Explore Westerly, RI
By Sandy Bliven, e-PRO, Westerly RI Real Estate
(Re/Max South County)
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I am a native Rhode Islander who enjoys showcasing all that our state has to offer from seaside to cityside and everywhere in between. As your personal real estate concierge, I offer local expertise, top notch real estate tools of the trade, and a focus on you and your real estate goals that you deserve and can expect from Coldwell Banker Cahoone.  We are the #1 brokerage in RI and all of New England.  I have helped to locate properties for many individuals and families over the years. I intend to continue that work for you as your realtor. I look forward to assisting you with all of your real estate endeavors. Contact me for a complimentary home market evaluation and/or to serve as your guide throughout your real estate journey. Thank you! Named #1 Realtor in State RI for Coldwell Bank...
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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Fabulous Westerly RI Condo-Price Change- 18 Brandywine Drive.  Newly renovated 2 bedroom townhouse condominium in a wonderful neighborhood not far from downtown Westerly and Rte. 95 for $110,000. This Westerly RI condo for sale has a beautiful granite eat in kitchen (applianced) with sliders to backyard and deck. Pleasant and inviting with open area to the large living room with lots of light with the insulated windows throughout this 18 Brandywine Drive condo.   As far as Westerly RI condos for sale go this has gleaming hardwoods in all rooms upstairs and downstairs except for nicely tiled kitchen and the 1 1/2 baths for easy cleaning and enjoyment with 1006 sq.ft. of living space.  This is a two unit Westerly condominium complex.  A short sale but negotiator in place to move things qu...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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Baseball season has begun and the talk has begun as well about the drinking at stadiums across the country.  Not only is the discussion on excessive drinking, but it is also focused on the types of drinks being sold dependent upon where you sit. At Fenway, the bleacher seats are $28.  Here they sell beer. In the better seats, like the box seats, top shelf liquor is offered, like Absolute vodka, along with beer and other beverages. The "bleacher people" feel they should be offered the top shelf drinks as well.  They feel they are being "discriminated" against and one is assuming they cannot afford the top shelf liquor since they are in the bleacher seats. Is it a case of discrimination or simply wishing to make the higher priced ticket buyers feel they are receiving a "bang for their buc...
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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Westerly RI Homes for Sale - 3 Surrey Drive - Know the Neighborhoods and where you want to live is the next step in the Westerly home search.  Once you find the neighborhood area, like Surrey Drive off Potter Hill Road, it is time to drill down to the house that will capture the living style and amenities desired.  Yes, Surrey Drive is a 'real' Westerly neighborhood- not a double yellow line road but a cul de sac where kids can play.  With parents' busy lives it is a bygone era (almost) to have a street and area that has the neighborhood feel.  Again it is important when searching for Westerly homes for sale to know the neighborhood. 3 Surrey Drive offers you a wonderful home with integral two car garage and the possibility of an in law area downstairs if that is something that is high ...
By Sandy Bliven, e-PRO, Westerly RI Real Estate
(Re/Max South County)
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The Six KeepSpace Principles are: A Good Home: Home provides the foundation upon which families can thrive, children can learn and grow, and communities can prosper. A good home is a safe, healthy, inviting place that is affordable to rent or own, especially to those who work close by. Good homes are the focal point of a thriving community. A Healthy Environment: Environment is what encompasses a community. Whether a neighborhood, region, country or globe, our environment must be protected and nurtured. By using or reusing resources wisely, we encourage sustainable, healthy lifestyles today and for generations to come. Strong Commerce: Commerce is the heartbeat of daily life, providing the essential needs for today and ensuring prosperity for the future. A strong economy incorporates th...
