Thursday, January 15, 2009

Furniture Restoration in Rhode Island

If you have a piece of furniture in need of restoration or you see a piece of furniture that you love but is in horrible condition don't be afraid to purchase it. Mark Faris does exceptional restoration at an affordable price. The quality of an older piece of furniture by far surpasses the particle board construction of a new piece of furniture. The cost even after restoration is still a fraction of what it would cost to buy new.

Below you will see before and after photos of a hundred plus year old table that Mark has recently restored over the past few days.

If you would like to see more before and after photos of Mark's work please e-mail me at
If you are looking to have piece restored you can reach Mark at (401) 624-6080.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Seal returns to the Sakonnet River - Tiverton, RI

It snowed again last night. But what a nice surprise to see that the seal had returned to the Sakonnet River. Almost every year this time we welcome the return of our salt water friend. Considering how much ocean we are surrounded by it is not often that you see these kind of animals in the Sakonnet River. So when our friend returns it makes me very happy and excited. I heard dolphins swam through the river last summer or maybe the summer before but unfortunately I missed them.

If you are near by you might want to come see the seal. It sits on the rocks just past Grinnell's Beach on Main Rd.

These are the best pictures I could get with my camera. It is days like this I wish I had a better camera (it is on the list).

While I have your attention let me give you a quick update on what is going on in Tiverton:

Two new public trails have recently opened at Weetamoe Woods. For more information about Weetamoe Woods go to Bill's Wild Outdoors or Tiverton Town Hall. There is also a 418 acre former dairy farm located in Tiverton called Eight Rod Farm Management Area where you can enjoy Canoeing, Freshwater Fishing, and Horseback Riding. It has be snowing so I would think it would also be nice for cross county skiing. Please check with RI DEM before Hiking, Horseback Riding, or possible cross country skiing this time of year to be sure it does not conflict with hunting season which includes deer hunting (archery & muzzle load only). It is stocked with pheasants during pheasant season and open to bird hunters. It is a great place to train your bird dog. Many hunters take advantage and take their dogs. FYI if you love these sports or this life style there is a nice property for sale abutting Eight Rod Farm Management Area (for more information please call me at (401) 369-1766 or e-mail
No matter what the season there is always something to do in Tiverton. About a week ago I took my grand daughter for a ride to get her to nap. We ended up at Fogland Beach where there were wind surfers. I have to admit I left the warmth of car to take a stroll on the beach to find some treasures. The great thing about town is no matter what part of town you live in you are never far away to enjoy these places.
Maybe you should call Tiverton home or your vacation home town. There are homes in every price range. Currently there are 22 homes available under $240,000.00 (not including mobile homes and 55+ communities). I saw a cute two bedroom today with a list price of $137,900.00. 30 homes listed between $240,000.00-$350,000.00, 38 homes listed between $350,000.00-$550,000.00 (the one located near Eight Rod Farm falls in this price range) 22 homes listed between $550,000.00-$850,000.00 and 16 homes listed at $850,000.00 or more.
Information was obtained from the RI MLS.
Don't forget to come back often there are lots of nice towns that we will be visiting in the near future.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Is It Really Day 7 of the New Year

Hi everyone. No I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. There has just been a lot of things going on and I just can't seem to catch up from the Holidays or maybe I am getting busier. So here is the run down so far:

January 1, 2009 - On my way to enjoy good times with my family and good food and I blew my transmission. A client contacted me interested in looking at some property (very nice).

January 3, 2009 - Viewed properties some interest. Gathering information.

January 4, 2009 - My e-mail got phished on one of my social networks. This is not nice at all and very unproductive. What is there really to gain by that kind of nonsense?

January 5, 2009 - Did some deliveries. Did I mention we also have an Antique business? We do all kinds of jobs including complete clean outs for properties (trash included). Still working on that potential sale. Oh yeah also had to change all my passwords due to phishing.

January 6, 2009 - Did a job in the morning. Second viewing of property.

January 7, 2009 - Off to town hall for more research of property. Trying to catch up on my blogging. More things I need to get done.

There is lots of news to share with you guys. Let me just quickly mention Avitech, Inc. has closed on the new location in Warren, RI. Hurray! Waiting for pictures on this project. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

So please be patient and keep coming back. There are a lot of good real estate buys and I will be sharing more information.



Call me or fill out my form if you are interested in buying property. After all it is a New Year and we are all raring to go and I am feeling 2009 is going to be a good year. As always in closing - if you are currently in a contract with another real estate agent, broker, or real estate company this is not a solicitation.