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Leann D’Ettore Named 2021 President of the R.I. Association of Realtors

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors has announced its 2021 officers. Leann D’Ettore, broker/co-owner of Homistic Real Estate, will serve as president of the 5400-member organization.  She is the youngest Realtor ever elected to the position of president. Licensed for 16 years, D’Ettore opened her brokerage with her partner at the age of 23. They …

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Robert Martin Elected 2021 President of State-Wide MLS

State-Wide Multiple Listing Service has named Cumberland resident, Robert Martin, 2021 president of the listing information exchange and transaction service. Martin is the broker/owner of CrossRoads Real Estate Group in Woonsocket and Glocester, R.I. In his 35 years as a Realtor, Martin has served on local and state Realtor committees and held the president and …

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New PPP Forgiveness Factsheet for Borrowers

A PPP factsheet for borrowers has been developed for SBA field offices and SBA Resource Partners that provides a step-by-step for the PPP Forgiveness process. Consisting of four main steps, the form’s basic premise is that borrowers should work closely with their lenders throughout the loan process to ensure that it is completed thoroughly and successfully. …

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Are you a property owner in RI with vacant units?

The State of Rhode Island is looking for units immediately available for rent across the state to provide safe harbor to vulnerable Rhode Islanders without a home. Landlords and tenants will be supported with rental income.  The program will pay market rent reliably on the first of each month. This is a real opportunity for …

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Check a Home Inspector License

Is “your” home inspector licensed?   Since July 1, 2020,  anyone who conducts a home inspection for a home or other residential property located in Rhode Island must be licensed as a home inspector or associate home inspector in Rhode Island.  This includes home inspectors who are already licensed in other states like Massachusetts or Connecticut. …

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Checklist for Emotional Support Animals: New Federal Guidance

Are you confused about the rules for service and support animals? Are you tired of rental applicants who try to pass off a pet as a service animal using fake credentials from the Internet? People who pretend to be disabled in order to avoid a “no pets” policy hurt others who are actually disabled and …

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National Flood Insurance Program Extended for One Year

The U.S. Senate approved a bill September 30th that funds the federal government through Dec. 11; the bill includes a full-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and surface transportation funding. The bill, which was passed by the U.S. House last week, now goes to President Trump. He is expected to sign it. …

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Travel Updates – NY, CT, NJ, MA

Once again, Rhode Island has been placed on travel advisory lists in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey due to the Ocean State’s increase in COVID-19 cases. The three states join Massachusetts, which has restricted travel from Rhode Island since early August. The advisory requires individuals who are traveling from Rhode Island to New York, …

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