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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Coming Soon to Market! Westerly RI 02891 Home for Sale-under $300,000.  Wonderful neighborhood off of Potter Hill Road section of town for a family or moving up.  This Westerly ranch home for sale is well maintained and has updated siding, windows, floors and kitchen.  It has over 2000 square feet of above ground living space and nearly a 1/2 acre of fenced yard with huge flower and vegetable gardens plus a shed with electricity. This Westerly home for sale has 3 spacious bedrooms & 2 1/2 baths with integral 2 car garage to enjoy. Potential in-law apartment with walk out downstairs to consider also.  3 zones of oil heat and 2 separate electric panels with a total of 350 amps.  With a large enough backyard you could easily put a pool in if desired.  Koi pond in the rear with wonderful pr...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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Can the top 3% of the nation reduce the exploding debt of our nation? Our government is hoping "YES". Statistics show 2-3% of our nation is comprised of joint tax filers earning over $250,000 and individuals making at least $200,000 per year. Can this group save our nation?  I do not think so.  It is too small of a group to do so.  Taxing the rich is NOT the answer.   Today's top income-tax rates of 33 percent and 35 percent will most likely return to 2000 levels: 36 percent and 39.6 percent. Single filers with taxable income above $192,000 and married couples filing jointly with income above $232,950 will fall into the reinstated 36 percent bracket, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center; the 39.6 rate will kick in above $375,700 (single or joint). For everyone else, the Bus...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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Ok...where did the points go for everybody?  We are missing a piece of AR we all enjoyed seeing! Have you noticed your point tally on Active Rain no longer is publicized?  Click on your state and see the changes that AR made.  For one, you no longer know how many points you need to step up to the next level or how many the step below you has to go to catch up to you. Is all this important anyways?  In the scope of life, NO, but AR can be a game of sport which encourages blogging.  The blogging also creates increased visibility on the internet for consumers to notice us.  We also learn from each other by increased blogging.  By the point summary going away, we may now all lose a bit.  Some of us may blog less. What do you think? I do like the "CALLED SHOTS" feature.  This feature creates...
Roger Williams Inn, home of the Westerly International Hostel - Short Sale, call today for more info!! http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-380454.html Experience the beauty of Westerly's many wonders at the historic Roger Williams Inn. Located downtown by Wilcox Park and a half-mile from the AMTRAK Railroad Station, we are a leisurely stroll to Shakespeare In The Park and summer concerts. Westerly is also home to the annual Westerly Art Festival, concerts on the beach and the Boston Pops at Wilcox park. A 5 mile bike ride brings you to beautiful Misquamicut Beach and wondrous sunsets of Watch Hill Harbor. Nearby Charlestown hosts the Annual Seafood Festival, the Rhythm and Roots Festival & the Big Apple Circus. The Roger Williams Inn's central location makes it the perfect starting place f...
By Sandy Bliven, e-PRO, Westerly RI Real Estate
(Re/Max South County)
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That's what the National Trust for Historic Preservation called Westerly: "one of the twelve most distinctive destinations in the country."  And you know they've seen a lot of destinations   So what makes Westerly so different?  Well, from a historical perspective, Wilcox Park has 14 acres of beautiful landscaping, and downtown Westerly is a treasure trove of Victorian Architecture.  Watch Hill also has a Victorian Elegance, not to mention a number of beaches, inns, and restaurants fronting the water, a village of shops perfect for combing antiquing with a leisurely stroll.  Perhaps the most fun piece of history in Watch Hill is the flying horse Carousel, likely the oldest in the country and definatively the last running carousel where children can still ride horses that really fly on c...
By Sandy Bliven, e-PRO, Westerly RI Real Estate
(Re/Max South County)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u37Jipa0xRw or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAt7bXGyLHg These condos are equiste, and start at $175,000.  Check out the video to give you an idea of the detail and quality workmanship that went into these units! Westerly, RI & CT Realtor. Interent Real Estate Marketing Syndication and claim your name! I am available to my clients 7 days a week. My clients have access to me, as their agent around the clock. Once you work with me, you will never use anyone else. My services do not end after the closing, I offer  the real estate help you need before, during and after you buy or sell a home. My Networking Service® Program was developed to put you in touch with local service providers to help you obtain the variety of services associated with buying, selling ...
By Sandy Bliven, e-PRO, Westerly RI Real Estate
(Re/Max South County)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAt7bXGyLHg   The Atrium at Granite St - ZUMBA! $179,000;  start with 1 bedroom 1 bath, or 2 beds; 2 baths -  Manhattan style condo's, upscale, with crown molding, hardwood floors, 9 foot tray ceilings, Napolean Gas fireplace, starting at $175,000 up.  Security and remote access to enter.  Next door to Luxe Fitness Gym, sign a purchase and sales for July 1 and get one free membership, $200 value!   Westerly, RI & CT Realtor. Interent Real Estate Marketing Syndication and claim your name! I am available to my clients 7 days a week. My clients have access to me, as their agent around the clock. Once you work with me, you will never use anyone else. My services do not end after the closing, I offer  the real estate help you need before, during and after you b...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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"Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?" Dale Carnegie   Worrying is a waste of our energy.  If we work hard and focus on our goals, we CAN attain them.  We spend so much time on things we cannot control.  Why?  It is truly human nature.   Are you a WORRY WART?       Ann Sabbagh  Vice-President Seacoast Mortgage Corporation 401-305-6906 or 508-243-1190 Residential & Commercial Financing MLO10920   "When you choose me as your mortgage consultant, you also choose a financial planner who cares about YOUR financial strength."
