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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...
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,...

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