Thank you!

We were thrilled to see more than 300 of our realtor partners at this year's annual Realtor Breakfast on April 3, and we just wanted to thank you again for helping us kick off the spring homebuying season!


Click here to see more photos from the April 3rd breakfast on our Facebook page!


We'd also like to once again congratulate our lucky raffle winners: Karen Moreau and Theresa D'Ordine, of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Nick Oneppo, of Real Estate One; Margaret Franzen, of American Dream Realty; and Cheryl Rinfret, of DeFelice Realtors. This year's recipients returned to their offices with some fun prizes, including gift cards and a basket of Rhode Island Housing goodies!


Nick Oneppo, of Real Estate One, claims his prize. This year's Realtor Breakfast was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.
In case you missed it...

...our new Executive Director, Barbara Fields, shared some exciting tidbits with audience members at the Realtor Breakfast:

  • Housing in general, and Rhode Island Housing, are critical elements of our new administration's efforts to reinvigorate our state's economy, and we are excited to be a part of it!
  • Our Homeownership Division had an active year in 2014 and reached its highest lending level since 2008closing more than $132 million in loans (an 84% increase from 2013)!
  • The momentum that began building in RI's housing market toward the end of last year has carried into this year:
    • 6% increase in number of total sales through first 2 months of 2015, and a 5% increase in single-family median house price
    • Multifamily median sales price rose 10% compared to the first 2 months of last year

Contact the Loan Center today to:

  • schedule training on products and services, including our FirstHomes Tax Credit
  • pre-approve your customers
  • show you how your clients can finance 100%
  • learn about closing cost and down payment assistance
  • answer any questions you may have       

About Rhode Island Housing


Since 1973, Rhode Island Housing has worked together with dedicated industry professionals to help more than 60,000 Rhode Islanders purchase their first home. What sets us apart is our ability to provide 100% financing, closing cost assistance and, in some cases, no mortgage insurance. In addition to our lending services, we are committed to providing your clients education and guidance to help them realize the dream of owning a home.

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Meet the 2014 Realtors of the Quarter

Dee Southerland, Williams & Stuart Real Estate
Kyle Seyboth, Keller Williams
Nelson Esteves, RE/MAX Professionals

In the Community


This week, we'll be participating in Bryant University's annual Real World Day on Thursday, April 16, where hundreds of the state's high school students will come together to learn about employment, housing, money management and other responsibilities that come with the "real world" territory.

Rhode Island Housing's Director of Homeownership and Customer Service, Peter Walsh, spoke at a Habitat for Humanity home dedication in South Kingstown on Saturday, April 11. Click here to learn more about Habitat's Women Build program.

FirstHomes Tax Credit Update


Since the program's inception, Rhode Island Housing has administered 481 tax credits to homebuyers, which could generate a potential $962,000 in savings in the first year alone

Help your clients receive up to a $2,000 tax credit for the life of their loan by telling them about Rhode Island Housing's FirstHomes Tax Credit Program.