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Oct. 6, 2018

NEW LISTING! 385 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903 - $229k


NEW LISTING!! Located right in Downtown Providence!! Come view this awesome condo TODAY!! 
Listed at $229,900 

385 Westminster St, Unit 5D, Providence, RI 02903


385 Westminster St, Unit #5D, Providence, RI 02903

 

Live in the heart of Downtown Providence, right on Westminster Street. This one bedroom unit
offers a bright and spacious layout on the top (fifth) floor, complete with views of the Providence
skyline and includes a parking space in the private lot behind the building. Tall ceilings and with
new high efficiency windows throughout. Laundry in unit, Central A/C, and a private Storage space
in the basement. The monthly Condo Fee INCLUDES HEAT & HOT WATER! Elevator makes for
easy move-in. Dog-friendly building! CALL TODAY!!

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"If you also need help selling or buying please don't hesitate to give me a call, I would love to assist you as well! I also appreciate any referrals you can send me if you know someone else needing to sell or buy! Contact me below! Thank you!" 

Joe DeChristofaro

Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Posted in Listings
Aug. 28, 2018

SOLD! 12 Rome Ave, North Providence, RI

Congratulations to my buyers Amine & Joelle on the successful purchase of your new home! I'm so happy I could be of assistance helping you achieve this reality! 

12 Rome Ave, North Providence, RI 02904

12 Rome Ave, North Providence, RI 02904

Beautifully updated 3 bedroom Ranch featuring: gorgeous kitchen with high end upgrades, soft close maple cabinetry with custom buffet and wine bar, top of the line stainless steel appliances, GE gas range, luxurious quartz counter-tops, bamboo flooring, hardwoods, freshly painted interior/exterior, central air, awesome lower level with custom bar, natural gas heat, replacement windows, plenty of storage space, 1 car garage with workshop area, generous fenced in yard with patio area, exceptional location on a no through way road, best of both worlds with private lot that has great commuter access and close proximity to every amenity. Buyer's 1 year home warranty included. Absolute move-in condition!

Click here to view listing!

 

"If you also need help selling or buying please don't hesitate to give me a call, I would love to assist you as well! I also appreciate any referrals you can send me if you know someone else needing to sell or buy! Contact me below! Thank you!" 

Joe DeChristofaro

Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Posted in Recent Sales
Aug. 23, 2018

SOLD! 1340 Hope Rd, Cranston, RI - $468k

Congratulations to my sellers on the successful sale of their home today!
It was a pleasure working with you and all parties involved to get this closed!



1340 Hope Rd, Cranston, RI 02831
Elegant center-hall Colonial This home boasts 4BR's, 3.5 Baths, 2 separate Living Rooms, marble Fireplace, formal Dining Room, huge Finished Basement, Central Air, Hardwoods & Crown Molding throughout first floor, Granite, Stainless Appliances, upgraded Alarm System, absolutely stunning Yard, entertainer's delight complete with 2 Decks, Fire Pit/ Entertainment Area and other spacious play areas, large Shed, 3 Car Garage and Underground Sprinklers upgraded to 9 zones! Recent updates include: young $10k tankless Boiler, all newer Appliances, new carpeting in MBR, a renovated MBath, newer Hardwoods Living Room, newer Retaining Wall with fresh new plantings, newer Fire Pit/Entertainment Area constructed, young Garage Doors and Openers. Offers best of both worlds location being tucked away in the most serene location surrounded by gorgeous nature views at every point, but yet still a short enough commute to major highways and shopping!

Click here to view listing!

 

"If you also need help selling or buying please don't hesitate to give me a call, I would love to assist you as well! I also appreciate any referrals you can send me if you know someone else needing to sell or buy! Contact me below! Thank you!" 

Joe DeChristofaro

Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Posted in Recent Sales
Aug. 10, 2018

Your Wicked Awesome Weekend in RI!

10 top picks to celebrate summer in the Ocean State

Now-August 12: The Flickers’ Rhode Island International FIlm Festival returns for it’s 22nd year to showcase the best of the world’s independent cinematic talent right here in the ocean state. 

August 10: For a classic - and classical - night of music, look no further than the Roger Williams Park Pops featuring the Rhode Island philharmonic orchestra. It all pops off at the park’s iconic Temple to Music. 

August 12: Help support the big dreams of small makers at Hope & Main, at the Schoolyard Twilight Party Fundraiser. Enjoy live music while sampling food from local chefs, restaurants, and food trucks, as well as local beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and more.

August 11: Raise a pint at Foolproof Brewing Company’s annual Augtoberfest, hosted in partnership with the Pawtucket Foundation. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, food trucks, an inflatable slip and slide, games, competitions, and of course, local brews. 

August 11: Lace up your sneakers for this year’s Mount Hope Bridge 5k. Walk, jog, or sprint your way across the historic bridge over Mount Hope Bay while raising money for the Bristol Rotary and partner charities. 

August 11: Check out the Field of Artisans pop-up market and enjoy the handmade work of local artists and artisans, photographers, designers and a variety of vendors, at Marina Park in Wakefield. 

