Did you know . . .
Most of the homes for sale near Brown University are 80+ years old!
Chris Healy is the "Old-House Realtor"
If it has anything to do with buying or repairing an older home . . . .
just ask Chris!
As the "Old-House Realtor", I help people who love older houses and historic neighborhoods buy a home that's right for them. I am not just a licensed RealtorŪ though, I am also an old house restorer who will provide expertise and refer specialized construction tradesmen for restoration and upkeep of a just-purchased home, or the home you already own. Combining knowledge of not only buying, but also repairing and maintaining an old house, is one important benefit that sets me apart from a typical real estate agent.
I have been living on the East Side of Providence for twenty years, always in homes more than 100 years old. Some of these homes I restored with my wife Clary; previous owners had lovingly restored others. Historic houses first were my home, then my hobby, and now, my profession as well. The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) certified me a Historic House Specialist, and I have chaired the PPS annual open house tour of historic homes. I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in helping buyers purchase the right homes on the East Side of Providence. I advise and represent homebuyers who are considering an older home and a small city lifestyle. My clients range from those looking for a fixer-upper with "good bones" and a lower price tag, to clients relocating to Providence who consider themselves "city people" desiring a good, solid home with old-house detail and antique charm and that is in move-in condition. After closing on a home, my clients want no condition or maintenance surprises!
When a client does purchase a home that needs some work, I can recommend a team of expert craftsmen, each an old-house specialist within their trade, who can do repairs or turn a house with some dated features into the home of your dreams. All trades are represented: from architect to roofer. If the work involves an older home - I have the specialized expertise and skilled tradesmen to get the project done right, on schedule, and often at the best price!
I strongly believe that buying and caring for an older home should be an enjoyable experience. I love what I do; and with competence and good communication, I will do my best to make your old-house experience enjoyable as well.
Please take the time to browse my website to familiarize yourself with the many tools put here for your use. Bookmark this site while you're at it! It is important to understand, however, that no website can take the place of a professional Realtor, experienced with the type of home you hope to own, and in the neighborhood you want to live. I want to be this professional, your Buyer's Agent for your Rhode Island home purchase. Feel free to ask me all of your questions about living in Providence and finding the lifestyle and home of your dreams. I look forward helping you.
- Chris Healy
Meet some clients who recently purchased homes
If you want to enjoy living in one of Providence's restored older homes, Chris Healy, the Old-House Realtor will make it happen.
Some thoughts on Providence's Old-Homes & Neighborhoods
A collection of historical snippets, observations, advice, humor and opinion, relating to buying and living in a historic home on the historic East Side of Providence.
- Chris Healy
Too many cooks . . .
A community of homes built one on top of another . . .
No two alike . . .
Good bones . . .
"They're not making any more" . . .
No need to own a hammer . . .
With their riches they built a worthy City . . .
Fast-forward 50 years . . .
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