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Rhode Island ranked second for a 12.7 percent year-over-year increase in construction employment in January, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Single-family home sales jumped 34.7 percent in April to 4,278 - the best percentage gain in four years, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
A greater share of U.S. millennials say they’re likely to buy a home this year, adding to evidence that first-time buyers are finally entering the real estate market and fueling a jump in sales. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for the 16th straight week, signaling a tighter labor market that will help propel growth in the second half of 2015. more
At 27.5 percent, Rhode Island was among the five states in May that have the largest gap in home prices from the peak prices years earlier. more
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing clinched first place Monday, crossing the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 finish line first in Gothenburg, Sweden. more
Previously owned U.S. homes sold in May at the fastest pace since November 2009, driven by first-time buyers and indicating budding momentum in the residential real estate market. more
A standardized tax stabilization agreement that could attract developers to the largely untouched City Centre Warwick district has the support of the city’s leaders, according to an announcement Wednesday. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in May to a nine-year high, indicating recent strength in the real-estate industry will be sustained. more
The Ocean State has been riding a wave of high-end residential real estate sales recently, one that looks to keep rising in 2015. One hundred and seventy-six homes sold for more than $1 million in 2014, according to the Rhode Island … more
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