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Summer Slowdown Unlikely for RI Home Sales!

by Elaine Infantolino 24. June 2016 08:28

“Realtors are busy. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this level of sustained activity. Buyers are tapping into the lowest interest rates in three years and home owners who were not in a position to sell before, are now able to do so...Consumers on both sides of the transaction are seeing the value in making a move,” commented Arthur Yatsko, president of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

With 986 single family homes sold in Rhode Island last month, May marked the 18th consecutive month of increased year-over-year sales.  Sales activity rose nearly 19 percent compared to May, 2015, while the median sales price rose 5 percent to $239,000. Read the full RI Living article here.

*infographic courtesy of the RI Association of Realtors


First Quarter Home Sales Up!!

by Elaine Infantolino 6. May 2016 05:59

Rhode Island home sales increased nearly 15 percent in the first quarter of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. The RI Association of Realtors president, Arthur Yatsko, states "In many towns, we're seeing a bit of a seller's market because of a diminishing suppy of inventory."

So how did Jamestown fare?
We saw a 133% increase in sales, with 21 houses sold in the first quarter, up from 9 in 2015.

Read the full article from the Providence Journal


Conanicut Island Land Trust: Preserving and Educating for All

by Virginia Prichett 20. April 2016 07:10


The purpose of the Conanicut Island Land Trust, as stated in the articles of incorporation, is "to promote for the benefit of the general public the preservation of natural resources principally in, but not limited to, the Town of Jamestown . . . To engage in and promote the scientific study of and education regarding natural resources . . . to use all properties held or controlled by the corporation for the benefit of the general public." The Conanicut Island Land Trust was incorporated in 1984 as a private, not-for-profit, tax exempt organization under Rhode Island law, and it is recognized as a 501(c)(3) qualified non profit organization under the Federal tax code.

The Land Trust website has information on donating to the Trust, as well as tips on how to conserve your land. With the gorgeous spring weather we've been having, consider taking a walk at Godena Farm, a 26 acre piece of property purchased by the Land Trust. It is open to the public and is located on North Road.



Sign Up for Jamestown Rec Programs!

by Elaine Infantolino 1. April 2016 07:59

The Spring 2016 Rec department brochure is out and there's something for everyone! Take a look here and call to register.

Contact Jill Goldstein to register for Adult and Youth Programs: 423-7260.
Molly Conlon to register for Teen Programs and activities: 423-7261 



The Jamestown Community Theatre Presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

by Elaine Infantolino 1. April 2016 07:40

DATES: Friday, April 1, 7:00pm; Saturday, April 2, 7:00pm; Sunday, April 3, 3:00pm

I Never Saw Another Butterflyby Celeste Raspanti, records the period of time from 1942-1945 when over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, a previous military garrison set up as a ghetto. Under pressure, the Germans “beautified” the ghetto and permitted representatives from the Danish Red Cross and the International Red Cross to visit in June 1944. They planted lovely gardens and painted and renovated the barracks. It was all a highly crafted ruse that included theatrical presentations, operas, and concerts, all staged for the visiting dignitaries.

Tickets in advance are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors & students. They also can be purchased at the door, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors & students. Tickets go on sale on March 10th and can be purchased at the following vendors in Jamestown: Baker’s Pharmacy, The Secret Garden, Cathryn Jamieson Salon, and at the Jamestown Arts Center. They also can be purchased off island at Pleasant Surprise in Newport and at Midnight Sun in Wickford. Any questions – call Iris (401) 258-8151.


Local Community Groups Offering Scholarships

by Elaine Infantolino 1. April 2016 07:34

There are a number of education scholarships available through local Jamestown Community Groups. Most deadlines are in April and May, so get those applications filled out! A full list can be found here.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt

by Elaine Infantolino 18. March 2016 06:55

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt by the Jamestown Women's Club, will be Saturday, March 26 at 10 am. The even will be at the Lawn Avenue ballfields. The Easter bunny will stop by and there will be plenty of sweet treats for all the kids! Be sure to bring your basket!


Two Opportunities to Own on Beavertail!

by Elaine Infantolino 11. March 2016 08:52

Oceanfront Land on Beavertail
Available for the First Time in Half a Century!

0 Hull Cove Farm Road ~ Jamestown
Sweeping ocean views and brilliant Southern exposures from this 1.35 acre parcel. Rare location on secluded Hull Cove Beach. $2,400,000

Ready to Build on Beavertail
Stunning 3.5 Acres with Septic Installed!

35 Battery Lane ~ Jamestown
This 3.5 acre parcel has been studied, engineered, and prepared for a magnificent 4 bedroom home. New septic already installed, town water, electric connection, and world-class architectural plans. $1,350,000


Don't Forget!

by Elaine Infantolino 11. March 2016 08:14


Island Realty Spring Newsletter

by Elaine Infantolino 22. February 2016 07:11