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176 AMHERST AV
Pawtucket, RI / 02860
MLS# 1079710
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: FAIRLAWN
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,632 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 6,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Kathy Souza RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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415 POPPASQUASH RD
Bristol, RI / 02809
MLS# 1066754
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: POPPASQUASH POINT
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,606 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 71,438 sq. ft.
Listed by: Dory Skemp Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
Office: 401-247-0202
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10 LANTERN BROOK DR
Lincoln, RI / 02865
MLS# 1066113
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: LIMEROCK
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,311 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 40,511 sq. ft.
Listed by: Susan Kelly Fenix Real Estate
Office: 401-475-4999
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14 BROOKWOOD RD
Cranston, RI / 02910
MLS# 1072100
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: FOREST HILLS
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,065 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 4,500 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jan Parrillo Parrillo Realty Group, LLC
Office: 401-228-6660
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5 HOWARD ST
Newport, RI / 02840
MLS# 1070280
Type: Commercial
Neighborhood:
# of Buildings: 1
Total Sq Ft: 0 sq. ft.
Building Type: Hotel/Motel, Other, Commercial, Retail, Multi-Family, Food/Beverage, Office, Mixed
Listed by: Gordon King WILLIAM RAVEIS CHAPMAN ENSTONE
Office: 401-846-3800
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42 OLD NORTH RD
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1080558
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OFF TIOGUE AVE.
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,976 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 87,120 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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$339,900 Mortgage Calculator
72 PARKER ST
Glocester, RI / 02814
MLS# 1063728
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WATERMAN LAKE PLAT
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,060 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 33,624 sq. ft.
Listed by: Ed Duffy RE/MAX Properties
Office: 401-232-3900
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14 PROVIDENT PL
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1068468
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PHILLIPS HILL
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,004 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 40,511 sq. ft.
Listed by: Peter ALMONTE RE/MAX Metro
Office: 401-736-6100
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30 LENIHAN LANE
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1074958
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: THE WOODS
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 5 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 7,266 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 44,694 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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636 PENDLETON HILL RD
No Stonington, CT / 06359
MLS# 1069346
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: RURAL
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,077 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 562,360 sq. ft.
Listed by: Liz Viering Stonington Real Estate Company
Office: 860-535-4047
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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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