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COMING TOGETHER: Construction workers Louiz Jandielson, left, and Vitor Dos Santos work on a home that is being put together by SWAP Inc. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

SWAP Inc. makes neighborhoods a home again

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Community Involvement: SWAP Inc. NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION HAS BEEN a focus within Rhode Island’s capital city for SWAP Inc. since the...

Former U.S. Coast Guard housing scheduled for auction

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The U.S. Coast Guard is selling former housing on Signal Rock Road. The property includes 11 single-family houses and covers about...

Race playing greater factor in home values

Racial inequality in home values is greater today than it was 40 years ago, with homes in white neighborhoods appreciating $200,000 more since 1980...

Raimondo seeking $310.5M in housing, infrastructure bonds

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo intends to seek $310.5 million through state bonding this year for housing, infrastructure and environmental improvements – an...
NEW HOME: Nicole Tickner with her daughter Lily, and parents George and Judy Vit. They are in front of the South Kingstown house that Tickner bought for them after they moved to Rhode Island to be closer to their granddaughter. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Battling buyers: House hunters find fewer listings but overwhelming competition

Rhode Island has had a seller’s market for several years in single-family and multifamily homes, particularly for entry-level or median-priced houses. In the past...
ACCESS DENIED: Visitors to the N.Y. Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns on March 18. The coronavirus pandemic has hurt many households financially, but there are ways to get some relief. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN MINCHILLO

A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due

The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April’s bills are coming due. The good news is there is help...
CONSTRUCTION DISCUSSION: Dave Caldwell, left, co-owner of Caldwell & Johnson Inc., talks with employee Rob Ball about the progress on a home rebuild in Cranston recently. In the background, standing, is company co-founder Dave Caldwell Sr.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Caldwell & Johnson Inc. a homegrown family enterprise

For more than a half-century, Caldwell & Johnson Inc. has followed where the house building has gone in Rhode Island. Founded in the late 1960s,...

Senate again approves bill to prohibit housing discrimination by income source

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has approved a bill that would prohibit landlords from using a lawful source of income as a basis for...
MIDCENTURY MODERN: Jim DeRentis, a sales associate with Residential Properties, has sold this house at 51 Prospect St. in the College Hill section of Providence three times. The midcentury modern was originally built in the early 1980s and has had several renovations since. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Many R.I. homebuyers displaying a modern (design) love

When you think about Rhode Island architecture, the shingle-style homes overlooking the ocean and the colonials that define streets in Providence, Newport and other...

Elorza calls for rental protections

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza publicly criticized the City Council’s finance committee this week for failing to recommend revisions to an existing ordinance...

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