August 11: Help support the Ocean Community YMCA by joining in on the fun at their Island Luau Party and enjoy deliciously local food, specialty cocktails, live music, dancing, and an auction on Heather Island on Ninigret Pond. Take a shuttle boat on over, or dock your boat on the island. 

August 11: Take a stroll along the waterfront for The Looff – East Providence Art Festival to admire the work of local artists, including photography, metal works, and sculpture for “a whirlwind of art, music, and life.” 

August 11-12: Head to Charlestown to witness the old recorded powwow in North America during the Narragansett Indian Tribe 343rd Annual August Meeting and Powwow, held at the Narragansett Indian Church. Enjoy a celebration of Narragansett culture, cuisine, music, artwork, books, and traditional Native American dancing. 

August 13: Continue celebrating summer through Monday during Block Island Reggae Fest at Ballard’s Inn of Block Island. Dance from morning till night to the music of Giant Panda, Guerilla Dub Squad, Roots of Creation, and Spiritual Rez. If that’s not enough, stay for the after party with Mighty Mystic.


by Hey Rhody
Posted in Events
Aug. 1, 2018

3 More Closing This Week! Congratulations to my Buyers & Sellers!

Congratulations to my Sellers in N Providence, my Buyers in N Smithfield and my Seller in S Kingston on the successful sale of all of your homes this week! And a big thank you to all involved in getting these homes to the closing table! It was a pleasure working with you!   
   
3 Sales in July 2018!

120 Rocky Brook Wy, South Kingston, RI 02879 - $222k
107 Meadow Rd, North Providence, RI 02904 - $243k
271 Great Rd, North Smithfield, RI 02896 - $217k

If you need help buying or selling I would love the opportunity to help you as well, or if you have any referrals that would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

Posted in Recent Sales
July 13, 2018

An Island Daycation Awaits!

How to get the most out of Block Island in a single day

Posted 

7am: Arrive to the ferry port in Point Judith 
You’ll need a form of transportation to see most of Block Island’s roughly 10 square miles of land. Renting mopeds, bikes, and Jeeps are all options on island, but the best bang for your buck and time is to BYO. Bikes are $7 each and a standard vehicle is $80, both roundtrip, on the Block Island Ferry. Note that cars require advance reservations and to be checked in on dock an hour prior to the traditional ferry’s departure. 

8am: Ferry departs

The traditional ferry is a 55 minute ride, which is ample time to rest up for the busy day ahead of you.

8:15am: Hit the snack bar
While you try to relax, passenger after passenger walks by you with the best-looking Bloody Mary you’ve ever seen. “I’m on vacation,” you tell yourself when you order one. And then you officially are.

8:55am: Arrive on Block Island

Bringing a car has another big bonus: passengers with vehicles are the first ones off the ferry. Nothing screams VIP like peeling off the dock while a boatload of people watch in pure envy. This daycation thing already looks good on you.

9am: Grab breakfast in Old Harbor
Head over to Persephone’s Kitchen, a cozy cafe on Dodge Street, for egg and avocado sandwiches, gluten-free banana bread, and their signature smoothie bowls – the perfect marriage of thickened fruit-based smoothies with granola. 

10am: Head to Southeast Light
Stop by Southeast Light, one of two lighthouses on island, for a quick dose of history, architecture, and awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic and the Block Island Wind Farm – otherwise known as the Instagram Trifecta. 22 Mohegan Trail

11am: Peek at the Mohegan Bluffs
You could spend an entire day walking down the 141 steps that lead to patches of near-perfect beaches complete with crystal clear water and spectacular vistas of the 200-foot Mohegan Bluffs. The descent and climb back is challenging and time-consuming, so today you’ll take a peek from the top and half-check it off your BI bucket list. There, that felt good.

12pm: Go parasailing
Your next stop is to Block Island Parasailing, where you’ll soar 500 to 800 feet up in the air for an unmatched view of the island from above. Though the entire ride only takes about 20 minutes, bragging rights are yours forever (or at least this summer). 

1pm: Pick up lunch to go
The beach is your next respite/multi-tasking activity, and you’ll need to pick up some take-out for lunch to keep this Block Island boot camp… I mean island getaway… as efficient as possible. The Beachhead is not only conveniently located down the street from the town beach, it’s crazy delicious. Seafood is a must-order here. 

1:15pm: Pull up to the beach
There are plenty of reasons why Fred Benson Town Beach is the best beach in Rhode Island. Free admission, white sand, clear-as-day water, hot showers, and on-site chair and umbrella rentals are a few of them. It’s also one of a few beaches where dogs are allowed, which just adds to the chill vibe. Grab your lunch, along with your beach chairs and towels from your trunk (you packed those, right?), and plop on the sand for a little down time.

3pm: Explore New Harbor 

Block Island has two harbors on opposite ends of the island: Old Harbor, the town’s busy hub that the BIF arrives in, and New Harbor, the serene and preferred landing spot for boaters. Head to Champlin’s, a large resort that houses BI’s largest marina, several dining and drinking options, and a boatload of water activities. Kayaks, paddleboards, and bumper boats can be rented for the day or by the hour. Pick the watercraft of your choice, and go explore Great Salt Pond for a few hours. 

