Wednesday, September 8, 2010

OPEN HOUSE October 2, 2010 Forest Hills Cranston, RI

October 2, 2010
1-3 PM
RI MLS# 972916
Offered at $249,900 

If for one moment you have considered buying a home in Cranston, RI add this home to your must see list.

Exceptional three bedroom one and half bath Colonial located in Forest Hills.  Home boasts endless features.  Take a virtual tour, check out the home details, and then come see for yourself.  Meticulous inside and out.

Can't make it to the open house or prefer private showings?  Call Lisa @ 401-369-1766 or e-mail .  Always happy to accommodate your schedule.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

OPEN HOUSE Cranston, RI Forest Hills SATURDAY 10/2/10 1-3 PM

October 2, 2010
1-3 PM

RI MLS# 972916
Offered at $249,900 

If for one moment you have considered buying a home in Cranston, RI add this home to your must see list.

Located in Forest Hills is this gem of a Colonial. This meticulously maintained home is exceptional inside and out. Conveniently located with a peaceful feel of being miles away.

The home offers a large fenced yard with a sprinkler system in both front and back. New sod. Garage and off street parking for four. New exterior and deck paint. New roof, side door, and window on the garage.

Interior features include hardwood floors, a marble fireplace with brass fire screen, library/study with decorative wood walls, generous kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Second floor boasts ceiling fans, wooden blinds in every room, original custom details, new vanity, toilet, and light fixtures in the bathroom. The lower level includes a family room, lavette, and large aromatic cedar closet.

Other notable features include new furnance, central a/c, windows, fire and home alarm with direct alert to the propery authorities.

As a reward for the homeowner's attention to detail and dedicated maintenance this home earned a gold star from a RISE energy efficient evaluation.

Enjoy restful nights knowing you purchased a great home.

Not a home to miss. See you there.

Lisa 401-369-1766

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Home for Sale Forest Hills Cranston, RI

New Listing

Located on a pretty tree lined street in Forest Hills is this Colonial Gem. Greeted by a meticulous exterior and landscape your enter into superb.

Living Room with Marble Fireplace
Checked, Cleaned, ready for Winter
Kitchen with a generous cabinets
& Gooseneck Faucet

Library/Study with decorative
wood walls

Deck, Large private fenced yard,
Sprinklers both front and back yard

Garage with off street parking for 4
New window, door w/opener, roof

These are just a few of many features this home has to offer. RISE energy evaluation awards this home with a gold star.  For more information don't miss the video and review the home details.

Open House  -  August 15, 2010  2-4 PM

Can't make the open house?  Can't wail until then to see this fabulous home? Prefer a private showing?

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

OPEN HOUSES Fall River, MA - Two Houses Mint Condition

July 31, 2010

367 Frost St. Fall River, MA
Home Video
Home Details

Saturday 7/31/2010  12-2 PM
MA MLS# 71058958   RI MLS# 961419
Offered for $240,000

179 Hathaway Commons Rd.  Fall River, MA
Home Video
Home Details

Saturday 7/31/2010  3-5 PM
MA MLS# 71107948     RI MLS# 971224
Offered for $259,900

Don't miss these two exceptional offers.  These homes are located in great neighborhoods.  Avoid timely and costly repairs. These homes are in excellent condition and waiting for you to call home.  Find it hard to believe?  Come and see!

Want to see them sooner?  Call me @ 401-369-1766 or e-mail


Monday, July 19, 2010

Pride City Wide Fall River, MA

Recently I had the pleasure to speak with people who are relocating to Fall River, MA. With the wealth of information provided on the Internet sometimes you just assume that everyone knows what it is like to live in your area. However it is the day to day living information that sometimes gets lost. The series of videos above and the website above offer a great amount of information for Fall River.

Fall River has a unique visual appeal. It has a coastline almost 9 miles long, the buildings are relatively low in comparison to other cities surrounded by trees. The city is easy to navigate with low traffic.

Living minutes away I can't imagine the impact on my life if it were not for Fall River. Number one reason our town no longer has a grocery store. Whatever the need you can conveniently find it in Fall River.

The food that is offered is something that can't go without mentioning. The Portuguese restaurants and bakeries are my favorite. I could go for a chourico (Portuguese Sausage) roll right now. Once you sink your teeth into the fresh baked bread I am sure it will become a household favorite.

