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Could the real estate market be heading for a new – and as yet little publicized – financial storm? Maybe. more
Shane Brady describes himself and Chris Starr as “mill guys.” more
The $11.7 million awarded to Rhode Island’s 25 housing authorities this past summer might sound like a windfall. According to urban housing-authority executive directors, it is anything but. more
Tom Flanagan, vice president of marketing and technology at Residential Properties Ltd., is among 10 recipients of the 2013 Tech10 Award from the Tech Collective, an association for information technology and bioscience. The award recognizes exceptional technology professionals in the state. more
A Habitat for Humanity house going up on a piece of real estate on Old North Road in South Kingstown near the University of Rhode Island may look like just one more realization of a dream for a family looking to put down roots in a place of their own. more
For six years, homelessness was a way of life for U.S. Air Force veteran Colleen Curato, until last October, when she found transitional housing through Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. more
Should you be concerned that the maximum loan amount you’ll be able to obtain through the biggest players in the mortgage industry – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – might be cut sometime next spring? You just might. more
The odd hours and unexpected demands of a real estate agent mean the job is not for everyone, even those with a passion for property. For Susan Arnold, having to respond to a client call the night before her wedding convinced her to look for more predictable work and she found it in corporate purchasing with Pratt & Whitney. But after night school produced a law degree, Arnold was drawn back to real estate, first as legal counsel and eventually CEO of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, where her combination of corporate, legal and real estate experience was a good fit. Now in her second decade with the Realtors group, Arnold is trying to help her members negotiate challenges like the government shutdown and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. She says flood insurance in particular - with new maps and the phasing out of subsidized rates for old homes - has caused significant anxiety in the housing market. more
Federal agencies weren’t functioning much of October, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers out of the mortgage market: a mandatory 30 percent down payment for borrowers who seek the best rates and terms. more
It’s a key question for many homebuyers who have or plan to have young children: We want a house in an area with good schools, but what sort of price premium – if any – will we have to pay? more
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