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Service industries in the U.S. expanded in October at a faster pace than forecast, showing the biggest part of the economy was holding up as the federal government shut down. more
New federal flood maps have made it difficult for some Rhode Island property owners to sell, insure or rebuild their houses, but state officials say the maps still understate how vulnerable beachfront communities are to future storms. more
A U.S. government shutdown will immediately slow approval of thousands of mortgages. If it lasts more than a week, it threatens housing and the broader economic recovery. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose almost 14 percent last month, marking the best August since 2005, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
The median home value in the Providence metro area rose 6.2 percent to $221,900 in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, according to the Zillow Real Estate Market Report. Metro … more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 19 percent in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, and the median sales price rose 10 percent, according to Rhode Island Association of Realtors data released Tuesday. more
The R.I. Housing Resources Commission has awarded $11.5 million in grants to 26 affordable housing projects in the state as part of the Building Homes Rhode Island program, HousingWorks Rhode Island said Monday. more
The stains and chips in the façade of Providence’s “Superman Building” become more noticeable with each year of deferred maintenance and emptiness. more
More than 2,000 Rhode Island property owners, many whose houses or businesses came through Hurricane Sandy and the 2010 floods without a scratch, are now feeling the effects of those and other devastating storms. 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
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