Category Archives: COVID19

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COVID-19: Appraisal Updates

HUD, VA and USDA all have protocols in place for exterior appraisals. All three entities announced on Friday, March 27th, the ability for appraisals to be completed based upon exterior-only observations.  This was critical to allow pending sales to move forward, and also critical to allow consumers access to credit with the very low interest …

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New appraisal guidelines: Best practices for REALTORS

Lenders still want a full appraisal.  However, if it is not feasible for the appraisal to be done (if someone in the home is sick for example) the lender MAY request an exception for an exterior only report.  Appraisers will now be able to do exterior appraisal reports for Fanny Mae loans (the majority of …

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COVID-19: RI REALTORS® Office/Staffing/Cancellations

RI REALTORS® Office/Staffing: In light of the rapidly evolving conditions related to COVID-19, RI REALTORS® is implementing the following measures, based on ensuring the health and safety of our members and staff. In response to the request from Governor Raimondo on March 29th to restrict gatherings to five or less people to limit the spread …

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General Federal/State Information

BORDER-STATE RESTRICTIONS Non-essential Businesses ordered to close in CT & MA: Massachusetts: Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered all businesses and organizations that are not providing essential services to close, effective Tuesday March 24th at noon. Baker said the order will run until April 7. Connecticut: Governor Lamont has signed an executive order directing all non-essential …

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Real Estate Specific Updates: Federal, State and Municipal Resources & Guidance for REALTORS

General links and resources: Don’t see what you are looking for on this page? Check out our FAQ’s NAR Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS® NAR Open House Guidance during Covid-19 RIAR Open House Advisory-Coronavirus Broker Sample Preparedness Plan – Coronavirus NAR Coronavirus: Resources and Guidance for Employers NAR Coronavirus: Resources for Property Owners Suggested COVID-19 …

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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. …

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COVID-19: Updates from RI REALTORS®

Check regularly for new information and VISIT OUR FAQs for more details! Last updated: 4/3/20 MOST RECENT NEWS Secretary Gorbea Announces Remote Online Notarization to Enable Business to Continue During COVID-19 Emergency Act now to apply for your SBA disaster loan. Get an advance of up to $10K. Quick details from USChamber.com here. Another new …

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COVID-19 FAQs for REALTORS®

Last updated: 4/3/2020 Please see most  current Executive Order from Governor Gina Raimondo. *Disclaimer: The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and State-Wide Multiple Listing Service have provided information and recommendations on this page to assist you.   Please check with your broker or manager to make sure that options, such as virtual showings and walkthroughs, are consistent …

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Important COVID-19 announcement re: classes and events from RI REALTORS®

RI REALTORS stop in-person meetings/events/classes through April 30th – Updated March 24, 2020 Classes: In response to the growing public health concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® (RIAR) & State-Wide MLS are taking the precautionary step of cancelling in-person professional development classes onsite at the RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center …

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Rhode Island Municipal Updates:

With information changing hourly, we at RI REALTORS® are doing our best to keep current verified information on this list. If you need additional information on a city/town listed here, please contact that City/Town Hall directly. If you receive answers to questions that you think other REALTORS® may have or if you have other updates, …

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