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BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in June that up to $5 million in grants will be awarded to housing organizations throughout the state – including one in Fall River – to promote the rehabilitation of distressed and abandoned properties. more
They’re not yet an endangered species, but their steadily diminishing presence has some real estate analysts worried: First-time buyers are missing in action in housing markets across the country. more
You’ve probably seen some of the reports during the past month about home sales and prices. Housing is hot. more
The Mortgage Conciliation Act signed into law by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month requires banks and lenders to make a good-faith attempt to negotiate with homeowners before foreclosing on homes. more
It’s a crucial question for many first-time and moderate-income buyers in rebounding markets across the country: Where do we find the lowest down payment, lowest monthly cost loans? The answers are changing. more
Call it the estate-devouring, nightmare home loan you hope to never encounter: A reverse mortgage with a base interest rate of 9.95 percent, plus a 50 percent share for the lender of increases in value of the house following closing, plus another 2 percent “maturity fee” to sweeten the payout even more. On top of that, there’s a $33,000 mandatory purchase of an annuity by the homeowner that is added to the principal balance and incurs compounding interest while lessening the lender’s future payments to the homeowner. more
Industry groups of all stripes have come to fear the end of the General Assembly session, when unheralded bills affecting their bottom lines can appear suddenly and become law with little debate. more
Some house hunters will search far and wide for certain vintage details or fall head over heels for a property with the pristine clawfoot tub or stained-glass window they’ve always dreamed of. more
Do 75 million homeowners need their own advocate before Congress and federal agencies on issues such as the mortgage interest tax deduction, retention of low down payment loans, and the start of tougher financing rules next January? more
Hailed by both institutions as a way to better serve the community, Roger Williams University is finalizing its takeover of HousingWorks RI, the housing policy research group. more
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