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Dedicated Funding Plan for Metro Receives Final Approval in Virginia

April 19, 2018

Virginia will provide $154 million a year to support the Metro transit system. On April 18th, the Virginia General Assembly approved funding for Metro through a combination of existing sources, without an increase in the grantors’ tax (“congestion relief fee”). Throughout the process of approving Metro funding, members of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® […]

What Everyone Should Know About Equal Opportunity Housing

April 2, 2018

April 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of enactment of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The law recognizes that all Americans should have the right to purchase or rent shelter without being discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Each of us has […]

Dedicated Funding Plan for Metro Awaits Action by the Governor

March 16, 2018

The fate of providing dedicated funding for Metro is in the hands of Governor Northam. Members of the Virginia General Assembly agreed on a $154 million plan to fund Metro without imposing any new taxes. It is important to note that this plan has not yet been approved by Governor, who has three options: sign, […]

Virginia REALTORS®Offers Legal Hotline to All REALTOR® Members

January 14, 2018

Did you hear about the latest NEW BENEFIT for REALTOR® members? The Virginia REALTORS® now offers a Legal Hotline to all REALTOR® members. This new Legal Hotline benefit is a web-based submission process to address your legal questions. To submit a question, you’ll need to be logged into the website with your Username and Password. Your broker will […]

Know the Rules: Real Estate Signs – Permits, Placement & Penalties – Monday, 10/2

September 21, 2017

Join us for a panel discussion on the rules governing real estate signs on Monday, October 2, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at DAAR, 21720 Red Rum Drive, #177, Ashburn, VA. Learn about the licensee print advertising requirements established by the Virginia Real Estate Board and receive an overview of Loudoun County’s new […]

DAAR Plays Key Role in Development of Housing Policy for Loudoun

August 22, 2017

Loudoun County’s Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Committee increased their attention on housing by establishing a subcommittee solely focused on developing information and proposals on county-wide housing policies. Lars Henriksen, DAAR’s representative to the stakeholders committee, was selected along with seven other stakeholders to serve on the housing subcommittee. They will work with county staff to develop […]

Need to Know: Loudoun Changes Temporary Sign Rules; New State Law Addresses HOA’s Treatment of Signs

August 8, 2017

Over the past few months, there have been several changes made to rules pertaining to the placement of temporary signs on private property in Loudoun County and the treatment of real estate signs by Property Owners Association (POA) or Condo Owners Association (COA) in the state of Virginia. Temporary Signs on Private Property in Loudoun County […]

Broker Breakfast with DPOR Director Jay DeBoer: Presentation Available

July 16, 2017

Over thirty brokers and members of DAAR’s Board of Directors gathered on Friday, July 14th, 2017 to meet with Jay DeBoer, J.D., Director, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation who provided an update on legal issues and trends. Mr. DeBoer provided an overview on a variety of topics including changes to the Residential Property Disclosure Act form, types […]

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.    

Need to Know: New Real Estate Laws Effective July 1st

June 22, 2017

New laws in Virginia always start on July 1st, and this year is no different. There are several new laws and other changes that could impact the real estate industry that will go into effect July 1, 2017. DAAR members joined with the Virginia REALTORS® during the 2017 General Assembly Session to help make sure […]