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The number of residential properties in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area in negative equity fell to 60,394 in the second quarter of 2013 from 79,819 in the first quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released today. more
U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index sliding for a second day, as growing tension over possible military action in Syria overshadowed a report showing consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in August. more
Downtown Providence has seen strong growth in the number of new businesses in the past two years, the Providence Downtown Improvement District reported Wednesday. more
A new report has shown that Providence is the only one of the country’s top 100 housing markets that is currently classified as “dangerous” for investors, bucking generally positive national trends for home buyers, HomeVestors of America Inc. and Local Market Monitor reported late last week. more
Home prices in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area rose 4.8 percent in July compared with a year ago, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
Personal finance website NerdWallet.com said Rhode Island’s capital city was the second most expensive in the United States, according to its “Quarter Pounder Index,” a basic cost-of-living guide that uses the price of a McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese to gauge the cost-of-living differences between U.S. cities. more
Workers in Rhode Island’s three most-frequently employed occupation groups earn less than needed to afford the average two-bedroom apartment in the Ocean State, according to HousingWorks RI’s spring affordable housing report. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island decreased by 5 percent year-over-year in July, according to the Association for Corporate Growth. more
Providence metropolitan-area home prices rose 2.9 percent in June from the same period last year, according to the Lender Processing Services Home Price Index released Monday. more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week but remained higher than the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
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