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The Ocean State has the 22nd-lowest mortgage closing costs in the United States, according to a Bankrate.com report released this week. more
Rhode Island has the 10th highest first-mortgage write-off rate in the nation at 4.5 basis points, Equifax Inc. said Wednesday. more
A total of 1.5 percent of Rhode Island homes, or 4,853, are at risk of being underwater due to sea level rise, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders climbed in August as steady job growth and low interest rates boosted prospects for the residential real-estate market in the second half of the year, according to data Monday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. more
Edward A. Hjerpe III is president and CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. The bank is working with New England states to spur economic development through various programs, including Jobs for New England and Helping to House New England. Hjerpe talks with Providence Business News about those programs and how Rhode Island fits into the overall mix. more
I argued last week that the high cost of housing in cities such as New York and San Francisco has a bright side for the larger U.S. economy: As people who would like to live in these highly desirable but dauntingly expensive areas are priced out, they choose instead to settle in upwardly mobile communities that benefit from the new talent and wealth. more
Fall River is among the worst real estate markets in the country, and Providence is not much better, according to WalletHub’s latest study released Tuesday. more
The Smith Hill Community Development Corp. has expanded its affordable housing services to the adjoining Wanskuck neighborhood of Providence. more
Lori Joyal is the managing broker for the Watch Hill offices of Lila Delman Real Estate International. She responded recently to several questions posed by the Providence Business News. more
The foreclosure inventory rate fell to 1.2 percent in the Ocean State in September, a 34.2 percent drop over the year, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
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