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Loudoun’s BOS Adopts Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan

October 1, 2021

The following information comes from the Loudoun County Government website and can be accessed here. Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors has officially adopted the Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan (UHNSP).  The plan is a key step in the implementation of the Loudoun County 2019 Comprehensive Plan and is designed to assist the county in improving housing […]

National Voter Registration Day: Virginia

September 28, 2021

The Commonwealth’s general election is November 2nd. Below is everything you’ll need to know about how, where, and when to cast your ballot.  Happy National Voter Registration Day, DAAR! Virginia’s 2021 General Election is right around the corner, and early voting has kicked into full gear as of Friday, September 17, 2021. Eligible voters in […]

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Assist First-Generation Homebuyers

September 27, 2021

“LIFT is among the most effective ways policymakers have to address the nation’s pernicious problem of large and widening economic disparities,” – Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics. On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, a group of U.S. senators introduced the Low-Income First Time Homebuyers (LIFT) Act to help first time and first-generation homebuyers build wealth […]

Kaine and Warner Announce $4 Million from HUD for Affordable Housing Expansion

September 24, 2021

“These federal dollars will help Virginians access safe and affordable housing as our Commonwealth continues to build back better… We are glad to see this funding go toward helping Virginians in need.” On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner of Virginia announced $4,098,261.60 in federal funding from the U.S. Department […]

DAAR Spotlight: 2021 RPAC Major Investors

September 20, 2021

DAAR wholeheartedly appreciates every single one of our RPAC contributors. Today, there’s one group of investors we’d like to shine a special light upon:   DAAR’s RPAC Major Investors have contributed a minimum of $1,000 each (the Sterling “R” level) in 2021, and we are honored to recognize them for their extraordinary commitment to REALTOR® advocacy […]

NAR Expresses Concern Over Proposed Limitations on Real Estate Investment

September 17, 2021

The limitations could negatively impact the health and growth of the commercial real estate market. On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) raised concerns in a letter issued to Congressional leadership of the tax writing committees regarding the proposed limits to tax benefits for real estate investment. At a time when the […]

U.S. Supreme Court Ends Latest CDC Eviction Moratorium

August 27, 2021

The following update comes directly from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) regarding the SCOTUS decision to end the most recent eviction moratorium: The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) eviction moratorium Thursday night [August 26, 2021], giving much-needed relief to America’s small housing providers facing financial hardship for more […]

Act Now: Defend 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

June 15, 2021

Help defend 1031 through NAR’s new 1031 Like-Kind Exchange Member Stories Portal, where members can share how they’ve used 1031 to bring economic investment to their community. Background: The Biden administration has proposed eliminating Section 1031 like-kind exchanges (1031s) under the American Families Plan, arguing that the tax policy only benefits the wealthiest of Americans. […]

Do Your Clients Understand Their Mortgage Disclosure Documents?

November 22, 2019

You can help improve how this critical information is presented to homebuyers by giving the National Association of Realtors® your feedback! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is reviewing the mortgage disclosure rule, known as the TRID rule. This rule drastically changed the mortgage disclosure process to improve transparency for consumers (i.e. creation of the […]

Flood Insurance Extended Through December 20th

November 22, 2019

Yesterday, November 21, 2019, Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Dec. 20, avoiding a lapse in the program. The President signed the bill into law. The NFIP is being extended as part of the Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government operating while Congress works on 2020 appropriations measures over the next […]