North Kingstown, RI Real Estate News

By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
It is that time to look at some of my recent sold South County RI houses to get me going  and glowing for the fall real estate market.  My intention is to showcase the recent sold homes so my potential listing clients can see them on my real estate blog presented in a different format.  Just so I can stand out and set myself a bit apart from other Realtors.  This has been my game plan all along this year and as Barbara Todaro wrote in her recent blog, how you position yourself and follow through with marketing and attention to business has to be part of your business plan.  The market here is getting tougher. "Recent Solds to get me Glowing"Create a free slideshow with Picnik! So my marketing postcards are again sent on another Just Pending home, my association with local businesses is ...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The area known as the Poplar Point neighborhood within the town of North Kingstown RI 02852 is within walking distance of the seaside village of Wickford RI.  As I have shared in past blogs, this wonderful Wickford village area has so many great locations to live, play and enjoy along this coastline- that's why people move to this Narragansett Bay town in the first place. The Poplar Point neighborhood is just south of the bridge over Wickford harbor and past the North Kingstown Town Hall.  Off Beach Street, this area is really a peninsula and surrounded by water on 3 sides (Wickford Harbor on one and Narragansett Bay on the other 2 sides).  There is the Wickford boatyard which is established and operates along Steamboat Avenue that runs along the Wickford Harbor side of Poplar Point.  A...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The North Kingstown Bike Path in North Kingstown RI 02852 is being enjoyed by bikers, walkers and rollerbladers every day - I'm thinking it might be the 'Chinese Year of the Foot'!  A 2.5 mile paved 2 lane path that was funded by the Quonset Development Corporation and RI Department of Transportation goes from Post Road and delivers you to Narragansett Bay at the pastoral Calf Pasture Beach (note this is one of my favorite beaches on Narragansett Bay). It's a wonderful meandering and winding bike path with benches along the way as you travel the North Kingstown Bike Path.  If you are to start from the beginning location, you can pull into the Dave's Marketplace Plaza and there you will find plenty of parking.  Once you've set up your bike or laced up your sneakers you are off on a wonde...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The North Kingstown RI 02852 Real Estate Market Statistics for the month of July 2010 for sold properties were as follows:                  9 homes sold in North Kingstown RI 02852 in July 2010,                   as follows:                                    3 homes sold for over $400,000                     3 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                     3 homes sold for less than $300,000 Overall there were about 227 homes on the market during July 2010 in North Kingstown RI 02852 which was a 5% increase in the number of homes over the prior month of June 2010.  This is a small increase in inventory which helps buyers by offering a larger inventory to choose from but is less desirable for sellers.  More inventory means buyers have more homes to choose from and be sele...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  Find your little critters at the Critter Hut an Amazing Pet Store- located at 6637 Post Road North Kingstown RI 02852.  Now big kids and little kids always enjoy a pet store- for the big kids it's all the creatures and critters mom and dad wouldn't let you have as a kid but now want for your own kids.  Okay, not always but it's definitely a subconscious thought.  And this pet store is above them all in many ways.                  The original Critter Hut opened in Narragansett RI 02882 in 1976 by the Champlin family (yes, these are original swamp yankee people from South County RI) and the parents still run the Narragansett one.  The son, Jeff Champlin, opened the North Kingstown pet store in 2004 and relocated it last year to 6637 Post Road to get better visibility and traffic for th...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The 48th annual Wickford Art Festival will be held on July 10th & July 11th in the historic seaside community of Wickford RI 02852.  It runs both on Saturday from 10-6 pm and on Sunday from 10-5pm.  It is run by the Wickford Art Association which was locally established a year prior to their starting the Wickford Art Festival in 1961 and now it is one of the oldest Art Festivals in the country and recognized internationally.  In RI we are so proud to have this honor to see this festival in our own backyard and to be ranked the number one Arts Festival in New England!  Over 250 artists participate in this outdoor event and although there are spots for many of the Wickford Art Association members, other artists from around the world compete for the remaining spots- it's a world class Art ...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The Fireworks Display Extravaganza in Mount View, North Kingstown RI 02852 on the Fourth of July is extraordinary.  A neighborhood collection and melange of family/friend parties that extends down all the neighborhood side streets to the Mount View beach ( I've written about this little hideaway community in North Kingstown before).  