Explore Newport, RI
By Sandi Warner, Esq., Real Estate Brokerage in Newport, RI
(Warner Realty Group, LLC)
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Newport, RI Stiffens Fire Safety Requirements for AirBnB PropertiesThe Summer of '18 was a distressing one for many AirBnB property owners in Newport, Rhode Island. Property owners across the city opened notices from the Building Inspector's office telling them they were not approved for registration as a short term rental. The reason? As a local AirBnB manager I have clients who received this notice. When they asked for more information they received this email from the Building Inspector's office in Newport: Be advised that unless you live within the dwelling unit while the renters are there it is considered a “change of use” under RI Building Code and therefore becomes subject to code upgrades equal to a hotel (R-1) including: but not limited to:Fire sprinkler systemUpgraded fire ala...
By Sandi Warner, Esq., Real Estate Brokerage in Newport, RI
(Warner Realty Group, LLC)
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Rhode Islander's LOVE their pets and we'd do just about anything to have them be happy and healthy. In Newport more than half of all residents are renters, whether they're military families, summer residents here for work or play, college students attending one of the local universities, or those who live and work on the island year round. In my experience more people have pets than don't. Not surprisingly many, if not most,  Landlords have "no pet" policies" due to the damage that is caused in some cases. But that can narrow down the pool of possible renters and cause unwanted vacancies. Many landlords will find themselves working with pet owners in order to fill vacancies, and this blog is about ways you can minimize your risk.  Security Deposit vs. Pet Deposit: Rhode Island law state...
By Sandi Warner, Esq., Real Estate Brokerage in Newport, RI
(Warner Realty Group, LLC)
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Nothing is more stressful, for either the landlord or the tenant, than the end of lease conversations around the return of a security deposit. The tenant is worried about what the landlord is going to withhold, and the landlord is worried about the condition of the apartment and the oftentimes acrimonious conversations with the former tenant around condition of the apartment and the cost to make it rentable again.This blog is for Tenants. What can you do to ensure you get most if not ALL of your security deposit back? There's a LOT you can do, and it all starts with treating the apartment with respect and care, just as if it were YOUR home!State laws vary, but in Rhode Island the landlord has 20 days from the date she receives ALL keys back from the tenants AND a forwarding address in w...
By Connor Dowd, 2013 Newport Realtor of the Year
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 This beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is as close to new construction as you can get! This home is situated in a great neighborhood featuring gleaming hardwoods, master bedroom with bath, gourmet Chef's kitchen, A/C and more! Close to downtown and the beach!  $619,0004 Morgan StreetNewport, Rhode Island 02840 
By Connor Dowd, 2013 Newport Realtor of the Year
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  A very special home w/ a lot to offer in PRIME beach location.Open floor plan that is bright, nice hardwoods, spacious bathroom, vaulted ceiling, parking and great rear deck perfect for entertaining. Get away from it all and enjoy this beach Cottage!For more information or to schedule your own private showing, please contact The Connor Dowd Team at Keller Williams Realty of Newport at danielle.dowdteam@kw.com / (401) 864-4488.  
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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What is Happening in the Jamestown RI Real Estate Market June 2015   Homeowners in Jamestown RI want to know the answer so it is important to stay abreast of home sales and values.  Are homes selling and in what price range in Jamestown?  This Jamestown RI June 2015 home sale update will tell you that RI real estate information for your community.  Jamestown is more of a luxury market in the RI landscape and it is very difficult to find a home under $300,000 ready to move into. Jamestown home sales are over the prior month with the following 10 home sales:2 homes sold under $300,0002 home sold between $300,000-$400,0004 homes sold over $400,000 but less than $1 million2 homes sold over $1 million There are 98 homes on the market and the average home sale is $1,241,000 here with the aver...
By Allison Bernard, Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
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Fun Things To Do In Newport RI On A Rainy Day Now Showing | Jane Pickens Theater & Event CenterThis historic theater in downtown Newport's Washington Square was built in 1834 as a church and has been a theater since 1919. NMAI: The National Museum of American IllustrationEnter the guilded age at Vernon Court to experience the art of Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth to name a few.  General Information | Redwood Library and AthenæumThe classic architecture of the simply elegant Redwood library in Georgian Style was built in I believe 1747. You wil find eighteenth century Unites States biography, history, art and architecture in the collection. Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant – Upcoming Shows - RIHere you will relax, laugh and even the food is great. Armory Antique M...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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                                                        The start of the Leg to Lisbon, Portugal                                                              On the way to Lisbon                                                         Inport Race before leg start to Lisbon  To say this was everything I expected is an understatement. We had fun from the word go. Sailing people for the most part are very friendly and love to share their knowledge and experiences. There is so much to sailing that I do not know. For those of you who are not that familiar with the race I will give you a little background. The Volvo Ocean is a yacht race that is held every 3 years and races across the globe with different ports of call. This race started in 1973 and was known as the Whitbread Round the World ...
