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The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest in more than two decades in the fourth quarter as many would-be buyers stayed on the sidelines, giving the rental market a boost. The share … more
The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born last year to age 18 is $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from the previous year and the smallest jump since the financial crisis, according to the government. more
Orders for business equipment rose in May for just the second time this year, indicating demand for American-made manufactured goods is stabilizing. more
Joshua and Erica Bacon had been looking for their first home for just a few weeks. They were exploring options for financing through the Veterans Administration loan program, and starting to look at properties in Cranston, Warwick and Coventry. … more
The highest sale price for a residential property on the island in three years was marked in a transaction that closed last week. more
If you’re thinking about taking out a new home-equity line, you’re hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity – popularly known as HELOCs – are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of 2014 is up by an extraordinary 21 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data collected by credit bureau Equifax. more
A single family home on 1.42-acres in the Westerly community of Watch Hill sold recently for $2,850,000, according to a news release from Lila Delman Real Estate Interanational. more
So you’ve begun thinking about selling your house and you figure: Let’s wait until the spring or early summer before listing. The yard will look its best and potential buyers will be out in force. And everybody knows that winter is dead time for real estate. more
Do American homeowners think their properties are worth less than the actual market value, as measured by professional appraisers? more
David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn’t plugged into Capitol Hill’s political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session: Renewing the expired Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act so that he and his wife and three young children aren’t crushed by unaffordable taxes next year on the $100,000 his lender agreed to cancel as part of a short sale. more
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