See we have the best seats in the house in Mount View since we have the beach on both sides of the neighborhood that borders our wonderful Narragansett Bay...which means everyone congregates down by the water at some point to watch the fabulous fireworks put on by Quidnesset Country Club as well as all the other communities across the Bay (we are right next door to Quidnesset Country Club).  Yes, all residents can witness a multitude of fourth of july firew...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  The North Kingstown RI 02852 Real Estate Market Statistics for the month of June 2010 for sold properties were as follows:                  32 homes sold in North Kingstown RI 02852 in June 2010, as                   follows:                                 7 homes sold for over $400,000                      10 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                       15 homes sold for less than $300,000 Overall there were about 217 homes on the market during June 2010 in North Kingstown RI 02852 which was an decrease in the number of homes by 12% over the prior month of May 2010.  This is a good decrease in the number of homes coming on the market which helps sellers.  Less inventory means buyers have less homes to choose from. Even with the expiration of the federal tax credit...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
My North Kingstown RI homes for sale is where i spend my active work life time but interjecting into the boundless energy I have to do my Realtor job are the funny realtor stories that have fortunately been shared with one another.  I have one for you today because we all need a belly laugh daily! This North Kingstown RI realtor has 2 cats both of them have been indoor dwellers for a few years.  Well the realtor really can't explain it but decided that she needed to give them a little freedom so she decided to let them outside!  You know you really can't do that to inside cats if you know cats- they get confused & sometimes run away.  Well these 2 went out timidly, came back in & slowly worked up to staying out for some time.  All to the delight of my friend.  As a side note, I truly th...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  20th RI National Guard Open House and Air Show June 26 & 27- North Kingstown RI at the Quonset State Airport is revving up for a fabulous weekend of fun in the sky and down below. An air show is an event at which aviators display their flying skills and the capabilities of their aircraft to spectators in aerobatics. If you have never been before it is an amazing day of entertainment on the ground with the aircraft displays that you can go on & into and experience.  It gives kids of all ages a chance to see close up what our military personnel use in the air protecting our country.  Then the amazing aerial shows are just happening all day entertaining everyone.  It is a world class show for all. This RI National Guard Air Show is rated as one of the Top Three Air Shows in the country ...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Crying Crododile Tears in this Quidnesset North Kingstown RI Neighborhood is not what my day with my client allowed.  Out and about in the lovely neighborhoods off Fletcher Road in North Kingstown RI, viewing the nice homes in Fletcher Meadows, Brookside and Fletcher Estate developments was the menu of the real estate day. To set the tone a bit there are some ponds & low lying areas along Fletcher Road and one might see ducks along the way...or if you are fortunate a hooting owl in the evening.                               Weather was drizzly, lack of sun evident but for true house hunters, it was a good day to explore the Quidnesset neighborhoods the client so wanted to buy in.  Now I'm getting to the good part...my eyes are pretty sharp but Fletcher Road is a winding road at some par...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
North Kingstown RI Summer Concert Series    It's that time where the musically inclined in North Kingstown RI present the Summer Concert Series for all ages.   As a member of the community, I am so thankful for the hard work and coordination by the organizers who put this together for us locals every year.  The North Kingstown Arts Council does a phenomenal job every year orchestrating these events and thankfully endowed with local bank funding.  They are outside concert events either at the Wickford Town Dock on Narragansett Bay for the Tuesday Summer Concert Series or at the North Kingstown Town Beach for the Thursday Summer Family Concert Series .   If you haven't heard of it or made the visit to it before, you need to do it this year with friends and family .  It's a blast!  Concert...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
  The Friends of the Plum Beach Lighthouse restoration project have set the deadline for the first printing of these unique license plates for June 14th so this is the call to order!  As I've talked about this fundraising effort before in another blog - it's local, it's important & it is what good citizens need to do when government can not.  This is part of our local piece of history, the Plum Beach lighthouse, that all visitors to our state see as they pass from North Kingstown RI over the Verazzano/Jamestown bridge toward Newport RI.  Don't wait to order this special license plate but support this grassroots funding project to give a Narragansett Bay lighthouse the designation it deserves in full view (front and back!) on any Rhode Island car.   The state of RI will print your curre...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
