Yearly Archives: 2013

DEM Protects 31 Acres of Forestland Abutting Rockville Management Area in Hopkinton

PROVIDENCE - December 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Environmental Management announces the permanent protection of 31 acres of forestland in Hopkinton. The property abuts DEM's 1,069-acre Rockville Management Area and will provide connectivity from state-owned land around Blue Pond to 945 acres of conservation land held by The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, and the Hopkinton Land Trust. Public access will be maintained on the property to provide for hunting and passive recreational uses such as hiking

AG Kilmartin Announces $2.1 Billion National Settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation for Abuses Over...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and 48 additional attorneys general to announce a two billion dollar settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation (Ocwen), and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, for its role in mortgage foreclosure abuses and deceptive mortgage servicing practices.

Attorney General Kilmartin Urges Congress to Extend Tax Relief for Struggling Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fearing a setback for financially strapped homeowners and disruption to a slowly improving housing market, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined again with 41 attorneys general from around the country in urging Congress to extend soon-to-be expired tax relief for distressed homeowners into next year

Airport development land rebranded as City Centre

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The land slated for development around T.F. Green Airport and a commuter-rail station has a new name and website to market it. The 95-acre former Warwick Station Development District is now called City Centre Warwick.

Smart Money Goes Shopping

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - December 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of her Smart Money Tour, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo is helping Rhode Islanders search for their missing money this holiday season at the Warwick Mall on December 14 and 17.

New England Governors Sign Energy Statement Committing Region to Cooperation on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- New England's Governors today committed their six states to an energy initiative designed to bring affordable, cleaner, and more reliable power to homes and businesses across the northeast. This initiative will accelerate regional cooperation on expanding renewable energy and energy infrastructure in New England.

Third Installment of the “Building Bridges in the Community” Outreach Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that the John Hope Settlement House will host "Building Bridges in the Community" Outreach Forum, in conjunction with Project Night Vision and the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, to be held:

Ribbon Cutting celebrates new affordable homes for adults with special needs in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, R.I. - November 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, RI Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, U.S. Department of HUD Regional Administrator Barbara G. Fields, and Craig Stenning, Director, Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, joined Bridges, Inc., Rhode Island Housing, representatives from BankNewport, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Jamestown Affordable Housing Trust Fund and other housing champions to celebrate the completion of Hammett Court Apartments in Jamestown.

Rhode Island Housing provides relief to Rhode Island homeowners

Providence, RI - November 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With Rhode Islanders continuing to cope with high unemployment rates and a slowly recovering economy, Rhode Island Housing is once again offering its Heating Assistance Program to help families manage their heating costs throughout the winter months.

Langevin Honors Veterans Day with New Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) honored veterans as he announced the introduction of the Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Act, legislation that would make it easier for veterans to purchase homes and for disabled veterans to make adaptive modifications to their homes

Rhode Island Housing names Meredith Milner of Prudential Gammons Realty Realtor of the Quarter...

East Greenwich, RI - November 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rhode Island Housing has recognized Meredith Milner with the Realtor of the Quarter Award for her efforts on behalf of Rhode Island homebuyers. This is the first time Milner, a resident of North Kingstown who grew up in Warwick, has been saluted for connecting homebuyers with the Rhode Island Housing Loan Center. The award recognizes Realtors who provide the most first-time homebuyers with our safe, affordable FirstHomes mortgages

AG Kilmartin and Mayor Taveras Host Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention and Loan Modification Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign, will host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the CCRI Providence Campus.

911 Call Leads to the Arrest of Two Subjects “Tagging” on Route 95 in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on September 27, 2013, Troopers arrested two Providence men for vandalizing State property on Route 95 in the City of Cranston.

Wall and Epstein Named to GPBOR Executive Board

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates Chris Wall and Rich Epstein were both appointed to executive positions with the Greater Providence Board of Realtors (GPBOR) during the group’s 107th Annual Membership Meeting this past Wednesday at the Squantum Association in East Providence.


Charlestown, RI - September 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in Charlestown, RI recently participated in an orientation conference held for companies that have recently joined the Sotheby’s International Realty® network of residential real estate brokerages


Rhode Island Treasury Reunited 8,860 People with $11.7 Million in Unclaimed...

The Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reunited 8,860 people with $11.7 million in unclaimed property in the fiscal year that ended on June 30


Langevin, Whitehouse Highlight Bill to Invest $170 Million in Fixing RI...

Congressman Jim Langevin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined with state, town, and labor officials by the Factory Bridge in West Warwick to call on Congress to pass the Strengthen and Fortify Existing (SAFE) Bridges Act. The SAFE Bridges Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Whitehouse, and others last month and will be introduced in the House this week by Langevin. The bill would deliver up to $170 million to repair Rhode Island’s deficient and crumbling bridges and create construction jobs