Barrington, RI Real Estate News

By Jason Potrzeba, Mortgage Banking Officer
(Webster Bank)
Wordless Wednesday... Barrington RI Gazebo.   Here come the ducks and geese... The fish are here, now it's a party... Turtles too? Now things are getting out of hand...     SaveSave
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
Homes For Sale Under 400K in Barrington, RI 02806  Barrington is a suburb of Providence, RI nestled between the southern part of East Providence, RI and Warren, RI. Barrington is well known for its educational standards, community organizations and its beautiful downtown. As of today there are 70 houses for sale in Barrington, RI under 400,000. If you've been thinking about Barrington as a place to call home you will have a generous selections of homes to choose from.   
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
 PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS OF BARRINGTON, RI Time to repost this blog I originally wrote almost 3 years ago. I believe this introductory piece to the parks and playgrounds in Barrington, RI is timeless and helpful for those new to the area. I hope you feel the same. Barrington has a couple of very nice parks & playgrounds.  If you enjoy fishing, boating, swingsets & slides, basketball, baseball or picnic's there is a park or playground that will fit your needs.  Latham Park-  located at the end of Latham Drive and running along Shore Rd in the Bay Springs section of Barrington.  This park is next to Lavin's Marina and has a boat launch.  You fish from the rocks along the edge of the park and Narragansett Bay.  The playground has swings, kiddie swings, a slide and a basketball court.  There ar...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
The Community of Barrington, RI 02806 I grew up right next to Barrington, RI and had a lot of friends in this town. My daughter graduated from Barrington High School and I go to church in Barrington. I thought it was time to write a short blog about this lovely town I know so well. A little background about Barrington, RI 02806. It is a community on the East Bay of RI. Situated between Riverside and Warren, RI.It has 4 elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The town features beautiful homes and country estates. It is home to the Rhode Island Country Club, rated the best in the Northeast and which hosts the annual CVS classic. With safe anchorage for motor and sailing craft, extensive bike paths, and beautiful views of Narragansett Bay. Barrington is a nature and ocean lo...
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By Jason Potrzeba, Mortgage Banking Officer
(Webster Bank)
Here are some pretty pictures taken during a calm evening at Barrington Beach. This home right on the beach is for sale. The giveaway that I am not a real estate agent is that a real estate agent wouldn't have taken a shot that had a bush blocking off a whole section of the home...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
    PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS OF BARRINGTON, RI Time to repost this blog I originally wrote almost 3 years ago. I believe this introductory piece to the parks and playgrounds in Barrington, RI is timeless and helpful for those new to the area. I hope you feel the same. Barrington has a couple of very nice parks & playgrounds.  If you enjoy fishing, boating, swingsets & slides, basketball, baseball or picnic's there is a park or playground that will fit your needs.  Latham Park-  located at the end of Latham Drive and running along Shore Rd in the Bay Springs section of Barrington.  This park is next to Lavin's Marina and has a boat launch.  You fish from the rocks along the edge of the park and Narragansett Bay.  The playground has swings, kiddie swings, a slide and a basketball court.  There...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
Barrington, RI- A Great Place to Call Home   Barrington, Rhode Island- A Great Place to Call Home Barrington, Rhode Island is a GREAT place to call home. It's April and Easter is next Sunday. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and the grass is becoming green once again. I love Spring in Rhode Island!The housing market is bursting forth as well. Everyday I drive down my neighborhood streets and see more housing popping onto the market. The market is HOT here in Barrington, RI!As of today there are 161 houses on the market ranging in price from $140,000 to $4.9M.  Barrington is a great town to live in. It is part of the East Bay of Rhode Island and runs along Narragansett Bay. Barrington offers golfing, tennis, marina's, state parks for picnicing, and the East Bay Bike Path. ...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
Affordable Living in Barrington, RI 02806   Affordable living in Barrington, RI. Is there such a thing? Many Rhode Islanders know Barrington as the town sandwiched between Riverside & Warren, having a great school system and a high tax base. The myth was that you had to make a lot of money to afford to live in Barrington. I'm here to dispel that myth. Homes for sale in Barrington, RI under 250K   Affordable living can be found in Barrington, RI.     