It's a success story on the true benefit of Brokers Tour and specifically one in North Kingstown, RI.  Now our tried and true method for Brokers Tours encompasses all 'new' on market homes, usually eight homes(no more than that), which a caravan of agents and brokers from all agencies tour to view and discuss. You need to sign your house up by the prior week - first come, first to make it. It not only enables the listing agent to get good, objective feedback to deliver back to the sellers, the tour allows you to get to know and develop a better relationship with your fellow agents.  I for one don't mind the competition, thrive on it and always hope to share something (except my ruby red shoes, perhaps!) with the other agents.  Agents come from other towns and usually we have 25-30 agent...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
    The North Kingstown RI 02852 Real Estate Market Statistics for the month of May 2010 for sold properties were as follows:                  19 homes sold in North Kingstown RI 02852 in May 2010, as follows:                                 8 homes sold for over $400,000                       2 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                       9 homes sold for less than $300,000 Overall there were about 248 homes on the market during May 2010 in North Kingstown RI 02852 which was an increase in the number of homes by 31% over the prior month of April 2010.  This is a healthy increase of homes coming on the market which is typical of the spring market. However, partially due to the end of the First Time Home Buyer's tax credit in April 2010 (military status personnel have ...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Wickford Real Estate North Kingstown RI 02852 - has waterfront streets.    Being a part of the home town team of business people in North Kingstown RI, supporting the activities, fundraisers and events that bring visitors to our coastal RI town is an exciting part of working here.  Once visitors come to Wickford they understand why they don't need to travel all the way to Nantucket.  This is the place right here to enjoy a breathtaking coastal village of homes both new and historic and the visitors come back year after year to Wickford.  From the Wickford Daffodil Days of the spring season to the upcoming Wickford Art Festival in July this Wickford coastal village makes for a breathtaking visit for the day...and a weekend or week as well as a town to consider when making home choices in...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Wickford Village - North Kingstown RI 02852 has many side streets to meander down to soak up the bay side homes & historic residences of long ago.  Always a 'hot' and frequently requested area to live in & as a realtor clients are drawn to this wonderful locale for many reasons: history, ambiance, laid back life style, in village & walking distance to stores, Narragansett Bay, Wickford Harbor, boating, & more.  Certainly in South County RI you will not find a more treasured place to be a homeowner and have all of the above around you like in Wickford Village.    As you go down Main Street, past the Faberge colored historic homes, and go left on Fowler Street, you'll find a pristine area of homes and walking streets if you're out for house viewing and good exercise.  Now most of the wate...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
View Larger Map/center> Wickford Point neighborhood North Kingstown RI 02852 is a wonderful award winning subdivision of homes off Camp Avenue in North Kingstown.  Close to Wickford Village this Nantucket like home community borders Fishing Cove and many homes are aligned along the Fishing Cove coast.                      - North Kingstown has over 10,000 households           - Population of North Kingstown is around 26,000           - About 36% of households have children under 18             years of age           - Wickford Point has houses for sale in the range of               $600,000 to $1.2 million at different times.           - Wickford Point neighborhood has a community dock,              nature trails & neighborhood functions for all.           - Fishing Cove Elementary Scho...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
View Larger Map Wickford Lumber and Hardware Co. - 434 Tower Hill Rd. North Kingstown RI 02852 is located right outside Wickford Village in the town of North Kingstown RI and it is the home town hardware & lumber store which has been family operated for more than 40 years.  Originally Wickford Lumber and Hardware was a coal and oil company years ago. Now in this day and age of super stores it is rare to find the home town lumber and hardware store privately owned and thriving but Wickford Lumber and Hardware Co. is!  Right now the two daughters in the family are the co-owners, Lucille & Carol, and they recently brought aboard a general manager who handles the day to day operations, Frank Jolly.                           You walk into this store and there are employees right in front at ...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
The real estate market statistics for the month of April 2010 for North Kingstown RI 02852 for sold properties were as follows:              24 homes sold in North Kingstown RI 02852, as follows:                          7 homes sold for over $400,000                                  5 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                                12 homes sold for less than $300,000  Now overall there were about 190 homes on the market during April 2010 in the town of North Kingstown RI.  The number of sales stayed steady from the prior month of March with only one less home sold in North Kingstown in April 2010.  The Federal Tax Credit for first time homebuyers expired on April 30, 2010 (military status personnel have an extension for another year with restrictions) which fue...
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