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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
Kevin Hackman, an elder law attorney in Warwick, says he has about a dozen clients a year interested in reverse mortgages, only half of whom actually follow through and get one. more
Rhode Island Housing has seen a jump of more than 45 percent in the value of home mortgages closed for the period that runs January through the end of May of this year, compared with the same period in 2013. 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
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 $1,500 tax credit adjunct university professor Scott Wade expects to claim next year as a result of Rhode Island’s new incentive for first-time homebuyers wasn’t the reason he bought a three-bedroom bungalow in Cranston last month. more
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