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37 OLD NORTH RD
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1086905
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OFF TIOGUE AVE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,700 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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511 CHILD ST
Warren, RI / 02885
MLS# 1088751 NEW
Type: Condo
Complex Name: Kickemuit Klose
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,245 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: George Saber RE/MAX River's Edge
Office: 401-245-2000
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$435,000 Mortgage Calculator
35 MOHAWK DR
Portsmouth, RI / 02871
MLS# 1073456
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OFF INDIAN AVENUE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,515 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 19,745 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Crockett Crockett Realty, Inc.
Office: 401-741-5920
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$379,900 Mortgage Calculator
180 COWESETT GREEN DR
Warwick, RI / 02886
MLS# 1084239
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: COWESETT GREEN
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,292 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 19,127 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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$354,500 Mortgage Calculator
36 WILLIAMS CROSSING RD
Coventry, RI / 02827
MLS# 1068386
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: GREENE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,218 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 146,362 sq. ft.
Listed by: Raquel Storti Keller Williams Realty
Office: 401-785-1700
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$154,900 Mortgage Calculator
49 COLONIAL AV
Tiverton, RI / 02878
MLS# 1077233
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: TOWN CENTER
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 780 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 13,007 sq. ft.
Listed by: Dan Saffer Westchester Properties
Office: 401-954-4811
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$2,850,000 Mortgage Calculator
294 RUMSTICK RD
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1082277
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: RUMSTICK POINT
Beds: 5 Beds
Baths: 4 Full / 3 Half
Living Area: 9,012 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 71,250 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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$214,900 Mortgage Calculator
13 BENOIT ST
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1081308
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: ANTHONY
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,176 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 16,568 sq. ft.
Listed by: John Ruzzo Stone Ridge Realty
Office: 401-397-7900
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$259,000 Mortgage Calculator
250 HAZELTON ST
Cranston, RI / 02920
MLS# 1087124
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WOODRIDGE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,668 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 4,050 sq. ft.
Listed by: Kathy Souza RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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$325,000 Mortgage Calculator
78 WARNER AV
Portsmouth, RI / 02872
MLS# 1065159
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PRUDENCE ISLAND
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,613 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 7,500 sq. ft.
Listed by: Elizabeth Rene William Raveis Chapman Enstone
Office: 401-396-9849
 
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Buying a home is considered one of the most complicated and stressful financial transactions a consumer will ever make.

One of the keys to making the homebuying process easier and more understandable is planning. In doing so, you'll be able to anticipate requests from lenders, lawyers and a host of other professionals. Furthermore, planning will help you discover valuable shortcuts in the homebuying process.

Do You Know What You Want?

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or entering the marketplace as a repeat buyer, you need to ask why you want to buy. Are you planning to move to a new community due to a lifestyle change or is buying an option and not a requirement? What would you like in terms of real estate that you do not now have? Do you have a purchasing timeframe?

Whatever your answers, the more you know about the real estate marketplace, the more likely you are to effectively define your goals. As an interesting exercise, it can be worthwhile to look at the questions above and to then discuss them in detail when meeting with local REALTORS®.

Do You Have The Money?

Homes and financing are closely intertwined. (Financing is the difference between the purchase price and the downpayment, commonly referred to as debt or the mortgage.) The good news is that over the years new and innovative loan programs have evolved which require a 5 percent downpayment or less. In fact, a number of programs now allow purchasers to buy real estate with nothing down.

In addition to a down payment, purchasers also need cash for closing costs (the final costs associated with closing the loan). Several newly emerging loan programs not only allow the purchase of a home with no money down, but also underwrite closing costs.

Not everyone, however, elects to purchase with little or no money down. Less money down means higher monthly mortgage payments, so most homebuyers choose to buy with some cash up front.

As to closing costs, in markets where buyers have leverage, it may be possible to negotiate an offer for a home that requires the owner to pay some or all of your settlement expenses. Speak with local REALTORS® for details.

Is Your Financial House in Order?

Those great loans with little or nothing down are not available to everyone: You need good credit. For at least one year prior to purchasing a home, you should assure that every credit card bill, rent check, car payment and other debt is paid in full and on time.

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