Island Realty Luxury Homes

Jamestown Soccer Team Island Realty!

by Elaine Infantolino 23. September 2015 08:32

We are a proud sponsor of the Jamestown Soccer Association! The Island Realty U-8 team plays games on Saturday mornings at Eldred field. This year is one of the biggest yet, with 215 players!


Jamestown Half Marathon This Weekend!

by Elaine Infantolino 18. September 2015 12:04

The Jamestown Half Marathon, to be held on Saturday September 19, 2015, is set on picturesque Conanicut Island and looks out over Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in New England.

The USATF certified course will lead runners around the island and historic Jamestown, finishing against the backdrop of the Pell Bridge and Narragansett Bay. Click here for more information.


Island Realty Fall Newsletter

by Elaine Infantolino 2. September 2015 08:24


38th Annual Fools' Rules Regatta THIS WEEKEND!

by Elaine Infantolino 21. August 2015 07:35

The 38th Annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held this Saturday, August 22, 2015 on the Town Beach at East Ferry in Jamestown, R.I. (rain date is the following day). The cannon will be fired at 9:00 AM to begin construction of the “vessels.”  Entrants are allowed two hours to construct a sailing craft on the beach, which must be constructed of non-marine items. The craft may be pre-constructed, but must be disassembled and built again on the beach. Races begin at 11:00 AM with the firing of the cannon to begin the Class 1 race.

Vessels compete for first, second, and third place in each class. Coveted awards of the day include The Karl Smith Most Ingenious Design, The Worst Example of Naval Architechure, and the Frank Newman  Judges’ Award. The event has always attracted regional attention, and participants and spectators come from far and wide. Past regattas have been highlighted in Yankee Magazine and the National Geographic’s World magazine.

The event is open to anyone who likes to have fun and be foolish, and there is no entry fee. This year’s chairman will again be Chris Powell, Chief Fool.  For information, call 401-423-1492, or visit the Jamestown Yacht Club’s website for information and to be entertained by the rules.

*Photo courtesy of the Jamestown Yacht Club website. 


Act Now to Postpone the 8% Rental Tax!!

by Elaine Infantolino 12. June 2015 07:29

Click here to take action.


Jamestown Fireworks Date Change

by Elaine Infantolino 12. June 2015 07:21

The Jamestown Fourth of July fireworks will be on SUNDAY, JULY 5 at East Ferry.


Walking/Running for a Cause in the Community

by Elaine Infantolino 6. May 2015 10:34


PAC FOR SALE - Imagine the Possibilities

by Elaine Infantolino 4. May 2015 12:49

Are you thinking of starting something new? Maybe you need to expand what you've alreay begun?

Wonderful oppportunity in town! Almost 10,000 sf with: bar, restaurant, 160+ capacity banquet hall, kitchen and lower level spaces that could be rented, 90+ parking spaces, almost an acre and R-20 zoning. $800,000


Incredible Opportunity To Own Dutch Harbor Waterfront!

by Elaine Infantolino 20. April 2015 08:51

Own an incredible piece of Jamestown's past on peaceful and classic Dutch Harbor. This spacious waterfront cottage (c. 1912) offers six bedrooms, four fireplaces and expansive porches. The perfect place for a summer retreat or family gathering spot. Newly priced at $2,299,000.

In addition to the home, there is a waterfront parcel of land with 150' of frontage and a dock. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets and tranquil harbor views. Newly priced at $1,300,000

Rare Opportunity. Both lots together are now being offered for $3,500,000! This includes 400 feet of waterfront, dock, house, dollhouse, guest cottage and almost 4 acres. Don't let this amazing property pass you by!

(dock included with the land purchase)


New Statewide Property Tax and 13% Private Home Rental Tax Proposed to Start July 1, 2015

by Elaine Infantolino 27. March 2015 07:37

Article 11 of the budget that was recently proposed by Governor Raimondo would create a new statewide property tax. If the Rhode Island General Assembly votes to approve this tax, it would apply, for now, to all non-owner occupied homes, smaller multi-units, mobile homes, condominiums, and vacant land valued at $1 million or more. But the tax can be changed at anytime to apply to owner-occupied homes of any value, including yours. The budget also proposes a 13% private home rental tax on short-term rentals of 30 days or less. The proposal would treat homes, cottages, condos and any properties like hotels by requiring the owners to collect hotel and sales tax on each rental. There’s still time to stop both of these taxes from going into effect.

Click on the links below to read more.
>Tax on Non-Owner Occupied $1 million+ Properties
>13% Tax on Short Term Private Home Rentals