Providence, Rhode Island has seen strong home prices in the recent years as well as outstanding appreciation rates while enjoying an improving economy. Appreciation rates within the Providence area continue to track above the national average, and the equity gains, while at the national average, have recovered across most communities from the Great Recession. Real estate price increases are stable and for the most part sustainable. We continue to see a multitude of new buyers as the economy grows along with continued low-interest rates keeping affordable mortgage payments for all types of buyers looking for their next home. [Read more…]
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…]