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Rhode Island Housing has received a $629,221 grant from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program to support Rhode Island foreclosure prevention counseling efforts, the nonprofit announced Friday. more
A long-awaited study measuring the relationship between elevated blood lead levels and the lack of reading readiness in public kindergarten students in Providence was published in the May issue of Pediatrics. more
You may have seen two sets of news reports recently that didn’t quite add up: First, President Obama called for the liquidation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s largest providers of funds for home mortgages. Then a couple of days later, Fannie Mae announced its sixth straight quarterly profit and said it was sending $10.2 billion in dividends to the Treasury. Freddie Mac also reported a hefty profit – $5 billion over the previous three months – and said it is providing $4.4 billion in dividends to the government. more
Derrick Bulaich locked in a home- loan rate of 4.6 percent last week, prompted by a surge in borrowing costs as investors speculated the Federal Reserve would pull back from bond buying. Bulaich, who said he wishes he’d acted sooner, still plans to complete the purchase today of the four-bedroom Sacramento home because values in the city remain 42 percent below their 2005 peak despite recent gains. more
The $11.7 million awarded to Rhode Island’s 25 housing authorities this past summer might sound like a windfall. According to urban housing-authority executive directors, it is anything but. more
Rhode Island’s long freefall in residential construction has finally come to an end. more
Rebecca Moniz, a broker associate with Weichert, Realtors – Cress & Co., has prevented military families in her community from losing their homes – and the National Association of Realtors has taken notice. She was recently selected as a one of the 10 finalists for Realtor Magazine’s 2013 Good Neighbor Awards. more
Rhode Island Housing has awarded preliminary approval for $1.9 million in tax credits to two development projects that will collectively create 107 new homes in Providence. more
Too many in Rhode Island do not understand in their bones that we have a continuing spending problem. Exhibit A: legislation passed in the just-concluded legislative session that raised the allowable tax on gross rental receipts from affordable-housing projects that towns and cities can charge (in lieu of a standard property tax) from 8 percent to 10 percent. more
House hunters are still finding bargains in southern New England, but they have a lot less to choose from than they have in years. more
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