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A new report says that many Rhode Island households are not earning enough to make ends meet. more
Rhode Island Housing has authorized $24 million in funding for affordable housing improvements in the West End of Providence, including 57 new homes at the Phoenix Renaissance Apartments and a renovation of the Aaron Briggs Apartments. more
New-home construction in the U.S. exceeded a 1 million annualized pace in November for a third consecutive month, continuing a slow recovery in the housing market. more
As part of a settlement with the city in connection with a lawsuit that had been filed over discriminatory lending practices, Santander Bank N.A. has launched the Santander-Providence Home Loan Program to promote home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income borrowers in the city. more
If you’re thinking about taking out a new home-equity line, you’re hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity – popularly known as HELOCs – are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of 2014 is up by an extraordinary 21 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data collected by credit bureau Equifax. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was unchanged from September to October at 1.8 percent, but the Ocean State had fewer foreclosures compared with October 2013’s numbers, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
More senior women own their homes today, but those who have a mortgage are burdened by the cost, according to HousingWorks RI. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area, including distressed sales, increased 2.1 percent in October, compared with October 2013, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Richard I. Gouse, president of the New England Institute of Technology for the past 43 years, is leading a new phase of growth at the commuter-based school to accommodate residential students. more
Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo: Toughening up qualification standards – including such basics as checking applicants’ credit, income and cash flows – is a leap forward, long overdue. more
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