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Harbingers of Spring 2011, Jamestown Style

I received a big pot of  pansies for my birthday last week. I put them outside during the day and in the garage at night. I may have killed them. The temperatures last week? Well, let’s just say the daytime temperatures were about 10 degrees below the norm for this time of the year.

This morning, it was 38 and, with the wind felt like 25. But I noticed some things. It’s April 1. The
daffodils are up and have buds (though tightly closed). The pussy willows are actually just past their
prime and are starting to sprout.

At Dutch Harbor, in West Ferry this week, I saw 3 cars in front of covered boats, and heard the whirring sound of industry readying boats for the season. Bill and May Munger and their able crew at Conanicut Marina are putting out the moorings and readying the docks on the harbor front. At Clarke’s Boatyard there is lots of work going on indicating the hope of the boating season approaching.

Last week I noticed something on Sunday. The first is that in the north end where my husband and I walk our dog each week, there were quite a few cars. This is not completely rare, but what I noticed is a true harbinger of spring.  About 5 of the cars had out of state license plate and were driving very slowly, taking in the views and looking at the homes.

I may be an optimist, but in real estate, this truly is a harbinger of spring. I’ve been selling real estate since 1989. I’ve always lived in the northeast neighborhood of Jamestown on or just off, East Shore Road. Never does a spring approach that I don’t notice the cars, driving slowly , taking in the views and looking at the homes. That’s how it begins. There is hope.

-Ginny


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Open Houses a Success and Mackerel Cove

Spring is rearing it's beautiful, sunny head here in Jamestown.  We have been lucky to enjoy some refreshing weather this week, signifying the light at the end of winter's tunnel.  It's open house season and what a start!  Island Realty held 3 open houses this past Sunday with around 50 people showing up to take a look.  Get ready for more to come.  Check the Jamestown Press every week for updates.

Springing forward even further, mark your calendars for the start of the summer season at Mackerel Cove on June 11.  For those of you that don't know, this is Jamestown's gem of a beach.  It is a fantastic place to spend the summer days.  It is staffed with lifeguards, has public bathrooms, great sand, calm waters and quite possibly the most enticing part...The Del's truck is parked there most days!

Here's a little teaser photo for what's to come!

Mackerel Cove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Island Realty - Welcome to Jamestown!

 If you are looking to buy, sell, or rent property in and around Conanicut Island, you’ve come to the right place.

Island Realty is the longest established real estate firm in Jamestown, RI.

At Island, we like the idea of doing one thing, and doing it consistently, and better, than anyone else. For our company, that thing is facilitating the purchase, sale and rental of (primarily) Conanicut Island properties.

We’ve been doing just that for the past 25 years. As agents and brokers, we work in Jamestown, we play in Jamestown, we live in Jamestown. Every one of us at Island Realty is a Jamestown based, full time real estate professional.

For the past ten years, under the ownership of Carol Hopkins and Ginny Prichett, the Island team has sold over $300,000,000 of real estate, right here.

We are unified in our commitment to service, and in operating at the highest professional standard. We contribute to the community. We play as a team. If you’re in town, feel free to stop in to our office at 4 Ferry Wharf - we’re here seven days a week. Yachtsmen, take advantage of our sail in service – we’ll pick you up right at the dock. We are always available and happy to show you around.

When it comes to real estate, nobody knows Conanicut Island, like Island.


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