Thursday, January 17, 2013
Warranty deeds were recorded in the Barrington Town Hall last week, Jan. 6-12, for three properties in three neighborhoods, including the Walker Farm Lane affordable housing development.
Three warranty deeds for homes were recorded in Barrington Town Hall last week, Jan 6-12. The deeds show sale prices that range from a high of more than $700,000 for a waterfront in Hampen Meadows to a low of $202,000 for an "affordable" property in the Walker Farm Lane development. The third property is located near the Barrington/Riverside line. The prices can give you some idea of the market value of Barrington properties in the current real estate market if you are thinking about buying or selling a home.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Take a look at a Hummel Report on affordable housing in Barrington.
Barrington's own Jim Hummel takes a look at affordable housing in today's Hummel Report. And he focuses, where else, on his hometown. Read and hear what affordable-housing critic Gary Morse of Barrington and Barrington Town Council President June Speakman, a longtime advocate, have to say about the mandate that every town in Rhode Island must develop at least 10 percent of its housing stock as affordable. Barrington officials have no choice but to work to achieve the mandate, says Speakman, and the town has moved aggressively to do it. But Morse thinks many Barrington property owners are being forced to subsidize other property owners who might actually have more means at their disposal to pay taxes than they do given the subsidies they …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barrington has 160 units of affordable housing -- about a quarter of the way to the 10 percent mandate imposed by Rhode Island; 5 homes in project remain up for sale.
The Housing Board of Trustees was brought up to speed last week on the state of affordable housing and one project, in particular, in Barrington. “We have 160 units of affordable housing in Barrington,” said Steve Martin, chairman of the housing board. “That’s about 2.5 percent of the available dwellings to meet the state mandate,” he said. “We’re about a quarter of the way.” Martin described the town's effort to meet the 10 percent state mandate as “coming a long way in a short period of time.” The mandate was set in 2004. Only six municipalities have met their individual mandates, Martin said. The rest have not. Anthony DePetro, the new chief operating officer at West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation in Providence, brought the …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A proposal to buy back the Barrington home of a woman chased out by mold and flooding gets no response from West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation; another meeting set for April 2.
Denise Mitsuma moved all of the personal belongings she could save out of her mold-filled home at 19 Walker Farm Lane last Friday afternoon. The mold sprouted after the basement of her new Barrington home off of County Road near Hundred Acre Cove filled with a foot of water several weeks after she moved into it late last fall. On Tuesday night, Steve Martin, chairman of the Barrington Housing Board of Trustees, filled in the committee on the circumstances with her home in the affordable housing development and Barrington’s effort to get her money back from the developer – Mitsuma’s desire. It appears that she will have to wait at least a few more weeks for the developer, West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, to respond to a …