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Experience a Rhode Island Tradition at Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House Experience a Rhode Island Tradition at Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Since 1989, Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House has been ladling out bowls of clam chowder and its signature doughboys in Warwick.

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American Sign Language Academy: Go from Beginner to Fully Fluent American Sign Language Academy: Go from Beginner to Fully Fluent

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Did you know that American Sign Language is the fourth most used language in the United States? The American Sign Language (ASL) Academy in Pawtucket offers classes, a language lab, and a lending library available to its students. Affordable and complete, the classes - ranging from beginner to full fluency - allow students to progress at their own pace.

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Mixed Magic Theatre Hits the Stage with Thought and Diversity Mixed Magic Theatre Hits the Stage with Thought and Diversity

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

For Mixed Magic Theatre, it's all about live performances that keep you thinking long after the stage lights go out.

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First-Time Homebuyer Programs In Rhode Island First-Time Homebuyer Programs In Rhode Island

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Rhode Island has several options for first-time homebuyers, such as down payment assistance or help with closing costs. Read about these programs and learn why Rhode Island Housing provides these programs with a HUD-approved consultant for first-time homebuyers.

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How To Become A Real Estate Broker in Rhode Island How To Become A Real Estate Broker in Rhode Island

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Taking the leap from real estate agent to broker allows you to take control of your career, start your own firm and hire agents to work under you. Although it requires years of work, experience and knowledge to acquire licensing, you can enjoy working as your own boss while retaining more sales income from commissions.

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Top 5 Places To Live In Providence County Top 5 Places To Live In Providence County

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Providence County has dozens of historic landmarks, long-standing businesses and scenic natural areas including rocky and sandy beaches, ponds, and a national park. Find out which five towns are the top places to live in Providence County.

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Top 5 Must-See Attractions In Providence Top 5 Must-See Attractions In Providence

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Providence, Rhode Island is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. But don't let its age fool you. Along with classic architecture, this city has world-renowned eateries, coffee houses galore and stellar art. Hit the streets of Providence and see the top five attractions the way the locals do.

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Providence At A Glance Providence At A Glance

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Established in 1636, Providence is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Built centuries before the age of automobiles, it has a wild layout of streets and is made for walking. Inside, we review the rich history of the capital city.

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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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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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Think Townhomes When House Hunting in Rhode Island Think Townhomes When House Hunting in Rhode Island

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Today's homebuyers are searching for alternatives to the single-family home. With a less expensive price and little landscaping, learn why a townhome may be just what you need.

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Bank of America: Will Fewer Appraisers Affect Homebuyers? Bank of America: Will Fewer Appraisers Affect Homebuyers?

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Bank of American now has a lot fewer appraisers to value homes for sale. Will this appraisal shortage leave homebuyers waiting even longer?

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Mortgage Term Options For Rhode Island Homebuyers Mortgage Term Options For Rhode Island Homebuyers

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Home buyers have many options to consider when shopping for a mortgage. We highlight some of the mortgage loan terms that may save you the most money.

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Price That Rhode Island Home Price That Rhode Island Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Much has been reported on the many real estate websites that provide values on any home. But can these sites properly set a value on a home in Rhode Island?

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Rhode Island Remodeling Contractor Credentials Rhode Island Remodeling Contractor Credentials

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Protect yourself the next time you decide to remodel your home by hiring a contractor registered with the Rhode Contractor's Registration and Licensing Board. Learn how using a registered contractor can save you money.

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Taking Title To Property In Rhode Island Taking Title To Property In Rhode Island

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Avoid getting stuck with the wrong title to your property. Understand the four different ways to take title in Rhode Island and be prepared before you go house hunting.

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Home Warranties In Rhode Island Home Warranties In Rhode Island

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Repairs or replacements of costly appliances or heating systems can be difficult to afford as a new Rhode Island homeowner. Learn how to take the worry out of any unexpected repairs by purchasing a home warranty.

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Credit Report 101 For Home Buyers and Renters Credit Report 101 For Home Buyers and Renters

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Your credit report paints a vivid picture of your overall credit worthiness. Learn just what data is collected and how it may be the key to moving into your new home.

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Elizabeth R. Elstien is a Staff Writer at Rhode Island Homes.

Elizabeth R. Elstien has worked in real estate for over 15 years as a real estate agent, consultant and writer. Her expertise encompasses buying and selling homes and investment properties, property management, REOs, short sales and loan modifications.