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NEW DEVELOPMENT: The home pictured here is part of The Oaks housing development in Coventry, one of the largest residential subdivisions under active construction in Rhode Island. The development will have 105 houses when complete.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Lack of new, affordable R.I. homes a growing problem

Richard Marcello, a homebuilder of 34 years, remembers when many new houses were under construction across Rhode Island. He started building homes with his...

State needs new direction on housing

The Great Recession is often pointed to as when construction of new single-family homes precipitously dropped, and from which the state has yet to...

Be careful with rent control

For years, thriving cities in coastal regions of the United States have become increasingly expensive to live in. As cities such as San Francisco,...
CONNECTIONS MADE: Sally E. Lapides says real estate is “a relationship business,” and she’s excelled at making lasting relationships over the years. 
 / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Sally E. Lapides, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner SALLY E. LAPIDES | CEO and president, Residential Properties Ltd. For Sally E. Lapides, founder, CEO and president of...

Five Questions With: Karen Santilli

Karen Santilli is the CEO and president of Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s largest nonprofit that works with homeless individuals and families. On Thursday,...
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 director Hills can be obstacles or glorious delights. Diversity and difference are not bad words. Diversity can...
CARPIONATO GROUP has proposed a $100 million, mixed-use redevelopment of the Newport Grand site that would replace the former casino with hotels, apartments, office and retail space. / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

Do you think the Carpionato Group’s plans to build a $100...

On July 23, the Carpionato Group proposed using the Newport Grand casino site for a $100 million mixed-use development, calling it “Newport North End.”...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, June 24, 2019

Providence’s EveryHome program has revived hundreds of once-blighted properties, but is it helping those who need it most? Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...

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

PROVIDENCE – Renters in the Providence metropolitan area saw a 2.2% rent premium in March compared with the rest of the year, according to...
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...
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