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What REALTORS® Need to Know About the New Tax Law

December 13, 2018

Changes to the U.S. Tax Code that potentially can save you thousands of dollars were enacted last year as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. The changes include a new deduction available to you as an independent contractor or sole proprietor for reducing your tax liability by 20 percent. How to take this […]

Get the Most out of Membership – Join a DAAR Committee Today!

December 12, 2018

One of the many benefits of membership is the opportunity to join a DAAR committee of interest.  Serving as a committee member will not only help guide the services and resources the Association provides to members but can benefit your business and work as a real estate professional.  The networking opportunities are invaluable, the insight […]

Important Notice: Pay Dues for SentriLock by 12/20 to Avoid Late Fee

December 12, 2018

To streamline the process for obtaining access to SentriLock keyholder services, members received an invoice directly from SentriLock for your key service renewal.  Accordingly, key service renewal fees are no longer be paid directly to the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® as it will be paid to SentriLock. Beginning in November, you received several emails from SentriLock notifying […]

Conforming Loan Limits to Rise 6.9%

November 28, 2018

The maximum conforming loan amount that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can back will increase to $484,350 from $453,100 in 2019, a 6.9 percent increase, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced today. NAR President John Smaby applauded the action, saying it will help keep homeownership within reach for many households by ensuring loan limits keep pace […]

Virginia REALTORS: Provide Your Opinion about the VREB Regulations

November 27, 2018

Now is the time to have your voice heard! The Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) has begun the process of looking at and possibly amending the regulations that you, as a REALTOR®, are required to follow. The Virginia REALTORS has created a survey for you to take where you will have the chance to voice your […]

REALTORS: You May be Eligible for Group Health Insurance thanks to a New Virginia Law

November 26, 2018

This year, an important new law in Virginia approved expanding health insurance options for self- employed individuals, including REALTORS® who meet the self-employed eligibility definition. Effective July 1st, 2018, SB 672 , introduced by Senator Creigh Deeds, changed the definition of a group for the purposes of purchasing health insurance to allow a one-person single […]

DAAR Members Speak for Housing that is Affordable and Attainable!

November 9, 2018

Several DAAR members attended the November 7th Loudoun County Planning Commission Public Hearing and urged the county to provide housing that is affordable and attainable in Loudoun County. The hearing was held so that Commissioners would hear the public’s views on the county’s draft Comprehensive Plan – Loudoun 2040. This plan will guide the future […]

Advocates in Action: Attend the Nov. 7th Planning Commission Hearing!

November 2, 2018

We need you to join with DAAR President Holly Weatherwax and stand up for the real estate industry in Loudoun County on November 7th! That evening, the Loudoun County Planning Commission has scheduled a Public Input Session on the draft Loudoun 2040 plan and DAAR wants to make sure they know that we say YES! […]

November Government Affairs Committee Meeting Guest Speaker: Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins

November 2, 2018

On November 7, 2018, members of the Government Affairs Committee will meet with Supervisor Geary Higgins. The Committee invited Supervisor Higgins in order to learn more about his priorities and areas of focus on the Board of Supervisors and as Chairman of the Transportation and Land Use Committee, as well as the critical issue of […]

It’s Time to Vote!

November 2, 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 […]