By Connor Dowd, 2013 Newport Realtor of the Year
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73 Seascape Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island 02842Deceivingly large home in PRIME BEACH location! Features 4 bedrooms, dining room, large living room, den, eat-in-kitchen, garage and nice deck great for entertaining. Close to the beach and restaurants in desirable area. Minutes to Newport. Must See! List Price: $485,0004 Bedrooms / 2.5 BathsFor more information, please contact the official listing agent:Connor Dowd at Keller Williams Realty of Newport(401) 864-4488 ConnorDowd@kw.com
By Connor Dowd, 2013 Newport Realtor of the Year
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Two New Listings on Goat Island in Downtown Newport Rhode Island  Pool, Tennis Courts, Parking, Security & Gorgeous Grounds! Call Connor Dowd from Keller Williams Realty for more informaiton: (401) 864-4488 * ConnorDowd@kw.com          1310 Capella South    $565,000      2 Beds / 2 Baths     Gourmet eat-in-kitchen, gleaming Cherry      hardwoods, 2 baths  and large patio with        expansive  views of Narragansett Bay and     Newport Bridge.               1202 Capella South    $299,000    1 bed / 1 bath    A great get-a-way spot close to downtown,    restaurants and a Marina.  Views of Downtown    Newport!  Get ready for Summer!  
By Connor Dowd, 2013 Newport Realtor of the Year
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  RARE Offering! Spacious home featuring large eat-in-kitchen, nice hardwoods, front porch overlooking Tennis Hall of Fame and detached 2 car garage/Carriage House. Features 4 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Unique compound steps to Bellevue Ave, Downtown Newport and the beaches. One of a kind!     
By Connor Dowd, 2013 Newport Realtor of the Year
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25 Dearborn St, Newport RI 02840 List Price: $575,000 Currently Multi-Family, but can easily be a large Single-Famiy home! Great location in downtown Newport.   Call today for more information: Connor Dowd - 401-864-4488
By Sandi Warner
(Attorney | Consultant)
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Newport, Rhode Island attracts a LOT of real estate buyers and for good reason! It's easily one of the most beautiful cities in the US, if not the world (America's Prettiest Towns, 24 New England Towns). Newport has a thriving and well managed tourism industry, is home to the Naval War College and Salve Regina University, and is host to a multitude of national and international sailing events. This creates the perfect storm of renters. As a general (seriously, this is a "GENERAL" rule) you can legally rent two times per year in the city of Newport without too much restriction, although there are many who think any registration at all is too much restriction. Considering neighboring Middletown and Jamestown have no restrictions, it does get a little onerous.  This post will focus on the ...
By Connor Dowd, 2013 Newport Realtor of the Year
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364 Belleuve Ave. Unit W302, Newport RI 0284 OPEN HOUSE July 19th, 12-2pm Desirable and unique condo located in an Estate setting right on Bellevue Avenue. Located in The WELD Building with hardwoods, eat-in-kitchen, elevator and parking. Pool, tennis courts and a short walk to shops, restaurants and waterfront.  A true GEM!!   2 Bedrooms / 2 Full Baths List Price: $689,000      CONTACT CONNOR DOWD AT KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY FOR MORE INFORMATION 401-864-4488 or ConnorDowd@kw.com
By Connor Dowd, 2013 Newport Realtor of the Year
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OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAYJuly 12th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm11 Willow St, Unit #4, Newport RI 02840Soaring Triplex Condo in the Historic Point by architect George Ranalli featured Centre Pompidou & NYT. 9'x22' Private roof deck with views, 27 ft ceiling in LR, two fireplaces, lots of light, generous storage, space for two offices. Unique property.List Price: $697,0002 Bedrooms / 2.5 Baths For more information, please call the official listing agent CONNOR DOWD at Keller Williams 401-864-4488 or ConnorDowd@kw.com
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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How Now Not-so-Brown Newport Cow? I am traveling in Rhode Island for business, and then 5 days vacation on Cape Cod. Currently I am in the Newport area, and after dinner last night, and then again today, took a drive around the famed Newport mansions and "cottages." It was very cloudy, rainy and a bit foggy so the views were not so spectacular, but I came upon a massive farm (I'm sure it has a name - it might be the Hammersmith Farm, childhood home of Jackie Kennedy) with these cows in the field in the pouring rain. They were worth stopping to grab a pic despite being way off in the distance. They were huge (they were well over a hundred feet from me)!      

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