Wednesday, October 19, 2011

They Bought A House and Made A Home

If you are looking to buy a home and this story doesn't motivate you I don't know what will.  This is one of my favorite stories about a team of buyers, Realtors, and contractors not taking no for an answer.

I remember looking for homes with Mic and Wendy some promised to be great but sadly disappointed until we came upon this home.  The home was in a great location with large rooms offering charm and character but there was work to be done.  If only I could image what they saw this home could be.

We went into contract somewhere around September and they wanted to be home for Christmas.  We negotiated, installed a septic system, and I will never forget the day I drove up to find Mic with his crew painting the exterior of the house in 25 degrees to meet the requirements of the lender.   I am still impressed at how they worked together in unfavorable conditions without a harsh word silently saying to each other, "If you're in to the end so am I."  While Mic did the labor Wendy, a fine photographer I have to mention, was on the phone making sure the transaction was proceeding to close for her desired closing day.  Through laughter, very loud conversations, and some tears we managed to close on December 23rd!

I have seen the great they job did on the interior with the custom made staircase and beautiful beamed ceiling living room in a wonderful shade of red displaying black and white photos by Wendy.  Did I get the color right Wendy?  And recently although not in person the fabulous exterior remodel.  My clients and now friends are amazing.

How we first saw the home.

Before the amazing remodel.

Beautiful Finish.

Bet the neighbors are thrilled.
Imagine what Mic can do for you then make it come true.
Mic Grant
Fine Carpentry, Home Remodeling, Light Commercial
Licensed and Insured

Coming this winter the Kitchen Remodel.  I am very pleased and excited that they have asked if I would document and show you the Kitchen Remodel.  Don't miss it!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Start of a Gentleman's Farm

The Start of a Gentleman's Farm.  If it's not about the ocean, it's about the land!  We're fortunate to have both.
What could you do here? For Sale
Sometimes it is funny where your life's path leads you.  A short background history is warranted here.  I have never raised any kind of farm animals however my honey always has farmed around here and there.  We've always shared the ocean so here is the story of the land.

It started with a few Quail which starting laying eggs.  So you know what came next - hatching the eggs.   I kept saying the eggs are never going to hatch and to my surprise the first batch, is that what you call it - a batch, did hatch. I don't know why I was surprised but I now know why I was amazed.

  OK, the first hatch was supervised but life goes on and work has to be done so that's when it happened.  I am left alone and they keep on coming.  Oh, did I mention in the meantime Bobwhite and Chicken eggs were added to the incubator to be hatched which are all hatching at the same time.  I'm freaking out and he is leaving!

From incubator to box and incubator to box and incubator to box the day went pretty well.  I have to tell you it is nerve racking picking up little tiny birds that are minutes old but they pretty much take care of themselves.  It is crazy amazing that in a few minutes from the egg they have fluffy feathers, are eating and drinking.  They appear to grow before your eyes. 

As much as I have to admit it was an incredible experience, one I won't forgot, however I think I'll farm like I fish.  Enjoying, observing, experiencing while offering a little help.  It will be interesting were it goes from here.

The Start of a Gentleman's Farm Video

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Homes for Sale Warren, RI

For Sale
Historic Federal home eloquently designed for mixed use.

1803 Plaque House
                 MLS# 995152
A great opportunity for you to live and operate your business on busy Main St. Historic Downtown Warren, RI. Restorations started in 1994 enhance the graceful details that distinguish Federal Homes. Boasting pine and hardwood floors, six fireplaces, 6 over 6 windows, and beamed ceilings.  Perfectly designed to optimize both retail and living space.

The first level is currently used as an Antique Store including three rooms, two with fireplaces, and a half bath.  The kitchen is on the first level featuring a fireplace with beehive oven.

Step into an enchanting fenced yard with a various variety of mature plantings creating a natural privacy boundary from both the store or kitchen.   Enjoy warm summer evenings relaxing or cooking out under the pergola.

Great location nestled amongst quaint shops, restaurants, and the 2nd Story Theatre an exciting and prosperous future waits for you.

