South 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)
South Kingstown RI - Real Estate Market Report - August 2011. South Kingstown RI Real Estate Market Report - August 2011 is as follows:                             25 South Kingstown homes have been sold in the past month:                      4 homes sold over $400,000 (1 was South Kingstown waterfront)                     4 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                    17 homes sold for under $300,000      There were 281 South Kingstown homes for sale in August 2011 which was a 2% increase over the prior month ( 5 additional homes for sale).  Of these South Kingstown homes 19 homes are for sale in the over $1 million category. The primary reason I share these South Kingstown real estate stats with you is to give you a better insight into the number of South Kingstown hom...
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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)
South Kingstown RI Schools Bus Schedules.  On Tuesday,August 30th, the 2011- 2012 South Kingstown school year begins for all South Kingstown students.  Whether you are an elementary student's parent, middle school or high school parent, the bus schedule is an important part of the school regimen.  So look below and find the school that your student(s) is attending and open up the .pdf bus schedule that applies.  May it be a great year for education and your South Kingstown student!  South Kingstown RI Schools Bus Schedules.   South Kingstown Public Schools 2011 - 2012 Bus Information Ocean State Transit can be reached at 401-284-3920 11-12 Request for Transportation.pdf  Matunuck Elementary School AM Bus Routes.pdf  Matunuck Elementary School PM Bus Routes.pdf  PeaceDale 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)
South Kingstown RI Condos for Sale 02879 02892 02881 02880.  South Kingstown RI has 12 different condo complexes throughout the town of South Kingstown.  The town location has the ocean and the waterfront which adds to the desirability of condominium living in southern RI.  Some of the South Kingstown condos for sale are on the ocean, near the ocean or several minutes from the RI waterfront.  Understanding the difference between single family home ownership and condominium living ownership is important.  With South Kingstown condo ownership you have real estate taxes plus homeowner association fees that you need to pay, so you need to evaluate what you can afford based upon your mortgage pre-approval limits. With a single family home, you pay as you go with home maintenance items so bud...
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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)
RI Real Estate Recovery- Home Building - Keep the Subcontractors Working.  One of the pleasures being a North Kingstown realtor and resident is the real estate recovery that comes from seeing the ultimate in new construction - the true custom designed and built home by local contractors.  And yes, they do employ many local subcontractors too.    The residential building site I was on yesterday had a number of subcontractors putting together the bones of construct and the veins of detail in this incredible 6000 square foot Colonial home.  It is about home building, not beginning home building, that makes this home stand out from all others.   The detail the architect has put in here is just phenomenal and so in keeping with the surrounding South Kingstown area.  From the custom stonework...
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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)
  South County Balloon Festival- Kingston RI 02881 - July 22-24.  It is one of the top twenty summer events, as noted in Yankee magazine, so do not miss out on this great local event.  The balloon festivat is located on the University of RI campus off of Route 138 in Kingston RI.  The events not only include the famous hot air balloons in all their splendor but live music, racing pigs, kite flying, carnival rides & games, trapeze acts, crafts, food, petting zoo and more. Even with the heat this weekend this South County Balloon Festival will draw thousands to it.  The Wakefield Rotary Club is the sponsor as part of their generous fund raising activities for the local community.  They have raised over $1 million over the years for charitable giving projects.  A tremendous effort by all s...
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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)
What do you know about Modular Homes Today?  Modular home manufacturers have changed how they construct, design and appeal to home buyers in a tough new construction market especially in RI.  I have seen some very attractive designs put up as well as some that just look like boxes added here and there to the house to increase living space requirements. At Eldred Farm in Kingston RI, a RI builder, Paul Schurman, is stepping it up a notch with a mini eight home development of modular homes from Westchester Modular Homes in New York.At present, he is putting one home up on a 8.5 acre parcel of land that borders the University of Rhode Island.  A choice location and South Kingstown neighborhood for any buyer who wants to be close to all the events happening in Kingston RI.  This home came i...
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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)
Tefft Hill  - South Kingstown RI Neighborhood - High on the Hill.  Another suburban South Kingstown neighborhood not far from Potters Farm is the Tefft Hill area of homes.  High on the hill woven through many streets are homes for every buyer.  Close enough to the University of Rhode Island and Rte. 138 for easy commuting is the word here.  Once a huge farm on the rolling hills of South Kingstown, Tefft Hill has become a desirable neighborhood. Cul de sacs abound within Tefft Hill with 3-4 bedroom homes in the colonial, gambrel and cape cod style of homes.  Nicely appointed with square footage in the 2000- 2800 square foot range mostly and primarily built in the 1990's.  These homes are sought after by buyers looking for family neighborhoods.  Home prices range in the $300,000 to $400,0...
