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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge
Local RI blogs, buyer and seller blogs, and teachable moment blogs.
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a House   Lucky is the homeowner who has experience with selling a home. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when selling a house. First-time sellers have a steep learning curve ahead of them and many obstacles on the road to a successful sale. Although common with first...
Getting Fierce In The Face Of Inventory Challenges       With the current shortage of inventory across the nation, many real estate agents are facing a challenge they haven't dealt with in a long time. In today's shifting market it's no longer about getting buyers to buy, it's about getting house...
Can I Use My 401(k) to Buy a House? For many families, their 401(k) or other retirement plan is their biggest, most important asset. So it's very natural to wonder if you can use your 401(k) to help make a down payment on a house. The answer is a qualified "yes." It is possible to use a 401(k) pl...
Designing A DIY Water Feature Water features come in all shapes and sizes, from tabletop fountains to the powerful, towering jets at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Obviously, the construction of large water features is best left to the professionals, but for smaller projects, it's possible to design ...
Low to No Inventory in Riverside, Rumford & East Providence, RI       Low to no inventory in Riverside, Rumford & East Providence, RI. While working with sellers in my area I've educated them in the way of the Spring 2013 market. We've seen short sales and foreclosures largely decline, and seller...
The "Ideal" Home: New Home Trends for 2013     Here's the What's Hot & What's Not List according to the National Association of Realtors for 2013.  What's Hot- according to 85% of respondents Energy Star-rated appliances Laundry room Energy Star rating for whole home Exhaust fan in the bathroom E...
SMART Goals For Life and Business   The other day I was listening to a podcast which spoke about SMART goals. Now, I've heard this before, and actually developed SMART goals in my last career. They work, this I know. This time, I decided; that I was going to develop them not only for my business ...
Spring Storm Safety Tips   The U.S. is the most severe weather-prone country on Earth, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Each year, there are approximately 100,000 thunderstorms with 10,000 being severe; 5,000 floods; and 1,000 tornadoes.   The following tip...
Rhode Island Housing Numbers Continue To Rise In March 2013   Warwick, RI,April 26, 2013 - The median price of single family home sales rose nine percent in March from a year ago, to $190,000 according to statistics released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. The single family med...
 For Optimum Curb Appeal Clean Your Roof   Spring is here and many homeowners are looking to revamp their curb appeal. What simple steps can be taken to improve your home’s value besides reviving your gardens? By updating or repairing your roof you can upgrade your curb appeal immensely.The follo...

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Author Bio: Heidi Kelley is a local East Providence Realtor. I am a Rhode Island native and graduated from East Providence Senior High School.