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Central to the argument for saving Providence’s Superman Building with public investment is a vision of the downtown economy driven by residents as much as office workers. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has award $2.5 million in grants to the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. to help “protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and from other home health and safety hazards,” HUD announced Friday. more
Home prices rose in the 12 months through March by the most in seven years as the recovery in residential real estate gained momentum. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced a new housing compact that creates a goal of providing 10,000 mortgage loans to first-time homebuyers over the next five years. more
A settlement between the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a Texas homebuilder is drawing renewed attention to a controversial issue that was prominent during the years preceding the housing bubble: kickbacks in home real estate transactions. Put another way, do you know where your money is really going when you pay thousands of dollars in loan fees and closing charges? Is your realty broker or builder getting an extra piece of the action through side deals with lenders or title agencies – all at your expense through higher charges? more
You can call it Big Brother. You can call it high-tech snooping. But be aware: If you are applying for a mortgage in the coming weeks, you can be sure that your credit will be checked and re-checked – possibly monitored daily – to make certain no hints of new debts pop up before you close on the loan. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in June that up to $5 million in grants will be awarded to housing organizations throughout the state – including one in Fall River – to promote the rehabilitation of distressed and abandoned properties. more
They’re not yet an endangered species, but their steadily diminishing presence has some real estate analysts worried: First-time buyers are missing in action in housing markets across the country. more
You’ve probably seen some of the reports during the past month about home sales and prices. Housing is hot. more
The Mortgage Conciliation Act signed into law by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month requires banks and lenders to make a good-faith attempt to negotiate with homeowners before foreclosing on homes. more
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