5pm: Go Shopping in Old Harbor
Head back to the downtown-like area in Old Harbor for some retail therapy. Dodge and Water streets are full of artisan boutiques, surf shops, jewelers, and novelty apparel that will remind you – and your friends – that you had the best day ever on Block Island. 

6:30 Dinner at the Surf Hotel
Head over to the Surf Hotel, just a few steps from the downtown shops, and be sure to get a table on their outdoor deck. Directly overlooking the beach, the views here are pretty spectacular — and so is their simple, yet 
flavorful menu filled with steaks, fish, and lobster. This is what vacation is all about. 

7:45pm: Return car to dock
You booked the last ferry of the day (because YOLO) and once again you need to get your vehicle loaded an hour prior to departure.

8pm: Grab a nightcap

Ballard’s is less than a five minute walk from the ferry’s landing, and the perfect place to close out your island day. Be it a quick appetizer or a tiki drink, you really can’t go wrong at this expansive beachside resort – unless you lose track of time and miss the ferry. Overnight stays on the Block are highly recommended, but are much better when they are planned. Good thing you have an hour of ferry time to start plotting out your next trip. 

9pm: Depart for Point Judith
Pat yourself on your sun-kissed back, sit back, and enjoy your ride back to Galilee.

Article by: Hey Rhody Publication

 

Presented to you by:

Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

Posted in Events
July 9, 2018

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Presented to you by:

Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

 

July 6, 2018

Weekend Must-Do's in RI!

10 can't miss events in the Ocean State

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July 5: Head on down to the RI Historical Society’s Concert Under the Elms at the John Brown House Lawn for a performance by The Duke Robillard Band and enjoy some pit-smoked BBQ eats by Bugg’d Out Barbecue, plus a pop-up exhibit related to the show. 

July 5: The All-American vibes keep going past July 4 at Ballard’s for Block Island Countryfest, a daylong festival of Southern music on the beach. 

July 6: Bring the whole family to Wakefield's Theatre By The Sea, and enoy a performance of the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, in a Kaleidescope musical for all ages. 

July 6: There’s yoga, and then there’s Yoga in the Garden at Blithewold, when Bristol Yoga Studio holds outdoor classes under the trees at the waterfront mansion. 

July 6-7: Bring your appetite to the 2018 Ocean State BBQ Festival at the Steel Yard, and enjoy some deliciously local BBQ eats, local brews, and rock out to live music. 

July 7:  Don't forget your fancy hat and picnic blanket for the Newport International Polo Series, as the USA takes on Italy in a game of horsemanship on the Portsmouth polo grounds.

July 7-8: The Wickford Art Festival is back for a 57th year, and will gather over 200 artists from across the country to set up shop in Wickford Village and display works ranging from painting to jewelry to sculpture. 

July 8: Celebrate the culture of Cape Verde during the 43rd annual Cape Verdean Independence Festival at India Point Parkand enjoy a fun-filled day of Cape Verdean food, music, and dancing. 

July 8: Jam out to a sunset concert by the sea at the 2018 Summer Concert Series on Barrington Town Beachand enjoy performances by the Becky Chace Band and other talented local musicians. 

July 8-21: Providence Restaurant Weeks kicks off with deliciously affordable three-course menu offerings at eateries all over the city (and beyond). 

 

From Hey Rhody Publication

Presented to you by:

Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

Posted in Events
July 2, 2018

SOLD! 23 Earl St, Lincoln, RI 02865 - $219k

Congratulations to my buyers Tyler and Amanda on the successful purchase of their new home! It was a pleasure working with you! Wishing you years of happiness here!
       
23 Earl St, Lincoln, RI 02865

23 Earl St, Lincoln, RI 02865

$219,000

Top to bottom full renovation of this tastefully styled shotgun ranch. Every piece of this house was replaced. High efficiency Navien combo unit, new insulation throughout, new siding, new roof, new gutters. Gorgeous kitchen with shiny new granite and soft close doors. Full basement. Nice yard and a brand new deck. Live in Lincoln and send your kids to a great school in a new affordable home.

Presented to you by:

Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

 

Posted in Recent Sales
June 28, 2018

SOLD! 196 Old River Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865

Congratulations to my buyers David and Dana on the successful purchase of their new condo! It was a pleasure working with both of you!
       
196 Old River Rd, #7C, Lincoln, RI 02865

196 Old River Rd, #7c, Lincoln, RI 02865

$149,900

Spacious second floor unit with recent updates throughout including new carpeting, flooring, and counter tops. Also has new forced hot air/central A/C system and custom shades throughout unit. All furniture included with sale if buyer has a need! Large private deck featuring a new screen/glass enclosure with custom sunshades throughout overlooking nicely landscaped backyard. Great community in a desirable area of Lincoln.

Presented to you by:

Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

Posted in Recent Sales