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 […]

Small Appliance Recycling in Rhode Island

My microwave broke today, the door latch won’t catch and no amount of fiddling and exploring and attempting to discover the issue has resulted in a working microwave. I’ve got a broken Keurig too, which is great because a New Year’s Goal was to get back to a drip coffee maker and stop throwing coffee […]

Bats and How to Get Rid of Them.

Bats love old houses: All those crumbling chimneys, cracks and holes, and vents with missing screens are open doors for little mammals that can squeeze through a 3/8″ x 1″ crack, or into a hole smaller than a quarter. Forget mothballs, aerosols, and ultrasonic deterrents. They don’t work, particularly if you have an established colony. […]

5 ENERGY-SAVING TIPS FOR RENTERS

1. WARD OFF ENERGY VAMPIRES Alas, if only turning off an appliance was as simple as hitting the power button. Unfortunately, as long as it’s still plugged into the wall, a machine is still sucking energy from the outlet like a robot vampire. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, something as small as a cell […]

Do you have a Cesspool or a Failing Septic System? If so this program might be for you! 

Septic System and Sewer Tie-In loan programs Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, in cooperation with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and RIHousing, launched the Community Septic System Loan Program (CSSLP) in the spring of 1999. This program allows residents without access to sewers to access low-interest loans to repair or replace failing or […]