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NAR Call for Action: Congress Must Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

July 5, 2018

The current National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on July 31st if there is no Congressional action. Without federal flood insurance, millions of home and small business owners in 22,000 communities nationwide will not be able to obtain insurance to protect their property against flooding! This will cause an estimated delay or cancellation […]

Need to Know: New Laws Effective July 1st Webinar

June 21, 2018

Earlier this month, Virginia REALTORS® Deputy General Counsel, Erin Barton, and Staff Counsel, Jon Haley, provided an update on the laws that passed the 2018 General Assembly.  Learn what you need to know before these new laws go into effect on July 1, 2018. This webinar will last approximately 45 minutes, including a question & answer […]

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

June 11, 2018

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 […]

Don’t forget to Vote on Tuesday, June 12th!

June 7, 2018

Primary elections are being held June 12th for one of the Virginia seats in the U.S. Senate and the seat in the 10th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. Voting in Loudoun County Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The last day to vote absentee in person is Saturday, June […]

Loudoun County Short-Term Rental Registration Process Begins in July

May 10, 2018

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors recently adopted a new ordinance that requires some operators of short-term residential rentals to register with the county. Beginning July 1, 2018, property owners who rent their property for 30 days or less will be required to provide county officials with information about their rentals. Real estate licensees and […]

Fair Housing and You – An Overview of the Fair Housing Act

April 23, 2018

The Fair Housing Act helps form the foundation of the real estate industry — the right to own property — and the Code of Ethics for REALTORS®. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects the livelihood and business of REALTORS®. Join with DAAR as we learn more […]

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® […]

2018 Flood Insurance Rates Expected to Rise

March 28, 2018

On April 1, 2018, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premium rates are set to rise an average of 8%. This increase is slightly more than last year but consistent with the annual 5-10% increases prior to the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act, which made significant reforms to the NFIP. Under 2014 Flood Insurance Affordability amendments, individual property […]

Passage of FY 2018 Spending Bill Critical Step for Affordable Housing Funding and Flood Reauthorization

March 28, 2018

The U.S. House and Senate voted Thursday to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018. The 2,232-page bill contains important provisions related to housing that REALTORS® have been fighting for, including alleviating the weakening of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) from the new tax law, extending the EB5 program, extending the National Flood […]

Submit Your Ideas for DAAR’s 2019 Legislative Positions

March 21, 2018

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 2019 Legislative Positions and we’d like to hear from you! The legislative positions address both local and […]