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January 27, 2016

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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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