Category: Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Is Helping People Buy Houses and Condos

    The state of Rhode Island has just introduced an initiative to give $17,500 in down payment money to new buyers. Yes, that’s a $17,500 grant to first-time homebuyers in Rhode Island. The reason? To ease the growing inequality in an increasingly exclusive real estate market. U.S. homeownership seems to be turning into a privilege of the…

  • Probate and Real Property: Rhode Island Edition

    An important part of being a responsible property owner is estate planning and deciding one’s intentions in the event of death. When a person dies, applicable assets become part of the estate and are subject to administration in probate. Probate is the legal process of collecting a decedent’s assets, settling the decedent’s debts, and distributing…