Call or e-mail Lisa for showings @ 401-369-1766

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Home Buyers Rhode Island and Massachusetts - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more 

The most disappointing thing I have heard this year has to be:

I Don't Want to Waste Your Time.  

Especially if you are considering buying a home and here are some reasons why:
  • I still believe one of the American dreams is home ownership and I am here to help you make that a reality not just a dream.
  • Buying a home is the most exciting and in most cases biggest purchase you will make. I continually educate myself on the changes in the real estate market to keep you informed so your purchase is as pleasant and as streamline as possible.
  •  I don't want to believe that this has become the customer's opinion of the real estate profession of which I am so passionate about. 
If you really, really want to buy a house this is what I am asking you to do:

Call Me and Let's Figure it Out Together

How we begin:
  • Define the criteria of your home search.  Identify location and sort out needs vs. wants.
  • Determine your price range which requires getting pre-approved.  Your loan originator is there to help you also.  They will explain different types of loans, required documentation, and how to resolve issues such as credit scores or lack of credit to determine when you will be able to purchase.   
  • Look at homes and get you into contract on your dream home.  As I often tell my clients this is the easy part now the work begins but hard work results in big rewards.
 I appreciate your consideration and concern however I hope you now see you haven't wasted my time at all in fact quite the contrary.  You have allowed me the opportunity to work together with mutual respect and sincerity in finding your new home.  Most importantly you took the first step towards finding the answer you deserve to know.  Whether you are ready today, tomorrow, next month, or next year I look forward to the day I say to you:

Free buyer represenation in any price range.  Call me @ 401-369-1766 or e-mail to get started today.

Talk Soon,

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Waterfront Home Sakonnet River Tiverton, RI

When this new waterfront listing appeared on the MLS, like a mutual glance in a crowded room, it was love at first sight.  The unique style, intriguing picturesque location with finely manicured grounds, and spectacular ocean views lured me in like a description from a story book of a fantasy which suddenly came true.

Bursting with excitement upon discovering this home was included on the Broker Tour I anxiously anticipated my first view.   Floating over the threshold of the inviting front door, welcomed like a hug from along lost friend, it was more than I imaged it to be not knowing the best was yet to come. 

Proudly boasting a private beach I headed outside.  Strolling through yard to the waterfront camera images flashed in my head of sounds from delighted children playing and gatherings with family and friends.  Standing on the shore I thought to myself this is truly coastal living at it's best.

Buyers that share a passion for waterfront homes can contact me at 401-369-1766 or .  Wonderful homes in wonderful Rhode Island coastal communities are available at prices that haven't been offered in years. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Waterfront Homes Tiverton, RI

Featured Community

Tiverton, RI
Fogland Beach

Growing up in Tiverton I have many memories of Fogland Beach. My family would spend time at the beach every summer. My aunt had a Rambler station wagon which we fondly called the beach wagon. I remember piling in with my cousins and heading to Fogland. My grandparents taught us how to Quahog at that very beach and now I find myself sharing this beautiful place with my grandchildren. I recall saying someday I will live here. Although I don't live in the Fogland area of town I don't live far away along the shore of another wonderful place. I'll tell you more about that place in the future but for now I don't want you to miss a golden opportunity at this, in my opinion, five star place.

Homes for Sale Fogland Beach Neighborhood

Waterfront Home for Sale or Rent

Own a piece of paradise at the point of Fogland Beach. Great beachfront home for sale or rent. Beachfront property includes 3 lots, a 4 bedroom main house, and a connected cottage that sleeps 2-4. An amazing offer whether you are planning a vacation or staying a lifetime.

High Hill Rd
Shore Rd

Although not in the Fogland Beach neighborhood here is a waterfront home you might not want to miss.

Waterfront Home with a price you can't resist
One you will love

Buying a waterfront home call me at 401-369-1766 or e-mail .



