2244 Cranston St. Cranston, Rhode Island

This well appointed Colonial at 2244 Cranston Street, is in the beautiful Meshanticut section of western Cranston.

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Not only is your new home near to all of the local conveniences, but it is rich in designer flair! Garden City, with its charm, great shopping, and delicious restaurants, is just moments away. And while you’re enjoying all the local goodness near by, getting to work will be just as enjoyable; access to 37, 95 and 195 are just around the corner. Only 15 minutes from Providence, and 30 minutes to the beach, all roads lead to home.

Comfortably situated in Western Cranston, 3 beds and 1.5 baths, 2244 Cranston Street has a beautiful open concept plan with stainless remodeled ceramic kitchen, center island/breakfast bar, with walk out to deck, overlooking an impeccably maintained fenced in, level yard.

The beautifully stamped concrete patio and walkway are a beautiful place to entertain in the summer, in the private, newly fenced yard! Formal living and dining are spacious and warm, perfect for guests, as well.

Inside? The lower level is large, and perfectly finished in wonderful tones and great for family movies, games, or a relaxing evening enjoying some music. Kids needing a place to gather, a large home office, friends over to celebrate the holidays- there is no limit to the possibilities. The master bedroom features a large walk in closet- the highlight of the whole home, owner, Deanna, gushes over, and versatile Pullman bath.

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An alarm system, brand new overhaul of the central AC, and recently replaced fencing gives you all the luxury, comfort and safety you could ask for!

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“This is our first home together. Where we got married. Where we started a family,” Deanna recalls her favorite memory of the home as being the place where everything started. Now, the opportunity to create your own memories lives at 2244 Cranston Street.

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Take a leisurely stroll to Meshanticut Park and lake, a ride along the Cranston Bike Path, or out to your favorite restaurant this Fall, and have your own firsts embedded in your memory, soon, too.

Well loved and neat as a pin, this beauty will not be around long.

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5 Alyssa Lane Lincoln, RI

5 Alyssa Lane in Lincoln, Rhode Island is a stunning estate, boasting elegance in every nook!

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From the mahogany inlays in the flooring, to the soaring ceiling and rich fieldstone fireplace in the sunken great room, to the rich interiors, tray ceilings and elegant décor, this property is not to be missed- for even more than it’s initial glory.

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The location is a slice of Rhode Island’s best full-bodied living. 5 Alyssa Lane is within close proximity to some of the most beautiful windows into nature, while offering complete access to shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.

Lime Rock Preserve nature trail, Lincoln Woods, and Blackstone Valley Bike Path are all nearby, making outdoor life a beautiful experience, no matter what activities you enjoy.

The Lincoln Mall is just under 3 miles away, with shopping, dining, and a movie theater. Great restaurants, including Enn for Japanese food, Asia Grille, Chinese food and Trattoria Romana for Italian food, are local fare, easily accessible fare just moments from home.

Ideal for everyday, Lincoln Public schools, 146, and 95 are nearby, as well! Your new home offers a wonderful location to break from the chaos of the city, and give you an oasis from the outside world, without the feeling of detachment.

A gourmet kitchen with French country accents features top notch appliances and a warm, inviting sunlit breakfast area to enjoy tea or your favorite fall beverage, and the formal dining room is grand with it’s own beautiful lighting, flooring, and a butlers pantry. The large spaces and easy flow of rooms make handling a large crowd easy- ideal for all of your entertaining needs!

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The 6 bedrooms include a beautifully appointed first floor Master Suite featuring an exquisite tile bath with whirlpool, as well as ample closets for ease of living. The second floor features a separate “guest suite” and the third floor is expansive, with the highlight being a versatile game room, or common area for family enjoyment.

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The grounds are impeccably kept and feature a gorgeous patio, framed perfectly by beautiful seasonal perennials.  The secluded back yard is a wonderful place to garden, let the kids run and play, and is often graced by wildlife like turkeys and deer- truly a beautiful sight!

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And, lastly, loving where you live is the whole package. This amazing Lincoln neighborhood is an incredible place to to raise children. It is quiet and peaceful on the Cul-de-sac is a perfect location for kids to ride bikes, or gather with your wonderful neighbors. There is even an annual block party!

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Thoughtfully designed, this home is a simple, yet elegant home, in a warm, welcoming neighborhood, with all the trimmings of an ideal suburban location, but close to everything. If ideal had an address, it would be 5 Alyssa Lane, Lincoln, Rhode Island.

