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Rhode Island ranked among the top five states for having the highest number of mortgaged properties in negative equity in the third quarter at 14.8 percent, according to data released Thursday by Corelogic. more
Richard Godfrey, executive director of Rhode Island Housing Corp., will retire Jan. 31. more
The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest in more than two decades in the fourth quarter as many would-be buyers stayed on the sidelines, giving the rental market a boost. The share … more
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose at a slower pace in the year ended in October, putting the market on better footing heading into 2015. more
Per capita consumer spending in Rhode Island grew 9 percent between 2009 and 2012, signifying improved consumer confidence since the Great Recession but lagging New England and U.S. spending growth for the same period, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday. more
Dee Southerland, broker associate at Williams & Stuart Real Estate, recently received Rhode Island Housing’s Realtor of the Quarter Award for the third time since she became a Realtor in 2004. Southerland is a Providence native whose specialty is assisting first-time homebuyers. She is driven by being able to facilitate individuals with the both exciting and daunting experience of settling into a home for the first time. Southerland is a graduate of LaSalle Academy. She is currently pursuing a CRS certification. more
Homebuyers have dramatically increased their use of the RILiving mobile app to get information on properties for sale, with nearly triple the number of searches performed in the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. more
Nicole Lagace last year stepped in to lead HousingWorks RI as interim executive director after former Executive Director Nellie Gorbea left. Lagace had spent four years in communications at the research group, developing the organization’s communication initiatives and managing public relations activities, including its annual Housing Fact Book and other special reports. more
Rhode Island has approved 23 projects for state historic preservation tax credits since temporarily reviving the program a year ago – none of them private mansions or social clubs. more
The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.8 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in July compared with the national consumer price increase of 2 percent, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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