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Financing a Forclosure/REO Purchase Financing a Forclosure/REO Purchase

By Thomas Mitchell

If you are looking to buy a fixer upper to spruce up and call home, or acquire an investment property to rent out, an REO (bank-owned) property might be for you. Read more to find out what your financing options are for purchasing an REO.

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Why Short Sales Take So Long Why Short Sales Take So Long

By Tiffany Raiford

If you're looking at a short sale, don't let the name fool you in to thinking it will be quicker than buying a house the traditional way. Short sales are typically anything but short. Inside, we take a closer look at the short sale approval process, and why it often takes months to process.

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Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Programs Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Programs

By Tiffany Raiford

Rhode Island residents might be surprised by the number of options they have when it comes to down payment and closing cost assistance. Inside, we review some of the more popular and effective programs throughout the state.

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Understanding The Short Sale Process Understanding The Short Sale Process

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Short sales are anything but short, and require patience and caution. Follow along to find out what makes a short sale so much different than conventional and foreclosure sales.

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The Benefits of Owning a Brick Home in Rhode Island The Benefits of Owning a Brick Home in Rhode Island

By Karen Godfrey

There are many types of materials to choose from when purchasing or building a home. Brick homes however, are a wise choice for several different reasons. Purchasing or building a brick home in Rhode Island can save you money for years to come.

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Smart Decorating Tips for a Small Room Smart Decorating Tips for a Small Room

By Tiffany Raiford

Small rooms are often considered the downfall of a home and a decorator's nightmare. However, small rooms have just as much potential as larger spaces to appear elegant, spacious, and sophisticated if you know how to use decor to your advantage.

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Types of Tenancy in Rhode Island Types of Tenancy in Rhode Island

By Karen Godfrey

If you are in the process of renting, or considering renting your Rhode Island home in the future, there are a few different types of tenancy that you may want to consider. Inside, we review these classifications and the legal obligations that come with them.

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Rhode Island Home Inspection Checklist Rhode Island Home Inspection Checklist

By Tabitha Naylor

The home inspection is an important part of the home buying process. Inside, we offer an overview of what to expect when your potential dream home gets a thorough check up

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How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Rhode Island How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Rhode Island

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Properly prepared in mind and finances, starting a real estate career in Rhode Island can lead to a long-term rewarding profession. Learn the steps needed to get licensed and reap the benefits.

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Rhode Island Real Estate Prices Rising, Sales Slowing, Now What? Rhode Island Real Estate Prices Rising, Sales Slowing, Now What?

By Eleanor Boschert

Housing numbers for February 2013 in Rhode Island show that home prices are continuing to rise. How can buyers capitalize? We review the numbers and offer some tips inside.

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