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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 […]

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 […]

2021 Gubernatorial Policy Tracker: McAuliffe vs Youngkin

September 1, 2021

The Commonwealth’s democratic and republican nominees for Governor offer voters a glimpse into their policy platforms. This page will be updated throughout the 2021 election cycle. Virginia’s race for governor is in full gear. The candidates, former Governor Terry McAuliffe, and business leader, Glenn Youngkin, are both vying to occupy the Commonwealth’s top post. Both […]

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 […]

Board of Supervisors to Hold Public Hearing on AT&T Cell Tower Proposal

August 27, 2021

The public hearing will occur on September 14th and will help the Board determine whether the permit proposal for the Short Hills area is consistent with the 2019 Comprehensive Plan. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 to overturn the Planning Commission’s rejection of AT&T’s permit request to construct a 125-foot-tall […]

Loudoun County Announces Financing Opportunities for First-Time Homebuyers

August 21, 2021

The following is directly from the Loudoun County Government’s website: Loudoun County announces the availability of $10 million provided by Virginia Housing (VH) to help first-time homebuyers. The allocation of funding through VH’s Sponsoring Partnerships and Revitalizing Communities (SPARC) program will provide lower interest rates on home loans in Loudoun County for qualifying buyers.  To qualify for […]

Tips to Comply with the Do Not Call Registry

July 12, 2019

While telemarketing and cold calls can be an effective way to grow your business, REALTORS® should make sure that those calls don’t violate telemarketing laws. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits telemarketing calls to consumers who place their personal phone number on the national Do-Not-Call registry. The Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act also protects consumers […]

DAAR partners with NAR in Supporting AHP Efforts

June 20, 2019

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® supports the National Association of REALTORS® defense of the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan rule. Earlier this year, a federal court ruled that provisions of the DOL’s rule were unlawful, a ruling that adversely impacts REALTORS® seeking more cost effective and comprehensive health insurance solutions through AHP options. […]

Federal Court Vacates AHP Rule Provisions

April 4, 2019

On March 28, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down parts of the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule finalized by the Department of Labor last summer that expanded access to health insurance benefits through these plans. In this case, twelve attorney generals (AGs) filed suit against DOL challenging the final […]

New Law Video: Copyrights and Your Listing Photographs

September 12, 2018

 Check out the latest Window to the Law video from the Legal Affairs division of the National Associations of REALTORS®.  Watch and learn copyright best practices for listing photographs, including obtaining the necessary rights to photos and understanding the rights granted to third parties, such as MLSs. You may also view the slide presentation. […]