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0 PENDAR RD
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1065147
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: WEST RT1/QUAIL HOLLOW
Lot Frontage: 430 ft.
Lot Size: 129,150 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Jeanie Gorrie Residential Properties LTD.
Office: 401-885-8400
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176 AMHERST AV
Pawtucket, RI / 02860
MLS# 1079710
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: FAIRLAWN
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,632 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 6,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Kathy Souza RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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2 KELLIE ANN CT
Seekonk, MA / 02771
MLS# 1057290
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: ORCHARD ESTATES
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,000 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 15,500 sq. ft.
Listed by: Alyson Roslonek The Mello Group, Inc.
Office: 508-640-0505
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0 SULLIVAN LANE
Bristol, RI / 02809
MLS# 1054973
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: FERNCLIFF
Lot Frontage: 100 ft.
Lot Size: 25,333 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Dory Skemp Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
Office: 401-247-0202
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43 BULLOCKS POINT AV
East Providence, RI / 02915
MLS# 1063480
Type: Condo
Complex Name: STONEGATE
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 942 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level
Listed by: Joyce Motta East Bay Real Estate
Office: 401-253-2983
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0 TOWER HILL RD
Cumberland, RI / 02864
MLS# 1008191
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: TOWER HILL
Lot Frontage: 1,742 ft.
Lot Size: 2,265,120 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential, Agriculture
Listed by: Debra Jobin RE/MAX River's Edge - Bristol
Office: 401-254-1776
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25 PRIMROSE LANE
Johnston, RI / 02919
MLS# 1070979
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: JOHNSTON
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,877 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 20,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Mary Iacono COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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41 HAWTHORNE AV
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1074599
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: HARBOUR'S - RUMSTICK
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,984 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 12,588 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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49 KEATS DR
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1078351
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: NORTHBRIAR/QUIDNESSETT
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,690 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 30,640 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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7 HONEY LOCUST CT
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1071628
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: RED OAK ESTATES
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,308 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 14,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Frank ANTONETTI Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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Strong Gains in Housing Market in October


Friday, November 30, 2012

Both the number of single family home sales and median price rose in October, according to statistics released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Though sales activity has been increasing year over year for 16 months, October was the first month that showed evidence of an increase in median price since May, 2011. Single family home sales increased 24 percent last month and the median sales price of single family home sales in October was $200,000, ten percent higher than the median price of sales in October, 2011.

"Sales activity has been increasing for such a long time that prices were bound to go up eventually.  As the supply of excess housing inventory depletes, prices will adjust accordingly. It's all about supply and demand. Diminishing foreclosure sales is also helping to boost median price," said Victoria Doran, 2013 President of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.  RIAR reported that the number of single family homes for sale fell 18 percent in October, resulting in a seven-month supply of single family homes for sale. A six-month supply is considered to be a balanced market between sellers and buyers.

Foreclosure activity is also adjusting downward with just 21 percent of total single family home sales being sold through short sale or foreclosure last month, compared to 25 percent a year ago. The median price of sales selling through conventional means was $220,500.

The condominium market also fared particularly well last month, with sales rising 37 percent and median price increasing 21 percent to $170,000. The percentage of distressed sales fell to 19 percent from 22 percent last year and the median price of non-distressed sales only was $205,000. The number of condos available for sale fell 16 percent from a year ago. There was a nine-month supply of condominiums for sale at the end of October.

Multi-family properties rose significantly as well, rising 15 percent from the year prior. Median price increased 20 percent to $120,400.  Short sales and foreclosures accounted for 45 percent of total sales (compared to 46 percent in October, 2011), and the median price of conventional sales only was $149,500. There has been a 26 percent decrease in multi-family properties for sale in the past year which has led to six-month supply of inventory for sale.

"The market has been gaining strength gradually for some time now but it's been a while since we've seen such strong indicators of recovery in every area," said Doran.  "As we move toward the New Year, interest rates are still extremely low, prices are reasonable and the housing market seems to be on the right track. It's critically important that Congress not derail this positive momentum with changes to the mortgage interest deduction or capital gains exclusion."

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