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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
Beginning home construction unexpectedly declined in June to a nine-month low as a record plunge in the South swamped gains in the rest of the U.S. 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
Rhode Island Housing recently named mortgage originator Rob Rocchio its Originator of the Year Award winner. The award recognizes Rocchio’s demonstrated commitment to creating affordable financing opportunities for first-time homebuyers. 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
Nelson Esteves, Realtor at Re/Max Professionals in East Providence, can assist both new and seasoned homebuyers in seven different languages. His miltilingualism has allowed him to develop a trustful bond with his clients as he guides them through a big investment and a new stage of life. Esteves also has built a partnership with the Rhode Island Housing Loan Center to prepare his clients for the commitment they are about to make. Esteves has been named Realtor of the Quarter by Rhode Island Housing three times since he became a Realtor more than a decade ago, most recently for the fourth quarter of 2013. more
Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage money? That’s an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who’ve taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations and quick resales using Federal Housing Administration-backed loans during the past four years. more
Like an increasing share of the properties in Providence, the vacant, white three-family at 238 Amherst St. in the Olneyville neighborhood is not a foreclosure. more
A multifamily building now undergoing renovation in the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence will soon be more than housing for a few families: It will be a refuge for those seeking escape from violence and abuse. more
Being green is a substantial part of many Rhode Island architects’ businesses, and the standard for getting there – the LEED program – is not the only approach, architects and industry leaders say. more
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