Add to the mix the proximity of other cities such as Boston (50 miles), Providence (16 miles), and New Bedford(12 miles), the affordable housing, nice neighborhoods, and a community full of pride it might just be a great fit for you.

Homes for Sale:
367 Frost St. Fall River, MA
179 Hathaway Commons Rd. Fall River, MA

Free Property Search Fall River, MA

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bristol, RI Top 10 Towns in America for Families 2010

Bristol, RI is adding to the list of boasting rights. Bristol long known as America's most patriotic town and recognized for America's Oldest Fourth of July Celebration has been selected as one of the top 10 towns for families by Family Circle magazine.

Located along the Narragansett Bay this coastal town definitely has a right to boast of beautiful waterfront parks and views. A perfect example would be Colt's State Park. If you have never visited or driven through you should.

Main St. is littered with quaint shops and restaurants. One of my favorite waterfront restaurants is Agave Restaurant and Lounge formally known as the Topside. With it's laid back atmosphere, large waterfront deck, and Latin Flare not adding this to your stop while in Bristol would, in my opinion, be a big mistake. Quick story - When the weather hits 65-70 degrees in Rhode Island you always search out the waterfront restaurants. Something just attracts you to the water. This spring was no different and I headed to Agave. I was fortunate because they were preparing food to take photos for their web site. Not only did I enjoy the atmosphere but got to try their food. Great hospitality, great food, and great addition to Bristol.

I live in the nearby town of Tiverton, RI and sometimes find it hard to believe how Bristol has grown always remaining true to a small town feel. I have watched Roger Williams University grown over the years. The addition of Thames Street Landing offering shops, sport rentals, and eateries is a welcomed addition to town.

These are a few of my additions to the articles, not adhering to the criteria for selection, of why Bristol is one of the top ten towns in American to live. Read the articles, come visit, relocate, and discover Bristol.

Oh Boy, I almost forgot my absolute favorite coffee shop - Sip-N-Dip or Sip n' Dip no matter how you spell it they rock! My favs "Chocolate Coconut ice coffee"and "Crazy Chocolate Mocha". Did I mention they are growing too.

Congratulations to Bristol, it's residents, and business people for receiving such a great honor.

33 Roma St. Bristol, RI - Single Family Home for Rent
59 St. Elizabeth St. Bristol, RI - New Listing - Multi-Family for Sale

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Nothing was left to the imagination when this home was built.  Come see!  Tell your family and friends.

6/30/10  4-7 p.m.

Can't make it to the open house or don't want to wait call 401-369-1766 or e-mail for showings.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Riverside, RI Home for Sale

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New Listing

93 Hilton Ave.

Riverside, RI 02915


RI MLS#: 968178

Desirable Riverside, RI home located in a quiet family friendly neighborhood on a dead end street. The home's sunlit warm inviting floor plan will captivate you. Impressive amount of kitchen cabinets and closets. Bath w/skylight. Family room, second kitchen and bath in the lower level is perfect for the extended family. The lower level also includes a laundry room, utility room w/work area, room to expand, and more closets. No need to worry about the safety of children or pets this home offers a large fenced yard with patio for outdoor furniture and BBQ grill.

More Information for Riverside, RI:

Tour of Riverside, RI by Tim Mercier and Byron Olson

American Towns

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bristol, RI 4th of July 225th Celebration

The 4th of July in Bristol, RI has always been a great celebration. This year marks it's 225th celebration and I am sure it will be a grand celebration. While showing a home in the neighboring town of Warren, RI right on the Bristol, RI line the buyer agent told me he was at the aerial photo shoot promoting the festivities to come. Thousands came to stand in the white lines to create the number of "2" "2" "5". I can't wait to see the aerial photo.

That evening sitting at home in Tiverton, RI I could the fireworks from Bristol. If this is a preview of what is to come you will not want to miss this years celebration. Established in 1785, it is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States. Can you image established in 1785! To read more you should visit their web site Bristol Rhode Island's Fourth of July Celebration.

