Prov Tango mural

Behind Door Number One

Ever walk past a house and wonder what lies behind the front door?  Or yearn to take a peek over the backyard fence? For me, access to such private spaces is one of the pleasures of being a real estate agent, … Continue reading

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Bike Brigade - Nelson & Michelle

Market Research

Last week two of my office mates and I met at the Rochambeau Library on a chilly Wednesday morning. We were a rag-tag trio: Michelle, svelte in her cycling gear, chatting about the merits of “clipping in;” Nelson, bent over a pump, … Continue reading


Easiest Easter Egg Hunt Ever

This is the first time since my daughter’s birth 16 years ago, that I didn’t do a darn thing for Easter. No plastic eggs filled with jelly beans or coins, hidden in house plants and sofa cushions. No flimsy basket … Continue reading


Power of Place Summit

Spending nine hours with a bunch of town planners, architects, engineers, and real estate developers may not appeal to you, but I loved every minute of it! The occasion was the biannual GrowSmartRI summit at the Rhode Island Convention Center … Continue reading

Footpath at Pleasant Valley Parkway, Elmhurst

Dreaming in Green: Elmhurst

As I prepare to resume “my fabulous career in real estate,” I’ve been exploring every corner of Providence. Sometimes it is by intention, other times by happenstance. Those serendipitous discoveries are my favorite. As so often happens, I was on … Continue reading

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The Good, the Not-So-Good, & the Truly Awful

In my travels around Providence, I see a lot of wonderful architecture, well-designed public spaces, and meticulously maintained buildings. These are what I call The Good and they include the often-photographed homes along Benefit Street; an airy modern home on College Hill; … Continue reading

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For rent sign

Investing in Providence

When my family prepared to move to Providence last summer, we initially looked for multi-family properties. We loved the idea of living in one unit while the other(s) subsidized our mortgage. As “city folk,” we’ve never had a problem sharing … Continue reading