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Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo: Toughening up qualification standards – including such basics as checking applicants’ credit, income and cash flows – is a leap forward, long overdue. more
Bruce Lane has been “playing in the real estate market” since 1985, which has allowed him to put three children through private colleges without taking on debt. The key, he says, is practicing what he preaches. more
Demand for the 48 micro-lofts at the Arcade Providence has only increased since the first tenants arrived in December 2013. Corey Towner, above, lives in one of the second-floor units. Towner was on the original waiting list of approximately 2,000, and feels lucky to be there. The waiting list has doubled, though new units, which rarely come available, are not leased on a strict first-come, first-served basis. The lofts range in size from 225 square feet to 850 square feet. more
The Cosmopolitan condominium at 100 Fountain St. at the corner of Mathewson Street in Providence has made improvements to its parking lot to provide added security and convenience, funded by a bank loan to the condo association. more
Greenwood Credit Union is seeing multiple advantages to participating in National Grid’s Heat Loan Program, which offers zero-interest loans to residential property owners for qualifying energy-efficiency improvements. more
For sale: three-bedroom contemporary, like new, with ocean views and a fascinating legal history. Now in its second location. more
If you’re thinking about buying a house, you probably know the sobering realities in the mortgage market. Thanks to strict federal rule changes in the wake of the housing bust, it can be tough to qualify for a loan. more
If your dream is to someday live by the sea, be ready to pay double compared to what’s available in the same community inland – or even more if you shop in Barrington. more
BOSTON – More than 50 Massachusetts cities and towns will receive more than $27 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to support housing rehabilitations, public service projects and local infrastructure. more
In most neighborhoods, the pair of two-story colonials that began rising on a Providence street corner four years ago – one cream-colored, the other gray with a big garage door facing the sidewalk – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. more
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