Besides the aerial photo there is a "225th Commemorative Coin" and in 2009 Bristol, RI was selected as one of twelve 2009 Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The temperature is not the only thing heating up in Rhode Island. We have some of the best water front this country has to offer and seafood to die for. If you are visiting Rhode Island this summer you better make your plans now we get busy this time of year.

Monday, April 19, 2010

OPEN HOUSE Waterfront Home April 25, 2010 1-3 p.m.

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Open House
April 25, 2010 1-3 p.m.

81 Harris Ave.
Warren, RI 02885
Spring is blooming in Rhode Island. The winter hibernation is over. Soon summer will be here and there is no doubt that we will be drawn to the water.

This waterfront oasis is blossoming. I invite you to experience the beauty yourself. Nibble on some food, enjoy spectacular water views, spend time in the garden by the streams and pond. Relax a while and enjoy life the way it should be.

Unable to attend but would love to see this home? Call Lisa @ 401-369-1766 or e-mail to arrange a showing.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

For the times I question why I give 150% every day I am reminded in wonderful ways.

There are times I question why I give 150% every day as I am sure everyone does no matter what your profession happens to be. I feel guilty when my home is disorderly, when I take a few hours to get my hair done, or when I keep thinking to myself the lack of time I spend with my family and friends. Then I am reminded why in wonderful ways.

I received a birth notification from one of my clients. A beautiful baby boy. They are great people and I am so excited for them. Although, the new mother would prefer to live a little closer to her Mom and Dad I sleep well knowing they are bringing their beautiful first born baby to a great home. It feels good to know they can spend their money on their new child and not costly repairs/upgrades. When the time comes and the baby is walking he will have a nice fenced yard to play in.

Then I think about the family who had a undying will to close before Christmas. When notified they possibly wouldn't close because of chipping paint on the outside of the house the buyer stepped up sanded and painted that side of the house in 25 degree weather. Talk about giving a 150%. I have some paint on my jacket which I refuse to remove. I proudly wear it like war paint as a reminder of a victory. They did close just before Christmas on the 23rd.

And the family who purchased a new home because they decided that it was time to come back to the area where they were raised. I still can't decide who was happier. The new home owners, the grandparents who are thrilled to have their grandson closer to them, or their two year old son who is so happy with his new house. He showed me his room with pride and endured the closing displaying exceptional behavior sometimes questioning when he could go to his new home.

Lastly there are my exceptional sellers who are offering great homes. They work their fingers to the bone so that I am proud to show their homes. I know some lucky buyers will have good homes with no worries or surprises. Any monies that buyers should spend will be on cosmetics making the house their home not on costly repairs.

So when I question why in these challenging times I have these memories to remind me why I will always give 150%.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sure Signs that Spring is in the Air in Rhode Island

There are definite signs that spring is in the air in Rhode Island. Here are few of mine.

Evelyn's Nanaquaket Drive In Restaurant, Tiverton, RI opens. I drive by Evelyn's every day. I get so excited when I see them preparing for opening. First they start paying attention to clam shell parking lot. Bringing in a fresh layer and spreading just so. Then you see the trucks starting their deliveries. Definite sign spring is here. You might want to join their facebook page in case you can't visit.

Next everywhere I go I see these plates. Welcome back. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

People are coming out of their houses. Walking up and down Main Rd. along the water front.

These next things crack me up. First day above 60 degrees people are sporting the shorts, sandals, and tank tops and if you happen to own a convertible car you can be sure the top is down. Not me I love when I get in my car and my brain is telling me to open the windows but my hand just won't listen. Love that heat.

I am also a food network nut at times. So while looking at videos about Tiverton, RI I came across this one. I remember when this "Guy" was competing on "The Next Food Network Star". Don't know how I missed this episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". This is home, no really, this is the pond I live on. What a hoot! So I leave you drooling and anticipating the opening of Evelyn's. Opens this weekend.

So what signs tell you Spring and Summer are just around the corner?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Waterfront Home for Sale Warren, RI

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81 Harris Ave. Warren, RI


RI MLS#: 962637

This New England coastal oasis is a true labor of love.

Exceptional Contemporary Tri-Level boasting spectacular unobstructed water views.

Park like landscape offering a countless variety of low maintenance flowers, bushes, and herbs with a dedicated well for watering. Unique boundary plantings for privacy.

