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Five Steps in Investing in Real Estate with A Self-Directed IRA

Join RI REALTORS® on September 13 from 1-3 pm for a free presentation for REALTORS® by the Entrust Group about investing in real estate in self-directed IRAs. If your IRA custodian is a big bank or a brokerage house, chances are your investments range from stocks and bonds to mutual funds. Your decisions may be …

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REALTOR Foundation: RI Grant Deadline Approaching

Since 2016, REALTOR Foundation: RI has raised and received funds for a quarterly grant program that provides charitable support to individuals affected by personal or natural disaster and other non-profit organizations which endeavor to do the same.  Five thousand dollars is disbursed each quarter and to date, eight Rhode Island non-profit organizations have received REALTOR …

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Flood Insurance Extension Passes Overwhelmingly

July 31, 2018 — In a big win for REALTORS®, the National Flood Insurance Program will continue renewing or issuing new insurance for four more months under legislation overwhelmingly passed by the U.S. Senate today. The bill, which cleared the House last week, is expected to be signed into law before midnight tonight when the …

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RI REALTORS® See Positive Improvements During 2018 Legislative Session

 Since 1948. the Rhode Island Association of Realtors has been a strong advocate for property owners in preserving private property rights and enhancing the ability of Rhode Island citizens to attain and maintain homeownership. During this year’s legislative session, the association addressed seven issues with favorable results for those who own Rhode Island property. These …

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RI REALTORS® See Positive Improvements During 2018 Legislative Session

July 16, 2018 — Since 1948. the Rhode Island Association of Realtors has been a strong advocate for property owners in preserving private property rights and enhancing the ability of Rhode Island citizens to attain and maintain homeownership. During this year’s legislative session, the association addressed seven issues with favorable results for those who own …

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National Flood Insurance Program Update

July 2, 2018…Last weekend, several senators attached a 6-month extension as an amendment to the Agriculture Improvement Act, which passed the Senate. While this is a positive step, the bill now moves to a House-Senate conference where the differences are not likely to be resolved before the NFIP expires on July 31. As a result, …

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Act now to extend and reform the National Flood Insurance Program

Recently you received a Call for Action to call or write your Congressmen and Senators to let them know that you support a renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program which is set to expire July 31. Why is this important? If the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires, homeowners and buyers in more than …

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Time to go global? Join us July 26th.

Do you know how to cater to a growing global client base? International transactions are significantly different and more complex than domestic deals. From currency issues and financing to visa and tax laws, working with a REALTOR® who knows how to handle these differences can make or break the purchase or sale of a home. …

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When You Display Affordability on Your MLS Listings, Great Things Happen…

Hundreds of RI REALTORS® & State-Wide MLS Agents are using RatePlug to sell homes. RatePlug is a valuable tool that lets you share home payment affordability factors directly within any property listing you send your clients which can get your buyers asking questions about their financing earlier, to avoid snags later. • Displays only your …

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