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The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.9 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in June, a somewhat less significant increase than the 2.1 percent jump in consumer prices nationally, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
It doesn’t get much publicity compared with other home-mortgage issues, but it appears to be a persistent problem: Lenders and mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications when a borrower is pregnant or heading for maternity leave. more
In most neighborhoods, the pair of two-story colonials that began rising on a Providence street corner four years ago – one cream-colored, the other gray with a big garage door facing the sidewalk – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. more
Beginning home construction unexpectedly declined in June to a nine-month low as a record plunge in the South swamped gains in the rest of the U.S. more
HousingWorks RI, a housing policy research group that has been collaborating with Roger Williams University since 2012, officially joined the university’s division of Outreach and Engagement on July 1, the school announced Wednesday. more
Anybody buying a first home quickly learns how important credit scores are to mortgage lenders. They like them high. more
Nelson Esteves, Realtor at Re/Max Professionals in East Providence, can assist both new and seasoned homebuyers in seven different languages. His miltilingualism has allowed him to develop a trustful bond with his clients as he guides them through a big investment and a new stage of life. Esteves also has built a partnership with the Rhode Island Housing Loan Center to prepare his clients for the commitment they are about to make. Esteves has been named Realtor of the Quarter by Rhode Island Housing three times since he became a Realtor more than a decade ago, most recently for the fourth quarter of 2013. more
When you shop online for a home, some websites let you specify the characteristics of the community where you want to live. Maybe you’re looking for excellent schools, low crime rates, affordable prices and low property taxes. more
Like an increasing share of the properties in Providence, the vacant, white three-family at 238 Amherst St. in the Olneyville neighborhood is not a foreclosure. more
If you’re like most homeowners, it’s your biggest asset. You can’t track it online or check monthly statements sent to you by a bank, but it’s crucially important for your personal financial well-being and your retirement planning. more
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