For showing appointments call Lisa @ 401-369-1766 or e-mail .

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


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33 Roma Street Bristol, RI
March 20 & 28, 2010
1-3 p.m.

Plenty of living space in this 3/5 bedroom Raised Ranch located in Bristol, RI. Offering an open floor plan with Cathedral Ceilings and sliding glass door to a balcony in the back.

The primary level has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Kitchen, Dining Area, and Living Room.

The lower level has 2 bedrooms, rough plumbing for second bathroom, additional living space to use as is or design to your liking. Backyard access, washer and dryer hookup.

Mortgage Questions? Joseph Coelho, 401-935-7701, from Castle Mortgage Brokerage Inc. will be at the open house with answers!

Home for Sale Fall River, MA New Listing!

New Listing

367 Frost Street Fall River, MA

$ 250,000

RI MLS# 961419

Pristine 3 bedroom 1-1/2 bath ranch located in a nice quiet neighborhood. Wood kitchen cabinets with crown molding. Master bedroom with half bath. New hardwood floors. Large fenced yard. New fence. Double wide paved driveway. Central A/C. Full basement with access to the backyard.

New offering just in time for spring. Nothing to do inside so enjoy planting flowers or bushes in front of your new home. Like growing your own vegetables. Plenty of room for a garden. Add a salad with fresh vegetables from your garden while grilling and entertaining on your deck.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


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March 14 & 27, 2010

1 - 3 p.m.

179 Hathaway Commons Road

Fall River, MA


Great curb appeal and a mint interior to match. Looking for a home in Fall River in a nice neighborhood? Look no further. Offered at great new price. Located in the desirable north end on a quiet Cul-de-sac where your neighbors property display pride of ownership. No through traffic. This home has much to offer.
Answers to offers in days not months. You don't have to wait until the open house to see this home. Call Lisa at 401-369-1766 or e-mail to for showings.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Open House Providence, RI

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111 Parnell St.
Providence, RI
March 13 & 21, 2010
1-3 p.m.
Looking for a house in Providence? Don't miss out on this three bedroom one bath home. Modern updated kitchen and bath. Open floor plan with Cathedral Ceilings fill the open floor plan with natural light. Why spend money on costly repairs and upgrades when this house is waiting for you to call it home. Mechanicals are in good working condition. Nothing to do but move in. Offered at $ 125,000.
Tired of waiting for answers to offers on short sales or bank owned homes? Answers to offers in days not months. Don't want to wait until the open house? Call Lisa for showings @ 401-369-1766 or e-mail requests to
Located on a low traffic one way street. Close to shopping, Federal Hill, bus route, and colleges.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Home Sold Providence, RI

8 Mount Pleasant Ave. Providence, RI
It makes me happy to sell a really nice home. It makes me even happier when the buyer is really happy with their new home.

You missed out on this home. Don't miss out on these.

111 Parnell Street - Active
Providence, RI

RI MLS#: 956217

179 Hathaway Commons Road - Active
Fall River, MA

RI MLS#: 944967
MA MLS#: 70950179

33 Roma Street - Active
Bristol, RI

RI MLS#: 956226

Multi Family

336 Metacom Avenue - Active
Bristol, RI

RI MLS#: 956557

Commercial Building

845 Main Street - Active
Warren, RI

RI MLS#: 956371

All these homes are move in ready. Ok, the last is not a home but it is business ready. None are short sales or bank owned. Don't miss out on a great home or great business opportunity.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I just went on a much needed VACATION for 20 bucks! How and where you ask?

To say the housing market is tough seems to some to be an understatement. It just doesn't begin to define the day to day challenges. As with any business in this economy it is demanding of your time, experience, and endurance. You simply just have to take on more to survive. Most of the time, not always, it isn't easy getting sellers and buyers to the closing table. After a couple of not so easy sales I decided I needed a vacation. Time to regroup my thoughts and restore my energy.

Here is how my 20 buck vacation began. Those who read my blog know that I support local business. BankNewport provides an opportunity for people to spotlight their business. While banking I noticed the business spotlight was for an author who lived in Tiverton. I love to read and curious I decided to check out the books. Who am I kidding he had me sold just knowing he was from Tiverton, RI.

