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USDA Proposes Changes to Ease Rural Loan Eligibility Requirements

September 20, 2018

More households are expected to get Rural Housing Service (RHS) loans under a proposed rule released on August 31, 2018. The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes changes to its single-family direct and guaranteed loan and grant programs that includes a two-tier system for determining eligibility. The rule also proposes revisions to how it calculates household […]

October Government Affairs Committee Meeting Guest Speakers: Representatives from the Virginia REALTORS®

September 20, 2018

On October 3, 2018, members of the Government Affairs Committee will meet with two Representatives from the Virginia REALTORS® – Martin Johnson, Senior VP of Government Relations and Erin Barton, Deputy General Counsel. The Committee invited Martin and Erin in order to learn more about their advocacy efforts, the process of developing legislative proposals for the […]

Are You Election Ready? In-Person Absentee Voting Begins 9/21

September 7, 2018

On Tuesday, November 6th, a General Election will be held at all precincts in Loudoun County. On the ballot will be candidates for United State Senator, United States House of Representatives, two Constitutional Amendments, and two Loudoun County bond questions. Additionally, some residents will vote to fill Town Mayor or Town Council seats. To verify your […]

Loudoun County Honors Lars Henriksen with a Resolution of Appreciation

September 5, 2018

Last evening, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors commended members of the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Committee for their hard work and dedication to serving. During the past two years, DAAR Past President Lars Henriksen and other stakeholders volunteered their time and expertise toward creating a new vision for the future growth and development in Loudoun […]

Join DAAR as the County Honors Lars Henriksen with a Resolution of Appreciation

August 30, 2018

Two years ago, a small group of dedicated volunteers were given the tremendous task of creating a new road map and vision for the future growth and development in Loudoun County.  DAAR was honored to have our Past President, Lars Henriksen, participate as a member of the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Committee. He and his fellow […]

Doors Opening: NVAR/DAAR Commercial and Residential Bus Tour – 9/14

August 9, 2018

Join NVAR and DAAR to learn about the booming real estate market around Metro stations in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Hear from developers, executives and public officials about the projects that are shaping the future of Northern Virginia and beyond. Your day will begin at Reston Station with light breakfast and a kick-off from […]

Dept. of Labor’s Association Health Plan Rule Challenged in Court

August 3, 2018

As DAAR reported in June, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expanded access to affordable health coverage options for America’s small businesses and their employees through Association Health Plans. Last week, twelve attorney generals (AGs) filed suit against the DOL challenging the new rule. The state AG’s include New York, Massachusetts, California, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, […]

Breaking News: Flood Insurance Extension Passes Overwhelmingly

July 31, 2018

In a big win for REALTORS®, the National Flood Insurance Program will continue renewing or issuing new insurance for four more months under legislation overwhelmingly passed by the U.S. Senate today. The bill, which cleared the House last week, is expected to be signed into law before midnight tonight, when the program expires. “We applaud […]

Thank You for Taking Action: Flood Insurance Passes House by Large Margin

July 26, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program  in a bipartisan, 366-52 vote. Action now turns to the Senate. Once the Senate votes, the bill goes to President for his signature. Program authorization expires July 31. About 105,000 REALTORS® sent letters, including many DAAR members, to their members of Congress […]

NAR Call for Action: Congress Must Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

July 5, 2018

The current National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on July 31st if there is no Congressional action. Without federal flood insurance, millions of home and small business owners in 22,000 communities nationwide will not be able to obtain insurance to protect their property against flooding! This will cause an estimated delay or cancellation […]