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Historic house tours slated

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society will hold its 2016 Festival of Historic Houses on June 11, showcasing private residences in the North Benefit...

Miller Construction honored

NORTON – Miller Construction Company Inc., a Norton-based home remodeling contractor, recently was named the 2016 Northeast Regional Contractor of the Year by the...
CORELOGIC SAID Rhode Island has more than 26,000 homes at risk for storm surge damage. / COURTESY CORELOGIC

CoreLogic: More R.I. homes at risk of storm surges

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has 26,593 homes at risk from hurricane storm surge damage this year, 100 more than last year, ranking it 17th,...
FORECLOSURE STARTS AND completions increased in April in Massachusetts, The Warren Group said Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Foreclosure petitions, auctions, deeds climb again in April in Mass.

BOSTON – Foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts climbed 16.6 percent in April compared with April 2015, marking the 26th consecutive month of year-over-year increases, The...
THE PROVIDENCE METROPOLITAN area had a 4.2 percent increase over the year in home prices in March, according to Black Knight Financial Services. / COURTESY BLACK KNIGHT FINANCIAL SERVICES

Providence metro records 4.2% home price increase in March

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 20th among the 40 largest metro areas in the country for its 4.2 percent home price...
THANKS TO THE EXPANSION OF THE PANAMA CANAL, the Port of Providence is expecting increased cargo shipping to hit the East Coast, and as a result is looking to expand its footprint to capture some of that traffic. / COURTESY PROVPORT

ProvPort looks for $20M bond to expand footprint along Allens Ave.

PROVIDENCE – ProvPort Inc., the nonprofit corporation that operates the Port of Providence, is seeking a state bond issue that would enable it to...
U.S. SEN. Jack F. Reed said Rhode Island will receive an additional $629,160 in federal funding to continue to provide housing counseling to struggling Rhode Islanders through NeighborWorks America’s National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED

R.I. to receive $629K in foreclosure prevention funds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive an additional $629,160 in federal funding to continue to provide housing counseling to struggling Rhode Islanders through NeighborWorks...

New construction boosts affordability

The new housing that developers have been building in America's cities in recent years hasn't necessarily been cheap housing.This is perhaps most glaringly apparent...
VISIBLE  FRUSTRATION: This sign appears on a three-apartment unit on Valley Street in the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence. According to a Zillow.com posting, the property pays about $3,000 in taxes annually. / PBN PHOTO/ STEPHANIE EWENS

Something’s got to give on real estate tax regime in Providence

Of the 40 most valuable commercial properties in Providence, only four are subject to full taxation, according to the latest revaluation done for the...
HIGH RISE: In this before photo, the first floor of the hardware store is shown, with fluorescent lighting overhead and blue carpeting. The balcony space in the rear is now one of the six apartments.

Mixed use: Shared commerical kitchen/apartments (the former Mulvey’s Hardware)

Owner: NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley Architect: Kevin Beaulieu, O’Hearne Associates Architects, Burrillville General Contractor: Nation Wide Construction Corp., Woonsocket Cost: $3.3 million Use: The former Mulvey’s Hardware, vacant since 2003, was transformed to...
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