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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)
Potters Farm - Kingston RI 02881 - South Kingstown RI Neighborhood. When you think of Kingston, RI 02881 neighborhoods you may think of the University of Rhode Island which is the center point of this tiny village within the town of South Kingstown RI.  You may also think that there are mainly historic, antique homes in this village because of the amazing history that this little Kingston Village played in the early growth years of the state during Revolutionary times. But actually, there are a number of newer housing neighborhoods that have sprung up over the past years that have kept in keeping with the colonial nature of this community.  Potters Farm is one of those Kingston RI neighborhoods. South Kingstown RI neighborhoods are desirable and Businessweek's Bloomberg rates it as one ...
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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)
  South Kingstown RI 02879 02880 Real Estate Market Report for June 2011 is as follows:                             32 South Kingstown homes have been sold in the past month:                                       8 homes sold over $400,000                     5 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                     19 homes sold for under $300,000    There were 278 South Kingstown homes for sale in June 2011 which was a  4 % decrease over the prior month (10 less homes for sale).  Why do I continue to share South Kingstown RI real estate statistics with you the consumer?  Hopefully, it is to give you a truer insight into the number of South Kingstown homes for sale, price range of homes sold and real estate market trends month to month for the South Kingstown neighborhoods you ma...
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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)
  South Kingstown RI 02879 02880 Real Estate Market Report for May 2011 is as follows:                              26 South Kingstown homes have been sold in the past month:                                       4 homes sold over $400,000                    10 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                    12 homes sold for under $300,000    There were 288 South Kingstown homes for sale in May 2011 which was a  15 % increase over the prior month (37 more homes for sale).  The increase in home inventory benefits the home buyers looking for homes at the start of the summer. Why do I continue to share South Kingstown RI real estate statistics with you the consumer?  Hopefully, it is to give you a truer insight into the number of South Kingstown homes for sale, price range of...
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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)
Wild Plant Society Annual Event- Plant Sale- June 4 East Farm, Kingston RI 02881.  This is considered the best plant sale in Rhode Island and it only happens once a year.  If you are a member of the RI Wild Plant Society you know to be there early and bring a wagon to buy all the unusual and selective offerings at this wild plant sale...see the members of the RI Wild Plant Society get to shop early like at 8:30 a.m. while the rest of us wait with baited breath... for that exotic trillium or what may be the prize of the day and hope it is still available at the true opening at 9 a.m.This is my favorite plant sale and being an organic gardener and past organic farmer, when i tell you some of the varieties are so rare so do not miss out on this plant extravaganza.  From exotic ferns to the...
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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)
South Kingstown RI - Historic Kingston RI 02881 Home for Sale- Open House Sunday May 29-368 Old North Road Kingston RI 02881. View this nearly 200 year old colonial home for sale this Sunday May 29th from 1-3 p.m..   Henry Eldred, your Kingston Village stone mason, would have opened his stately home at 368 Old North Road in Kingston, RI 02881 for you to view but we don't have the pleasure of his company in 2011.  However, I believe he would be surprised and enthralled at the updates made to this home since he built it in 1822.  Especially the recognition of it being put on the National Historic Register. With .6 acre of prime Kingston RI land with barns, it is for sale in Kingston RI just outside of Kingston village.  Located next to the University of Rhode Island and in walking distanc...
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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)
Kingston RI 02881 Historic Home - Coming to Market.  Located next to the University of Rhode Island and in walking distance of cultural (Fine Arts), concert and spot  venues (Ryan Center) and ice hockey rink (Boss Arena), this historic home at 368 Old North Road, Kingston, RI offers a great location to any home buyer.  Built in 1822 by Henry Eldred, the purported Kingston stone mason, the granite work around the antique home and barns are a testament to his stone work ability.  The home is a Federal style colonial historic home with nearly 1600 square feet of living space.  Updated Wood mode kitchen with cherry hardwood floors, dining room with Lopi wood stove, 2 full baths, living room with fireplace, den and 3 bedrooms.  It has oil baseboard heat and connected town water.  Long paved ...