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Turning Favorite Finds Into Priceless Pieces - Second Season Finish Restoration

Turning your favorite finds into priceless pieces. You have found that perfect piece of furniture that will fit just right in the spot you have been looking to fill in your home. It was love at first glance at the Auction, Flea Market, or Yard Sale but once you got it home the finish didn't WOW you anymore. Or maybe that favorite family heirloom, to priceless to get rid of, isn't gleaming like it use to. You ponder refinishing it yourself but know it won't turn out just right. What to do? I have the perfect solution for you.

Second Season Finish Restoration
Mark Faris - Owner
401-624-6080     401-569-2050
Tiverton, RI

Mark has 35 years professional finishing and restoration experience. Specializing in finish restoration of period furniture to modern day decor and architectural finishes. From his shop to your home the top quality finish is sure to impress. Mark also offers on site finish restoration services.

Avoid the frustration of a DIY project trying to figure out the right product to use and the endless hours sometimes spent to only be disappointed in the end result. Never leave behind that great buy because of the finish again. Finding you the best so you can give that priceless piece a "Second Season".

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Going Coastal Rhode Island

Featured Community
Common Fence Point Portsmouth, RI

Somewhat like the weather I am a little behind on letting you know about all the opportunities for coastal living Rhode Island has to offer.  We have some pretty great coastal communities in Rhode Island as well as in Massachusetts but for now lets look at Common Fence Point in Portsmouth, RI and why I choose this as a featured community.

Common Fence Point is located between the Sakonnet River and Mount Hope Bay almost completely surround by water with many offerings for it's residents.  At the community hall you can find the Common Fence Point Improvement Association, concerts and workshops offer by Common Fence Music.  There are playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, a marina - Brewer Sakonnet Marina, and golfing minutes from your door at Montaup Country Club.

If you're looking for a waterfront home or one that is never far away take a look at Common Fence Point.  For a list or to look at available homes in this coastal community call me at 401-369-1766 or e-mail .  Where next? Island Park? Nanaquaket Pond? Seapowet? 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Commerical Property Bristol, RI Opportunity on Hope Street

Another great opportunity for the entrepreneurial spirit. Live and prosper in this mixed use property while celebrating in Bristol, RI.

325 Hope Street Bristol, RI 02809
business not for sale

Offer for: $875,000      MLS# 988959

Sophisticated timeless grace and traditional period details.

Located on busy Hope Street is this historic mixed use property offering retail space and two residential units in desirable downtown Bristol. Currently one retail space previously and potential for three business spaces.

Lifetime entrepreneur with 40+ successful years of retail sales in Bristol is not selling his business nor has any intention of retiring soon but is offering you a wonderful opportunity to live, prosper, and become a part of this patriotic town.

Helpful Links:

Town of Bristol
Bristol Historic District Information
Located on the 4th of July Parade Route

For showings call Lisa at 401-369-1766 or e-mail

Thursday, February 3, 2011

OPEN HOUSE Providence, RI 02909 Mt Pleasant 2/5/11 1-3 P.M.

Got Cabin Fever? 
OPEN HOUSE  February 5, 2011 1-3 P.M.


You can't change the weather but you can shake the winter blues by coming to see this home.  Located on a low traffic one way street in Mt. Pleasant is this 2/3 bedroom ranch.  The cathedral ceilings and skylights flood the open floor plan with natural light.  Large finished room in the lower level.  The lower level also includes laundry hook-ups and storage.  Not a Short Sale or Banked Owned.  Easy and quick sale.  Bring your offers and be home by spring.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Home for Sale Providence, RI 02909 111 Parnell St.

111 Parnell St. Providence, RI 02909

Motivated seller priced this home at $105,000.  The cathedral ceilings and skylights flood the open floor plan with natural light.  The kitchen offers wood cabinets with plenty of storage space, deep sink with gooseneck faucet, and appliances including a dishwasher.  Nice bathroom with tile floors and closet.  The lower level has a finished 13x21 room with closet - use as a bedroom, family room, or office. 

The home is located on low traffic one way street.  Low maintenance yard and off street parking for four or more make this an attractive buy for a homeowner with a busy lifestyle. 

For showings call Lisa @ 401-369-1766 or e-mail