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This section of our website has articles we’ve written after buying and managing many properties in Rhode Island over the years. We also regularly post real estate tips to our Twitter (@WeBuyRI).

When a property is sold in Rhode Island for over $100 a transfer tax must be paid, usually by the seller (RIGL 44-25-1). Proof of payment is stamped on […] Continue Reading…

These are some real estate terms we’ve run across while investing in Rhode Island for the past 10 years. We’ve deliberately simplified some of them for the sake of […] Continue Reading…

We created this page to estimate a mortgage balance after it’s been paid for a certain number of years.

Loan Amount: $
Interest Rate: %
Monthly Payment: $ (principal and interest only, […] Continue Reading…

Some Rhode Island cities and towns are named like Massachusetts towns, causing confusion when choosing the 4-letter MLS Municipality code, so we made this page to help.

We’ve also listed […] Continue Reading…

Older Rhode Island tax assessor databases will sometimes refer to the “state code” of a property, and in some cases (like Coventry) it’s the only information that will be […] Continue Reading…

The following are some alternate names for certain sections (neighborhoods or villages) of Rhode Island cities and towns that we have run across in our travels, and their “proper” […] Continue Reading…

Recently I was asked to write about the future of the real estate market in Rhode Island and the U.S. over the next few years. Specifically, I was asked […] Continue Reading…

The following are real estate tips posted to our Twitter feed (@webuyri) since we started it in January 2013 […] Continue Reading…

Investors need to remember that when dealing with end buyers, especially owner-occupants, there are a lot of extra requirements. These include additional disclosures, documenting the reason for price increases (keeping rehab receipts), and […] Continue Reading…

The first step to filling a vacancy is creating the ad, which means posting it on Craigslist. In some markets (especially lower income ones) paying for a local newspaper classified ad can still work, but this article focuses on Craigslist ads. […] Continue Reading…

A fairly comprehensive list of property maintenance tasks that should be done yearly to keep your property in good working order, arranged by season. […] Continue Reading…

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