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April is Fair Housing Month!

This time of year is usually a flurry of spring market activity. It’s also a time when we reflect on the ways people are shut out of the housing market, and commit to expanding housing opportunity, with our annual observation of Fair Housing Month.This year is different. Because of measures to slow the spread of …

COVID19 News

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. …

Market Trends

RI REALTORS® release February home sales statistics

Warwick, R.I. – March 20, 2020 – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (MLS), released its February home sales data today which relayed a median price of single-family home sales in February of $274,900, a ten percent increase from 12 months earlier. The number of closed transactions also …

COVID19 News

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 …

COVID19 News

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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REALTOR Foundation: Rhode Island disburses 1st quarter grants

The REALTOR® Foundation: Rhode Island disbursed $4000 to The imPOSSIBLE DREAM Playground and $1000 to the Jonnycake Center in February. The imPOSSIBLE DREAM, Rhode Island’s first integrated playground, offers an environment that is play-friendly for children of all physical abilities. The REALTOR® Foundation funds will be used to add areas that will benefit children with …

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Is “Your” Home Inspector Licensed?

Is “your” home inspector licensed? Starting on April 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. This includes home inspectors who are already licensed in other states like Massachusetts or Connecticut. If you …

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RI REALTORS Sponsors Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

February 13, 2020 — Lt. Governor Daniel McKee has announced Rhode Island’s third Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition open to high school students across the state. This year, participants will compete for $14,000 in scholarships, the largest amount since the program launched in 2018. Rhode Island students in grades 9-12 can take …

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Legal Use of Property – Don’t Trust Assessment Records!

Even though it’s handy to check the assessor’s database instead of going to the town hall, don’t rely on assessment records for the legal use of a property. The assessor’s office will tax features or use that it sees to raise revenue for the town or city – even if that use is illegal.  Assessment …