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
2013 Start of school for Barrington, RI     2013 start of school for Barrington, RI. It's that time of year again. Parents usually look forward to it, not so much the kids. Hopefully, everyone has been enjoying their summer vacation. With this being August already some communities here in RI will be starting school shortly. The start of school for Barrington, RI this year is on August 26th.   Here's the Barrington school calendar so you can start planning your next vacations and holiday's. With just over 2 weeks left before the start of school get out and do something fun!  Enjoy the rest of your summer & here's to a safe school year.
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
Homes for sale in the Primrose Hill neighborhood of Barrington, RI   As of today there are 20 houses for sale in the Primrose Hill neighborhood of Barrington, RI.  Prices range from $189K to $599K. Primrose Hill, West Barrington, Alfred Drowne and Bay Spring make up the Primrose Hill neighborhood. Once a bustling summer community, now most residents are year round. A mix of home styles make this a wonderfully eclectic area. Lovely bungalows, cottages, old Victorians, and newer style ranches mix together, creating quaint, tight-knit neighborhoods, many with water access. Primrose is home to a small marina. This neighborhood abuts the town of Riverside, RI, and is the closest point in town to the main highway to Providence. It is also where the Middle School and High School are located. I...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
    The Neighborhoods Of Barrington, RI 02886    A seaside community of about 8 square miles, Barrington offers residents the experience of living in a quaint New England town, and the convenience of Close proximity to Providence, Newport and  Boston. Incorporated in 1717, Barrington is comprised roughly of 7 neighborhoods:Hampden Meadows, Sowams, Nayatt, Primrose Hill, Rumstick, Bay Springs and  Alfred Drowne. Sowams/Hampden Meadows-Coupling the neighborhoods of Hampden Meadows & Sowams, this area abuts the towns of Warren , RI and Seekonk, MA. Surrounded by water, it is separated from the center of town by the Barrington River , and from the town of Warren by the Warren River. Home styles vary from new and old colonials, capes and ranches, and has more recently been developed with new...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
Welcome To Barrington, RI 02806 Barrington is located within East Bay area of Rhode Island. It is surrounded by water on three sides and has more waterfront land than any other town in the East Bay area. The town features beautiful homes and country estates and is home to the Rhode Island Country Club, rated among the best in the Northeast. With safe anchorage for motor and sailing craft, extensive bike paths, and beautiful views of Narragansett Bay, it is a nature and ocean lover’s dream. Barrington, RI is truly a great community to live, work, play, and enjoy New England’s rich heritage. The housing market in Barrington, RI is bouncing back nicely.  The median list price in December for single family homes in Barrington is $454,999.  Median days on the market are 85, and there are 141...
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By Michael Dutra
(Peoples Home Loans)
    Keeping you updated on the market! For the week of October 8, 2012 MARKET RECAP At the beginning of the year, we were in the minority: we thought 2012 would see improving home prices in more metropolitan markets across the country. We've been surprised on the price front, and delightfully so, because we didn't expect the price recovery to be as pervasive and as strong as it has been. What's more, the data on pricing continue to point to higher home prices in even more markets. Indeed, CoreLogic's Pending Home Price Index for August shows that home prices rose 4.6% year over year, posting the biggest annual increase since 2006. Looking at monthly data, August posted a 0.3% increase over July, which marks the six-consecutive monthly increase. Additional price data from Trulia show tha...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
There are some "real" Turkey's in Barrington, Rhode Island As I was driving through town today on my way to the post office I came across what at first I thought were Canadian Geese.  I quickly realized that they were wild turkeys.  These turkey's were feasting on something in someone front yard.  I pulled over to snap a picture or two when they started walking down the street in the opposite direction of where I was headed.  There were a good 7 or 8 adult turkeys.  This is something you don't see everyday or ever to my knowledge in Barrington, RI! I completed my errands and thought I'd drive back in hopes that they still may be in the area.  Boy, was I lucky!  I came across them again, and this time I wasn't the only person pulling over to take pictures.  There must have been a half a...
