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Association News

Pat Lenihan Chosen as the 2016 RI Realtor of the Year

Warwick, RI…October 26, 2016 — The Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR) has announced that Patricia Lenihan, Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in East Greenwich, R.I. was chosen by her peers as the 2016 Rhode Island Realtor of the Year. The award recognizes one of nearly 5000 Realtors throughout Rhode Island for their …

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Association News

Local REALTORS Inducted into Omega Tau Rho Fraternity

Warwick, RI, October 26, 2016…The Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR) has announced that Arthur Yatsko of the Salisbury Agency in Warwick, R.I. and Joseph Luca of RE/MAX Preferred in North Providence, R.I. have been inducted into the Omega Tau Rho fraternity of the National Association of Realtors.  Art Yatsko Membership in the honorary fraternity …

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Association News

Recent Changes to RIAR Forms

The RIAR Board of Directors approved the following changes that were recommended by the RIAR Forms Committee.  RIAR has sent these changes to dotloop, Instanet, and zipLogix. Release of Purchase and Sales Agreement and Escrowed Funds: Added a new sentence:   “The funds will be disbursed by mailing them to the address(es) as indicated below unless …

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Association Legislative NAR News

H.R. 3700 Passes – Helps Solve Condo Concerns

H.R. 3700, sponsored by Reps. Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Cleaver (R-MO) and through companion legislation, Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Scott (R-SC), passed the Senate under unanimous consent. This legislation previously passed the House by a vote of 427-0.  This legislation solves a number of concerns including issues regarding FHA’s condo rules: Reduces the FHA condo owner …

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Association MLS News Technology

Our Commitment To Protecting Your Data

The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and State-Wide MLS have recently taken important steps to address challenges that are prevalent in our entire industry – that of data security and high risk user behavior. As we’re applying new technology to reduce the occurrence of data misuse, we want to share information about this initiative with …

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Association Legislative

Legal Tip: Contractors Registration for Flippers

Thinking about ‘flipping’ a fixer upper? Make sure you and those who work for you are registered contractors! Learn the law about rehabbing properties before you flip… QUESTION:  Must a flipper, an investor who buys a property in Rhode Island, rehabs it, then resells the property, register as a contractor? ANSWER: Yes.  R.I.G.L. § 5-65 …

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