Residential Properties LTD.
August 8th, 2017

Continuing its long history of success in Barrington, Residential Properties Ltd. has announced the sale of 246 Rumstick Road for $1,345,000. This sale was made possible by Sales Associate Christina Ardente as the listing agent and Sales Associate Kerri Payne as the buyer’s agent – both of whom are members of the RPL Barrington office.

According to MLS data, this marks the 15th sale of over $1,000,000 in Barrington so far this year, nine of which have been listed by Residential Properties Ltd. RPL has also represented 16 of the 30 possible sides of these sales.

This home built in the 1950’s is situated in a private wooded area of the Rumstick neighborhood in Barrington. Located right near both the Barrington Town Beach and Rhode Island Country Club, this single story house is an entertainer’s dream home. Open rooms with original hardwood flooring allow plenty of space for any need. The tennis court and heated indoor pool make for entertaining possibilities during any season. The furnished lower level with wet bar and fireplace is the perfect setting for a nightcap.

The listing agent, Christina Ardente, is a lifelong resident of Barrington and annual recipient of the Circle of Sales Excellence Award. To learn more about Christina and see her current listings, please visit

The buyer’s agent, Kerri Payne, is a certified Negotiation Specialist, Relocation Specialist and U.S. Military On The Move certified. She is a RI Greater Board of Realtor’s Circle of Excellence Multi-Million Dollar Producer. You can view her bio and listings at

August 4th, 2017

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Residential Properties Ltd. recently announced the sale of 14 South Meadow Lane in Barrington for $1,050,000. The property’s listing agent was RPL Broker Associate, Rebecca Mayer, while Sales Associate Elizabeth Kirk served as the showing agent.

According to MLS data, this marks the 15th sale of over $1,000,000 in Barrington so far this year, nine of which have been listed by Residential Properties Ltd.

Featuring many design elements from architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this two-story shingle style home rests on over 60,000 square feet of gorgeous property located in the Smith’s Cove area of Barrington. In addition to a gorgeous yard that stretches to the water, the house features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and is just minutes away from the Rhode Island Country Club, East Bay Bike Path, and the quaint shops of downtown Barrington.

The listing agent, Rebecca Mayer, is a resident of the East Side of Providence along with her beautiful family and adorable dog, Bear. Rebecca recently earned the 2016 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Award. For more information on Rebecca and her listings please visit her bio page on the Residential Properties website.

The showing agent, Elizabeth Kirk, is a Rhode Island Monthly Five Star Realtor and a proud recipient of the 2016 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Award. To learn more about Elizabeth and her current listings, please visit her website at

March 16th, 2009

Nearly 700 Barrington residents turned out Thursday night to protest their recent property assessments,  and more than 900 residents have signed a petition that asks the Town Council to delay its revaluation for one year so that a new revaluation can be done. The Town Council did not take any action Thursday night.

Rhode Island law mandates cities and towns to complete regular appraisals of all taxable property. In every nine year cycle, a “walk through” evaluation is completed with two intervening three year statistical reviews based largely on the sales of property in the town. What most people don’t know, is even though the assessment goes up, the mil rate  usually goes down, so often the taxes are about the same.  Further, if you believe your new value is incorrect, there is a process by which you can appeal. To be successful, an appeal must provide evidence that the appraised value from the assessor does not reflect the market value of the property.  This evidence usually includes comparable sales data or information about conditions the assessor may not have known.

  • Errors in the description of your property( does it say you have three bedrooms when you only have 2)
  • Neighbors with lower assessments on similar houses.
  • Value reducers in your home or area, including drainage problems, easements, re-zoning, heavy traffic, nearby railroad tracks, freeways, industry or toxic waste.
  • Depreciation factors, including the quality of materials, inefficient heating, structural cracks, deterioration, or chronic defects

This Week’s Real Estate Insight

The National Taxpayers Union, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group whose goal is to lower taxes, estimates that as much as 60 percent of taxable property in the United States is over-assessed. But despite the growing tax bills, only half of homeowners protest their assessments.