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Date: October 20, 2016 - Newport Beach House - Luncheon at Noon

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YOUR GENEROSITY IS NEEDED

September 16, 2016

The Arroyo's, a local Middletown Rhode Island family needs our help immediately. They suffered an immeasurable loss when a fire in their apartment took the life of one of their family members, a young boy named Ramon. ... Read More »

REDUCING THE RISK OF REAL ESTATE WIRE FRAUD

September 2, 2016

The increase of wire-fraud continues to cause concern in the real estate industry.... Read More »

2016 NCBR Strategic Plan

May 5, 2016

On March 16th the NCBR Strategic Planning Task Force met to create the road map that will aid the Board's Leadership ... Read More »

REBUILDING TOGETHER VOLUNTEERS

May 2, 2016

I want to thank all of the volunteers from the Newport County Board of Realtors and the Affiliates who helped with our Rebuilding Together Greater Newport project on Pearl Street the past two Saturdays of April. The team of volunteers was led by Stephen Antoni and Melissa Green. The head contractor was Pat McGrath assisted by Shawn Gilmore, Mark D'Andrea Electric, Buckley Heating & Cooling, SHS Pest, Campbell Plumbing and Heating, Pires & Sons, Inc., Island Carpet & Tile, and Jim Paradise.

Volunteers were: Daniele Alsheimer, Anna Anton, Shannon Buss, Kevin Castner, Patsy Ewenson, Kim Ford, Sharon Foster, Rick Hall, Denise Patsos, Heidi Kelley, Karen King, Sean Lawrence, Cathi Leary, Vickie Little, Meredith LeBlanc, Steve Larson, Betsy Leerssen, Jack McVicker, Jane and Ted Roach, Nancy Rutter, Noelle Shiland, Shana Speer, Adam Thayer, and Alyce Wright.

Sincerely,

Susan McCoy, Chair

NEW MEMBER BENEFIT FROM RIAR

January 27, 2016

Everyone has technology questions. TECH HELPLINE has the answers. Access U.S.- Based Tech Support at NO ADDITIONAL COST. ... Read More »

ALERT: SOPHISTICATED SCAMS TARGETING REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN RI

October 1, 2015

A Rhode Island real estate broker has reported a particularly sophisticated wire scam. A scammer hacked an agent's email, monitored transaction information and then sent emails using the agent's email address to buyers instructing them to wire funds to the broker's escrow account. Apparently, the emails also connected the scammer with actual home buyers and addresses of property that they wished to buy.... Read More »

HOUSE AND SENATE APPROVE 8% RENTAL TAX

June 30, 2015

What is the private home rental tax? Article 11 of the RI FY 2016 Budget (H 5900 Sub A) requires a homeowner or rental agent to collect an 8% tax (7% sales tax and 1% hotel tax) from each tenant who rents an entire cottage, home, or other residential dwelling for 30 days or less*. Those who rent part of a home for that time period - 1 to 2 rooms for example, are required to pay a 13% tax (7% sales tax, 1% local hotel tax and a 5% hotel tax.)... Read More »

PLAN TO REPLACE CESSPOOLS WITHIN 12 MONTHS AFTER CLOSINGS PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2016

June 30, 2015

Both House and Senate voted overwhelmingly (61-9, 53-1) to approve legislation to require all cesspools in the state to be replaced with an on-site wastewater system or connect to sewer where available within 12 months of the sales or transfer of real estate, starting with closings on January 1, 2016 or later. If you're working with the seller or buyer of real estate, make sure to address this in your negotiations.... Read More »

NAR BOARD APPROVES NATIONWIDE BROKER DATA ENTRY SYSTEM

May 22, 2015

The NAR Board of Directors at its 2015 meeting May 16 in Washington, D.C., approved a partnership between NAR and its wholly owned subsidiary Realtors Property Resource and another company, UpStream RE, LLC, to create a data entry and collection system for the brokerage community using the RPR advanced Multi-list platform (AMP).... Read More »


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