100 Williamsville Road, Dayville, CT

A young upgraded home waiting for you? Yes!

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Aliesha Noonan & Associates is honored to bring 100 Williamsville Road to the market. Located in Dayville, CT, this raised ranch boasts some amazing upgrades, like granite counters, a two-tier kitchen island, custom cabinetry, stainless appliances and a beautiful open concept living space with cathedral ceilings!

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The 3 bedrooms include a spacious master with full bath and ample closet space! Beautiful bamboo flooring leads out to a deck overlooking a lush green private yard, but your new home still comes with easy highway access.

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The fully finished basement is incredible, too, featuring a half bath with laundry area, and huge family room with full size windows and tall plastered ceilings. There is a walkout for easy backyard access, so you can enjoy all the spaces this home has to offer!

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And to ease your mind, top of the line heating and mechanicals are throughout.

This location offers all amenities close by in Killingly Commons. Just 3 minutes away, this one plaza has almost everything you need from Stop & Shop to Five Below, Kay Jewelers and a nail salon! But even with all of those things being close to home, you still get the feel of the quiet farmlands and back country roads. And around town offers a lot of smaller places to enjoy; the mom and pop shops of a close community.

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The surrounding schools are Killingly Intermediate School and Killingly High School, as well as Goodyear School, located just at the end of the road. This is both a preschool and special needs school.

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Access to bigger cities being crucial to many, Putnam is a quick 10 minute ride, along with Brooklyn, Danielson, and Pomfret/Woodstock. Killingly is centrally located to those cities, making it ideal for commuters. In Putnam there are many great restaurants, which has become very up and coming, with their water fires and town events. A favorite spot of current owners is Black Dog tavern which is to-die-for barbecue with a special thick cut 1/2″ bacon cooked in brown sugar, peppercorn or mesquite! “Best bacon I have ever had!” …kind of makes us want to move in!

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100 Williamsville gives small town love to farmers and ice cream stands, while still accessible to those who love urban life and want the excitement of a blossoming city… but what means the most about this home?

We built this house from a shell forwards and we’re able to pick out all the features down to the design on the doors, and we brought our second child- our first daughter- home from the hospital to this house.

All the trappings of a memory-making home… holidays spent together, summers running in the grass, first and last days of school. 100 Williamsville Road certainly encompasses family home vibes from the photos alone. Give Aliesha Noonan & Associates a call at 401-580-8672 to see for yourself!!

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Pawtucket Perfection: 50 Malvern Avenue

When the term family home comes to mind, there is nothing like 50 Malvern Ave, Pawtucket, RI

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The current owner, and soon-to-be-Floridian, has lived in this home since she was in 6th grade, falling in love with its location and layout- she purchased it from her parents! As she spoke about her home, her voice softened

My favorite memory here has to be that I got to raise my family in my childhood home.

There  is just something so special about that- and exudes a true love for the dwelling.

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This unique 3 bed Cape in the Darlington section of Pawtucket is teeming with customization from top to bottom. The love that has gone into the home, from the tailor-made kitchen cabinetry to the detailed, but simple, landscaping is welcoming and functional for all.

The corner lot delivers a yard with the perfect setting for children to play, learn and enjoy the warm summers and snowy school days, as well as a deck to relax on and chat with neighbors!

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The location lends itself well to growing families- close to highway access and all the shopping and eating one could imagine, but totally out of the way of the hustle and bustle of a busy street! A favorite hot spot? Spumoni’s– serving up delicious Italian seafood dishes!

As if that wasn’t enticing enough, the neighborhood is both friendly and connected, but also close to the wonderful Potter-Burns school, which is being renovated down to the studs! 

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Featuring hardwoods throughout, a formal living room with a fireplace and beautiful oak floors, ample formal dining, plus an eat in kitchen with all of the bells and whistles, this is an entertainers delight, too!

Family gatherings, game nights with friends and celebrations will be enjoyed with the benefit of a huge finished lower level! Downstairs includes a half bath and plenty of space for movie nights, a crafters getaway, a playroom, or ample space for a nice home gym.

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The two bedrooms on the first floor and a large bedroom on the second floor lend some versatility to the buyer, as well.

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The practical side of home owning is well thought out for buyers, too, with the heating system, roof, and windows all replaced recently.

