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Georgian Revival house sells on East Side for $1.1M

PROVIDENCE – A post-World War I home on Blackstone Boulevard has sold for $1.1 million, according to Residential Properties Ltd., whose Greene|Sweeney Team represented...

Newport Restoration Foundation wins 2 publication awards

NEWPORT – The New England Museum Association Publication Awards in its 2019 competition bestowed two awards to the Newport Restoration Foundation.The preservation nonprofit won...
THE PROPERTY at 24 Stone Tower Lane in Barrington was sold for $2.2 million. / COURTESY MOTT & CHACE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Barrington home sells for $2.2M

BARRINGTON – The property at 24 Stone Tower Lane was sold for $2.2 million, according to Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Tuesday.The waterfront...
UNITED STATES residential home starts dropped 0.9% to a 1.27 million annualized rate in April after a revised 1.28 million pace in the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. housing starts stabilize as building permits edge up

WASHINGTON – United States new-home construction fell in May after an April reading that was stronger than initially reported, signaling stabilization in the market...
THE MOST expensive month to rent an apartment or home in the Providence metro area was in March, when renters pay a 2.2% monthly premium. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ TY WRIGHT

Report: Providence metro-area rent asking prices peak in March

PROVIDENCE – Renters in the Providence metropolitan area see a 2.2% rent premium if snagging an apartment or home in March, according to a...
U.S. HOMEBUILDER sentiment posted its first decline in 2019 in June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. homebuilder sentiment unexpectedly posts first drop in 2019

WASHINGTON – Sentiment among United States homebuilders unexpectedly posted the first decline this year, suggesting lower mortgage rates are failing to give the housing...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, June 17, 2019

From Block Island to the state’s urban centers, boutique is the watchword for preferred hotel experiences.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on...
THE CITY Council leadership has introduced a tiered proposal for a homestead exemption. / PBN PHOTO CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence tiered homestead exemption draws angry reaction

PROVIDENCE – Angry homeowners lashed out at the Providence City Council finance chairman on Thursday, upset at a proposal that would create a tiered...
THE PROPERTY AT 1 VIKING Drive, Bristol, sold for $1.5 million. / COURTESY MOTT & CHACE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Bristol waterfront home sells for $1.5M

BRISTOL – The property at 1 Viking Drive sold for $1.5 million, according to Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty this week.The 1.1-acre waterfront...
ANTIQUE FIREHOUSE: Christopher Bicho, owner of six boutique hotel properties in Newport, including the Town & Tide Inn, stands in a renovated, antique firehouse that he rents out as an Airbnb site.
 / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Boutique hotels go mainstream

Early on a chilly Wednesday morning just before Memorial Day weekend, Christopher Bicho walks into the Town & Tide Inn in Newport. An aroma...
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