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September 26th, 2014
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This magnificent 7,000 square foot French country home with attached three-car garage rests upon an almost three acre lot featuring a private in-ground pool and hot tub area with a full cabana.

The interior of the home has a beautiful two-story foyer which flows into a living room complemented by picture frame molding and a wood-burning fireplace with an exquisitely detailed mantle.

Designed with a tray ceiling and an ornate chandelier medallion, the connected formal dining room offers a convenient butler’s pantry, and connects to a spacious gourmet kitchen equipped with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, while also providing a casual dining area and a relaxing sitting room with fireplace.

Complete with a full wet bar, the family room is an inviting space for entertaining and offers French door access to a raised deck overlooking the private back yard and pool area.

Also included on the main level are a study, powder room, and a first floor master suite with a sumptuous en suite bath and a large walk-in closet.

Upstairs, the second floor supplies a spacious sitting area and three generous bedrooms, while the finished lower level has an incredible wine cellar, as well as another bedroom and an open great room with a full bath, kitchen, rec room, and dining area.

For more information, please visit: 400Hunters.com

September 25th, 2014
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logoEarly forecasts for a colder than normal winter and rising energy prices don’t have to mean higher utility bills. National Grid’s EnergyWise program offers Rhode Island home owners of 1-4 family homes free energy evaluations and if you qualify, will pay a percentage of the work needed.

This week we had Jack Capobianco from RISE Engineering to talk about this great resource. RISE Engineering is National Grid’s partner in this program and has been providing leading-edge energy reduction strategies for three decades, helping over 200,000 residential customers to date.  Last year I had an energy audit at my house and I am amazed at the amount of money I save now thanks to their recommendations.

It starts with a phone call to RISE at 800.422.5365. An energy specialist will come to your home and do an evaluation of your heating system, appliances, lighting, hot water heater and air conditioning. At the end of the evaluation you will receive a printed report on your homes energy efficiency. RISE can also help you with various rebates, incentives, and tax credits that can help reduce the cost of these improvements.

 

This week’s Real Estate Insight: 

From saving the planet to saving money, making your home more energy efficient pays off in many different ways.  According to a study  by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s  Center for Community Capital, The odds of a mortgage default on an Energy Star-rated home are 1/3 lower than for a home without the rating, and the National Association of Realtors reports 85% of buyers  say heating and cooling costs were important, and 68%  want energy efficient appliances.

 

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September 24th, 2014
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(from left to right: Debby Smith, Ryan Antrop, and Sandy Soares were recognized at the NRIBR 94th Annual Meeting)

Residential Properties Ltd. was well-represented at the recent Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors 94th Annual Meeting held at Kirkbrae Country Club last week. Three members of RPL’s Cumberland office were honored during the event, highlighted by Sales Associate Ryan Antrop who was officially sworn in as the Board’s next President.

“It’s a great honor,” exclaimed Antrop regarding his presidential selection. When asked about his future plans for the board, he stated that “This year I hope to expand our education offerings for members and provide even more classes at our educational center at the board office. We are also currently applying for Smart Growth Grants through NAR to better our communities.” Antrop, who is a NRIBR Five Diamond Award winner, went on to talk about improving engagement, explaining “I would like to create more board involvement with our members and show the value of working together. I would also like to work with the other board presidents to create more cohesion between the boards to further membership involvement.”

In addition to Antrop, RPL Sales Associate Sandy Soares was sworn in as a two-term Director (2014-15), while fellow RPL Sales Associate Debby Smith received the Board’s highest honor, earning The Golden R Award for her distinguished and unselfish service with outstanding leadership ability and vision.

To learn more about these leading Realtors®, please visit www.residentialproperties.com and click on the “Agents” tab. For information on upcoming NRIBR events or becoming a member, please visit the Board’s website at www.nribr.com.