THE OVERLORDS is A Fantasy Book Series written by J. Michael Squatrito, Jr. There are two books "Legend of the Treasure" and "The Talisman of Unification". After reading the story line I was convinced that I wanted the second book "The Talisman of Unification". For some reason the title and book cover lured me to start with book two. I know it is a series "duh". Although, everyone kept telling me that I should read the "Legend of the Treasure" seeing it is a series. I can be stubborn and insisted I wanted book two. The girls at the bank weren't sure about the price and how to credit the sale. They also told me the author would be in on Friday to sign books and would I come back. I agreed, however I couldn't make it that day. The next time I went to the bank one of the girls said "I have your book". She also said "I told them you wanted book two but they brought book one". Not only can I be stubborn but sometimes persistent. A little agitated I said, "That's fine". As it turns out I am glad that I started with book one. Thanks for your patience girls.

My mother taught me that you always finish reading a book once you have started and I have struggled through many. People always ask me, "If you don't like it why are you still reading it". I finish because that is what I was taught, that is what I believe, and you never know it just may end up good. Let me be perfectly clear. There was no struggle to finish this book. There was never a dull chapter and it took me from the real world to a land of fantasy and adventure.

I really liked that you got to know the characters while you read. You didn't have to endure chapter after chapter introducing the characters. From beginning to end the chapters were intriguing and adventurous. I do have to ask Mr. Squatrito, "Where is the female warrior"?

The book gave me the encouragement to face challenges, stay loyal to your beliefs, endure your pains, and never give up. To do otherwise you may never reap your rewards.

I can't wait for my second 20 buck vacation. Buy the books.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Home for Sale Fall River, MA


Great curb appeal and a mint interior to match. Looking for a home in Fall River in a nice neighborhood? Look no further. Offered at great new price. Located in the desirable north end on a quiet Cul-de-sac where your neighbors property display pride of ownership. No through traffic. This home has much to offer. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, private backyard, garage and paved driveway are just the beginning. Ahead of it's time with energy efficiency this home boast 3 zone heat, 3 view gas fireplace, new energy efficient windows and a maintenance free exterior. Love a green lawn? Then you will love the fact that this home has an irrigation system. No more moving sprinklers around the yard. Don't stop yet. Enjoy country living with the conveniences of the city. Close to shopping, restaurants, and major highways. Don't miss this opportunity. Sellers are looking for offers. Working with you to bring you home.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Homes for Sale Bristol, RI

Great opportunity to live in Bristol, RI. Listening to offers. Working with you to bring you home.

Two family home ready for owner occupied or rental property. The two units offer similar floor plans with updated kitchens and baths. Each unit offers hardwood floors, vinyl floors and laundry. Newer windows and heating systems (2). Refrigerator and Electric oven/range. Attic and full basement. Paved parking for two with room for more. Conveniently located - close to shopping, bus, and Roger Williams College.

Nice Raised Ranch with lots to offer. Don't just drive by come and see. Kitchen and Living room offer an open floor plan with Cathedral Ceilings. Enjoy preparing meals while spending time with family or friends. Walk out the sliding glass doors from the kitchen to your deck and fenced back yard. There are three bedrooms on the primary level, nice size bathroom and two additional bedrooms in the lower level. The lower level has rough plumbing and framed area for an additional bathroom, addition living space, laundry and separate entrance. Off street paved parking for 3-5.

Homes for Sale Providence, RI

RI MLS#: 956217

Looking for a home in Providence? Add this home to your must see list. Freshly painted with neutral colors. The cathedral ceilings and skylights fill the open floor plan with warmth and natural light. The bedrooms have good size closets. Lots of cabinet space in the modern kitchen complete with oven/range, refrigerator, dishwasher. The kitchen also has a nice deep sink with gooseneck faucet. No problem filling those large pans. The modern bathroom won't disappoint you. The lower level offers a 13' x 21' room currently used as a bedroom. Let your imagination run wild for this space. Would make a great family/game room or office. All you have to do is get ready to move. No work here.

Yard and off street paved parking for 4 or more cars.

Close to shopping, restaurants, bus. Minutes to the colleges and Federal Hill.

Why wait on a short sale or bank owned home when this house waits for you to make it a home. We are listening to all offers. Working with you to bring you home.