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New Regulations for Real Estate Teams Course Features Legal Expert Sarah Louppe Petcher – 11/16

October 17, 2018

Are you working as a real estate team?  Did you know that if you work with at least one other person and advertise as a team there are new regulations that impact you effective January 1st, 2019? To understand the new regulations and how that may impact how you operate, join us for New Regulations for […]

Last Chance! Weigh in on the Proposals to Route 15

October 15, 2018

Loudoun County wants your feedback on three proposals for Route 15 between Montresor Road and the Point of Rocks Bridge. Time is limited as the survey will only be open through Wednesday, October 17th! The survey presents three options for consideration: • No Build – Keep the road as is. • Option A – Keep […]

Need to Know: New Law Regulating Real Estate Teams – Effective 1/1/19

October 11, 2018

Are you working as a real estate team?  A new law approved during 2018 Virginia General Assembly session, and supported by the Virginia REALTORS®, as part of their legislative agenda, clarifies the definition of teams, requires teams to obtain a business entity license and requires brokerage agreements to include the name and contact information of the […]

IRS to Issue Clarification on Client Meal Deductibility under New Tax Law

October 4, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service is working on guidance that would clarify the deductibility of expenses for client meals under the new tax law, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, this guidance is expected to say that the cost of business meals will be 50 percent deductible, even when those meals are purchased […]

October Government Affairs Committee Meeting Guest Speakers: Representatives from the Virginia REALTORS®

September 20, 2018

On October 3, 2018, members of the Government Affairs Committee will meet with two Representatives from the Virginia REALTORS® – Martin Johnson, Senior VP of Government Relations and Erin Barton, Deputy General Counsel. The Committee invited Martin and Erin in order to learn more about their advocacy efforts, the process of developing legislative proposals for the […]

Loudoun County Honors Lars Henriksen with a Resolution of Appreciation

September 5, 2018

Last evening, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors commended members of the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Committee for their hard work and dedication to serving. During the past two years, DAAR Past President Lars Henriksen and other stakeholders volunteered their time and expertise toward creating a new vision for the future growth and development in Loudoun […]

Join DAAR as the County Honors Lars Henriksen with a Resolution of Appreciation

August 30, 2018

Two years ago, a small group of dedicated volunteers were given the tremendous task of creating a new road map and vision for the future growth and development in Loudoun County.  DAAR was honored to have our Past President, Lars Henriksen, participate as a member of the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Committee. He and his fellow […]

Make a Difference in Loudoun County by Serving on an Advisory Board

August 9, 2018

You can help Loudoun County make better strategic decisions and provide your expert knowledge of Loudoun County by serving on an advisory board, commission, or committee. There are several opportunities for you to serve that involve a variety of topics. Below is a list of the current vacancies. The name of the committee is linked […]

Another Chance for You to Help Develop the Policies for Short-Term Residential Rentals

August 3, 2018

Loudoun County has launched a second survey to gather public opinion about issues related to short-term residential rentals. Last month, the county began requiring operators of short-term residential rental units to register their property and provide other information, such as their ownership status in the property, the number of bedrooms that could be rented, and […]

Breaking News: Flood Insurance Extension Passes Overwhelmingly

July 31, 2018

In a big win for REALTORS®, the National Flood Insurance Program will continue renewing or issuing new insurance for four more months under legislation overwhelmingly passed by the U.S. Senate today. The bill, which cleared the House last week, is expected to be signed into law before midnight tonight, when the program expires. “We applaud […]