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Congress is back from its summer vacation, so the burning financial question on thousands of homeowners’ minds right now is this: Are you guys finally going to help out consumers who are underwater on their mortgages, many of whom face crushing federal tax bills if they accept – or have already accepted – principal reductions by their lenders? more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Homes, an effort that aims to raise awareness about the cost of unhealthy housing and provide cross-sector coordination of education, resources and services among state, city and community-based service organizations, was launched last week. more
The U.S. Federal Housing Administration started selling distressed loans in 2012 to help communities hit hard by foreclosures while also reducing losses to its taxpayer-backed insurance fund. more
New-home sales in the U.S. surged in August to the highest level in more than six years, a sign that the housing recovery is making progress. more
The last time a mansion at 339 Ocean Avenue in Newport changed hands, in 2004, it was known as Avalon and set a record for a Rhode Island single-family residential sale at $10.3 million. more
Why have many of the local housing markets that were hit hardest during the bust – especially in California – bounced back so vigorously and quickly, with prices close to or exceeding where they were in 2005 and 2006? more
It’s been only a few weeks since the Arcade reopened in downtown Providence and already shopkeepers in the newly renovated 1828 landmark are developing a camaraderie unusual among mall tenants. more
For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it’s the ultimate “green” goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when they underwrite and set the fees for mortgages. Appraisers should also recognize the added value. more
Robert Lamoureux built a towering house overlooking the ocean at Point Judith three years ago and began an ordeal that many developers would consider their worst nightmare. more
House hunters are still finding bargains in southern New England, but they have a lot less to choose from than they have in years. more
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