April 19th, 2018
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It is amazing to see how much vinyl has continued to thrive with its recent revival. CDs are falling out of favor due to streaming and digital, but vinyl is still going strong and record stores are continuing to be a hub of the community. On April 21st you can celebrate Record Store Day, an international event for brick-and-mortar record stores where you can participate in local events and find exclusive albums. This is a great opportunity to discover all of the music options in your neighborhood and to help support local businesses.

Record Store Day was first celebrated on April 19, 2008, which makes this year a special 10th anniversary of the holiday. A Record Store Day Ambassador has been picked for the event every year and has included the likes of Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Chuck D, and St. Vincent. This year’s ambassador is the group, Run the Jewels.

So come out and commemorate all of the great music and conversations record stores have brought us. Multiple record stores in the area are participating including:

Newbury Comics (Providence Place Mall)
74 Providence Place Providence Place Mall Third Floor
Providence, RI

Newbury Comics (Warwick, RI)
1500 Bald Hill Road/Rt.2 Warwick, RI

Newbury Comics (North Attleboro)
999 S. Washington St., Emerald Square Mall 3rd Level 
N. Attleboro, MA

Armageddon Shop
436 Broadway Providence, RI

Olympic Records
580B Wickenden Street Providence, RI

Kangaroo CD’s & Tapes
1759-C Mineral Spring Avenue 
North Providence, RI

Luke’s Record Exchange
393 Broadway Pawtucket, RI

In Your Ear Music
462 Main Street Warren, RI

Blast from the Past
10 Highland Street West Warwick, RI

Check your local record store to see if they are participating and try to find some of the great exclusive products that are available. For more information on the event check out the official website at RecordStoreDay.com.

Comment below and tell us some of your all-time favorite albums. Also, keep a lookout for Independent Bookstore Day on April 28th and keep checking out the RPL blog for great events and attractions in the area.

April 10th, 2018
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Shot and Edited by Peter Amylon. Aerial Footage by Justin Hebert. 

The Nayatt 5k is an annual event to support Nayatt School in Barrington that includes both a 5k and 1-mile race. The scenic 5k course proceeds through Barrington’s residential streets in the Rumstick neighborhood, including a portion along the water. This year marked the 12th annual running and Residential Properties was proud to continue its support of the race. A streak of bad weather luck had dampened the festivities the previous three years, but 2018 brought cool and crisp weather for the event.

562 runners registered from all age groups to run in one or both of the races, families ran together, some ran with strollers, and a very happy four-legged friend even completed the 5k.

This year’s Race Director was our very own Claudia Maiorana, who works out of our Barrington office. Not only did Claudia coordinate the event, but she ran it herself posting an impressive time. When asked about why she loves this event Claudia spoke about her passion for running, her family, and the community. “I love that it combines me being able to give back to my son’s school and being part of the community here. Also just doing things like running, which is something I love, and helping to foster that in the next generation. I know these kids, some of them are fast, and when they get older they’re going to be representing us when they come to high school age.”

In addition to the 5k and 1-mile races, kids enjoyed face painting, a photo booth, a giant inflatable slide, and 50-yard dash fun runs. Families were also able to enjoy plenty of food and snacks from the different vendors or enter into the raffle to win a basket made by the Nayatt School classes. Everyone had a good time and can’t wait for next year’s race.

To find out more about the Nayatt 5k check out their website at Nayatt5k.me.

To see the race results click below:

5k:
https://my.racewire.com/results/34750/40155

1-Mile:
https://my.racewire.com/results/34750/40156

To hear about other events RPL is sponsoring and other events across RI follow our Facebook page and continue to read our blog.

April 9th, 2018
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RIS Media recently released its 30th Annual Power Broker Report, ranking Residential Properties Ltd. among the top real estate firms in the U.S. for sales volume. RPL checked-in at number 340 on the list with a total sales volume of $794,854,526 in 2017, representing 1,852 closed transactions.

RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston congratulated Residential Properties Ltd. for their prestigious ranking in this year’s Power Broker Report. “The firms represented are the nation’s most elite brokerage firms serving literally millions of consumers with their real estate needs,” Featherston said. “Even up against extremely scarce supply, Power Brokers posted remarkable sales. With the economy expanding and home prices on a tear, they’re charging forward and leveraging the opportunities. We applaud their commitment to homeownership and congratulate them on their Power Broker standing.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary year, the Power Broker Report has long honored the incredible business feats of remarkable real estate leaders—and brokerage firms—who continue to shape our industry. Each April, RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine highlights the Top 500 Power Broker firms according to sales volume, and the digital version of the Power Broker Top 500 ranks firms according to sales volume and transactions.

2017 marked the third consecutive year that Residential Properties Ltd. has ranked #1 in Rhode Island for both homes sold (1,852) and overall sales volume ($794,854,526) in the Providence Business News Book of Lists – compiling over $300,000,000 more in sales than the next closest competitor for a second straight year.

To learn more about Residential Properties Ltd., visit www.ResidentialProperties.com.