Victoria Doran http://ripr.org en Good Signs for Ocean State Housing Market http://ripr.org/post/good-signs-ocean-state-housing-market <p></p><p>Rhode Island’s real estate market is roaring back to life. Home prices rose by double digits in February.</p><p></p><p></p><p>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.&nbsp; The median price increased from $170,000 to nearly $190,000. It was the fifth consecutive month of price gains.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:29:21 +0000 Flo Jonic 12767 at http://ripr.org Housing rebounds in RI http://ripr.org/post/housing-rebounds-ri <p>The fourth quarter report on housing sales in Rhode Island during 2012 is filled with good news.&nbsp; The report issued by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors says that median prices for single-family homes, multi-family home and condominiums all increased. In addition foreclosures and short sales dropped for all three categories.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>In the single-family home market the Association reports sales activity went up by 25 percent and the median price increased five-percent to 195-thousand-dollars.&nbsp; The market between buyers and sellers was evenly matched.<br> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:24:52 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9051 at http://ripr.org