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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)
Come to the Kingston Village Fair - Kingston RI 02881- Historic Village in South Kingstown RI.  Rain or shine on Saturday May 21st.  It is a must excursion for the day (9 a.m.- 2p.m.) in the Kingstown Village at 2605 Kingstown Road (Rte. 138), Kingston, RI 02881.  This is a family affair for all ages to enjoy.  Kingston was the original capitol of Rhode Island prior to it being moved to Providence so there is a lot of historic significance remaining here.  Plus the historic homes that line the center of Kingston are just amazing.  There is so much going on at the Kingston Village Fair from the Kingston Free Library book sale, Tavern Hall antiques sale, children's events and activities, fire engine rides, guided historic walking tours, face painting, balloon artists, great home cooked fo...
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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)
South Kingstown RI is geographically located in the southern part of RI and is part of the ‘South County’ area. Nestled between South Kingstown and Charlestown RI, this town offers a lot in the way of recreational activity for all members of the family.  Whether you are older or younger, there are over 1000 different programs scheduled at or around the park system for the enjoyment of local residents (non-local residents can participate for a fee).  Besides its coastline and waterfront areas,  South Kingstown has an amazing number of public parks for the residents to enjoy.  Now for a population of under 30,000 residents this is unusual in my experience as a realtor to find.  In fact, South Kingstown has over 16 public parks they maintain throughout the town all administered by the Rec...
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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)
  South Kingstown RI - Real Estate Market Report for April 2011 is as follows:                               16 South Kingstown homes have been sold:                    2 waterfront South Kingstown homes sold for over $ 1 million                      2 homes sold over $400,000                      4 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000                     8 homes sold for under $300,000    Why do I share South Kingstown real estate statistics month after month?  Hopefully, it is to give you, the consumer, a better insight into the number of homes on the market, price range of homes sold and real estate market trends for the area you are considering buying into.  My web site will give you more information into the Southern RI communities that will be of interest to you also.   There...
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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)
Green Hill Beach neighborhood - On the Hill - South Kingstown RI.  SouthKingstown has many smaller communities and neighborhoods within its geographical boundaries - all with interesting names like Kingston, Peace dale, Wakefield, West Kingston, Matunuck, Perryville and Green Hill.  Just off Route 1 south heading away from the South Kingstown town center and along the Atlantic Ocean coast is the beachy area of Green Hill. Real estate ranges from the $400,000s to over $1.5 million depending on cottage tear down land to newly built Green Hill homes with water views.  Preview South Kingstown homes for sale as well as surrounding areas. And yes, it is 'On the Hill' and a wonderful neighborhoodlocation for year round and vacation homes.  Most of the side streets that are on On the Hill are w...
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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)
Real Estate Market Stats South Kingstown RI 02879 02880 for March 2011 is as follows:                               13 South Kingstown homes sold:                      4 homes sold for over $400,000                      4 home sold between $300,000- $400,000                      5 homes sold for under $300,000 There were 219 South Kingstown homes for sale in March 2011 which was a 11% increase over the South Kingstown homes for sale in February.   This is a healthy spring increase of homes on the market for this town and the more homes on the market the better it is for buyers!  So get ready to welcome the daffodils too. South Kingstown  has maintained a great inventory of homes on the market and the waterfront and coastal homes of South Kingstown remains a healthy market.  Truthfully, ...
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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 South Kingstown RI Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2011 are as follows:             15 South Kingstown RI homes sold- the breakdown is as follows:                            2 homes sold for over $400,000                7 homes sold for between $300,000-$400,000               6 homes sold for less than $300,000               In February 2011 there were 197 South Kingstown RI homes for sale which is 4 more homes on the market over January 2011 homes for sale.  The home inventory in South Kingstown has increased about 2%. Sellers continue to prepare their South Kingstown homes for the spring market (remember the official beginning of spring is March 20th) and inventory will begin to increase in another month or so.  Sales are experiencing the bumpy road of higher and lower ...
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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 South Kingstown RI Real Estate Market Statistics for January 2011 are as follows:             19 South Kingstown RI homes sold, breakdown as             follows:                  3 homes sold for over $400,000                8 home sold for between $300,000-$400,000                8 homes sold for less than $300,000In January 2011 there were 193 South Kingstown homes for sale which is nearly equal (1 less) in the number of homes over December 2010 homes for sale.  The home inventory is remaining constant with the new year and sellers prepare for the spring housing market.  Choices of homes remains fairly consistent as ready, willing and able buyers are actively looking to make their purchases now while mortgage rates remain at lower levels.  Some people remind me that the early 80'...
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