As we enter the last days of summer, you should consider making the most of your remaining time before Fall begins. There are only a few more months before the weather gets cold, so it’s a great idea to head outdoors and enjoy the warmth. Here are some ideas for what to do in Rhode Island before summer ends: [Read more…]
Owning a home has always been synonymous with the American dream. However, many potential homebuyers feel that it is drifting further and further from their grasp.
In Providence, mortgage applications have begun to rise. 80% of millennials are saying that their biggest obstacle to obtaining home ownership is the cost that is involved. Being able to afford a house is the only thing holding them back from achieving their dream. [Read more…]
This week the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that mortgage application volume is on the rise again, fueled by a hungry buyer’s market. Though housing prices are up and available listings are down, potential homebuyers are not deterred by the tough market. Last week alone, the number of applications rose 2.4 percent currently bringing the number to 6 percent higher than last year. This is a great sign for the real estate market because it shows that consumer confidence is high. [Read more…]
Rhode Island’s economy continues to diversify into a range of industries. One of the best sectors to work in this state is nursing. A recent study from WalletHub ranked Rhode Island as the 19th best state for nurses. The findings were determined by comparing opportunity, competition, and work environment across all fifty states and Rhode Island ranked very high for being such a small state. [Read more…]
Good news from the Governor’s office about the unemployment rates in Rhode Island. Since 2011, there have been 14,700 new jobs added in the state of Rhode Island and this month alone 2,200 more jobs will be added. The job growth marks a welcomed turnaround for the state economy, which was hampered by ongoing pension liabilities, slow economic growth, and public sector malfeasance. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of state leadership, Rhode Island’s economy is now on the upswing and growing at a sustainable pace. The unemployment rate has fallen below the national average now at 4.5%. [Read more…]