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Solid wood doors, beautiful period Cape Cod detail, and little to do but move in and make it your own, ensure 50 Malvern Avenue your perfect location!

An added bonus? You need to get ready to move for the summer and enjoy your Intex 15’x48″ above ground pool that comes with the house!

Call us at Aliesha Noonan & Associates today: 401-580-8672!

What to expect when selling your home in Rhode Island:

So, you’ve signed your listing agreement, what happens next? Aliesha Noonan & Associates wants to make this whole process easy for you, so here’s the list! (Anything in bold has a definition at the bottom.)

What to expect listing your home in rhode island

 

  • All of your listing paperwork will be copied to you via email (or the most convenient way to deliver them to you).
  • A professional photographer is scheduled, and pictures are taken of your home. This is paid for by us.
  • After the photos are ready, your listing is inputted into MLS.
  • Within 24 hours of listing in MLS, we will place a sign in your yard.
  • Showings begin after that!
  • We will provide feedback after each showing, giving you ideas on how to adjust your home to sell.
  • Presentation of offers- we sit and discuss each offer in depth and decide which offer is most advantageous to you, as well as the option of counter offers.
  • Once the party has agreed, the P&S is drawn up and we fully explain it before…
  • The signing and submission of P&S with deposit from buyer. This deposit is held by Remax Property escrow account until closing, at which time we apply it towards the purchase price.
  • The inspection period commences- the buyer has 10 business days to do any inspections relevant for the house.
  • We are there for all inspection(s)- you will be informed of the date(s) and we will make arrangements for timing with you, including things like picking up radon testing. You are not responsible for buyer inspections!
  • Once buyer’s inspection requests come in (if any), we sit down and discuss them with you. Once we come to an agreement on said requests, an addendum is drawn up and signed.
  • Once the inspection contingencies are completed, the appraisal will be done. We meet the appraiser at the home and provide comps and a copy of the P&S.
  • The buyer’s final mortgage commitment letter is due and a title search is done on your property to be sure there are no outstanding issues on your title. This ensures we’re ready to move towards closing. This is done at the buyer’s expense.
  • Once all of these items are completed, we gather final reads on water, sewer, oil, gas, propane, obtain a smoke certification, provide all information to the closing attorney. The attorney then draws up the final documentation for the closing, and the date of closing is set.
  • The CD is prepared by the lawyer prior to the closing for you to review, all figures and questions can be reviewed with us ahead of time so you are comfortable on closing day.
  • Your final walk-through is scheduled… and then we’re off to the closing table!
  • We are there with you at the closing, and will ensure you have everything with you to have the day go smoothly!

And then you’re there!

This is an amazingly intricate process, much of it handled by us, behind the scenes! There is no specific timeline that can be assigned, because each sale is tailored to our sellers, individually.

We look forward to taking this step with you and welcome all of our clients to the first step of their listing! Contact us at 401-580-8672 today!

LIST OF TERMS TO KNOW:

  1. MLS:multiple listing service (MLS) is a service used by a group of real estate brokers, that allows each of them to see one another’s listings of properties for sale.
  2. P&S: A Purchase and Sale (P&S) agreement is a legal document that has been prepared and agreed to by attorneys representing the buyers and sellers. Please note, in Massachusetts, it must be signed by a buyer and seller after both parties have come to an agreement on an offer.
  3. Escrow account: Escrow refers to money held by a third-party on behalf of transacting parties.
  4. Addendum: an item of additional material, omissions or requests, added to the offer.
  5. Inspection contingency: A contingency clause defines a condition or action that must be met in order for a real estate contract to become binding. A contingency becomes part of a binding sales contract when both parties (i.e., the seller and the buyer) agree to the terms and sign the contract.
  6. Appraisal: An expert estimate of the value of the home.
  7. Mortgage Commitment Letter: A loan commitment letter is a letter provided by a mortgage lender that indicates a borrower has passed their underwriting guidelines and that they are willing to offer the borrower a home loan. A loan commitment letter is an indication that the buyer’s home loan has been approved.
  8. Comps: Comparables (or comps) refers to properties with characteristics that are similar to a subject property whose value is being sought.
  9. Smoke certification: A certificate issued after the home is inspected by the local fire department for properly working smoke detectors, as well as carbon monoxide detectors. This law is designed to save lives. A property can not change hands without a certificate issued by the local fire department.
  10. CD (Closing Disclosure): A Closing Disclosure is a five-page form that provides final details about the mortgage loan you have selected. It includes the loan terms, your projected monthly payments, and how much you will pay in fees and other costs to get your mortgage (closing costs)..
  11. Walk-through: The “Walk Thru,” “Final Walk Through,” or “Verification of Property Condition” should always be preformed.  No matter what you call it, the walk-through is typically done a few days before a buyer is going to close escrow.