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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"If you always understand that the people in your life are there for a reason, you will never be angry." As Seinfeld characters would say for anger management: SERENITY NOW !     This is the world peace answer!  Now, all we need to do is have everyone repeat it a million times together to get through all the "THIN HEADS" and the "THICK HEADS"!   I "get it" now.  I don't feel anymore anger.  How about you?     Ann Sabbagh   Vice-President Seacoast Mortgage Corporation 401-305-6906 or 508-243-1190 Residential & Commercial Financing MLO10920   "When you choose me as your mortgage consultant, you also choose a financial planner who cares about YOUR financial strength."
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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"Courage isn't the absence of fear; it's the dealing with it." Tex Randall   What are you afraid of?  Failure?  Not being able to pay your bills?  Worried about where the next client will come from? After graduating college, my first manager told me something I remember to this day: "if you do your job well, you will reap the rewards." Every client I meet, I treat just as important as the last.  I try to make each one feel special.  For example, I had a former client refer one of their best friends to me.  They wanted to meet this past Saturday in the middle of the afternoon.  It was a beautiful weekend here in Rhode Island and I wanted to enjoy the sun.  But, I told this client that it is "all who you know": they were referred by a client who closed on their first home last month and I...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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"A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing. Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves .... "This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught"" !!! Thomas A. Kempis. What is YOUR purpose in the Real Estate industry?  Is it a seller's agent ; a buyer's agent; a loan officer; a closing attorney; an appraiser perhaps?  The real estate industry allows us to help others.  By helping others, we have purpose on this earth.  What is better than that? If you have questioned your purpose, take today to assess what your future purpose from this day on will be.  And, always, follow your passion!    Ann Sabbagh Vice-President Seacoast Mortgage Corporation 401-305-6906 or 508-243-1190 Residential & Commercial Financing MLO10920             ...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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"Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." John Howard Payne   With so many borrowers losing their homes, the dream of home ownership has become a nightmare.  No longer are potential buyers EXCITED about buying a home.  How do we get them excited again?  Well, when they see so many people "drowning in the pool of real estate, why would they jump into the pool"?   EDUCATION!  Educate the homeowner about the process.  Teach them the "Steps of Home Ownership".    •1)      Pre-approval/education •2)      Select a realtor •3)      Go "shopping"! •4)      Offer •5)      Negotiate price •6)      Select attorney •7)      Sign Purchase and Sale Agreement; provide deposit to seller •8)      Home Inspection (10 days to complete) Issues with Hom...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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Dalia Lama sums up how to live life in 19 steps.  I hope you gain something from this post:   1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. 5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. 6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship. 7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. 8. Spend some time alone every day. 9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. 10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. 11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you ...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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FHA has specific guidelines regarding private sewage systems.  If you are a realtor in areas with private sewage systems, I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with the guidelines (excerpt from www.hud.gov website):   A. Community Sewer Systems: HUD no longer maintains list of approved systems. It is helpful if the appraiser notes the name of the community system(s) on the appraisal report. The lender is responsible to ensure the community system(s) is licensed and capacity is adequate to service the property. The appraiser must note if public sewer is available to the subject site. B. Individual Sewage Systems: 1. Individual sewage systems may be acceptable when the cost to connect to a public or community sewage system is not reasonable as defined by the lender. a) 3% or less of...
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
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"The most important thing I have learned over the years, is the difference between taking one's work seriously, and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative - and the second disastrous." Margaret Fontey   Every day I go into work and realize how serious my job is.  People need homes to live in.  Homeowners are trying to save their homes for their families.  As a mortgage professional, they are relying on our industry now more than ever.    Do I take myself seriously?  If I take myself too seriously, I run the risk of losing sight of the goal: the consumer's home. Here are: Ten Reasons not to take yourself too seriously (excerpt from: http://conisong.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/ten-reasons-not-to-take-yourself-too-seriously/)   13 05 2009 The top 10 reasons to not take yourself ...

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