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The odd hours and unexpected demands of a real estate agent mean the job is not for everyone, even those with a passion for property. For Susan Arnold, having to respond to a client call the night before her wedding convinced her to look for more predictable work and she found it in corporate purchasing with Pratt & Whitney. But after night school produced a law degree, Arnold was drawn back to real estate, first as legal counsel and eventually CEO of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, where her combination of corporate, legal and real estate experience was a good fit. Now in her second decade with the Realtors group, Arnold is trying to help her members negotiate challenges like the government shutdown and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. She says flood insurance in particular - with new maps and the phasing out of subsidized rates for old homes - has caused significant anxiety in the housing market. more
Federal agencies weren’t functioning much of October, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers out of the mortgage market: a mandatory 30 percent down payment for borrowers who seek the best rates and terms. 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
Cornish Associates has purchased the Kinsley Building on Westminster Street in downtown Providence with the intention of redeveloping its offices into apartments. more
Meghan Downing of North Providence describes living in one of downtown Providence’s premier apartment buildings as still more of a fantasy than reality because of their price. 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
More than 2,000 Rhode Island property owners, many whose houses or businesses came through Hurricane Sandy and the 2010 floods without a scratch, are now feeling the effects of those and other devastating storms. 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
Wage gains in 2012 caused a rise in the number of Rhode Island communities able to afford home ownership, according to figures in the annual HousingWorks RI Housing Fact Book released Friday. more
Builders began work on fewer U.S. homes than projected in August and applications for future work declined more than forecast, underscoring the risk that higher mortgage rates pose for the real-estate rebound. more
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