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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
The R.I. Office of the Attorney General has agreed to buy an office building at 180 South Main St. for $3.4 million, state officials said Monday. more
Swapping rusted, green steel for the colorful lights and Art Deco-shapes of Pawtucket’s new Interstate 95 Bridge has given city leaders a boost of confidence that other neglected parts of their riverfront can be improved. more
You may have seen two sets of news reports recently that didn’t quite add up: First, President Obama called for the liquidation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s largest providers of funds for home mortgages. Then a couple of days later, Fannie Mae announced its sixth straight quarterly profit and said it was sending $10.2 billion in dividends to the Treasury. Freddie Mac also reported a hefty profit – $5 billion over the previous three months – and said it is providing $4.4 billion in dividends to the government. more
Bank of America Corp.’s $8.5 billion settlement with mortgage-bond investors will be delayed almost two weeks after American International Group Inc. and other objectors asked a judge for a hearing to address loan modifications excluded from the accord. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes climbed more than forecast in July to the fastest pace since November 2009 as more buyers entered the market before further increases in mortgage rates. more
Home sales and prices rose in July across all segments of the housing market, pointing to a market rebound, according to detailed state housing figures released Thursday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Westerly’s Watch Hill long has catered to an affluent, seasonal vacation crowd, but a surge in leisure tourists recently has added to its cache – and marketability, tourism leaders say. 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
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