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On Politics
3:41 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Elorza Touts Neighborhood Plan; Cianci Talks Up Waterfront Development

Cianci discusses his vision for the Providence waterfront.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

The two front runners in the race for mayor of Providence swept out to different corners of the city Tuesday in their quest for votes.

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Business
10:05 am
Thu September 25, 2014

August Home Sales Dropped In Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says home sales dropped again in August. 

The average price for a single family home was $218,ooo, down 3 percent from last year.  Condominium sales also slowed, but multi-family homes were a bright spot.  Prices have climbed 25 percent from last August.  Realtors Association President Robert Martin says foreclosures, and short sales have dropped significantly from a year ago.  He says that's likely to drive home prices higher in the long term.

The Pulse
2:51 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Getting The Lead Out: The Law Works, Except When It Doesn't

Cracking lead paint
Credit Bart Everson / Flickr

A law aimed at protecting children from unsafe levels of lead in their homes is working, according to a new study. But only when landlords comply with it.

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RI News
8:41 am
Thu August 22, 2013

July Was a Good Month for Rhode Island Realtors

Rhode Island real estate agents had a good July.  Both median prices and sales are up significantly from where they were a year ago.

Sales of existing single family homes rose 22 percent from July of 2012 until this July, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. During the same time frame, the median price rose four percent --  from $207,000 to $216,000.  July was the 10th straight month of increase in the median price.

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RI News
10:14 am
Wed June 26, 2013

RI Reaches Balance Between Buyers and Sellers in Home Sales

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says the state has reached a critical milestone.

After years of excess supply, Rhode Island now has a six-month inventory of homes on the market, which is considered a balanced alignment between supply and demand.  Rhode  Island Association of Realtors president Victoria Doran said homeowners can expect to see prices rise as the supply dwindles.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Bonus Q+A: Elorza on Trying to Put Vacant Buildings to New Use

Roger Williams University Law School professor Jorge Elorza, a Housing Court judge in Providence, joins us on Bonus Q+A to talk about housing, economic development, Latino politics, and his own future plans.

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RI News
8:29 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Good Signs for Ocean State Housing Market

Rhode Island’s real estate market is roaring back to life. Home prices rose by double digits in February.

If you’ve been holding back putting your home on the market because of depressed prices, it might be time to re-think that decision. The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says home prices rose 12 percent between February 2011 and February 2012.  The median price increased from $170,000 to nearly $190,000. It was the fifth consecutive month of price gains.

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Housing
10:13 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Better News on Rhode Island Foreclosure Front

Phoenix Affordable Housing
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

Rhode Island still has the highest foreclosure rate in New England but the numbers are coming down. According to Housing Works RI, foreclosure filings fell 11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.   Filings have fallen 36 percent since 2009, when data was first available.
The Mortgage Bankers Association says Rhode Island continues to lead New England in foreclosures and is tied for 7th nationwide.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.  news@ripr.org

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The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island
3:00 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

The Silver Boom: Is Multi-Generational Living for You?

Would your family benefit from living with your parents and grandparents? Are you already living in a multi-generational household? If so, why?

Join the discussion in our comments section!

RI News
8:20 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Oldest shopping mall in Providence evolves into microlofts

The Arcade in an undated photo
Credit courtesy of ArcadeProvidence.com

Work on the Providence Arcade is in the final stretch.   Building owner Evan Granoff says the job of rehabilitating the old shopping mall is 80 percent complete and it should be ready for occupancy sometime this spring.

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