Secretary Gorbea Announces Remote Online Notarization To Enable Business to Continue During COVID-19 Emergency

Providence, RI – April 3, 2020 – Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced an agreement with Governor Gina Raimondo that enables Remote Online Notarization to be permitted on a temporary basis. Remote Online Notarization will allow individuals to honor social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 …

April is Fair Housing Month!

This time of year is usually a flurry of spring market activity. It’s also a time when we reflect on the ways people are shut out of the housing market, and commit to expanding housing opportunity, with our annual observation of Fair Housing Month.This year is different. Because of measures to slow the spread of …

RIAR and MLS ask Realtors to refrain from holding open houses

Warwick, R.I. – March 21, 2020 — The Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR) and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (MLS), are calling upon all Rhode Island Realtors to stop holding open houses until further notice to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. RIAR and MLS urge members to use modern technology instead. …

COVID-19: Updates from RI REALTORS®

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RI REALTORS® release February home sales statistics

Warwick, R.I. – March 20, 2020 – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (MLS), released its February home sales data today which relayed a median price of single-family home sales in February of $274,900, a ten percent increase from 12 months earlier. The number of closed transactions also …

Median single-family home price jumps 17 percent in January

Warwick, RI – February 20, 2020 –The first month of 2020 saw significant growth in Rhode Island’s housing market. The Rhode Island Association of Realtors reported a double-digit increase in the median price of single-family homes sold last month. January’s median sales price of $296,750 represented a 17 percent hike year-over-year. Last month’s price increase …

Year-over-year gains in R.I.’s 2019 housing market

Warwick, R.I. – January 22, 2020 – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors today released 2019 home sales data which showed year-over-year increases in median price for all residential property types. Multifamily homes reaped the largest gain with an 11.1 percent increase compared to 2018. The 2019  median sales price of multifamily properties was $270,000. …

Sales and Median Price Continues Ascent in December’s R.I. Housing Market

Warwick, R.I. – January 16, 2020 – Rhode Island’s single-family housing market ended the year on a high note last month with an increase in both sales and median price year-over-year. Closed transactions in December were 19.1 percent higher than a year earlier. The median sales price of $285,000 represented an increase of 7.6 percent from December …