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Register Now for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in May

February 14, 2019

Registration for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is open! If you want to take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy, and the association, make sure you attend the Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., May 13-18, 2019. You’ll join with thousands of REALTORS® from across the […]

FEMA Revises Loudoun County Flood Insurance Rate Map

February 8, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is responsible for floodplain mapping and regulation throughout the United States, is revising the Loudoun County Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The revision will result in changes to the boundary and designation of the FEMA-delineated flood hazard areas within the Selma Estates development. To learn more about this […]

Register Now: Virginia Landlord Tenant Law Changes – February 4th

January 26, 2019

Join us quarterly in 2019 to get up-to-date changes from Karen Daily, EKKO Title and Sarah Louppe Petcher, S&T Law Group that could impact your practice.  It is recommended that you attend all four classes as they will build upon each other.  Spend only an 1 1/2 hours to learn about the laws. Register now by clicking on […]

Virginia REALTORS® Advocate on Behalf of the Industry

January 26, 2019

The 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session has begun and all of the bills advanced by the Virginia REALTORS® are moving! This session will be ‘short,’ only lasting 46 days. It is scheduled to end on Saturday, February 23rd. Join us in Richmond to help advocate on behalf of your business at the 2019 Virginia REALTORS® […]

Treasury, IRS Give Big Win to Real Estate Professionals in Qualified Business Income Rule; Safe Harbor for Rental Income

January 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (January 22, 2019) – Late last week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the new 20 percent deduction on qualified business income. As Americans begin preparations for the 2018 tax filing season, real estate professionals have been uncertain about the true impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and […]

What a Government Shutdown Means for REALTORS®

January 14, 2019

(As of January 14, 2019) As of midnight on December 21, 2018, the President and Congress were unable to agree on the provisions of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government. As a result, a partial shutdown of some government operations has occurred. This partial shutdown includes some federal housing, mortgage and other […]

It’s Time to Share Your Ideas on How to Fix Legislative or Regulatory Issues

January 11, 2019

Are you concerned about an issue that impacts the real estate industry? Do you know of a legislative or regulatory way to help address the issue? Now is the time to let us know! DAAR is developing the 2020 Legislative Positions and we’d like to hear from you! The legislative positions address local, state, and […]

National Flood Insurance Program Re-Opens for Business

December 30, 2018

As a result of the economic impact data provided by REALTORS®, and with the help of Congress and the White House, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reversed its decision! On Friday, December 28, 2018, FEMA announced that it will resume the sale of new flood insurance policies and the renewal of expiring policies. Click […]

Advocates in Action: Attend the Nov. 7th Planning Commission Hearing!

November 2, 2018

We need you to join with DAAR President Holly Weatherwax and stand up for the real estate industry in Loudoun County on November 7th! That evening, the Loudoun County Planning Commission has scheduled a Public Input Session on the draft Loudoun 2040 plan and DAAR wants to make sure they know that we say YES! […]

New Education Requirements in 2019 for Brokers and New Licensees

October 26, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2019, all brokers and new licensees (1 year or less) will have new education requirements! No hours were added to either broker requirements or PLE, however both have some of the existing hours allocated to specific topics. Brokers Next year, as part of the already required 8 hours of Broker Management & […]