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Bruce Lane has been “playing in the real estate market” since 1985, which has allowed him to put three children through private colleges without taking on debt. The key, he says, is practicing what he preaches. more
Demand for the 48 micro-lofts at the Arcade Providence has only increased since the first tenants arrived in December 2013. Corey Towner, above, lives in one of the second-floor units. Towner was on the original waiting list of approximately 2,000, and feels lucky to be there. The waiting list has doubled, though new units, which rarely come available, are not leased on a strict first-come, first-served basis. The lofts range in size from 225 square feet to 850 square feet. more
Restoration of the micro lofts at the Arcade Providence garnered a “preservation honor award” from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes slumped in November from a one-year high, underscoring the uneven nature of the current recovery in residential real estate that’s been one of its defining characteristics. more
Joshua and Erica Bacon had been looking for their first home for just a few weeks. They were exploring options for financing through the Veterans Administration loan program, and starting to look at properties in Cranston, Warwick and Coventry. … more
The highest sale price for a residential property on the island in three years was marked in a transaction that closed last week. more
A Boston-based nonprofit has collaborated with Rhode Island Housing to purchase the 88-unit Aaron Briggs Manor in Providence, which will be preserved for affordable housing for senior citizens. more
If you’re thinking about taking out a new home-equity line, you’re hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity – popularly known as HELOCs – are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of 2014 is up by an extraordinary 21 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data collected by credit bureau Equifax. more
Rhode Island again was among the top five states with loans that are 90 days delinquent or more, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Ground was broken on the $7.5 million Fernwood ‘Mutual Self Help’ housing development in the village of Pascaog this week in which families will help build their own homes. more
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