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Bob Kimball Named 2014 State REALTOR® of the Year!

Bob KimballBob Kimball, a REALTOR® since 1994, is affiliated with William Raveis Real Estate in Mystic, CT. the 2012 President of Connecticut REALTORS®, Bob also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®. Bob is active in CTR’s legislative efforts, contributes his expertise to shoreline and flood insurance issues and served on many CTR committees.

Kimball is a former Eastern CT Association of REALTORS® President and past Local REALTOR® of the Year. He remains active in the North Stonington community serving on several town organizations including the Economic Development Commission and the Lions Club.

CT Home Sales in Connecticut Increase in October 2014

Connecticut REALTORS is providing monthly home sales and townhouse/condominium sales statistics to the media. Here is the October 2014 release.

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Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Law Changes

The Governor has signed into law revisions to the smoke and carbon monoxide detector law, effective July 1, 2014. There is a new affidavit that complies with those statutory changes. CTR has set up a page to provide information on the law and the changes here.

CTR Legislative Summary

The 2014 legislative session proved to be very fruitful for the Connecticut REALTORS®.  Two major pieces of legislation passed the General Assembly.  For more information about what happened in this year's legislative session read the CTR Legislative Summary.

Important Carbon Monoxide Detector News

The threat of Carbon Monoxide is real and as of January 1, 2014, Sellers of 1-2 family homes built prior to October 1, 2005 arerequired to furnish their purchasers with an affidavit that the property has working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors or to provide a credit. You can download the revised affidavit (effective July 1, 2014).

Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Rules and revisions to flood maps have resulted in significant insurance premium changes for many properties. CAR has developed a page of links and resources that you can use with your clients and customers; along with a special CT REALTORS® Legal Alert that includes a glossary of terms and has an informational sheet to provide to sellers and buyers so they are aware of the potential impact of the changes.

Get to Know 2014 President Deb Chamberlain

2014 President Deb Chamberlain answers a few questions about herself and 2014. Read them here.