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A total of 451 single-family and multifamily homes in Rhode Island were foreclosed upon during the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 19.9 percent over the 376 foreclosures reported for the same period last year, affordable homes coalition HousingWorks RI reported Thursday. more
Nearly 42,000 single-family homes in the Providence-Warwick metro area are located within storm-surge risk zones, and nearly 10,000 of those are at extreme risk, according to the 2014 storm-surge analysis released Thursday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island continued to drop, marking the lowest point this year, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey of gasoline prices. more
Donor-recommended grants from Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity, achieved record levels in the first nine months of 2014. more
The Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday that most construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers, and firms in the Northeast were no exception, with 67 percent reporting difficulty filling jobs. more
Rhode Island is one of the most energy efficient states, tying with Oregon and Vermont for the No. 3 spot on a State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released on Wednesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
The Northeast consumer price index rose 1.2 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis in September compared with a year ago, while the index for the average U.S. city increased 1.7 percent during the same period, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Bristol County, Mass., foreclosure starts climbed 94.6 percent in March compared with the same period last year, The Warren Group said Thursday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 900 construction jobs over the year ended in April, an increase of 5 percent that earned the region a spot at No. 122 in a ranking of U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released Tuesday. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales fell 5 percent in April compared with the same period last year, while the median sale price rose 17 percent during the same period, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Tuesday. more
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