Guest or Tenant? How to Create and Enforce a Guest Policy

As a property owner, you’re liable for the people who call your property home. That’s why you carefully screen each potential tenant and then write up a lease agreement explicitly defining the residents. But when a guest crosses the territory from temporary visitor to ongoing occupant, what do you do to recognize the situation and […]

Is Smart Home Technology for you?

Smart home technology, especially smart thermostats have become increasingly popular with homeowners to automate their homes and add some convenience. But what’s the appeal of a smart thermostat for a landlord? What Do Smart Thermostats Do? Smart thermostats help save energy, which means lowering heating costs. They allow users (landlords or residents) to precisely control the temperature […]

Rhode Island’s Housing Supply Shows Gains

RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, INC. “The Voice of Real Estate in Rhode Island” Serving Rhode Islanders Since 1948 Warwick, RI – March 21, 2019 — February sales data released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service show signs of promise for buyers who have been hindered […]

Renting vs. Buying a Home: Pros and Cons

This is certainly an intimidating question. First and foremost, there is no universal yes or no answer to this question seeing that real estate is constantly in flux and extremely local. One must also consider with homeownership comes responsibility, while renting may be relatively carefree.   Rent vs. Buy Ratio Before we talk about the […]

Home Energy Assessments with RISE. Save Money and Increase your Property’s Efficiency!

A home energy assessment is an on-site evaluation of your home’s energy usage. Through diagnostic tools, energy bills, and conversations with you, the customer, we can identify energy-efficiency improvements to help you save energy, reduce your energy costs, and improve the air quality, comfort and value of your home. Our residential energy specialists are Building Performance Institute-certified Building Analysts […]

Understanding the “Walk Through” for the Buyer

Congratulations on getting through inspections and all the work that goes into your mortgage! Closing day is upon you and your final task is the “Walk Through”. This is your chance to make sure nothing has happened to the house between the time you saw it last and now. According to the Rhode Island Association […]

The Complete Guide to Selling Your Rhode Island Home

There are a lot of steps to selling a home. Here’s some advice and tips learned from working with clients on BOTH sides of the transaction. Selling your house means you want to attract a buyer. Knowing how a buyer thinks is really important and can help you sell your home in the least amount […]

Security Deposits as Last Month’s Rent?

Should you let your tenant apply the security deposit to last month’s rent?  BY SANDI WARNER, ESQ. Real Estate Broker/Owner with Warner Realty Group, LLC Share: September 14, 2017 09:53 AM REPORT   Moving is expensive, whether you’re moving into a new home or moving from one apartment to the next. A tenant has to come […]

What to Do When National Grid Cuts Gas Service During a Deep Freeze

If you are an out of town property owner in Newport, RI and have GAS HEAT and your property is vacant: Warner Realty Group will check your property for free during this city wide emergency. Call 401-236-8685 or text 401-662-7204. WRG makes no warranty and can affect no repairs but will communicate with you and […]

Rhode Island Housing Down Payment Assistance Program for First Time Home Buyers

RIHousing’s new Down Payment Assistance Program – the First Down Program – is designed to help strengthen housing demand and increase homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers. The down payment assistance is structured as a forgivable loan secured by a second mortgage. Buyers who remain in homes purchased with the assistance for at least 5 years […]