July 2019 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Prices Up, Unit Sales Increasing, Markets Continue to Tighten

August 19, 2019

Overview The median price of homes sold in Loudoun County in July 2019 increased 8.5% compared to July 2018. Month over year price gains were stronger for attached dwellings with a 7.0 percent gain than detached homes at 3.4% increase in median prices compared to July 2018. Active listings continue to decline both month over […]

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 […]

Shape the Future of the Industry: Join a DAAR Committee

August 15, 2019

DAAR members who serve on committees and work groups make the policy decisions that help shape the Association’s direction and the real estate industry. What’s in it for you? Association leadership offers a host of personal and professional growth opportunities! Here are just a few: Ignite Your Potential: Develop organizational, decision-making, and leadership skills Be […]

New FHA Condo Rule Expected to Yield Thousands of New Homeownership Opportunities

August 14, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release new Federal Housing Authority (FHA) condominium financing policies. The new rules should benefit your real estate clients and customers by allowing more buyers to obtain low down-payment mortgages on affordable housing options. Specifically, the rule will extend certifications from two years to three, […]

Sometimes You Have to Say No

August 14, 2019

  Bad bills, aka pieces of legislation, pop up regularly. Listen to the latest Real Politics Podcast from the Virginia REALTORS® to find out what happens when they are introduced and what we do to fight bills that don’t benefit members. Click to hear the Bad Bills Real Politics Podcast.

What to Tell Clients About That Leaky Basement

August 14, 2019

Whether you’re working with a buyer or seller, it’s important to guide customers through steps to ensure the foundational soundness of a basement that tends to flood. To help you, NAR has compiled a list of action steps that both buyers and sellers can use to evaluate spaces prone to seepage. What to Tell a […]

In Memoriam: Barry Harlowe

August 14, 2019

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Barry Harlowe of Lovettsville, who recently passed away. Barry was an associate broker and team leader with Keller Williams in Reston.  A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 12th, 11AM-12PM, Cornerstone Church, 650 Battlefield Pkwy SE, Leesburg and […]

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 […]

Get the Most Out of Your SentriKey App!

August 7, 2019

The new SentriKey Real Estate app features a simple design and action-based layout that helps you get things done quickly. Visit the SentriLock video page for a collection of short tutorials on how to perform key tasks with the app. Learn How To: Open the Key Compartment on our Bluetooth®Lockbox Enable Touch ID Release the […]