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You’re Invited: Learn About the Plan to Address the Unmet Housing Needs in Loudoun County, 10/2, 9:30AM

September 20, 2019

We all know about the increased need for housing in Loudoun County. What you might not know is that the County is working to address this issue. Join us on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, when the DAAR Government Affairs Committee meets with Loudoun County officials to discuss development of a strategic plan to address the […]

GSE Reform Proposal Unveiled

September 11, 2019

On September 5, 2019, the White House released a proposal to reform the nation’s housing finance system and privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The recommendations, if implemented, will impact operations of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). While the plan involves potential administrative, regulatory, and legislative […]

Slate of Directors for 2020 and Consideration of Bylaw Changes Announced

August 19, 2019

Slate of Directors for 2020 and Consideration of Bylaw Changes Announced TO:   All DAAR Members FROM: Barry Allbright, 2020 Nomination Committee Chair Phyllis Stakem, 2019 DAAR President RE: Slate of Officer’s & Directors for 2020 and Bylaw Changes This memo serves as official notice to the DAAR membership of the Slate of Directors for election […]

NAR Moves to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuits; Shows Lawsuits Are Self-Contradictory, Ignore Precedent and Lack Economic Sense

August 16, 2019

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) moved last week to dismiss the Moehrl v. NAR lawsuit and the copycat Sitzer v. NAR lawsuit because both amended complaints fail to show how NAR rules for the operation of Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) inhibit competition or cause the plaintiffs any harm. Moreover, the complaints misrepresent rules which […]

Potential Opening Date Set for Metro to Loudoun

August 8, 2019

According to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), the six-stations, as part of the second phase of the 23-mile Silver to Loudoun County, are projected to open on or about July 16th, 2020. They’ll offer one-seat, no-transfer rides from Loudoun to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. This is the first time MWAA […]

You’re Invited: Learn What Happens Inside the U.S. House of Representatives, 9/13, 9:30AM

August 6, 2019

Are you interested in understanding how federal laws impact your real estate business? Join us on Friday, September 13, 2019, for a discussion with our Northern Virginia Congressional delegation about issues such as health care reform, transportation infrastructure, and the National Flood Insurance Program. Bring your questions!The Town Hall is free but pre-registration is required. Light […]

DAAR YPN Chair Kathleen Stakem Named to Loudoun 40 Under 40

August 2, 2019

DAAR YPN Chair Kathleen Stakem, RE/MAX Select Properties in Ashburn was recently named to the prestigious Loudoun 40 Under 40. In its seventh year, the Loudoun 40 Under 40 awards recognize Loudoun’s rising business and community leaders. The selection committee, comprised of former 40 Under 40 honorees, received more than 150 nominations for this year’s […]

2018 DAAR Major Investors Included in the RPAC 50th Anniversary Artwork

July 24, 2019

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), a 10-foot-high drawing of the National Association of REALTORS® Washington, D.C. building was commissioned. Not only is the drawing beautiful, it is drawn entirely with the names of nearly 10,000 RPAC Major Investors! If you look closely, you’ll find the names of the […]

Effective July 1, 2019, Unlicensed Assistants Can Either be Employees OR Independent Contractors

June 28, 2019

If you think this is a new law, you are right. July 1st marks the enactment of this and other new laws in Virginia. While the 2019 General Assembly Session ended in February, there was still some back and forth between the Governor and legislators through early May. This year’s legislative changes covered several areas […]

Download the New SentriKey™ Real Estate app

June 27, 2019

You’re on the move…and so is the SentriKey™ Real Estate app. It’s a new, updated version of the SentriSmart® mobile app that makes showings go smoothly and professionally to help ensure your success. Best of all, it’s a mobile app that’s a pleasure to use because it offers so much: fresh views and capabilities, enhanced […]