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Rebecca Moniz, a broker associate with Weichert, Realtors – Cress & Co., has prevented military families in her community from losing their homes – and the National Association of Realtors has taken notice. She was recently selected as a one of the 10 finalists for Realtor Magazine’s 2013 Good Neighbor Awards. more
Wage gains in 2012 caused a rise in the number of Rhode Island communities able to afford home ownership, according to figures in the annual HousingWorks RI Housing Fact Book released Friday. more
Builders began work on fewer U.S. homes than projected in August and applications for future work declined more than forecast, underscoring the risk that higher mortgage rates pose for the real-estate rebound. more
For homeowners who were looking to the federal government’s reverse mortgage program to supply lots of cash for their retirement years, here’s a heads-up: The pipeline just got narrower. more
This past spring, Kathy McBride was hoping to buy a bungalow in Providence so she could move out of a mold-ridden apartment that was exacerbating her severe asthma. more
The mortgage market became increasingly complex and technical in the last two decades, and now companies like Linear Title and Closing in Middletown are bringing the process of closing transactions up to speed. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area in negative equity fell to 60,394 in the second quarter of 2013 from 79,819 in the first quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released today. more
Policy changes by two of the biggest players in the mortgage market could open doors to home purchases this fall by thousands of people who were hard hit by the housing bust and who thought they’d have to wait for years before owning again. more
BOSTON – As part of a settlement with H&R Block subsidiary Sand Canyon Corp., which formerly operated as Option One Mortgage Corp., Massachusetts has distributed close to $5 million to borrowers affected by the company’s alleged predatory lending practices, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Over the past three decades, interest rates have steadily declined. Now that rates are finally rising, bond as well as equity investors should be wary of certain areas in the markets. Investors must be aware that rising interest-rate pain is not limited to long-term bonds. There are a number of sectors in your portfolio that can be negatively affected by rising interest rates. more
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