The official blog of Warner Realty Group
Q: What Does Our Real Estate “Heat Map” Show?
Included in the most recent report from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors is something they call the ‘heat map,’ and it represents levels of inventory throughout the [...]
How to Improve Your Credit Score: 7 strategies that will get you a better credit score
Your credit score is one of the most important measures of your financial health. It tells lenders at a glance how responsibly you use credit. The better your score, the [...]
What Did Suze Orman Get Wrong?
Some of you may know Suze Orman as the popular financial advisor who had her own show on CNBC for many years. She's long been someone who's advice [...]
Tips for Tenants on Moving Day
Reach Out to Your Current Landlord About 60 days before you plan to move, notify your current landlord that you won’t be renewing your lease. The exact amount [...]
Buying a House vs. a Condo
You're looking for an escape hatch outside of one of the busy city centers, somewhere you can get away for a week or more and take a breather [...]
The Military Clause and what it means for Landlords
As a City with a Naval base here in Newport we have a lot of Military renters coming for school or general employment and part of entering in [...]
How much should you pay for rent?
You’re moving and putting together a budget, but just how much should you pay for rent? Whether you are moving to a new town, changing jobs or just [...]
Considering Solar? Well Rhode Island’s solar incentives are some of the best in America.
Despite being the smallest state in the USA, Rhode Island certainly punches above its weight in terms of its solar policies. Rhode Island is ranked 37th in the [...]
Cutting the Cord: Should You Let Cable TV Stay or Go?
Whether you’re a Netflix enthusiast or a loyal cable subscriber, there’s no denying that TV entertainment is as popular as ever. However, as the streaming services continue to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Understanding the “Walk Through” for the Buyer
The THRILL you get when it's finally yours! Congratulations on getting through inspections and all the work that goes into your mortgage! Closing day is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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" [...]