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By Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
Keeping Current Matters In the Barrington, RI Housing Market Keeping current matters whether it's in real estate, politics or even knowing what the weather will be for the day.  Keeping current and up to date on the goings on in the local real estate market is especially important.  Why you ask?  Well, I'll tell you why. I took a webinar a few weeks ago titled "Is the housing market in a full out recovery?" by a organization aptly named "Keeping Current Matters".  This group provides Realtor's with up to date real estate statistics, information and trends as to what the market is doing and where it is heading nationally.   Is the Barrington housing market in a full out recovery?  In a nutshell YES we are in a housing recovery from a sales point.  That being said here's what has to conti...
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By Michael Dutra
(Peoples Home Loans)
    Keeping you updated on the market! For the week of May 28, 2012     MARKET RECAP As each week passes, the data on housing becomes more encouraging. This past week's data added to the good feelings. Existing homes sales continue to post monthly gains, rising 3.4 percent in April to an annualized rate of 4.62 million units. If you go back to July 2011, you'll see a trend that is very noticeably up, with monthly sales trending 15-percent higher over the time period. Perusing the existing home sales data a little deeper, we find many encouraging details. When local market prices are aggregated into the national number, we find the national median price has increased to $177,400 – a 10.1 percent improvement over the national median price in April 2011. Strengthening home prices are surel...
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By Michael Dutra
(Peoples Home Loans)
    Keeping you updated on the market! For the week of May 7, 2012     MARKET RECAP Once again we are compelled to lead with home prices. That's actually a good thing, because home prices are increasingly on the rise and increasingly portend higher prices. The latest pricing data, from Trulia, show that asking prices rose nationally 1.9 percent in the three-month moving average from February to April. When you look at monthly comparisons, asking prices were up 0.5 percent from March to April. Of course, asking isn't getting – an asking price isn't the sales price. But we all know that we set prices rationally. It's important not to waste time on an unrealistic asking price. In other words, Trulia's data suggests that prices are rising, and rising strongly, in many markets. This, in turn...
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By Michael Dutra
(Peoples Home Loans)
    Keeping you updated on the market! For the week of April 16, 2012     MARKET RECAP The shift from winter tranquility to spring volatility is readily apparent in the mortgage markets. Fed Chairman Bernanke has noted that there are still considerable challenges which face the economy and that the Fed’s low rate stance is what is driving them back downward. Freshly-released minutes of the last Fed meeting from three weeks ago reflected the strong economy leading up to that point. This pushed rates back up, with the deepening woes in Europe and the weak March employment report causing rates to go back down again. The statement accompanied by the close of the Monetary Policy Setting Committee and subsequent testimony of Fed Chairman Bernanke both suggest that the economic climate may req...
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By Michael Dutra
(Peoples Home Loans)
    Keeping you updated on the market! For the week of April 9, 2012     MARKET RECAP Just as anticipated, mortgage rates have settled back a bit after its recent upward movement of fifteen basis points over the last two weeks. Widespread upward economic movement fostered the rise, but a more realistic approach to the economy’s forward momentum seems to be creeping back in. Rates have bumped off a little from their historic bottoms of February, but the modest movement should not create any additional disturbance or turbulence for the housing market. Even in the worst-case scenario, the eighth percentage point increase in a loan’s interest rate is probably not enough to ruin most deals. Especially since that slight increase could be ‘brought down’ through the payment of approximately a h...
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By Michael Dutra
(Peoples Home Loans)
    Keeping you updated on the market! For the week of February 27, 2012     MARKET RECAP So are things getting better or worse? We ask because the latest data on existing-home sales fail to provide a definitive answer. Sale were up once again, increasing 4.3 percent to a 4.57 million annualized rate in January, which, in turn, dropped supply to 6.1 months, the lowest inventory level in three years. The fact that existing-home sales are rising is good news. The not-so-good news is that sales appear to be driven by discounting. The national median price fell 4.6 percent to $154,700, while the national average price dropped 4.0 percent to $201,200. In short, existing-home sales are trending higher, but the trend is being fueled in part by price discounting – at least at the national level...
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