Riverside, RI Real Estate News

By Jason Potrzeba, Mortgage Banking Officer
(Webster Bank)
 The "Get to Know Me" Blog Post. A little about you...I am a lifelong resident of East Providence. I am married with two children and one really little dog (5lb min pin). I enjoy reading, exercising and spending time with my family. Why the mortgage field as a career?My strong points have always been providing outstanding customer service and having the ability to solve problems. Both skills I get to use everyday in the mortgage industry. What did you do before the mortgage industry? From 1995-2000, just before I joined Shamrock Financial as a loan officer, I had worked as a sales and leasing consultant for Herb Chambers Honda in Seekonk Ma. For four years prior to that I delivered pizza for Papa Gino's while I attended college.I also have some experience working in sales and driving fo...
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By Jason Potrzeba, Mortgage Banking Officer
(Webster Bank)
 The fundraiser hosted by the Waddington School PTA and the Seekonk Papa Gino's appears to have been very successful. This fundraiser helped with the after school Chance to Dance program that is new to the school this year.Seeing such a large group of children and their families coming out to support their school was a nice sight. Every table, booth and chair was filled. The register had a line and there were plenty of people waiting for their orders to be called. Papa Gino's seemed to be at full capacity with how many grammar school kids could be squeezed in. This seemed like a great opportunity for the kids to enjoy some pizza and run around with their friends outside of school. Overall this fundraiser seemed to be a big win for the restaurant with all the extra traffic, a big win for...
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By Jason Potrzeba, Mortgage Banking Officer
(Webster Bank)
The St. Brendan Church Holiday Bazaar was this past Saturday, November 14th. There were many vendors set up, a nice variety of hand made products and a decent amount of people shopping. There was another craft fair that day as well at the East Providence High School but it sounds like most of the traffic was in Riverside at St. Brendan's Church. There were some really nice raffle items as well that my family tried for. An Apple iPad. A 50" Tv. A base model Xbox 360. My daughter also made her first appearance at the Bazaar as a vendor this year with her uniquely shaped crayons.    
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By Jason Potrzeba, Mortgage Banking Officer
(Webster Bank)
This is Riverside RI? Yes! This pretty shot was taken at Rose Larisa Memorial Park in Riverside. The Rose Larisa Memorial Park is located directly across the street from The Looff Carousel at Crescent Park. This park sits on 10 acres of waterfront property. There are plenty of well placed benches to sit on and enjoy some really pretty views of Narraganset Bay. If you want, pack a cooler and bring a blanket or take advantage of one of the many picnic benches. There are ones place under the shade of some of the trees as well as some set to receive plenty of sunshine. After, you can stroll across the street and take a ride on The Looff Carousel and do your best to snag a brass ring!
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By Jason Potrzeba, Mortgage Banking Officer
(Webster Bank)
  Last month, the much anticipated new playground specifically for preschool children and those with special needs was built. Just a little touching up, otherwise it looks like everything is good to go and right on time for classes to begin this upcoming week. The location is where the basketball hoops had been and it sits about 60 feet away from the exiting play set for the 1st through 5th grade students. Several of the classroom also received upgrade classroom entrances with new wheelchair friendly ramps for easier exit and entrance.  
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
The neighborhoods of Riverside, Rhode Island 02915 This post did so well, I thought I'd re-post it.   I live in Riverside, RI which is part of the city of East Providence, RI.   There are 4 neighborhoods in Riverside.   1.  Boyden Heights 2.  Village Park 3.  Riverside 4.  Kent Corner   Boyden Heights-  This neighborhood runs from the Squantum Woods State Park, down RT 103 Pawtucket Ave and Bullocks Point Ave ending in Riverside Square where Turner Ave meets Bullocks Point Ave.  In this neighborhood there is a small state park great for picnics, and the Squantum Club used for wedding receptions and other functions.  This neighborhood is a mix of residential and business.  It also has Silver Springs a 9 hole golf club on Pawtucket Ave.  Kids and adults use this area in the winter as a gr...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
    SHORT SALE HOMES ON THE MARKET IN RIVERSIDE, RI 02915     As most Rhode Islander's who are looking to buy a house know, we have a limited supply available.  Seller's are not putting their houses on the market until the prices go up.  Our 4th quarter housing numbers show we are in a balanced market with about a 6 month supply of houses available. Our market has shifted. Now might be the time to start looking at short sale properties.  Short sales have a bad rap, but they are a great alternative if you have the time to invest in the process.  Most short sale properties are selling below market value, so you will gain instant equity in your purchase. Right now there are 11 short sale homes in Riverside, RI 02915. Ranging in price from $194,000 to $64,900. The short sale process can be ...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
Riverside, RI Parks & Playgrounds Tour This is a continuation of my Riverside, RI blog.  I thought it would be nice to "spotlight" the neighborhoods in the town in which I live.  My last entry talked about the 4 neighborhoods in Riverside, RI.  Now, I'm drilling down into the local parks and playgrounds in those neighborhoods. Enjoy your tour!   Sabin Point Park This 4.0 acre park juts out into beautiful Narraganset Bay. The park includes a playground, basketball courts, pavilion, fishing pier, picnic tables and new concrete walking paths.  This park is part of the Riverside neighborhood.  Now, who wouldn't want to spend time at a beautiful park along the bay.                        Rose Larisa Memorial Park This 10.0 acre park is situated between the historic Looff Carousel and beautif...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
  Riverside, RI single family homes for sale between $85K-$125K.   Lately I've been asked by several people if they could find houses in the price range of $85-$125K in Riverside, RI.  The answer is a resounding "YES"! Riverside, RI is a village.  It's part of the larger area known as East Providence, RI.  Riverside is at the southern tip of East Providence, and borders the town of Barrington and Narragansett Bay.  The main streets running through Riverside are Pawtucket Ave, Bullocks Point Ave, Willett Ave, Crescent View Ave, Forbes St & Wampanoag Trail. Here's a little area history for you.  Quite a few of the single family houses in Riverside, RI for sale between $85k-$125k are converted summer cottages. In the late 1800's to early 1900's these houses were once summer cottages where ...
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