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Bank of America Corp., the third- largest U.S. mortgage lender, refused to give Paul Mataska the loan amount he needed last year after he had a six-month layoff from his job in 2012. more
Home cash sales are continuing to fall each month nationwide, according to data firm CoreLogic, which released cash sales data on Tuesday. more
The homeownership rate in the U.S. fell to a 19-year low as rising prices and tight credit kept many first-time buyers out of the property market. more
Rhode Island Housing on Tuesday announced the launch of the agency’s FirstHomes Tax Credit program designed to help first-time homebuyers save as much as $2,000 annually on mortgage costs. more
Confidence among U.S. consumers soared in July to the highest level in almost seven years as Americans grew more upbeat about the labor market and the outlook for the economy. more
BOSTON – More than 50 Massachusetts cities and towns will receive more than $27 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to support housing rehabilitations, public service projects and local infrastructure. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending a record, as Facebook Inc. rallied on higher sales and growth in global manufacturing offset a drop in home sales. more
The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.9 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in June, a somewhat less significant increase than the 2.1 percent jump in consumer prices nationally, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
In most neighborhoods, the pair of two-story colonials that began rising on a Providence street corner four years ago – one cream-colored, the other gray with a big garage door facing the sidewalk – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. more
Barbara Fields has been named the new executive director of Rhode Island Housing Corp., after serving in the acting position since January. more
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