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R.I. lawmakers and advocates working to address soaring housing costs 

BOSTON (AP) – A push to develop affordable housing on publicly owned land and a requirement that renters receive a four-month notice of planned...

Home rental storm is brewing

Legislative commission meetings held when the General Assembly is not in session are usually snoozers. But a special commission studying the state’s short-term rental industry...
OPEN SPACE: After purchasing an empty commercial space in Newport six years ago, Karen Pinelli opened Provence Sur Mer as a unique event space this past summer.
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Pinelli turns historic Newport building into Airbnb, event space

Anyone who steps onto the grounds of Provence Sur Mer will be transported back into history. Located in the heart of Newport, the newly opened...

As travel season heats up, R.I.’s vacation rental market cools

CHARLESTOWN – At Randall Realtors Compass, sales manager Kristen Holloway's office line has been buzzing with short-term rental owners anxious to fill their vacation...

Warwick officials consider restrictions on short-term home rentals

WARWICK – Following the lead of elected officials in Newport, the Warwick Planning Board recently voted to make a recommendation to the City Council...

Five Questions With: Prutha Patel

Just a year after she graduated from Boston University with a degree in business management, Prutha Patel began investing in real estate in 2013...

Newport’s rental ban tries to strike balance between tourism and residents

With a recent ban on short-term home rentals in residential neighborhoods, Newport has joined the wave of tourist destinations attempting to strike a balance...

Newport bans whole-home short-term rentals in residential zones

NEWPORT – Whole-home short-term rentals, which are commonly offered through services such as Airbnb and Vrbo, are no longer allowed in city residential zones. The...

Airbnb remits record $6M in 2021 tax revenue to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Airbnb, an online rental hosting platform, announced on Friday that it remitted a record $6 million in 2021 tax revenue to the...

City Council proposes prohibition of nonowner-occupied short-term rentals in Newport

NEWPORT – The City Council is moving forward with a proposal to ban short-term rentals of nonowner-occupied homes in areas of the city zoned...
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