Updated January 30 at 3:30pm
Housing
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Call it the condo conundrum: Demand for condominium units is rising in many urban areas nationwide, according to new real estate industry estimates, yet mortgage financing is getting squeezed for entry-level condo buyers by a key federal agency. more
Jeremy Krause, team leader for Redfin in Rhode Island, never thought of joining the real estate business before two hometown friends began working for the Seattle-based brokerage’s Boston office. more
The number of vacant, foreclosed buildings in tiny Central Falls has declined significantly, from over 300 at the height of the Great Recession to 20 or so today. more
It’s official: The equity boom, which has added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the personal net wealth of American homeowners in the past year, has slowed dramatically. It’s not over by any means. It has just lost some of its previous pep. more
David Foster of Chicago got a stunning and welcome early Christmas present for him, his wife and three young children in late 2014. more
BOSTON – Four national banks agreed to pay a total of $2.7 million and undertake measures to facilitate the repair of defective property titles, resolving claims that they unlawfully foreclosed on properties in the state when they did not hold the mortgages. more
Could a controversial new program set for launch nationwide this month by giant mortgage investor Fannie Mae lead to slower and costlier home sale closings and more disputes over prices between sellers and buyers – busting deals when the appraised value comes in below what the parties agreed to in the contract? more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Homes, an effort that aims to raise awareness about the cost of unhealthy housing and provide cross-sector coordination of education, resources and services among state, city and community-based service organizations, was launched last week. more
The U.S. Federal Housing Administration started selling distressed loans in 2012 to help communities hit hard by foreclosures while also reducing losses to its taxpayer-backed insurance fund. more
New-home sales in the U.S. surged in August to the highest level in more than six years, a sign that the housing recovery is making progress. more
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