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.

For more information, please visit ResidentialProperties.com.

June 30th, 2016

Bristol is known for being “America’s most patriotic town,” but did you know there is plenty to do throughout the state (even in your area) to celebrate the fourth? Here are some patriotic – and free! – events to celebrate our country’s independence.

July 1

Warwick’s annual firework display is held at Oakland Beach Seawall at 9pm. Fireworks can be seen from the Warwick City Park.

July 2

The Town of Smithfield and Bryant University present a patriotic concert by the US Navy Show Band from the Newport Naval Station. The campus opens to the public at 6pm with the concert at 8pm, followed by a fireworks display around 9pm.

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July 3

Head down to Pierce Memorial Stadium in East Providence at 6pm for a music and fireworks show! Catch the concert featuring Gina Wesley & Dream Catcher, Kicking Hole, and Crushed Velvet. Fireworks will begin at 9pm.

North Providence’s Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park hosts a food court and live entertainment from 6-9pm, followed by a fireworks display.

Fireworks on Block Island off the Town Beach Pavilion can be seen from most areas around the island and begin at 9pm.
It’s always a party in Bristol around the Fourth of July! Head down to Independence Park for the Concert Series and watch the fireworks down by the water around 9:30pm.

July 4

At the intersection of Chestnut and Hope Street begins the annual Bristol Fourth of July Parade! Head over for the famous, day-long celebration starting at 10:30am.

Cumberland kicks off their July Fourth festivities with a road race beginning at Arnold Mills. Afterwards, attend a parade and a patriotic concert. This event begins at 11am.

The annual Block Island July 4th Parade and Steak Fry starts at the Legion Hall at 11am with a Sports and Games Parade featuring floats, music, and marching. After the parade, the Fire Barn hosts its annual Steak Fry benefiting the Block Island Fire Department from 12:30-2pm.

The 90th Annual Ancient and Horribles Parade in Glocester is sure to bring laughter to the whole family! The parade is held at Chepachet Village and begins at 4pm.


The City of Providence has a huge Independence Day Celebration beginning at 4:30pm at India Point Park with food, entertainment, and fun! For a full list of events, including details on the Bike Parade, Latin Rockers Santa Mamba, and firework display visit the event website. 

The Narragansett Town Beach party goes all day, beginning in the afternoon with Santasia, followed by a performance by Brass Force from 5-7pm on the North Beach Clubhouse deck. Fireworks will display at dusk.

Enjoy live music at South Kingstown’s Old Mountain Field by Waits Corner and the Westmoreland Street Jammers as well as food, games, and concessions. The event begins at 5:30pm with fireworks at 9pm.

Westerly’s Misquamicut Beach (Wuskenau Beach Pond Side) will have their firework display at dusk.

All the way down the southernmost end of East Greenwich Cove at Scallop Town Park will be fireworks displays at 9pm.

Newport’s fireworks display over Newport Harbor begins after dark, around 9:15pm, and can be seen from Newport Harbor, Fort Adams, Kings Park, and all along the waterfront. Parking is available at Fort Adams and the Visitor’s Center.

Escobar’s Highland Farm in Portsmouth will have their traditional fireworks display over the cow pastures beginning at 9:30pm.

June 14th, 2016

Springtime in Rhode Island can mean many different things to many different people. For some it signals a return to gardening and planting, to others it means the start of a new baseball season and trips to McCoy Stadium, while to many more it marks the time for picnics in the park or bike rides along the state’s sandy shores.

The RPL Spring Photo Contest has always been a wonderful vehicle for showcasing the many sides of springtime in the Ocean State. We would like to thank all of you who participated this year, including anyone who entered a photo, submitted a vote, or shared the contest with their friends and family on social media.

This year’s contest was a huge success, reaching an audience of over 5,500 people on Facebook while resulting in nearly 250 votes. Each of our finalists received double-digit votes, but in the end, one photo stood out as the clear winner.

I’m proud to announce that the winning photo for the 2016 RPL Spring Photo Contest is Beavertail Lighthouse by Narragansett Sales Associate, Mary Ann Lisi. This is Mary Ann’s second straight Spring Photo Contest victory, capturing last year’s contest with her shot of the Jamestown Windmill. This year, her unique angle of the Beavertail Lighthouse earned 76 votes, over 43% more than the next closest competitor. As a result, Mary Ann will receive a free property website and video, while also having her photo displayed on the ResidentialProperties.com home page slideshow. Congratulations Mary Ann!

Scroll below to view the full contest results.


Beavertail Lighthouse – Jamestown, RI (Mary Ann Lisi, 76 Votes)

Mary Ann Lisi - Beavertail Light New



Barrington Harbor – Barrington, RI (Nancy Weaver – 53 Votes)

Nancy Weaver - Barrington Harbor- - Barrington



Prospect Terrace Park – East Side of Providence, RI (Ashley Baccari – 41 Votes)

Ashley Baccari - Prospect Terrace Park - East Side of Providence



Warwick Country Club – Warwick Neck, RI (Pamela Burdon – 33 Votes)

Pamela Burdon - Warwick Neck - Warwick Country Club (1)



Jamestown Marsh – Jamestown, RI (Michelle Snoeren – 25 Votes)

Michelle Snoeren - Jamestown Marsh



PVD Riverwalk – Providence, RI (Rebecca Mayer – 14 Votes)

Rebecca Mayer - PVDRiverwalk