October 15th, 2018
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Residential Properties Ltd proudly announces the sale of 328 Central Ave in Seekonk, Mass. This incredible home was listed by the Friedman Real Estate Group, which operates out of RPL’s Barrington office, and sold for $795,000.

According to MLS data, this is tied for the third largest sale in Seekonk this year among all sales. 

Built as a wedding gift for the daughter of tennis racquet magnate Royden Kent in 1911, this is one of the most architecturally significant houses in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Set back from the road, on over two acres of manicured grounds, this elegant shingle-style country estate suggests both distinction and leisure of estate living. The entry foyer with a coffered ceiling adjoins the well-detailed living room with an imposing fireplace that creates a rich atmosphere in which to gather guests. The master suite boasts its own fireplace, a private sunroom, a dressing room, and an ensuite bath with a glass-enclosed shower and soaking tub.

The listing agent, The Friedman Real Estate Group, includes team members Ted Friedman, Betsy Friedman, Claudia Maiorana, and Lauren Schaller. They are members of RPL’s Barrington office and are recent recipients of the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Award. For more information regarding The Friedman Group or to view its current listings, please visit FriedmanGroupRI.com.

August 29th, 2018
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Books
As summer is now coming to a close and kids are starting to get back into school there may be a need to get that summer reading book they never got around to, or there are new book assignments already. So if you are looking for that very late summer reading book, want to squeeze in one last beach read, want to continue a series you started this summer, or are seeking out a new bookstore to visit, this list is for you. Compiled below are a slew of bookstores across the state and even a few across the border:

 

Bank Square Books                 Savoy Bookshop and Cafe

Mystic, CT                                                        Westerly, RI

Bank Square Books in nearby Mystic and Savoy Bookshop and Cafe in Westerly are two incredible locally-owned locations to browse books. Both are close to the Atlantic Ocean giving you scenic locales perfect to inspire beach reading or stay in at the cafe. The staff organize great author meet and greets and storytimes year-round.

 

Barnes and Noble

 Warwick, Smithfield, and Middletown

Barnes and Noble are the big guys, but their large facilities and multiple locations make them a great spot to check out the newest releases from your favorite authors. Barnes and Noble hosts plenty of free events. If you were a fan of our previous board game post (check it out here) you will be happy to know that Barnes and Noble hosts game nights and has a great selection of tabletop games.

 

Barrington Books and Barrington Books Retold

Barrington and Cranston

Barrington Books has two locations, the flagship store in the Barrington town center and a second location in Garden City. Each location is a very walkable shopping area making it easy for you to pop in and browse the selection of books and unique gift ideas.

 

Books on the Square 

Providence

Books on the Square is aptly named for its great location right on Wayland Square. Step in before or after visiting the nearby cafes and catch a weekly storytime or author event. Books on the Square celebrated their 25th-anniversary last year and they remain a local favorite.

 

Island Books

Middletown

Books on the Square celebrated their 25th last year and this year Island Books in Middletown has that honor. This local favorite has remained a hub for book lovers whether they be year-round islanders or just stopping by for the beaches. RI Monthly has consistently named them the best bookstore in Newport County since 2006.

 

Island Bound Bookstore

New Shoreham

Island Bound Bookstore is out on Block Island, so if you are stuck on the Island and hate what you brought or finished already check out this store’s wide selection. Island Bound features both NYT bestsellers as well as local books that capture the beauty and history of the island.

 

Paper Nautilus Books 

Providence

Paper Nautilus is heavily influenced by its proximity to College Hill and its renowned campuses. Paper Nautilus has an eclectic assortment of books and gifts.  Local authors are always in stock and the store prides itself on its H.P. Lovecraft selection. Head in and check out the collection and the visual art displays.

 

RiffRaff Bookstore

Providence

RiffRaff Bookstore is a one of a kind bookstore in the area, not only for its stock of books but in addition to a cafe, it also features a full bar. Discover books from independent presses and new voices as you sip on a cocktail or a coffee.

 

Stillwater Books 

Pawtucket

Right by the historic Slater Mill is this independently owned bookstore filled with both new and used books. Stillwater Books is a huge supporter of local authors with its ever-growing collection, as well as having its own independent publishing company.

 

Symposium Books

Providence

Symposium Books is located downtown right on Westminster Street and provide a variety of new and used goods books as well as vinyl records. They are constantly adding to their collection and have a convenient delivery service for those in the area in need of a last minute gift. This is a popular spot in the heart of Providence for both young and old.

 

Wakefield Books 

Wakefield

Located inside the Wakefield Mall, Wakefield Books is a proud supporter of local authors and its community. They offer discounts for many events and local educators and host local authors monthly. Wakefield Books also has a 24/7 online store perfect for those who have a late night craving for a book.

 

In addition to these great stores offering both new and old these stores are exclusively used bookstores. Do not let that scare you away, these stores have a fantastic selection of books at a discounted price and an ever-revolving inventory. So stop at these locations and peruse the shelves:

Browser Books

Seekonk, MA

This bookstore just over the border in Massachusetts offers a wonderful variety of used books at a deep discount. Their inventory also includes audio books, comics, and a small selection of discounted new hardcovers. Call them up and clean off your shelves and have them buy back your books or textbooks and share with someone else.

 

Cellar Stories 

Providence

Cellar Stories is located in downtown Providence tucked away right near Trinity Rep. Their inventory of used books is the largest in the Ocean State featuring over around 70,000 volumes. While the books are constantly changing the quality is always top notch.

 

 

To see which locations are in your area and their addresses check out the map below:

July 13th, 2018
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Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Sales Associates Jim DeRentis, Kevin Fox, Kira Greene, Rebecca Mayer, Gerri Schiffman, and Nancy Weaver, along with the Sales Team of Antrop & Williamson, have all been named to the 2018 Real Trends list of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.

“In this highly competitive industry it is a thrill and an honor to congratulate the extraordinary sales professionals who have been nationally recognized for their achievements this past year,” says RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides. “They absolutely deserve to be ranked amongst the very best agents in the nation.”

Sponsored by AdWerx, this prestigious list ranks nearly 14,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state based on their excellence in real estate sales during 2017. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2017, while teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

For Gerri Schiffman and Kevin Fox, this marks their fourth consecutive year on the list, while the sales team of Antrop & Williamson has now earned a spot for three straight years. After appearing on the list for three consecutive years as a member of Markham & DeRentis Associates, Jim DeRentis earned the honor for a fourth year in a row with his first individual recognition.

Among individual agents, Jim DeRentis ranked third in Rhode Island with $63,943,641 in sales volume, while placing fourth in the state with 110 transaction sides. Gerri Schiffman came it at number four in RI with $63,411,177 in volume, as well as fifth in the state with 106 transaction sides. Kevin Fox finished right behind, ranking sixth in the state for sales volume ($31,061,026) and 14th in transaction sides (58). Kira Greene placed 16th in Rhode Island for sales volume ($21,863,008), followed by Nancy Weaver at 18th ($20,867,738), and Rebecca Mayer at 19th ($20,708,561).

Among sales teams, RPL was represented by the Antrop & Williamson Team – comprised of Ryan Antrop, Robert Williamson, Ted Bourque, Sara Heathcote, and Ali L’Heureux. A&W ranked sixth among all Rhode Island teams for sales volume ($33,495,488) while placing 10th in sales transactions (109).

For more information or to view the complete list, please Click Here.