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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
Ed Fine’s recent rejection for a refinancing of his home loan wasn’t exactly like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s. But there are enough similarities to raise questions about current tight mortgage market standards and how lenders scrutinize applicants’ incomes. more
In a volatile economy and real estate market, Rhode Island rents have been a source of stability. more
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
1What is the mission of the organization, a merger of Olneyville Housing Corp. with Community Works RI? To work with residents of Elmwood and Olneyville to build a safe, healthy and stable community. We accomplish our mission through: … more
The housing boom that preceded the Great Recession left many households in untenable positions once the bottom fell out. Some found their mortgages underwater (in negative equity). Some found that the loss of income made what had been affordable no … more
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