Homes in Coastal RI

Homes in Coastal RI Real Estate Market Report: South County RI 8 Green Hill Ocean Drive, South Kingstown RI.  Listing courtesy of RI MLS/Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty/Michael Himmel What’s Happening in the South County, RI Real Estate Market? Washington County (commonly known as South County), Rhode Island is comprised of some of the most beautiful coastal towns in all of New England.  It includes […]
Homes in Coastal RI Great Island: New Year Newsletter 2023 And A Look Ahead While 2023 delivered its fair share of challenges to the real estate market, you may be surprised to know that it was generally favorable to sellers in our community and it looks like that trend will continue into 2024. Following is the data for single family home (SFH) sales on […]
Homes in Coastal RI You Want How Much for Your House? In real estate, as with most things in life, timing is everything.  You’ve been thinking about selling your house after seeing the astronomical prices your neighbors’ homes have fetched over the past 3 years.  But now you’re ready and the market has shifted.   So, what’s the right price? First the bad news.  The days of […]
Homes in Coastal RI Pricing Your Home to Sell: The Art & The Science There is both an art and a science behind pricing a home to sell (and to buy, BTW), and both approaches are critical to consider.  As we embrace the current shift from a strong seller’s market to a strong buyer’s market, pricing to sell is more important than ever.  Gone are the days of aspirational […]
Homes in Coastal RI Dreaming of Beach Shacks in Coastal RI The 4th of July weekend marks the real start of summer here in coastal RI and the return of all seasonal beach house renters that flock to our beautiful shores.  And in the real estate world, today’s renters are tomorrow’s buyers.  A vacation can be a great time to start or continue a search. While […]
Homes in Coastal RI Beyond “Out East”: Why New York (hearts) Rhode Island When my husband and I moved back east from Colorado 20 years ago, we agreed that we’d need an escape from Manhattan, especially in the summer months.  And I was adamant that our second home would be as close to the Atlantic as possible.  We briefly considered Provincetown, and ultimately settled on Ogunquit, Maine.  Not […]
Homes in Coastal RI I’m Ready to Sell. Now, Where Do I Go? Many sellers are ready to take advantage of the favorable market and realize a significant profit on their investment.  Yes, it’s a “seller’s market” but those sellers are now playing in the same market … on the other side of the transaction, as buyers.   If you’re committed to staying in the same place geographically, […]
Homes in Coastal RI The New Gilded Age The Gilded Age is having another moment.  And Rhode Island is once again the “playground” for wealthy New Yorkers. The new HBO soap opera, The Gilded Age, is providing lots of eye candy for those of us who are interested in history, society … and real estate.  Certainly, legacy fortunes and generational estates still abound […]
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Homes in Coastal RI New Construction vs Existing Home Middletown, RI.  Listed by Kylie McCollough, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty   Do you have to trade the charm of a home that has a “patina” for additional space and modern amenities? Many buyers — especially here in New England — love the idea of an historic home and the stories it has […]
Homes in Coastal RI Saying Yes to the Raised Ranch Each of us has a picture in our mind (or on a Pinterest board) of our ideal home.  And I will be the first to admit that the raised ranch has not been a source of inspiration or house envy for many of us.  And many of our clients specifically request that we exclude […]
Homes in Coastal RI Love at First Sight: Curb Appeal North Kingstown, RI MLS # 1272982.  Listed by Erin Marsh, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Don’t underestimate the importance of curb appeal in getting buyers’ attention and getting them through the door to consider a purchase. Cleaning the exterior of your home is a simple and inexpensive start to improving its presentation.  Power wash […]
Homes in Coastal RI To Stage or Not to Stage Narragansett, RI MLS # 1277151.  Offered by Judith Chace & Erin Marsh, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty If selling a home is a like a courtship, then staging is a candlelit dinner, flowers and a box of chocolates. Your home is vying for eyes, visits and offers.  Staging allows you to show off the […]
Homes in Coastal RI Owning vs Renting A Summer Home Narragansett, RI MLS # 1277151.  Offered by Judith Chace & Erin Marsh, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty You have found your happy location at the beach.  Should you pull the trigger and buy?  Consider market conditions, lifestyle and long-term financial objectives. A summer home can be a great investment, but all the regular rules […]
Homes in Coastal RI Should You Renovate Your Home Before You List It? Jamestown, RI MLS # 1276741.  Offered by Jack Teeden & Nicole Carstensen, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Clients often put off listing their home until they make some improvements they believe will add to the value and fetch a higher selling price.  Usually, this is a misguided notion that actually decreases the seller’s profit. […]
Homes in Coastal RI Are You Ready to Buy a Weekend Home? North Kingstown, RI MLS #1263493.  Offered by Judith Chace, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Most of us city dwellers dream of a weekend home.  If you’ve been renting a place outside the city, you’ve likely already identified a community and may be thinking about pulling the trigger.  Here are some things to consider as you […]