7 MUST KNOW Tips for 1st Time Homebuyers

When you do anything for the first time, there is always something more to know. Michele’s experience in real estate spans over three decades, during which time she’s learned quite a few things. Being a first time homebuyer is exciting and fun, but comes with a degree of stress and a lot of unknowns, as well.
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Check out her amazing tips you must know as a first time homebuyer, and remember, we’re always here to help guide you in your first or last sale! A good real estate agent is your most valuable asset!
1.  Check your credit: Knowing your credit score is the first step to home ownership. This gives you a good idea of your financial health and can give you markers on how to improve your score to get a better mortgage loan rate.
2. Determine a comfortable mortgage amount: This is more than just what a lender says. This is what you’re comfortable with. Your financial comfort is going to be paramount to your home being the most perfect place for you!
3.  Get pre-approved prior to viewing homes: In all honesty, not being pre-approved and looking at homes is a large waste of time for everyone. A pre-approval is going to give you the best idea what you can afford- and what you should be looking at.
4.  Evaluate assets & liabilities: Again, your financials are going to play a big role in your newest asset acquisition.
5.  Organize documents: Your income and past taxes will all come into play when you’re making this huge purchase! Having the past 5+ years of income and taxes ready to provide is important- especially if you’ve changed jobs in that time frame.
6.  Call our team for loan officer referral: 401-580-8672
7.  Once pre-approved do not make any large purchases: Your credit can be checked up until the day you close- this means throughout your application. Once you’ve started the process of buying a home, let that be what you’re doing- no new credit cards, no big purchases!
Always remember we will be with you from beginning of process to beyond closing da
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we are here for you & your many questions.
Please contact Aliesha Noonan & Associates, 401-580-8672 for more!

8 Tips for Downsizing to a Smaller Home

8 tips for downsizing to a smaller home from a real estate agent.

Whether you’re moving to a smaller home because you’re an empty nester, retiring, or just want to, don’t let it scare you. You will have to say farewell to some of your belongings, of course, but with careful planning, your move will be simple!

  1. Get a feel for the size of your new home. Room sizes and layout are very important for planning purposes. Compare your new rooms to their counterparts in your present home. Create a floor plan and insert your furniture to see exactly what will fit.
  2. Reduce! At least four months before the move, start reducing by going through boxes of saved items, photographs and paperwork. Get through one box or area at a time and it will be done before you know it. If you want, you could have photographs stored on a memory card, USB, external drive or cloud server- this is a great way to reduce all those boxes of photo albums and loose pictures and negatives.
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  3. Make a list of items that you cannot live without. If you did not need them or use them in the past 6 months, sell or donate. Going through each item in your home and adding it to a sell, donate, keep pile can help immensely. If there’s something you cannot live without, be sure to access your new storage areas and see where it will fit.
  4. Declutter your supplies. Be sure to get rid of empty cartons, bottles, expired medicines and beauty products that you don’t use. Anything that is unopened can be donated to a shelter (especially bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotions!). If it’s alredy opened, decide if you will use it now or toss it! No need to move things you’ll never use to another, smaller location.
  5. Ask for help. Ask your friends and relatives if they may need some of the things you are getting rid of or if they’ll help you load and take them to the nearest thrift shop or second hand store.  Be sure to take them right away so that you do not change your mind on any of the items you decided you can live without.
  6. Sell online to save time. Check out Ebay, Craigslist, Wix, or in different Facebook groups or personal albums. There are lots of ways to cash-in on the treasures you aren’t taking with you.
  7. Be sure to get rid of duplicates in the kitchen like extra set of dishes, duplicate knives, silverware sets and utensils. After all, how many potato peelers or spatulas do you need?
  8. Label your boxes. This saves time and confusion when you’re packing, loading and unpacking. The more organized you are, the less stressful your move will be.

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Are you ready to downsize your home? I can help find your new home. SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) I have been trained and I am in this age group, as well as an experienced empty nester. Call Donna at 401-935-8202 or email DonnaSilva@AlieshaNoonanAndAssoc.com