June 7th, 2018

Residential Properties Ltd. recently completed the sale of 420 Cole Avenue for $1,550,000 – marking the second highest sale on the East Side of Providence this year. RPL was proud to represent both sides of the transaction, with Jim DeRentis as the listing agent and Rebecca Rubin as the buyers agent.

Set in the desirable Blackstone neighborhood, this property presented a rare opportunity to purchase a brand new custom built home on the historic East Side of Providence. The rich millwork, crown molding, and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the interior create an heirloom property to be admired for generations.

The listing agent, Jim DeRentis, was a recipient of the 2017 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award, and has been included on Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents”. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com.

The buyers agent, Rebecca Rubin, is a past recipient of the Rising Star Real Estate Award and recently earned the 2017 Circle of Sales Excellence Silver Award. To learn more about Rebecca, please visit her agent bio page at ResidentialProperties.com.

April 12th, 2010

Scanning the news feeds I receive every day, I came across an article that caught my eye in the Providence Business News. They were quoting an article pushed out from the group Environment Rhode Island. I was not familiar with them, so I decided to dig into their website to look at the article.

The starting point was the line “Rhode Island families could save $1,719.22 every year on their energy bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficient building.”  Saving money from energy costs always interests me. But sometimes these articles are talking about using technologies which are in beta phase. Therefore, I really wanted to see if this is reality or dream.

On the Environment Rhode Island site, the published article gives data which points out that by using existing technologies and upgrading old systems, or creating incentives to use the more efficient systems in new construction, we can see these savings over time. Some of the result comes from an escalation in fuel costs, which if done conservatively, will underestimate the savings. The biggest goal though is to implement the ideas now, and the benefits will be seen in twenty years. It is a long term approach.

This is the kind of policy where little steps make a difference if everyone else contributes to the goal. But like every race, it all starts with the first step.