Uncategorized Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance As any homebuyer can attest, there are a lot of decisions to be made on the way to the closing table. One that can stop many buyers in their tracks: “Do you want an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance?” Let’s face it – title insurance is not a thing most people think about. Most buyers […]
Coding Providence Smoke Inspections Smoke Inspections – A Requirement for All Rhode Island and Massachusetts Sellers There are so many things to think about when you’re selling your property. From pre-inspections to staging to finally filling in those little holes on the wall. It can be overwhelming for sure. But one thing you might not be thinking about is […]
Lifestyle Five New Providence Restaurants     Bayberry Garden/225 Dyer Street  This is our top of the list, a new concept from the owners of Bayberry Beer Garden on the West Side. This is in the Jewelry District, in the CIC Building on the western side of the new footbridge. Classy inside and comfortable outside. Curated cocktails, beer and wine. […]
Leasing The Apartment Whisperer I’ve always had an inexplicable knack for finding cool apartments. For years, my friends and family members would enviously (I thought) shake their heads and ask how I found these extraordinary places. I just had some bizarre gift for finding great spots. I’ve been a homeowner for some time now – about a decade, so […]
Real Estate Know Who Your Agent Represents [ THE BLACKSTONE TEAM ] STATEMENT ON THE PRACTICE OF DUAL FACILITATION / DOUBLE-ENDING  Do You Know Who Your Agent Represents?   [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM] Does Not practice Dual Facilitation.  Also referred to as Double-Ending, Dual Facilitation is the practice of one agent managing the relationship with both sellers and buyers in a single real estate transaction.  Most buyers and sellers […]
Community Greater Providence: 5 things to do now, that *aren’t Netflix 1. Go on an urban hike. One of my favorites is Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy. You don’t need to know how to pronounce it to find it. Just ten minutes from downtown at 721 Plainfield St., the park is (generally) active with skaters and pickup basketball games. Beyond the park itself, just west of the soccer field is […]
Real Estate How Does Seller Financing Work? There are many ways to complete a real estate transaction. Each consumer comes from different financial situations & backgrounds, so it’s very unlikely that two will ever be the same. The most common ways used to purchase homes are financing through a mortgage lender, financing through a private lender, or cash. A rarely-used method of […]
Lifestyle East Bay Eats: Great Places for Takeout in Barrington and Warren I don’t know about you, but one of the simple pleasures I realized I most missed during the Covid-19 shutdown is dining out. Living in East Bay, I have a number of great restaurants close by. It was always a relief at the end of a long workday to know that I could pick a […]
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Community Bringing Back The Sunday Drive How often do we use our cars purely for the pleasure of driving these days? Our cars have become the tool we need to run errands, get to work, carpool children… Rarely are we getting in our cars for the sheer pleasure of taking a drive. Back in the 1920’s and 1930’s, Americans started the […]
Community 4 Ways to Experience Providence Art NOW If you broke down the reasons why us Providence folk love living in our city, you’d find that (along with Food, History, Architecture, and Academia), our great love of Art is a fundamental tenet of our experience.   As the days become shorter, and I have more time on my hands as the real estate […]
Community Why We Chose The Name Blackstone Why did we choose the name [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM]?  Blackstone is a name integral to the marketplaces of the Providence Metroplex and Northern Rhode Island in which we specialize.  It is so wholly a part of our local heritage, we chose to honor that history and carry it forward in our mission for the future. Blackstone […]
Real Estate Buyers Priced Out of Top Markets Choose Multi-Families Nelson Taylor, Managing Partner of [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM] was recently interviewed as a Providence multi-family expert by The Washington Post.  The article focuses on first-time homebuyers, priced out of some neighborhoods, who are gravitating to two and three unit multi-family homes.  This allows them access to more house, lower living costs with rents off-setting their mortgage and […]
Real Estate Our Public Pledge Real estate professionals, like in few other industries, regularly promote their successes publicly, their sales volume, how much money they make, where they rank in their community and how often they represent both the buyer and a seller in a single transaction. Our experience is that these numbers and these claims not only change monthly, […]
Real Estate How We Work [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM], formerly Taylor & Associates, at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is an industry respected team of six real estate professionals based in downtown Providence.  With over 60 years of collective real estate experience, each member of The Blackstone Team brings different skillsets to the table with the single goal of providing […]
Real Estate The Importance of Local When buying or selling real estate, it’s vital to use local property professionals.  Whether it’s a lender for your mortgage, an inspector for your due diligence, an attorney for your title/closing, an insurance agent to protect you against loss or a real estate agent to manage the process and negotiate on your behalf—let [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM] reccomend knowledgeable […]
Community Where Are The Providence Dog Parks? Anyone who knows me, knows that I love dogs – I will probably remember a dogs name way before I learn their human companions name. Even though I’m in the business of remembering things, I’m not ashamed of this. Let’s get to the point, you’re moving to Providence (or recently moved – congratulations!) and you […]
Real Estate Our Philosophy At [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM], formerly Taylor & Associates at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, our goal is to be a collaborative team of “open source” real estate professionals who always put our clients’ interests first.  We are dedicated to the concepts of passion, professionalism and perseverance.  Our Philosophy is not simply intended to positively affect […]
Real Estate Understanding the Benefits of Buyers’ Agency A home is the largest and most expensive consumer product most people will purchase during their lifetime, and [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM] is here to stand besides you every step of the way. As such, buyers can benefit from a cadre of professionals advising them throughout the sometimes arduous process of finding the right property and getting comfortably […]
Real Estate Working with Real Estate Investors [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM], formerly Taylor & Associates at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has been working with real estate investors for almost two decades on the East Side of Providence and within the greater metroplex.  There are many nuances to buying the right investment property—don’t fall prey to quick decisions without the help of […]