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If you’re thinking about buying a house, you probably know the sobering realities in the mortgage market. Thanks to strict federal rule changes in the wake of the housing bust, it can be tough to qualify for a loan. more
If your dream is to someday live by the sea, be ready to pay double compared to what’s available in the same community inland – or even more if you shop in Barrington. more
BOSTON – More than 50 Massachusetts cities and towns will receive more than $27 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to support housing rehabilitations, public service projects and local infrastructure. more
In most neighborhoods, the pair of two-story colonials that began rising on a Providence street corner four years ago – one cream-colored, the other gray with a big garage door facing the sidewalk – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. more
A relic from the days of the housing boom is making a comeback. The share of sales that feature bidding wars is up. According to the National Association of Realtors, 33 percent of all sales were at or above the asking price, a strong indication … more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley has sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for violating the state’s 2012 foreclosure-prevention law. more
There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans. 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
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