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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 […]

DAAR Members Joined with Hundreds of REALTORS® at the 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Economic and Advocacy Summit

February 8, 2019

Members the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) joined with Virginia REALTORS® President Beckwith Bolle, 2013 DAAR President, and hundreds of REALTORS® in downtown Richmond for the 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Economic and Advocacy Summit. The Summit offered insights from industry experts and town hall sessions with local legislators. Several members from the DAAR Board of […]

Get the Most out of Membership – Join a DAAR Committee Today!

January 28, 2019

One of the many benefits of membership is the opportunity to join a DAAR committee of interest.  Serving as a committee member will not only help guide the services and resources the Association provides to members but can benefit your business and work as a real estate professional.  The networking opportunities are invaluable, the insight […]

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® […]

Call for Action: Virginia Assembly Health Insurance Legislation

January 25, 2019

On Friday, January 25, 2019, the Virginia REALTORS® launched an all-member Call For Action on several health insurance related bills being considered by the Virginia General Assembly.  While these bills approach the problem in different ways, each could open the door for more coverage options for our members. Senate Bill 1689 (Dunnavant) – Allows certain […]

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 […]

Conforming Loan Limits to Rise 6.9%

November 28, 2018

The maximum conforming loan amount that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can back will increase to $484,350 from $453,100 in 2019, a 6.9 percent increase, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced today. NAR President John Smaby applauded the action, saying it will help keep homeownership within reach for many households by ensuring loan limits keep pace […]

DAAR Members Speak for Housing that is Affordable and Attainable!

November 9, 2018

Several DAAR members attended the November 7th Loudoun County Planning Commission Public Hearing and urged the county to provide housing that is affordable and attainable in Loudoun County. The hearing was held so that Commissioners would hear the public’s views on the county’s draft Comprehensive Plan – Loudoun 2040. This plan will guide the future […]

November Government Affairs Committee Meeting Guest Speaker: Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins

November 2, 2018

On November 7, 2018, members of the Government Affairs Committee will meet with Supervisor Geary Higgins. The Committee invited Supervisor Higgins in order to learn more about his priorities and areas of focus on the Board of Supervisors and as Chairman of the Transportation and Land Use Committee, as well as the critical issue of […]