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BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month the open application period for the HomeCorps Assisting Homeowners at Risk of Foreclosure or Eviction Grant. more
Here’s some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 – especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and mortgage insurance premiums. more
BOSTON – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston last week announced a profit of $212.3 million for fiscal 2013, the highest annual income in the bank’s history. more
If you’re planning to shop for a home in the coming few weeks, here’s an early spring buying season come-on that just might save you some money if you qualify. more
Affordable housing developers in Rhode Island are spending 2014 much the same way they finished last year, fending off attempts from municipal leaders to raise their taxes. more
Can you be charged interest on your mortgage even after you’ve fully paid it off? Can the meter keep running when you owe the bank nothing – your principal balance is zero? more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 1.5 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in March, matching the increase in the national index during the same time period, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island will receive $4.1 million in U.S. Housing and Urban Development grants to renew support for 36 local homeless housing and service programs in the state, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Tuesday. more
Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward last week, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer – and potentially bumpier – than previously expected. more
Homeowners who can’t help checking their address on Internet property value trackers like Zillow’s “zestimate” likely weren’t happy with Stan Humphries, the real estate website’s chief economist, when house prices were plunging in recent years. An architect of the algorithm behind the “zestimate,” Humphries is probably more popular now that home prices on Zillow are rising again. 2013 was a very strong year for real estate across the country and even in the economically challenged Providence area, where Humphries was in town recently to network with local real estate agents who use or are looking at using Zillow’s data platform. more
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