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Homeowners who can’t help checking their address on Internet property value trackers like Zillow’s “zestimate” likely weren’t happy with Stan Humphries, the real estate website’s chief economist, when house prices were plunging in recent years. An architect of the algorithm behind the “zestimate,” Humphries is probably more popular now that home prices on Zillow are rising again. 2013 was a very strong year for real estate across the country and even in the economically challenged Providence area, where Humphries was in town recently to network with local real estate agents who use or are looking at using Zillow’s data platform. more
Rhode Island, like the rest of the nation, saw its foreclosure inventory fall in November, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
Rhode Island Housing has announced six recipients of its second round of 2014 Home funds totaling more than $2 million. more
Orders for durable goods unexpectedly climbed for a third month in April, a sign U.S. factories will help the world’s biggest economy strengthen. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said the strongest U.S. economy in years, buoyed by a solid housing market, may push the jobless rate below 6 percent by year-end. more
The inventory of homes for sale in Providence and Warwick is increasing, up 3.4 percent from last December, according to data from the online listing service Realtor.com. more
Rhode Island Housing, the state’s principal housing agency, has received a national award for program innovation by the National Council of State Housing Agencies. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes rose in April for the first time in three months as buyers took advantage of falling mortgage rates. more
Corvias Campus Living has landed a $517 million contract with the University of Georgia to maintain and expand the school system’s student housing. more
WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rose in November as employment gains and low borrowing costs helped bring potential buyers into the market. The pending home sales index … more
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