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Official Real Estate Sponsor Of Newport Rugby

The Fitzpatrick Team is proud to be the official sponsor of the Newport Rugby Football Club. Our sponsorship originated two years ago. It’s safe to say that it’s been one of the best partnerships we’ve entered into. Newport Rugby is a group dedicated to playing and supporting one of the toughest and most demanding games in the world.  Rugby requires a little bit of everything – strength, speed and stamina.  Rugby is also a strategic game that requires skill and execution to succeed on the pitch. Many of their players have played football, soccer and/or lacrosse and those skills transfer well to the rugby pitch. New players and supporters are always welcome!

“My relationship with Newport Rugby is a huge part of my life and my business. Back in 2017 I was preparing to expand my brand and I was looking to connect with a community partner. I remember heading to the Fort for a rugby match with my family and was overwhelmed by the turn out of of people. I reached out the club and said this is already something I’m passionate about, despite my talent-less rugby career, so it just made sense for me to partner with them. Two years later, I couldn’t be happier. ” – Joe Fitzpatrick

We are honored to be represented on the new jerseys that we’re presented to the Fitzpatrick Team last week and we wish them the best of luck this season! To find out more about the club head to www.NewportRugby.com.

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The Eddy Is Ready!

Last night we hosted a twilight open house at The Eddy Condos located at 567 Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth. Built circa 1910, this estate belonged to the accomplished artist Sarah James Eddy. The complete transformation of her prized home into three luxury condominiums- The Aquidneck, The Sakonnet and The Newport, are truly a sight to see.

The Eddy is graced with original period-details while providing modern maintenance-free amenities.  The impeccable craftsmanship with care and attention to detail are evident from refinishing the original wood mantles and hardwood floors to adding a custom built-ins, moldings and tray ceilings.  The home has been brought up to modern day standards with high efficiency Navien heating and cooling systems, stylish appliances in the gourmet kitchens, high end fixtures, and walk-in closets. This truly special property meticulously blends past and present and will certainly bring joy to its new residents.

Special thank you to Roxanne Blackmore for sharing her artistry with us, Aquidneck Meat and Provisions for supplying the scrumptious cheese board, and to our attendees who braved the cold!

More about The Eddy can be found here!

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Protecting Your House From Frozen Pipes

It’s the advice your parents gave you every time the temperature dips below freezing. “Make sure to drip your faucets!” No matter how much you hate to admit it, your parents are right. Wild winter weather can cause your pipes to freeze and possible burst causing flooding and costly water damage. We’ve scoured the internet to to find the best tips and tricks to protect your sanity and keep your home dry this winter. We highly recommend following these steps recommended by the American Red Cross, State Farm and Consumer Reports


Why Pipes Freeze In The First Place:
Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.
Pipes that freeze most frequently are ones exposed to severe cold like pipes in unheated interior areas like basements, crawl spaces, attics or kitchen cabinets and pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation. 


Steps to Prevent Frozen Pipes:
– Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic. The more the better as insulation will maintain higher temperatures in these areas.
– Seal leaks that allow cold air inside or near places where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes, and use insulation to keep the cold out. With severe cold, even a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze.
– Keep garage doors closed, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage.
– Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. 
– Disconnect garden hoses, and if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. 
– Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and night. 
– Running water through the pipe—even at a trickle—helps prevent pipes from freezing.


Ways to Avoid Frozen Pipes While Traveling:
– If you’re going on vacation during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home and set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
– Ask a friend or family member to check your house daily and make sure it’s warm enough to prevent it from freezing.
– Shut off and drain your water system, but note that if you have a fire sprinklers in your home, it may be deactivated when you turn off the water. 


How to Thaw Frozen Pipes: If your pipes freeze, don’t let panic set in. Just because they’re frozen doesn’t meant they’ve burst. If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, contact a plumber immediately. 
– Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt the ice in it.
– Apply heat to the section of the pipe using any of the following: an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater, or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use an open flame to heat or thaw your pipes!
– Check all other faucets in your home to see if there are additional frozen pipes. If one freezes, others may too. 
– If you have a pipe that does burst, shut off the main water valve, call your plumber and insurance company immediately and be sure to take photos of the damage while you’re waiting for the plumber to arrive. 


