing with the IRS in order to get this money...

Wish I had more for you, and if you do get a concrete, verfiable answer...I'd love for you to post it here so we can all see.

Good Luck!

John King, Buyers
Mission Realty

Selling homes and land in San Antonio, TX since 2004!
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Mon Jan 5, 2009
Alayna Berek answered:
You can get recent stats here: They will not go back as far as you want, though. I would contact the Realtor Association at 785-9380, they may be able to direct you to older stats. ... more
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Tue May 20, 2008
The Bellevue Group answered:
We can certainly help. Patsy Ewenson of my office is very well versed both in sales and rentals. 401 846 3800 or

We look forward to being of service.
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
The Bellevue Group answered:
I can search for properties both on and not on the market. Please contact me at
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Mon May 13, 2013
Herb Armstrong answered:
Hello Mike,
This is a very good time to buy summer homes almost anywhere in RI. Prices have been pushed down slightly (and they're not likely to drop much further) and, of course, mortgage rates are still low. The market picks up a bit at the end of summer as more people start thinking about coming back next year, so this is a good time to start looking. ... more
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