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For homeowners who were looking to the federal government’s reverse mortgage program to supply lots of cash for their retirement years, here’s a heads-up: The pipeline just got narrower. more
This past spring, Kathy McBride was hoping to buy a bungalow in Providence so she could move out of a mold-ridden apartment that was exacerbating her severe asthma. more
The mortgage market became increasingly complex and technical in the last two decades, and now companies like Linear Title and Closing in Middletown are bringing the process of closing transactions up to speed. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area in negative equity fell to 60,394 in the second quarter of 2013 from 79,819 in the first quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released today. 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
BOSTON – As part of a settlement with H&R Block subsidiary Sand Canyon Corp., which formerly operated as Option One Mortgage Corp., Massachusetts has distributed close to $5 million to borrowers affected by the company’s alleged predatory lending practices, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Over the past three decades, interest rates have steadily declined. Now that rates are finally rising, bond as well as equity investors should be wary of certain areas in the markets. Investors must be aware that rising interest-rate pain is not limited to long-term bonds. There are a number of sectors in your portfolio that can be negatively affected by rising interest rates. more
Do you feel that hint of a chill starting to swirl through the housing market? The cooling is slight but it’s for real. Home prices are not rising as fast in most metropolitan areas as they did earlier this year and much of 2012. Multiple bid competitions – fierce in many places this spring and late last year – aren’t as intense. Inventories of homes for sale have increased this summer, reversing near droughts of listings that helped fuel higher prices. more
(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring the progress of East Providence’s 10-year effort to redevelop its waterfront and what it might mean for a similar effort underway in Providence.) more
Sales of single-family homes in Bristol County, Mass., increased 18.7 percent in July over their number a year ago, according to The Warren Group, slightly ahead of the year-over-year rate of increase shown across the Bay State. more
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