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New NAR DOJ Agreement Regarding MLS Rules

11/20/20: Yesterday, the US Department of Justice filed a new antitrust complaint against the National Association of REALTORS.   NAR and the DOJ have negotiated a settlement agreement. It appears that this will have very little impact on State-Wide MLS participants but details will be forthcoming as specific language is fleshed out.  Here are the key …

Market Trends

R.I.’s October home sales highest on record

Warwick, R.I. – November 19, 2020 – With a 24.7 percent year increase in October sales year over year, it doesn’t appear that the pandemic has tempered demand in Rhode Island’s housing market. Today the Rhode Island Association of Realtors released October home sales statistics that portray a record-breaking market that shows little sign of slowing down, …

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New Revisions to RIAR Purchase and Sale Agreement

Revisions to the  Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® Purchase & Sales Agreements are now available on Instanet and will be available as soon as the other vendors post the new form, expected no later than late November/early December.  An explanation of all the changes, as well as a sample of the revised Purchase & Sales Agreement …

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R.I. Association of Realtors Names Michael Saccoccio R.I. Realtor of the Year

Warwick, RI — November 3, 2020 –  Michael Saccoccio of Coldwell Banker Realty in Warwick was recently selected as the 2020 Rhode Island Realtor of the Year. A 30-year veteran of the real estate profession, Saccoccio was chosen by his peers for the statewide honor from a field of five local board Realtor of the …

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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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Strong showing in R.I.’s third-quarter housing market

Warwick, R.I. – October 28, 2020 – Today, the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS released third-quarter home sales data pulled from Realtor transactions exchanged through its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. Rhode Island’s single-family home sales were up 9.1 percent year-over-year and the median price of those sales hit $334,900, 13.5 percent higher than that of …

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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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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. …