Tag: Rhode Island

  • Home Prices Rise 6.3% in October, Most in 6 Years

    Home Prices Rise 6.3% in October, Most in 6 Years

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The jump adds to signs of a comeback in the once-battered housing market. Core Logic also said Tuesday that prices declined 0.2 percent in October... Continue Reading

  • Oldest Wooden Lighthouse in America Is for Sale in Poplar Point, R.I.

    Oldest Wooden Lighthouse in America Up for Sale

    For many years, the Poplar Point lighthouse, built in 1831, was the beacon guiding ships in Wickford Harbor, a protected inlet in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Now it can be yours for $6.45 million. Continue Reading

  • 13 Historic Homes From the 13 Original Colonies

    13 Historic Homes From the 13 Original Colonies

    By Erika Riggs How well do you know your U.S. history? It might have been awhile since your eighth-grade civics class, so we're giving you a brush-up on Colonial events with a real estate twist this Independence Day. From homes of Declaration signers to estates near Revolutionary War battlefields, we're... Continue Reading

  • Noisy Neighbors Get Noticed in Narragansett

    Noisy Neighbors Get Noticed in Narragansett

    In the sleepy seaside community of Narragansett, R. I., noisy neighbors get a 10-by-14-inch orange sticker slapped on the front door of their homes. Now some landlords are raising the volume of their complaints about the ordinance that permits the stickers to be posted, arguing they lower real estate values and... Continue Reading

  • Foreclosure Aid: States Fall Short on Short Sales

    Foreclosure Aid: States Fall Short on Short Sales

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the $1.5 billion in new Home Affordable Modification Program funds exclusively for states with the biggest home price drops: California, Florida, Nevada, and Arizona (Michigan somehow made it in, too). Now the Treasury Department has announced Part 2 of that project –... Continue Reading