Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
Real Estate
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Sales of single-family homes flattened in 2014, but median prices continued to rise, to $215,000, the highest value of the past six years, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Could a controversial new program set for launch nationwide this month by giant mortgage investor Fannie Mae lead to slower and costlier home sale closings and more disputes over prices between sellers and buyers – busting deals when the appraised value comes in below what the parties agreed to in the contract? more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rebounded in December with a 10 percent increase in volume, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
The inventory of homes for sale in Providence and Warwick is increasing, up 3.4 percent from last December, according to data from the online listing service Realtor.com. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure rate fell to 1.9 percent in March from 3.1 percent a year earlier, the sixth-largest year-over-year decline among the 50 states, according to a report released Tuesday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as harsh winter weather chilled investment and exports dropped. The expansion stalled even as consumer spending on services rose by the most in 14 years. more
The Sheffield Smith House, one of the oldest houses in its section on Smith Hill, made the Providence Preservation Society’s 2015 list of the most endangered properties. more
When the Great Recession gripped Rhode Island, many companies were shrinking, laying off staff and cutting back. more
Congress is back from its summer vacation, so the burning financial question on thousands of homeowners’ minds right now is this: Are you guys finally going to help out consumers who are underwater on their mortgages, many of whom face crushing federal tax bills if they accept – or have already accepted – principal reductions by their lenders? more
The U.S. Federal Housing Administration started selling distressed loans in 2012 to help communities hit hard by foreclosures while also reducing losses to its taxpayer-backed insurance fund. more
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