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14 WEST GLEN LANE
West Warwick, RI / 02893
MLS# 1074881
Type: Condo
Complex Name: COTTAGES AT WEST GLEN
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,525 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level
Listed by: Brian Dupont Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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8 CADY ST
Johnston, RI / 02919
MLS# 1076352
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: ESMOND
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,416 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 16,600 sq. ft.
Listed by: Dan Saffer Westchester Properties
Office: 401-954-4811
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24 THURBER ST
Pawtucket, RI / 02861
MLS# 1071402
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PINECREST DARLINGTON
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,020 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Neil ZARTARIAN GREATER R.I. PROPERTIES, LLC
Office: 401-295-4050
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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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$209,900 Mortgage Calculator
4 SEARLE AV
Cranston, RI / 02920
MLS# 1072410
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OAKLAWN
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,779 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 5,966 sq. ft.
Listed by: Dan Saffer Westchester Properties
Office: 401-954-4811
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232 SEVEN MILE RD
Scituate, RI / 02831
MLS# 1065863
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: SCITUATE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,392 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 16,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Debbie Grimaldi RE/MAX 1st Choice
Office: 401-943-6111
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$444,900 Mortgage Calculator
5 KELLIE ANN CT
Seekonk, MA / 02771
MLS# 1061463
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: ORCHARD ESTATES
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,320 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 15,193 sq. ft.
Listed by: Alyson Roslonek The Mello Group, Inc.
Office: 508-640-0505
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0 PENDAR RD
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1065122
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: WEST RT1/QUAIL HOLLOW
Lot Frontage: 1,070 ft.
Lot Size: 475,365 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Jeanie Gorrie Residential Properties LTD.
Office: 401-885-8400
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$329,900 Mortgage Calculator
161 WINCHESTER DR
South Kingstown, RI / 02879
MLS# 1068733
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WINCHESTER DR./POND ST
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,408 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,019 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jason Saphire The Entry Only Listing Service
Office: 877-249-5478
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0 JOHNNYCAKE LANE
Portsmouth, RI / 02871
MLS# 982390
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: WATER STREET
Lot Frontage: 129 ft.
Lot Size: 41,031 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Shirley Kosoff KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY NEWPORT
Office: 401-845-9200
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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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