Housing
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For six years, homelessness was a way of life for U.S. Air Force veteran Colleen Curato, until last October, when she found transitional housing through Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. more
Policy changes by two of the biggest players in the mortgage market could open doors to home purchases this fall by thousands of people who were hard hit by the housing bust and who thought they’d have to wait for years before owning again. more
The last time a mansion at 339 Ocean Avenue in Newport changed hands, in 2004, it was known as Avalon and set a record for a Rhode Island single-family residential sale at $10.3 million. more
Tom Flanagan, vice president of marketing and technology at Residential Properties Ltd., is among 10 recipients of the 2013 Tech10 Award from the Tech Collective, an association for information technology and bioscience. The award recognizes exceptional technology professionals in the state. more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 1.5 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in January, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
When the sea comes in and washes through your house, it’s a disturbingly clear message that it’s time to elevate. more
It’s a key question for many homebuyers who have or plan to have young children: We want a house in an area with good schools, but what sort of price premium – if any – will we have to pay? more
Why have many of the local housing markets that were hit hardest during the bust – especially in California – bounced back so vigorously and quickly, with prices close to or exceeding where they were in 2005 and 2006? more
The destruction of home values caused by the Great Recession remains a drag on Rhode Island’s economy. And unfortunately, the actions of U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell have kept the state from recovering. more
Call it the estate-devouring, nightmare home loan you hope to never encounter: A reverse mortgage with a base interest rate of 9.95 percent, plus a 50 percent share for the lender of increases in value of the house following closing, plus another 2 percent “maturity fee” to sweeten the payout even more. On top of that, there’s a $33,000 mandatory purchase of an annuity by the homeowner that is added to the principal balance and incurs compounding interest while lessening the lender’s future payments to the homeowner. more
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