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Relocation Guide for Buyers in Newport County, Rhode Island
Congratulations you have taken the first step in the right direction – choosing to live in Newport County, RI.

Now you have to ask yourself some serious life-style questions so that you can focus the search for you and your Realtor down to the places that will be appropriate for you. The array of properties can be overwhelming, but allow a little flexibility, as you will never find a place that has everything you want.

Information to have ready up front:

● What is my occupancy date?
● What is my price range?
● How many in family?
● How many bedrooms do I need?
● How many bathrooms?
● Do I want a single level ?
● How important is a garage?
● How important is outside living spaces – deck; patio; yard; fenced, etc.?
● Urban or suburban?
● Special towns or areas?
● Special needs?

Once you have the answers to these questions, contact HomePort Real Estate we’ll see you safely home.

Anne Huot
Licensed Broker & Owner
HomePort Real Estate
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Properties in Newport County tend to be older and are a mix of single family homes and multi-unit buildings, and are smaller generally than homes in warmer areas of the country. An average 1 bedroom is approx.650 sq.ft. and an average 4 bedroom is approx. 3000 sq. ft. Year-round older in-town units are less expensive than newer suburban homes, unless they are architecturally special.

Parking and Cars: Parking is controlled in certain urban downtown areas during the busy summer tourist months, when rents are also higher. On-street parking passes may be required in these designated locations of residential parking from May 1 to October 1. Parking may also be restricted during snow-storms when snow-plows need to have unfettered access on the streets. The streets in the older historic down town areas are narrow and not convenient for larger SUV’s and trucks. Moving day can sometimes prove to be a little difficult with large delivery trucks, but they will usually take care of the arrangements. Garages are not common in these same areas but are quite common in the suburban areas.

Heating, Cooling, Utilities, ETC: All properties have some kind of insulation against the cold and have central heat. Local heating and hot water fuels are oil, electric and natural gas. Depending on the system they can be the same fuel or different for heat and hot water. In single family homes utilities are generally not included in the rent. Central A/C is not common. Newer construction does tend to provide this. Utility costs vary widely depending on the size of the unit, the winter coldness, personal preferences and the market price, and can only be estimated based on the individual property.

General Newport County Property Information