November 18th, 2019


Residential Properties is excited to announce the sale of the Nicholson Estate for the amount of $3.82 million making it the highest sale on the East Side this year. The historic estate is located on the East Side includes 315 and 325 Slater Avenue, 280 Blackstone Boulevard, and the Nicholson home at 288 Blackstone Boulevard. The listing agents for all of these properties were Sales Associates Kris Chwalk and Jim DeRentis. The buyers for 288 Blackstone Boulevard, the Nicholson home, were represented by Kira Greene and Michael J. Sweeney of the Greene | Sweeney Team, while DeRentis represented the buyers for the Slater Avenue and 280 Blackstone sales.

Jim DeRentis was proud of all that was accomplished in these sales, “I was pleased to have been able to sell my client’s prominent property for its highest and best use, while preserving the original family home. Balancing the economic goals of my clients while at the same time respecting the character of our neighborhoods, is what I strive to do in these unique situations.”

Sales Associate Jim DeRentis, has been a recipient of the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award since 2011 when he was named Rookie of the Year. Jim has also been included on the Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents” and is Residential Properties Top Producing Sales Agent. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit

Sales Associate Kris Chwalk, is a lifelong Barrington resident and has been one of the top producers in the RPL Barrington office for the past 25 years. During that time she has been a recipient of the Circle of Sales Excellence Award for over 20 years. Specializing in high-end waterfront real estate, Chwalk has participated in several notable sales this year, including 13 Low Lane in Bristol which currently stands as 2019’s highest sale on the entire East Bay. To find out more about Kris Chwalk, visit her agent bio page at

The Greene | Sweeney Team has quickly become the #1 East Side Sales team in 2019 in both volume and homes sold, and are Residential Properties #1 Sales team as well as the # 1 Luxury team across the State. Greene | Sweeney was named to the 2019 Real Trends List of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. Greene was individually named to the same list in 2018 and also earned the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award, while Sweeney was a Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum award winner. To learn more about the Greene | Sweeney Team and view their current listings, visit their website at or follow them on Instagram @Greene_Sweeney.

November 12th, 2019


Residential Properties Ltd is excited to announce the sale of 410 Cole Avenue for the price of $1,555,000. Sales Associate Jim DeRentis was the Listing Agent for this property, while Paula Morrison represented the buyer. Both agents are members of RPL’s Providence office. RPL has now listed 22 of the 24 single-family East Side sales of $1 million-plus this year, while representing 44 of the 48 transaction sides.

A delightful front porch adorns this custom-built Modern Farmhouse where hardwood floors and oversized windows create an heirloom property to be admired for generations. The great room features a gas fireplace with a custom mantle that makes for a special retreat for entertaining family and friends, while oversized doors step out to the deck. Upstairs, the oversized master suite features a generous walk-in closet and a sumptuous spa-like bath, while three additional suites provide ample comfort for any living situation.

Listing Agent Jim DeRentis, has been a recipient of the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award since 2011 when he was named Rookie of the Year. Jim has also been included on the Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents”. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit

As part of The Morrison Group, Buyer’s Agent Paula Morrison has been a multi-million dollar producer for years and was awarded the 2018 Circle of Sales Excellence Silver Award. To learn about Paula or to view her current listings, visit her website at

November 8th, 2019

We are officially past Halloween and on our way to the winter holidays. Many though are not ready to give up the spookiness that is Halloween and are looking for a way to enjoy the fall weather – especially during the upcoming long weekend. Some of Rhode Island’s most haunted places are also home to some of the state’s most beautiful scenery.

Fort Wetherill



Fort Wetherill is a former coast artillery fort built around 1900 on top of Fort Dumpling, an old Revolutionary War stronghold. During British occupation, many troops told of a black dog that chased them throughout the fortification. To this day, even with the fort in disarray, there are still accounts of a black dog roaming the grounds among other hauntings. The Fort Wetherill State Park sits right on the coast overlooking Narragansett Bay and can be a great place for a picnic or looking for one of a kind coastal view, as long as you aren’t chased by a dog.

Benefit Street

East Side of Providence

Historic Benefit Street

Benefit Street is a gorgeous historic street on the East Side of Providence known for its array of preserved homes. Of course with all of that history and beauty, some homeowners and guests would want to stick around. Many of the houses in the area are well known for haunts and are regularly shown on ghost tours in Providence. So take a walk and bask in this idyllic New England Street lined with trees and idyllic homes.

Newport Mansions


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The Newport Mansions are glorious monuments to individuals and are well-maintained and available for touring. The grounds are spotless and many individuals, including Jennifer Lawrence, rent them out to host lavish weddings and other events. Like Benefit Street, with all the years of history and glitz, you would have to know that these old homes are some of the most haunted places in Rhode Island, while also being some of the most beautiful. Tales of hauntings are told of many of these homes including The Breakers, which is said to be visited by the ghost of Alice Vanderbilt. The grounds and halls of these beautiful homes are a treat to behold year-round and a great reason to visit Newport even in the non-Summer months.

Monastery Grounds



The Cumberland Public Library is always a great place to visit and look through the shelves and pick out a good book to read while waiting out a winter storm or even to sit out on a sunny day. The building was once a monastery and is said to be visited by a phantom monk, while the grounds with their scenic walking paths are said to be inhabited by the ghosts of nine militiamen. These paths are something to behold, ghosts or not, and are great places to appreciate the local flora and beauty.

Colt State Park



Colt State Park doesn’t seem like it would be haunted with its multitude of lovely campsites, sports parks, and beach that occupy the over 450 acres of land. However, with Rhode Island being as old as it is, anything can be haunted. There are sightings of a stablehand who worked at the farm that was once on the lands along with young girls who drowned in the nearby waters. If you don’t see them, enjoy the beautiful views of Poppasquash Neck that look out over the sparkling waters.

Rhode Island is filled with many haunted places, but whether you believe in ghosts or not check out some of these public spots and enjoy Rhode Island’s rich history and great beauty. Bring a camera and snap a few pictures. Maybe you’ll capture some great landscape photos, or perhaps something will show up you weren’t expecting.

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