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The new year brought mixed economic results in Rhode Island, as discouraging unemployment data offset positive revisions of January payroll estimates, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced a new housing compact that creates a goal of providing 10,000 mortgage loans to first-time homebuyers over the next five years. more
Hasbro Inc. once again was named to The Ethisphere Institute’s list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies,” the third year in a row that the toy maker and entertainment producer has been recognized for business practices that embody the institute’s motto, “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.” more
Purchases of new homes in the U.S. fell more than forecast in December, ending the industry’s best year since 2008 on a sour note. more
Conor Szarek, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has a favorite nook on the fifth floor of the renovated Claire T. Carney Library, but the library is so popular these days, he can’t always get the spot he wants. more
A settlement between the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a Texas homebuilder is drawing renewed attention to a controversial issue that was prominent during the years preceding the housing bubble: kickbacks in home real estate transactions. Put another way, do you know where your money is really going when you pay thousands of dollars in loan fees and closing charges? Is your realty broker or builder getting an extra piece of the action through side deals with lenders or title agencies – all at your expense through higher charges? more
The foreclosure rate for residential mortgages in Rhode Island declined in January, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic in a report issued Thursday. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area declined for the month of November compared with the same period last year, but rose slightly compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Monday. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose 5 percent in January compared with the same period a year earlier, reaching the highest number of sales recorded for the month since 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
The 155 Rhode Island properties listed on Fannie Mae’s Homepath website late last month offer an advantage for buyers planning to occupy their homes, as well as for nonprofits and public entities, such as land trusts: They have 20 days for a “First Look” to make an offer before the property goes on the open market and is available to investors. more
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