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Job Posting for Association Representative/Board Administrator

December 8, 2017

Do you know anyone who would be interested in working in NCBRs office? Please share this job posting for Association Representative/Board Administrator.

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR) in Warwick, R.I. is seeking an individual to work on behalf of the Newport County Board of Realtors (NCBR) in NCBRs Middletown, R.I. office. The chosen candidate will work with NCBR volunteer membership and serve as the liaison to RIAR staff for supplemental support functions.

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ACTION ALERT from NAR

December 5, 2017

A message from NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall

Thanks to our members engagement, REALTORS have helped positively influence tax reform in some key areas. For example, both the House and Senate have agreed to maintain deductibility of state and local property taxes up to $10,000, and to maintain Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges in their present form for real estate investments.

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RIAR Approves Grants for Six Rhode Island Charitable Organizations

December 4, 2017

Warwick, RI, December 4, 2017 The Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island has announced the disbursement of $16,350 to six local, charitable organizations. The Foundation provides grants of up to $5000 per quarter for organizations that support the Foundation’s mission to help create more productive and enriched communities and to help people affected by personal disaster. The Foundation awarded 2017 grants to:

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NCBR Secures Grant for Aquidneck Land Trust

December 1, 2017

Aquidneck Land Trust ALT has announced that they have completed improvements to Oakland Forest and Meadow Preserve after receiving a $1,500 grant from the National Association of Realtors.

Two trail kiosks, a trailside bench, and directional trail signage were installed on the 30-acre preserve, one of 77 ALT-conserved properties on Aquidneck Island. The site has a half-mile trail loop through the forest and meadow.

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New Administrative Services

November 30, 2017

Newport County Board of REALTORS Contracts with R.I. Association of REALTORS for Member Support Services

The Newport County Board of REALTORS (NCBR) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contractual agreement with the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS (RIAR) to assist the NCBR membership with administrative and membership support functions commencing January 1, 2018.

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Rhode Island Home Sales Up in October

November 20, 2017

Warwick, RI, November 20, 2017 The median price of single-family home sales rose to $264,950 last month from $235,000 in October 2016. Sales data released today by RI Realtors also reveal an 8.6 percent increase in closing activity compared to a year earlier.

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Rhode Island Property Prices Rise by Double Digits in September

October 25, 2017

Warwick, RI, October 24, 2017 The median price of single-family homes sold in September rose 13.1 percent from the prior year, to $261,300, according to statistics released by RI Realtors today. The data, which reflects all Realtor-assisted property sales last month, also showed that sales activity decreased from the prior year, falling 4.3 percent, a drop which was likely related to a 13.1 percent decline in the number of single-family homes for sale. Pending sales – or those under contract but not yet sold – also decreased 13.5 percent compared to September 2016.

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Condolences to Barbara Jagolinzer

October 24, 2017

The Newport County Board of REALTORS offers condolences to our long-time member Barbara Jagolinzer on the passing of her husband Mark.

PORTSMOUTH - Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer, a native Rhode Islander, died peacefully in his home on October 22, 2017, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island at the age of 68.

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2017 Gloria Slavens Award

September 15, 2017

At our September Membership Meeting the 2017 Gloria Slavens Award was presented to Michelle Drum.

The Gloria Slaven's award is given yearly in recognition of outstanding professionalism, service to the Newport County Board of REALTORS and service to the local community. This year's recipient has spent many years volunteering for professional and community organizations including as President of both NCBR and WCR, numerous NCBR committees, and on the Newport Historic District Commission and Newport Hill Association.

Congratulations and Thank You Michelle!

New Policies for Deferred Showings

September 27, 2017

Can't show a property because it's being painted? Don't want to show because the staging won't be completed for a few more days? Seller wants you to debut the property at this weekend's open house?

The new "Deferred Showing" policy allows you to responsibly serve your client's needs and cooperate ethically with fellow MLS subscribers.

Recognizing the ever-changing demands of today's clients and that MLS rules need to evolve so that subscribers can meet their needs accordingly, the Board of Directors recently approved a change to our policies related to delayed showings.

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HOME Survey: Economic and Financial Outlook, Attitudes About Home Buying and Selling on the Rise

September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (September 25, 2017) - Existing-homes sales have retreated in four of the past five months, but new survey findings from the National Association of Realtors® indicate it is not because of a lack of confidence from consumers about buying and selling a home, or based on their views about the direction of the economy and their finances.

That’s according to NAR's third quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey1 , which also found that two-thirds of households think saving for a down payment is challenging, and roughly half of renters expect to pay more in rent next year.

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REALTORS Step Up to Help Flood Victims

August 30, 2017

As the devastation of Hurricane Harvey unfolds, local REALTORS® have stepped in to help with a two-pronged approach to aid those in need.

First, the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and State-Wide Multiple Listing Service, in cooperation with Rhode Island’s five local boards of REALTORS®, have collectively donated $10,750 to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation, a national foundation established to help families who have endured unimaginable loss.

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation is currently coordinating efforts for relief in the gulf coast cities and in the greater Houston, Texas area due to the unprecedented flooding left by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to their own donation, REALTORS® across the state are encouraging the public to join them in contributing to this worthy cause.

Checks can be made payable to:

REALTORS® Relief Foundation

430 N. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

Check Memo Description: RRF Contribution

Contributions can also be made via credit card online on the National Association of REALTORS® website.

DAVID P. LEYS, JR.

August 3, 2017

David P. Leys, Jr., 59, a life-long resident of Middletown, RI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 2, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family, after living courageously for five years as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, gradually destroyed his body but not his spirit.

He was an exceptional and devoted father to three children, Bowen, Ryan, and Annie.

A 1977 graduate of Middletown HS, he continued his education earning a Bachelor of Arts from New England College in Henniker, NH, in 1981. Before, during, and after he earned his degree, he worked with his father in the family business, Leys Century Store, the longest continuously family-run department store in the country. David had the honor of being a fourth-generation employee and he was a regular fixture all over the store, especially in the men’s department where he loved greeting customers, both long-standing regulars and tourists, to sell them anything from socks to bow ties to full dress suits.

After the family store closed, he had a variety of careers as co-owner of Aquidneck Island Sporting Goods, schoolteacher, and tennis coach before becoming a Realtor... Read More »

THANK YOU FROM REBUILDING TOGETHER GREATER NEWPORT

May 1, 2017

We had two wonderful days of many, many volunteers from our Real Estate community. Thank you to all of those who helped out on this very worthwhile project: Daniele Alsheimer, Anna Anton, Stephen Antoni, Annie Becker, Sarkis Boghossian, Denise Brown, Shannon Buss, Victoria Clare, Patsy Ewenson, Donna Feeley, Sharon Foster, Christon Gibson, Shawn Gilmore, Melissa Green, Marlene Harrington, Heather Hinkley, Heidi Kelley, Stephen Larson, Cathleen Leary, Meredith LeBlanc, Betsy Leerssen, Paul Miranda, Jim Paradise, Nancy Rutter, Noelle Shiland, Shana Speer, Adam Thayer, Cathy Wicks, Kimberly Wooten, and Alyce Wright. Thank you so much, Susan McCoy

2017 NCBR SCHOLARSHIP

March 17, 2017

The Newport County Board of REALTORS is offering two students a $1000 scholarship. Any college bound student residing in Newport County regardless of where attending school can apply. ... 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 »


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