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Spring Brings Options for Change and New Projects at Home
As seen on The Rhode Show - Spring is all about renewal and change, and when it comes to home ownership, there is a lot to consider – from a robust housing market to planning for home improvement projects.

Your Home as a Source of Cash
As seen on The Rhode Show - Here are some tips on differentiating and choosing between a home equity loan and home equity line of credit.

 Home Ownership and Financial Independence Post Divorce
70% of all divorces involve real estate transactions, so, knowing your options and having an advocate to see you through your transition to financial independence is essential.

Emotions Aside, How to Choose the Right Home
When buying a home, it is easy to get caught up in emotions. The best way to determine if a house has the potential to be your dream home is to visually apply your daily life to it.

Do’s and Don’ts of the Mortgage Process
Preparation is key to navigating today’s housing market. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to remember once you’ve begun the mortgage process…

 Tips on Planning a Home Renovation Project
There is a lot to look at before taking on a big home renovation, from assessing your goals and finances to planning ahead to consider your every need and want, no matter how big or small. Here are the things to consider before taking on your next big project.

I Luv RI™ Community Lending
As seen on The Rhode Show - Washington Trust is committed to helping our neighbors find a place to call home. Our new I Luv RI™ Community Lending Program provides an affordable, less stressful option to help Rhode Island homebuyers reach that goal.

Housing 101: Terms to Know Before Buying or Renting
Whether you’re preparing to rent or buy, we encourage you to be familiar with the following housing terms.

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment
Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home’s value.

6 Items for Your New Home’s To Do List
Now that you’re settling in to your new home, there are some important things you need to consider.

The opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the author and may not reflect those of The Washington Trust Company. The information in this report has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. Any opinions expressed herein are subject to change at any time without notice. Any person relying upon this information shall be solely responsible for the consequences of such reliance. Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results.

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