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The continuing drop in interest rates has made homes more affordable, but it has increased mortgage refinancing even more, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE MERGEN

Should you refinance your mortgage? Fever sweeps U.S.

NEW YORK – Suddenly, mortgage broker Mark Livingstone is working weekends and spending his meager free time reading resumes, because he needs help handling the...

I-195 commission taking applications for executive director

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is accepting applications for executive director through the end of August.The position is responsible for directing and...

Five Questions With: Kylie McCollough

Kylie McCollough is an agent with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, specializing in Newport properties. She has more than $13 million in active...

Contemporary house sale in Cranston is city’s highest in 2 years

CRANSTON – A contemporary home overlooking Narragansett Bay has sold for $1.3 million, the highest price in the city since 2017.The sale of 27...

Skateboard, streetwear brand opens store in Arcade Providence

PROVIDENCE – Sosico, a Rhode Island-based business that designs clothing and accessories influenced by skateboard and streetwear culture, has opened a store in the...

Providence Preservation Society seeks nominations for 2019 awards

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Providence Preservation Society invites nominations of outstanding work in preservation, planning and design for its 2019 Preservation Awards.The projects should...
THE HOME PRICE INDEX in Rhode Island increased 4.1% year over year in June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

R.I. HPI increases 4.1% in June

PROVIDENCE – The home price index for single-family homes in Rhode Island increased 4.1% year over year in June, according to CoreLogic Tuesday.The rate...
Dedicated to bringing safe, affordable housing to her neighborhood, Sharon Conard-
Wells has raised more than $120 million for the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp., for which she has been executive director since 1991. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Meet people where they are, not where we think they should...

Sharon Conard-Wells | West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. executive directorHills can be obstacles or glorious delights.Diversity and difference are not bad words. Diversity can...
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME sales increased 2.6% year over year while the median price increased to $292,000. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT MCINTYRE

Q2 R.I. single-family sales up 2.6% as median price rises

PROVIDENCE – Single-family home sales in the second quarter of 2019 in Rhode Island increased 2.6% year over year, according to the Rhode Island...
THE RENOVATION of 23 Hammersmith Road included upgrading of mechanical systems and restoration of historic windows. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION

Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards announced

NEWPORT – The 13th annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards were announced this week, and the recipients include homeowners who rehabilitated what had once...
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