At the end of the day, the best way to deal with freezing pipes is to prevent them in the first place. But if the unthinkable does happen, we hope you’ll keep these tips in mind and act fast to minimize the damage and cost of repairs. Stay safe and stay warm!

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Sunday Funday Open House!

This weekend we hosted our first Open House at our new offices on 55 Memorial Boulevard in Newport. If you haven’t heard yet, we’re back in the building with our amazing RE/MAX Newport agents and loving every minute of it! We’d been trying to schedule an Open House for a while, but figured it was best to let the holiday craze to die down. When the New England Patriots made it to the playoffs, we knew we had to take advantage of it and decided to host a little Sunday Funday!

Friends, family and colleagues stopped by throughout the afternoon to check out our new digs and enjoy delicious refreshments from some of our favorite vendors. Flat Waves knocked it out of the park with items from their new menu (the pulled pork and sweet chili were a hit!), Nicholas Malloy and Heineken offered some adult libations, Empire Tea & Coffee kept us caffeinated for the late game and Rosemary & Thyme made the most amazing Chocolate Lasagna dessert reminding us how amazing Heath bars are.

Thanks to everyone who came out to show their support and to the kiddos for their fantastic FT artwork!

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Home Ownership Is Easier Than You Think!

Are you sick of renting? Home ownership is easier than you think! If you’re ready to move to Rhode Island and buy a home in Providence, Newport County, Barrington or any of the great locations in the Ocean State, we can help!

Click HERE to start your home buying process in one minute or less

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#1 Real Estate Team on Aquidneck Island!

The Fitzpatrick Team is thrilled to announce some very exciting news. We closed out 2018 as the #1 Real Estate Team on Aquidneck Island! 

Thank you to all of our amazing clients, families, colleagues, and friends who have given us your trusted business. Here’s to an even better 2019! 

 

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Cracking Success: 24 Greenough Open House

To ring in the holiday season, we hosted a very festive Open House at 24 Greenough Place! Guests were invited to jingle and mingle as they explored this stunning Queen Anne Victorian nestled in the heart of Newport. A few of the dancers from Island Moving Company’s “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff” joined us for the evening to spread some holiday cheer. Clara, the ballerina doll, some young mice and the Nutcracker were scattered throughout the home greeting those who strolled through the 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and legal, 1 bedroom apartment above the garage!

Thanks to Scrumptions and Aquidneck Meat and Provisions for providing tasty treats for all to enjoy. Find out more about 24 Greenough Place here, or contact Alyssa to schedule a showing!

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You’re Invited: 24 Greenough Open House

Jingle and mingle at our 24 Greenough Open House on Wednesday, December 19th, from 5-7pm! Joining us for this festive gathering will be a few of the dancers from Island Moving Company’s “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff.” Clara, the ballerina doll, some young mice and the Nutcracker will be there to greet you and spread some holiday cheer.

Take a break from your hectic holiday plans and stop by for a truly unforgettable evening at this stunning Queen Anne Victorian nestled in the heart of Newport.

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Holiday Client Appreciation Party

Thank you to our clients, family and friends for joining us at our Annual Holiday Client Appreciation Party. The night wouldn’t have been possible without our gracious hosts The Fifth Element, the musical stylings of Ben O’Connor, and our amazing photographer Meg Heriot Krahl! We hope you everyone had a great time. Thank you again for your friendship and your business. From all of us at the Fitzpatrick Team and RE/MAX Professionals of Newport, we hope you have a great holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Full Gallery of Photos Can Be Found On Our Facebook Page. Be sure to “Like” us and tag yourself! 

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Thankful for These Great Closings!

What a month! This November we had eight closings across Rhode Island. Congratulations to our team on the closings at:

51 Smythe, Newport | 7 Miantonomi, Middletown | 36 Grafton, Newport | 101 Fayal, Middletown | 30 Lock, Portsmouth

200 New Meadow, Barrington | 37 Beacon Terrace, Middletown | 19 Conanicus, Narragansett

We wish all of our new buyers many happy years ahead in their new homes. Our team is working hard to meet our 2018 goal of 100 closings and $36,000,000 in total sales. If you need assistance buying, selling or renting your home, contact us today at fitzpatrickteamremax@gmail.com or 401-848-7827!