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50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Commemoration

In 2018 the National Association of REALTORS® will join with our partners and allies in a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.  The commemoration will focus on three key elements of Fair Housing: Acknowledging the organization’s past role in the fight for fair housing; Understanding how we as a nation are constantly …


Free Leads and More from sends thousands of leads back to listing agents and brokers each month as part of the MLS Partnership program. As a member of your local MLS you have access to your listing leads through the free lead system provided to you by In this 30 minute webinar, we will show you the …


RI REALTORS closed 1/4/18 due to weather

Due to the anticipated winter storm on Thursday, January 4, 2018,  RIAR will not be open.  We are expected to resume business as usual on Friday, January 5, 2018.   Please check back on for any possible delays on Friday, January 5, 2018.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please stay safe and warm. …

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Do you have questions about property tax deductions?

The Internal Revenue Service advised tax professionals and taxpayers today that pre-paying 2018 state and local real property taxes in 2017 may be tax deductible under certain circumstances. The IRS has received a number of questions from the tax community concerning the deductibility of prepaid real property taxes. In general, whether a taxpayer is allowed …

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5 things to do before the Action Center App is discontinued

On December 31, NAR will no longer support or maintain the REALTOR® Action Center App.  Due to the redesign, rebranding and scheduled launch of the new website on December 29, the current version of our mobile app will no longer function properly and must be discontinued.  We recommend that if you still have the …


Changes to Lead Disclosure Requirements Effective January 1, 2018

Make sure you’re on top of the changes to the Rhode Island Lead Poisoning Prevention regulations that will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Section 3.8 of the regulations requires specific changes to be made to the Seller’s and Lessor’s Lead Disclosure forms.  The updated forms have been sent to Instanet and other forms …

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Solar Energy Series

How much do you know about solar energy? Solar energy is becoming more popular everyday so make sure you’re armed with the information you need to represent your buyers and sellers well. The new four-class solar series at the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® covers all the basics, from solar terminology to appraising and financing …


Rhode Island Approves Grants for Six Rhode Island Charitable Organizations

Warwick, RI, December 4, 2017 – The Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island has announced the disbursement of $16,350 to six local, charitable organizations. The Foundation provides grants of up to $5000 per quarter for organizations that support the Foundation’s mission to help create more productive and enriched communities and to help people affected by personal disaster. …