September 1st, 2016

Swanhurst Blog

Residential Properties Ltd. proudly announces the recent sale of Newport’s historic Swanhurst Carriage House for the price of $3,271,000. RPL Sales Associate Kevin Fox represented the buyer in the transaction, while Kate Greenman of Gustave White served as the listing agent.

Located in the Bellevue Avenue Estate neighborhood, this historic stone carriage house was originally built in 1851. The home provides 4,550 square feet of elegant living space combining original period details and craftsmanship with high quality finishes and modern updates throughout. The newly constructed sunroom leads out to a meticulously landscaped yard featuring a lovely stone patio and inground pool area.

The buyer’s agent, Kevin Fox, is one of Rhode Island’s top producing real estate agents and has been included on Real Trends’ “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” list each of the past two years. Kevin’s outstanding success can be attributed, in part, to his expert knowledge of the local real estate markets, his strategic marketing plans, and his proven ability to negotiate favorable outcomes.

For more information regarding your local real estate market, contact Kevin Fox (401.688.5556) or visit – ranked among the country’s top 25 real estate sites.

August 17th, 2016

While summer is (supposedly) coming to an end, the weather doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo. Don’t worry though – we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ice cream spots throughout Lil Rhody (and nearby MA) to help you cool off when outside is too hot hot hot!

The Daily Scoop in Barrington has been open since June 2000 and prides themselves on making “good homemade super premium ice cream.” Aside from making ice cream, they also make smoothies and delicious ice cream cakes. They’re open seasonally in their Barrington and Bristol shop locations, but they also sell pints in supermarkets across Rhode Island, nearby Southeastern Massachusetts, and Connecticut. 230 County Road, Barrington.

Set on a dock overlooking Bristol Harbor, the folks at Gray’s Ice Cream have been making homemade ice cream since 1923. The Bristol location is seasonal and open from April-September while their main store in Tiverton – where the ice cream is made – is open year round. 259 Thames Street, Bristol.

Set in rural Exeter, the Next To Nowhere Ice Cream shop calls themselves “a treat in the wilderness!” Their creamy ice cream is made by Gifford’s in Maine and they offer 20 hard ice cream and 30 soft serve flavors. They also have Dole Whip for those who are lactose intolerant. 230 Nooseneck Hill Road, Exeter.

Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown serves award-winning Susanna’s Ice Cream and Sorbet that’s handmade right on Sweet Berry Farm using local ingredients and in-season fruit whenever possible. 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown.

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Nana’s Gelato has five locations across Newport County including three shops in Narragansett. Nana’s has 50 flavors of ice cream as well as fifty toppings to go along with them including creamy italian gelato, hard ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sugar free ice cream. Pier Market Place and 250 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett. 

Voted New England’s #1 Homemade Ice Cream, the family owned Ice Cream Machine in Cumberland has been making delicious frozen treats since 1977 and is always a popular summertime spot.  4288 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland.

Holy Cow‘s homemade ice cream in Charlestown is truly a heavenly experience. There’s something for everyone – even your furry pal! If you bring your dog they’ll give you an edible bowl, a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a dog treat to top it off! 5000 South County Trail,  Charlestown.

The family-owned Inside Scoop in North Kingstown has been serving excellent homemade ice cream since 2001. They use the highest quality ingredients and have top-notch customer service. With over 64 flavors, the Inside Scoop is a great spot to check out before the end of summer. 30 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown.

While it’s not technically located in Rhode Island, the Ice Cream Barn in Swansea, MA is pretty darn close – just a few miles from Warren. All the delicious ice cream is made right on Baker Farm using the resident cows. The milk goes from Baker Farm to Winsor SB Dairy and is then pasteurized, homogenized and brought back to the Ice Cream Barn and made into ice cream. They also use locally grown ingredients from their farmer friends. 289 Locust Street, Swansea, MA.

July 8th, 2016

147 Bowen Blog

Residential Properties Ltd. recently completed the sale of the historic John L. Noyes House at 147 Bowen Street on the East Side of Providence for $1,207,000. Residential Properties Ltd. represented both the buyer and the seller in the transaction, with Rebecca Mayer as the listing agent and Gerri Schiffman as the buyer’s agent.

According to current MLS data, this marks the fifth sale of over $1,000,000 on the East Side of Providence this year, with Residential Properties Ltd. representing eight of the possible 10 transaction sides.

Built ca. 1847, this 2.5 story Gothic Revival in the heart of College Hill has been beautifully maintained and offers tremendous privacy, a great layout, and breathtaking gardens. With elegant formal rooms and period details throughout, this home provides plenty of living space including five bedrooms, three full and two half baths.

Rebecca Mayer, the listing agent, obtained her broker’s license in 1990 and became certified as a residential appraiser in 1992.  She is also the founder and principal broker of the Real Estate Collaborative which has recently re-emerged as a synergistic Residential Properties Ltd. sales team comprised of Rebecca, David Hasslinger, Beth Mazor, and Kelly Zexter.

The selling agent, Gerri Schiffman, is one of the top producing Realtors® in the state and has been named to the Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents report each of the past two years. She has been a Multi-Million Dollar Club member every year since 1994, a Top Producer in Providence County since 1999, and a recent recipient of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors Platinum Plus Circle of Excellence Award.

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