Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the sale of 20 Stone Ridge Road in North Attleboro, MA for $940,000, making it the highest sale in North Attleboro this year. RPL represented both sides of the transaction, with Rebecca Mayer serving as the listing agent, and Ted Bourque of the Antrop & Williamson Team as the buyer’s agent.
Located in the sought after development of Sheldonville Farms, this custom built home was uniquely designed by local architect and RISD professor James Barnes. The interior of the home features exceptional millwork by Jutras Woodworking, custom built-ins, high nine-foot ceilings, and beautiful bordered hardwood floors with radiant heat. Outside, the home’s lovely grounds abut a beautiful buildable lot that is also available for purchase. This lot represents one of the last buildable parcels in Sheldonville Farms and currently boasts a golf tee and putting green flanked by two sand traps.
Rebecca Mayer, the listing agent, is 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, Beth Mazor, and Kelly Zexter.
Ted Bourque joined Residential Properties Ltd. in 2014 as a sales agent and partner in the Antrop & Williamson Team. The team has continually earned the distinguished Platinum Sales distinction in sales volume for The Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors.
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If you’re looking for some of the best fall foliage in the Northeast, you don’t have to go very far. Rhode Island is beautiful this time of year, so save the gas and instead of driving further up north, check out some of our state’s gorgeous parks, walking trails, farms, and historical sites to enjoy the changing autumn scenery!
The East Bay
Seaside Bristol is beautiful year round, and Colt State Park is no exception. With 464 acres of beautifully manicured lawns, four miles of biking trails, groomed fruit trees, and gorgeous plantings, this park is perfect for viewing the fall foliage.
Just three miles down the road from Colt State, the historic Blithewold Estate is 33 rolling acres featuring a mansion and breathtaking gardening. Visitors are welcomed to enjoy the several gardens, plantings, pathways, lawns, and stone structures of the Estate. Read more about the Blithewold Gardens and grounds by visiting their website.
Providence and the East Side
There are several picturesque spots on Providence’s East Side to enjoy the fall foliage, however two worth highlighting are the Brown University campus on College Hill, and historic Benefit Street which actually has walking tours during the fall by the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS). Check out the schedule for Benefit Street walking tours on the RIHS website.
One of the (many) great things about the Creative Capital is its mix of city and nature. On the outskirts of the city is Roger Williams Park, with 435 acres of land including over 100 acres of ponds and miles of trails weaving through both open and wooded areas. The Roger Williams Park Conservancy also conducts Fall Tours, where visitors can learn a bit of the history, environment, and infrastructure that makes the park unique.
The northern part of the state has many lush, wooded areas – but one that sticks out is hidden within the 4,000 acres of the George Washington Management Area. The 100 acre Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area has a little over a mile of hiking trails and is great for a leisurely stroll, or a little educational outing for the kids.
Jaswell’s Farm in Smithfield is your one-stop-shop for everything fall. Pick apples and pumpkins, and take a fall tour through the farm. The tours are geared more towards the kids, but visitors without kids can request a tour for the adults, or explore the grounds on their own.
We couldn’t leave out Arcadia Management Area, which spans through Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton, and West Greenwich, making it the state’s largest recreational area. According to the DEM, Arcadia’s forest cover is its dominating feature, with 64 percent deciduous forest and 36 percent evergreen cover, principally white pine. With over 14,000 of mostly forested acres, Arcadia has countless trails to explore – each with a more wonderful view.
The mix of the ocean and foliage views in the City by the Sea is something arguably unique to Rhode Island. A notable spot is the 300 acres and seven miles of hiking trails of the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Walk through a variety of habitats such as forest, fields, ridges, and beaches all in one place – which is sure to offer diverse, albeit fabulous views.
Newport’s Fort Adams State Park is also known for its fall foliage, spanning over 80 acres with panoramic views of the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor peeking through the trees.
Partnering with Five Star Professional, Rhode Island Monthly Magazine has announced Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates Kira Greene, David Hasslinger, Erica Kregling, Kathleen Pierard, and Rebecca Rubin as recipients of the 2016 Rising Star Real Estate Agent Award.
According to RI Monthly, the award was created to “identify up-and-coming real estate agents in the Rhode Island area who provide exceptional service to clients.” In order to determine the awards, the Five Star Professional research team contacts hundreds of consumers and respected real estate professionals each year. These recent homebuyers and sellers are asked to provide evaluations of their agent based on several criteria, including overall satisfaction and how likely they would be to recommend the agent to a friend or family member.
In order to be eligible for the award, agents must meet production requirements based on number of transactions and sales volume, while also maintaining a favorable regulatory and complaint history.
A native New Yorker, Kira Greene moved to Providence in 1997. Her professional background is in advertising, interactive marketing, sales and account management. Kira’s real estate success is a reflection of her market knowledge, excellent negotiation skills, and ability to develop a good working rapport with clients. Kira has been working in the real estate field for over a decade and has been at Residential Properties for four years. Her most recent luxury sales include two East Side properties (130 Prospect Street for $1,381,000 and 69 Manning Street for $2,100,000). Kira is a Certified Relocation Expert and a resident of the East Side of Providence. She is a Zillow 5-Star Agent and a Circle of Excellence Gold Award winner with 2015 sales exceeding $10 million dollars. Read more about Kira and her clients testimonials at KiraGreeneRI.com.
David Hasslinger earned his BFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, before moving to Rhode Island and obtaining an MFA in glass from RISD. He has a strong track record of success built on a sound “common sense” philosophy which is backed by hard work and a desire to meet his clients’ expectations and ensure their satisfaction. He recently earned the 2015 Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for producing over $13,000,000 in sales. A frequent participant in charitable fundraising campaigns, David has volunteered with the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (formerly SVPRI) to help groups serving the less fortunate develop self-sustaining business models. Learn more about David at DavidHasslinger.com.
Daughter of a contractor and former costume designer, Erica Kregling has spent her life mastering quality construction and style. She has earned certifications as a Senior Real Estate Specialist, Relocation Specialist, and U.S. Military on the Move Specialist. Licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, her honesty, integrity, fresh spirit and multifacetedness are rarities in the real estate industry, and make her a unique advocate for all of her client’s real estate dreams.
Kathleen Pierard joined Residential Properties in 2015 as a member of the Rockwell & Pierard Team. She is a native Rhode Islander and a lifelong resident of Rumford. Graduating from Providence College with a BA, Kathleen worked in the insurance industry on both the company and agency side as an underwriter and marketing specialist. The Rockwell & Pierard Team earned the Circle of Excellence Gold Award from the Greater Providence Board of Realtors each of the past two years. Learn more about Kathleen and the Rockwell & Pierard Team at their website, RockwellAndPierard.com.
Rebecca Rubin is a second generation Realtor® who is licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and has been an RPL Sales Associate since 2014. She spent most of her life living on the East Side of Providence and currently lives between Rehoboth, MA and Little Compton, RI, where she takes pride in her knowledge and passion for the area. Rubin exceeded $8,000,000 in sales volume during 2015 and has had several notable sales in Little Compton over the past year, including 2-F Warrens Point Road ($1,800,000), 8 Minnesota Road ($1,360,000), and 58 Ocean Road ($750,000). Actively involved in the community, Rubin recently finished her position on the board at The Sakonnet Gold Club and is currently on the committee for RISE (Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education). Her 10 year old son attends The Moses Brown School.
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