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.

March 30th, 2018
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Residential Properties Ltd., Rhode Island’s leading real estate company, has been announced as a member of the 2018 REAL Trends 500 – an independently verified list of the top 500 most successful real estate companies in the entire nation. This marks the sixth year in a row that RPL has earned a spot on this prestigious rankings list.

During 2017, RPL ranked #1 in Rhode Island for a third consecutive year in 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.

With this level of production, Residential Properties Ltd. appeared on the 2018 REAL Trends 500 ranked #347 in the entire country for overall sales volume.

According to a research report produced by REAL Trends, this group of the nation’s 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms closed over 3.2 million residential sales transactions in 2017. These transactions represent approximately one-third of all new and resale transactions completed by brokers during the year, yet the REAL Trends 500 represented less than one-half of one percent of all brokerage firms.

REAL Trends has been recognized as the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987. This year’s survey represents the most comprehensive collection of data assembled on the leaders of the residential brokerage industry, and all numbers were documented by outside accounting firms.

For more information on the REAL Trends 500, visit the company’s website at RealTrends.com.

February 16th, 2018
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Olympic fever has struck. Speed Skaters Shani Davis and Maame Biney, Figure Skaters Nathan Chen and the Shibutanis, and the US Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams may have given you a hankering to get on the ice and learn a sport, how to skate for the first time, or it has inspired you to bring your significant other on an ice skating date. Here are the top rinks from around Rhode Island. All of these rinks have public ice times and many offer leagues, classes, or a chance to simply watch some local sports. Click their names for links to see their times, scheduling, and what each rink brings to the table.

 

 

Alex and Ani Skating Rink 

2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903

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Possibly the most well-known skating rink in Rhode Island is the Alex and Ani Skating Rink in Downtown Providence. This rink tries to bring the feel of Rockefeller Center with a Rhode Island twist. The Alex and Ani Center hosts tree lightings and plenty of events under the Providence Skyline and recently added ice bumper cars.

 

Cranston Veterans Memorial Rink 

900 Phenix Ave, Cranston, RI 02921

This indoor rink is located in Cranston at the end of 37 West and hosts skating lessons along with youth and Men’s hockey leagues. It also has plenty of open skates along with the Friday Night Rock N’ Skate and a snack bar. A pro shop run by Bennett Sports resides inside Veteran Memorial Rink and offers hockey equipment and supplies.

 

Newport Skating Center 

4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

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Outside by the water in the heart of charming Downtown Newport is this outdoor skating rink. After the yearly grand opening and tree lighting, the skating center offers a bevy of daily and nightly events. Enjoy the holidays in Newport and breathe in the air off the bay.

 

June Rockwell Levy Rink 

425 East Ave, Burrillville, RI 02830

Located at Burrillville High School this rink is open on Sundays from 11 until 11:50 for open skating. Aside from that, you can catch Men’s League and High School hockey games here. This rink is run by the school department and is perfect for a family activity.

 

Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink 

101 Pleasant View Ave, Smithfield, RI 02917

The Smithfield Rink is on Pleasant View Avenue right by the Middle School and Senior High School. The rink offers public times for both skating and hockey and even provides Goalies. This is a wonderful setting for group events and lessons.

 

Bradford R Boss Ice Arena 

1 Keaney Rd, Kingston, RI 02881

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Boss Ice Arena is the rink at the University of Rhode Island. Come catch Men and Women’s Ice Hockey games at the collegiate, high school, and youth levels. Boss Ice Arena is available for birthday parties, office parties, and other private gatherings.

 

Dennis M Lynch Arena 

25 Andrew D Ferland Way, Pawtucket, RI 02904

The Dennis M Lynch Arena in Pawtucket is open year round and offers public skating time, hosts leagues, and provides refreshments at their snack bar. You can even host a hockey tournament there. It is right off Exchange Street and conveniently located close to I-95.

 

Thayer Arena 

975 Sandy Ln, Warwick, RI 02889

The Thayer Arena offers year-round skating opportunities with free skating all weekend and skating lessons. Warwick Figure Skaters and Warwick Junior Hockey both hold events here. Thayer Arena also offers school day rentals and is located at the Mickey Stevens Sports Complex right on Sandy Lane in Warwick.

 

 

Washington Trust Community Skating Center 

61 Main St, Westerly, RI 02891

Westerly Rink

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The Washington Trust Community Skating Center is open for Y members and the public and offers plenty of activities including curling and sled hockey. Hockey and skating lessons, as well as skate sharpening, are also available. The facilities are located in Westerly right by the Connecticut line, just 10 minutes from the ocean.

 


 

Have a safe time out there and if you think the weather is not right to go out and you want to stay in check out our Top Board Games and Escape Room blog posts to find some great indoor activities. If you know any other good spots to skate like a local pond let us know in the comments. Let us know of any other good activities you know of from around Rhode Island or anything you would like to see here on this blog.