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Need to Know: New Buyer Beware Disclosures Update

July 10, 2017

This past week many members were caught off guard by a change that the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) made to the Residential Property Disclosure Statement – Notice to Seller and Purchaser form (also known as the Residential Property Disclosure Act form). The Virginia REALTORS® legal and government affairs teams went to bat […]

DAAR Member Mark Miller Appointed by Governor to Library of Virginia

July 10, 2017

Congratulations to DAAR member Mark Miller, MBA of Leesburg, Realtor, Long & Foster, Ashburn, who was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to The Library Board of the Library of Virginia. The Library Board consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor for five-year terms.  The Library Board is a policy board that determines the scope […]

CFPB Final Rule Clear on Ability to Share Closing Disclosures

July 10, 2017

On July 7, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the final rule amending the “Know Before You Owe” (KBYO or TRID) mortgage disclosure rule. As advocated for by NAR, the final rule clarifies the ability to share the Closing Disclosure (CD) with third parties – a victory for real estate professionals nationwide. As […]

Interested in Teaching at DAAR? Submit a Proposal

July 2, 2017

Interested in teaching at DAAR?  Do you have a specific talent you would like to share?  We are accepting proposals for the following: Real Estate Business Development Series  (Submission Deadline:  July 31, 2017) Feb. 5 – Feb. 9 Oct. 1 – Oct 5 Total Agent Series   (Submission Deadline:  July 31, 2017) Mar. 5 – Mar. […]

Listen Up: Informative Legal Podcasts by Virginia REALTORS®

June 26, 2017

Check out the introduction to Caveat REALTOR®, a brand new show from the Virginia REALTORS® legal team. You’ll be able to listen on the go with this new format of legal updates. New podcasts focus on need-to-know information on home inspector licensing, assistance animals and home surveillance. Now available through iTunes and Stitcher.    

NAR Senior Executive Will Be Next CEO

June 26, 2017

REALTORS® have selected Bob Goldberg to succeed current NAR CEO Dale Stinton, who is retiring at the end of 2017 after 36 years at NAR and 12 as CEO. Goldberg currently serves as NAR senior vice president of Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions. NAR’s leadership team chose Goldberg […]

Earn Your Broker’s License in 2017!

May 1, 2017

Earn your broker’s license in 2017! Take Your Broker Pre-Licensing Classes at DAAR! If you enjoy managing people, have the ability to train and motive others and desire to continue your education from contracts to technology, then broker management may be your best move! To learn about the requirements for earning your broker’s license in […]

In the Know: NAR Analyzes Federal Budget Proposal Impact on Housing

March 31, 2017

On March 16, 2017, President Trump released his budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins on October 1.   The proposal would eliminate funding for community development block grants and HOME housing block grants as part of a 13-percent cut in HUD programs. FHA mortgage insurance appears to be left untouched. Funding for flood mapping, […]

February 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Homes Selling Faster as Active Inventory Continues to Decline

March 15, 2017

The following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has been prepared by George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis. It was prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by analyzing MRIS multiple listing data from MarketStats by ShowingTime. Overview Homes in Loudoun County sold significantly faster than last year, with half of […]

NAR Update: Tax Reform and RESPA Fines

February 24, 2017

A tax reform plan by the House Ways & Means Committee would eliminate the property tax deduction, double the standard deduction, and lower tax rates. Also being considered is repeal of 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. REALTORS® expressed concerns over the changes at a meeting two weeks ago with leaders of the Ways & Means Committee. The […]