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John Marcantonio said no one saw it coming. The executive director of the Rhode Island Builders Association, Mr. Marcantonio said when the COVID-19 pandemic started shutting down businesses in … more
In such a lopsided sellers market, do you really need to stage your home? The answer is yes, definitely! While this is a sellers market and even the “ugly ducklings” are selling, … more
Your company just announced that your division is being relocated from the Midwest headquarters to the East Coast. In fact, your new office is situated in Rhode Island — home to beautiful … more
Here’s a new phenomenon in the local real estate market. An increasing number of buyers are offering to pay cash for properties. Does that mean they actually bring a suitcase of Benjamins to … more
It’s difficult to believe that a little more than a year ago, the Kirk Schryver Team did not exist. It feels like they’ve been together forever. They haven’t. Their professional … more
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a trend is the mass exodus from cities to more rural … more
Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the residential real estate market, and Rhode Island’s real estate market shifted with it. According to State-Wide … more
Last year was a great time to sell a home. By all indications, this year could be even better. With listings seemingly at an all-time low, demand is as high as it’s ever been. Translation: … more
In real estate, Covid has changed a lot — buyers are fleeing cities and our coastal communities are a popular landing spot, driving up prices and creating a sellers market, at the same time … more
    Did the real estate market undergo a seismic shift in 2020? Or did it ride a rogue wave that is still cresting here in 2021? The answer to both questions might be … … more
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