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1850 MINERAL SPRING AV
North Providence, RI / 02904
MLS# 1065949
Type: Commercial
Neighborhood:
# of Buildings: 1
Total Sq Ft: 4,136 sq. ft.
Building Type: Retail, Commercial
Listed by: Kathy Souza RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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235 NARRAGANSETT AV
South Kingstown, RI / 02879
MLS# 1072992
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: NARRAGANSETT LINE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,656 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 20,038 sq. ft.
Listed by: Richard Madden Ocean Bay Realty
Office: 401-284-2100
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2 CORR WY
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1073189
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WESTWOOD FARMS
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 4,355 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 100,624 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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32 HAMILTON FARM RD
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1059731
Type: Condo
Complex Name: HAMILTON FARM CONDOS
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,740 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level, Other
Listed by: Donna Sabitoni Fieldstone Properties, Inc.
Office: 401-295-0300
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$239,900 Mortgage Calculator
105 SANDY LANE
Warwick, RI / 02889
MLS# 1079116
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: SANDY LANE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,100 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 17,558 sq. ft.
Listed by: Debbie Grimaldi RE/MAX 1st Choice
Office: 401-943-6111
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$424,900 Mortgage Calculator
2 SPYGLASS CIR
Hopkinton, RI / 02832
MLS# 1058152
Type: Condo
Complex Name: RESIDENCES@FENNER HILL
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,800 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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$379,900 Mortgage Calculator
877 HARTFORD AV
Johnston, RI / 02919
MLS# 1069491
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WINDSOR HILLS
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 4,257 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 27,197 sq. ft.
Listed by: Ronnie TOSONI RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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$254,000 Mortgage Calculator
5837 FLAT RIVER RD
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1064378
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WESTERN/GREENE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,874 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 130,100 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jan Parrillo Parrillo Realty Group, LLC
Office: 401-228-6660
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$179,900 Mortgage Calculator
29 HAYES ST
Warwick, RI / 02886
MLS# 1069957
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OFF BUTTONWOODS AVE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,800 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 4,240 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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$199,900 Mortgage Calculator
0 SULLIVAN LANE
Bristol, RI / 02809
MLS# 1054973
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: FERNCLIFF
Lot Frontage: 100 ft.
Lot Size: 25,333 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Dory Skemp Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
Office: 401-247-0202
 
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Are You Ready to Buy?

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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