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Housing
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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
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders decreased in February to the lowest level in four months as winter weather prevented some prospective buyers from touring new developments. more
Village on the Waterfront LLC will initiate its construction phases with retail paired with apartments, rather than condos. The decision was informed by market studies over the past 18 months that show a strong demand for rentals, rather than condos, in the Providence area. more
Through all its ups and downs, the U.S. homebuilding industry is making slow progress. more
Year-over-year sales of single-family homes in the Ocean State rose 6 percent in May, and pending sales climbed as well, an indication of continued strengthening in the housing market, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Woman-centric housing construction is selling quickly in North Kingstown. more
When it comes to buying a house, are you in the “no way I could possibly qualify” category? Not enough cash in the bank for a down payment or closing costs? Credit scores good but not great? So much deferred student-loan debt that you assume any lender would slam the door? more
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