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Obstacles Hinder Aspiring Home Buyers

February 10, 2017

Affordability pressures, student debt and possible confusion about down payment requirements have kept many aspiring homeowners from reaching the market, according to NAR’s Aspiring Home Buyers Profile, which analyzes data from the association’s Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey. “Nearly all non-homeowners said they want to own a home in the future, but it’s […]

NAR Asks HUD to Bring FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut Back

February 10, 2017

On Jan. 30, 2017, NAR sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Designee Ben Carson asking the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to reinstate the 25 basis point reduction of the annual mortgage insurance premiums that would have applied to mortgages with a closing or disbursement date of Jan. 27, 2017 and […]

DAAR’s Leadership at Work in Richmond

February 10, 2017

Members of DAAR’s Leadership descended on the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond during the 2017 Virginia REALTORS® Legislative Advocacy Conference in early February.   Eleven members from the DAAR Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee represented your interests by advocating key issues for the real estate community before Loudoun’s lawmakers as part of the Conference’s REALTOR Day on the Hill. […]

In Memoriam: Claire Larson

January 30, 2017

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Claire Larson, former Chairman of the Board for DAAR in 1995, who passed away last month. She was 88. Born in Berlin NH, she was the daughter of Carl Elmer and Marie Devost Christiansen. After graduating from Boston University, Claire was employed by the […]

Barbara Ramey Recognized by NAR for 40 Years of Service to the Industry

January 27, 2017

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) is pleased to announce that one their members has been recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for their long-time commitment and service to the real estate industry. Barbara Ramey, Associate Broker, Keller Williams-Loudoun Gateway, Ashburn, was approved for REALTOR® Emeritus status by NAR during their Board […]

HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

January 20, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it suspended the reduction of Mortgage Insurance Premiums, effective immediately. The letter stated that the FHA will issue a subsequent Mortgagee Letter at a later date should this policy change. “FHA is committed to ensuring its mortgage insurance programs remains viable and effective in the long term […]

MRIS is now Bright MLS

January 16, 2017

Real estate organizations from neighboring areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, including MRIS, have united as Bright MLS. The creation of this new organization is a direct response to your demands that the MLS break down market barriers and provide real estate professionals with expanded property information that exceeds what consumers can get from publicly available […]

YPN Workshop: Breaking Down the Sales Contract – Wednesday, 4/5

January 15, 2017

Bring Your Contracts and Your Questions! Gain a Better Understanding of Some of the Most Complex Sections of the Real Estate Sales Contract. This interactive session will cover recent changes to the sales contract, common contingencies, addendums, and disclosures, as well as sections in the contract often left incomplete or completed incorrectly. Areas of focus […]

How to Rock as a Listing & Selling Agent Workshop – Thursday, 4/6

January 15, 2017

Join us for How to Rock as a Listing & Selling Agent on Thursday, April 6th, 9AM-4PM, DAAR, Ashburn. This day-long offering covers a full range of tools, techniques, and strategies involved with successfully working with buyers and sellers. Sessions include: “Working with Buyers,” “The Real Truth in Lending (lender panel),” and “Successful Listings.” Free for […]

Advocacy in Action: Advance REALTOR® Priorities in Virginia!

January 13, 2017

Now in session… all of Virginia’s 100 Delegates and 40 Senators returned to the State Capitol on January 11th for a 46-day General Assembly ‘session’ to review amendments to the biennial budget and act on thousands of pieces of legislation. The primary goal of advancing REALTOR® priorities at the state level is to shape the future of real estate in […]