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Warwick Beacon: 142 homes sell during 'hot' housing market

Posted Thursday, July 6, 2017 1:09 pm

By John Howell

Warwick single-family home sales that consistently outpace every other municipality in the state did it again in the month of May, which, according to the Rhode Island Realtors Association, had more single-family home sales statewide than any other month of May on record.

Statewide, the sales numbered 1,044, an increase of 42 from May last year. Warwick sales represented more than 13 percent of the total with 142 sales for the month, up 18 from last May.

But how can so many single-family homes be selling when the inventory is down?

Multiple Listing Service recorded 3,924 single-family homes on the market statewide in May. The total was 4,610 for May 2016.

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Warwick Beacon: What's needed to make the Warwick market even better

Posted Thursday, July 6, 2017 1:38 pm

The story has a consistent theme – Warwick single-family home sales outpace any other city or town in the state. In the month of May the totals were even higher than customary, with a total of 142 Warwick single-family homes selling as compared to Cranston, the next highest, with 80. The total statewide for the month was 1,044, which, according to the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service, is the greatest number of single-family home sales for the month of May on record.

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PBN: Reed announces nearly $500K in federal funding to encourage independent living in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to ensure elderly and disabled residents receive health care, meals, transportation and other essential support services, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed recently announced $479,745 in federal funding will be disseminated in contract renewals for service coordinators in several Rhode Island communities. Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Service Coordinator Program provides funding to employ service coordinators in assisted multifamily housing developments who connect residents to existing locally based programs and services.

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Warwick Beacon: Rotary honors Jean Johnson for work with homeless

By JOHN HOWELL

Jean Johnson, the founding executive director of the House of Hope, was honored Wednesday by the Rotary Club of Warwick for her work of helping the homeless and those in need.

Johnson was presented the club’s Hayden Bentley Award named in memory of a founding members of the Warwick service club in 1949 who went on to become a Rotary district governor at the club’s charter night at the Warwick Country Club. The Bentley Award is presented annually to a non-member of the club who has made a significant contribution to the community. Club member Scott Seaback, who chaired the award committee, made the presentation.

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Rhode Island Housing: New Down Payment Assistance Program!

First Down Program Now Available

$7,500 in down payment assistance for eligible first-time homebuyers

A new down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers in eligible communities.

Available in the following six communities: Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick and Woonsocket.

Learn More:

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2013 Housing Fact Book municipal data now available online

What is the average rent for a two bedroom apartment in Johnston? How about the median price for a single-family home in Cumberland? Do you earn the income needed for either of these homes to be affordable? The answers to these questions can be found in the City and Town data pages of HousingWorksRI.org.

These annual data points offer a sneak preview to an even more in-depth affordability analysis of 2012 data that HousingWorks RI will offer in the 2013 Housing Fact Book. The 2013 Housing Fact Book will be released Friday, September 27th.

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Q1 2013 Foreclosures in RI

PROVIDENCE, RI – June 20, 2013 – HousingWorks RI today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q1 2013. The report looks at the number of residential foreclosures in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and offers regional comparisons.

Quick Glance Findings:

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City's $65,720 to rehab house ensures use for affordable housing

Warwick Beacon: Mayor Scott Avedisian, Kent Center CEO David Lauterbach, members of the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development and staff of The Kent Center’s Housing Office celebrated the renovation of a residence that two Kent Center clients call home at a ceremony Feb. 20.

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House of Hope event to benefit homeless women

On Wednesday, December 5th from 5:30 - 9 p.m. at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, House of Hope Community Development Corporation will host their 4th annual Girls Night Out event to benefit homeless women in Rhode Island.

Fashion With Friends will include an evening of food, shopping, raffles, and a fashion show featuring local leaders in the housing community.

Tickets are $40 and include a complimentary cocktail. Tickets are available at www.thehouseofhopecdc.org, by calling 401-463-3324 (x231) or at the House of Hope Boutique.

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Election Day is tomorrow: Vote Yes on 7!

The countdown is over, and Election Day is tomorrow! You can show your support for homes, for jobs, and for Rhode Island by voting Yes on 7!

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