AI Real Estate

Artificial Intelligence is expected to have a significant impact on the real estate industry in several ways:

  1. Improved Efficiency: AI tools can automate repetitive tasks such as data entry and analysis, speeding up processes and increasing productivity.

  2. Predictive Analytics: AI algorithms can analyze large amounts of data to predict real estate trends, helping agents, investors, and developers make informed decisions.

  3. Virtual Tours and 3D Visualization: AI-powered virtual tours and 3D visualization can provide a more immersive and interactive experience for potential buyers, making it easier for them to visualize properties.

  4. Smart Home Technology: AI-powered smart home technology can improve energy efficiency,…

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Flood Insurance

Flood insurance is an important type of insurance for anyone living in an area that is at risk of flooding. Flooding is one of the most common and costly natural disasters, and it can cause significant damage to homes and other structures. Standard homeowners insurance policies do not typically cover flood damage, so it's important for property owners to have separate flood insurance coverage.

Having flood insurance can protect your home and belongings from the financial impact of flooding. If your home is damaged by a flood, your flood insurance policy can provide financial assistance to help you repair or rebuild your home. It can also help to replace any personal belongings that were damaged or destroyed in the flood.

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A 1031 exchange, also known as a like-kind exchange or a Starker exchange, is a tax strategy that allows investors to defer paying capital gains taxes on the sale of a property. This is done by reinvesting the proceeds from the sale into a similar property.

To qualify for a 1031 exchange, the property being sold and the property being purchased must be considered "like-kind," according to the IRS. This generally means that the properties must be used for the same purpose, such as for investment or business purposes. The properties do not need to be identical, but they must be of a similar type or nature.

There are several benefits to using a 1031 exchange. The most significant benefit is the ability to defer paying…

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New London County Multi Family Rents

The vacancy rate in the New London Submarket has remained stable over the past year, but at 2.6%, is somewhat below the long-term average. While developers have been active in recent years, nothing has been delivered over the past 12 months. But construction has started back up, and about 340 units are underway, which will substantially expand the existing inventory. Rents have increased by an impressive 7.9% over the past year, which significantly exceeds the average annual growth of 4.0% over the past decade. Investors have been active in the New London Submarket over the past three years. The market price, which is an estimated price of all properties in the submarket, has risen dramatically over that time period and now stands at $152,994/unit.

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Real Estate Taxes in Connecticut can vary greatly depending on the municipality and districts within them.  The graphic above illustrates the base rates for each town. Additional rates are applied to specific locations where services are provided.  These services can include public water, sewer, trash removal,  police services, or a firehouse.  A town or district with a lower Mill rate may not offer these services.  Your real estate agent will be able to help you to determine the services offered and their importance to you when purchasing real estate. The average property tax rate in CT for 2022 is $31.29 with the highest being Hartford at $74.29 and the lowest being Salisbury at $11. 

2022 Mill Rates CT High Low

How to Calculate Connecticut Property Taxes

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Commercial Real Estate Taxes in Rhode Island vary greatly by town and are typically correlated to the services which each town provides.  A town with a lower Mill rate may not offer services such as public water and sewer, perhaps waste disposal, or a firehouse. Your real estate agent will be able to help you to determine the services offered and their importance to you when purchasing real estate. The average commercial property tax rate in Rhode Island for 2022 is 20.41 with the highest being Central Falls at 42.33 and the lowest being Little Compton at 6.04.  Please note that Property taxes can have a substantial impact on the cash flow of a property making it more or less appealing to a lender, investor, or potential owner occupant.  Contact a…

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Real Estate Taxes in Rhode Island vary greatly by town and are typically correlated to the services which each town provides to its residents. A town with a lower Mill rate may not offer services such as public water and sewer, perhaps waste disposal, or a firehouse. Your real estate agent will be able to help you to determine the services offered and their importance to you when purchasing real estate. The average property tax rate in Rhode Island for 2022 is 16.93 with the highest being Providence at 24.56 and the lowest being Little Compton at 6.04. 

2022 RI Mill Rates by Town Ranked

How to Calculate Rhode Island Property Taxes

The formula to calculate Rhode Island Property Taxes is (Assessed Value x Property Tax Rate)/1000= Rhode Island Property Tax. Take the Assessed…

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Have you ever wondered why some people are successful, productive, and seem to be happier?   This journey we call life is full of ups, downs,  successes, and failures.  Take a look at the traits of a Seaport agent below and ask yourself if you have what it takes to be part of our group.  If so, then simply send a creative video of yourself to info@seaportre.com.  Please make sure to explain how you will be an asset and help our company to grow.

11. Problem solver mindset

Great agents enjoy coming up with creative solutions to problems.  Many successful real estate agents know how to properly showcase a property to make it more marketable and develop creative marketing to attract the right buyers. Our agents employ valuation skills that allow them to…

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This is an extremely important act that was passed by all 50 states in the 1960’s to allow farmland, forestry, or open space to be assessed at its use rather than its fair market value or highest and best use as determined by an assessor.  Without this law, many land owners would simply not be able to afford land that has been passed down from generation to generation as the taxes would be outrageous.

Each state has its own rules and regulations regarding land use assessment and valuations differ from town to town. The State Law in CT sets no minimum acreage requirements to qualify but the individual township may have guidelines. Many towns in CT require a minimum of 25 acres.  In CT you must have your land designated as “Forestry” through the…

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Mother Nature served up more than just inclement weather during the 2014-2015 Winter season.  As the snow piled up throughout New England we were given insight into a real estate market that would have otherwise been impossible to perceive.  

Reports regarding the absorption of foreclosures and REO’s have been fairly consistent. The inventory is being purchased which in turn is driving supply down as well as months of inventory.  Our economy is feeling a bit healthier and we expect interest rates to rise by the 4th quarter as a reflection.

But WAIT….the latest snow storms showed us that MANY homes are still VACANT & BANK OWNED.  With driveways blocked and paths un-shoveled we were able to get a true glimpse of the housing market.   No one is…

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