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DAAR Spotlight: 2021 RPAC Major Investors

September 20, 2021

DAAR wholeheartedly appreciates every single one of our RPAC contributors. Today, there’s one group of investors we’d like to shine a special light upon:   DAAR’s RPAC Major Investors have contributed a minimum of $1,000 each (the Sterling “R” level) in 2021, and we are honored to recognize them for their extraordinary commitment to REALTOR® advocacy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Analysis: Loudoun County’s 2020 Census Results

August 20, 2021

Of Virginia’s 133 counties, Loudoun boasts the largest increase in population size, but struggles with the third lowest housing vacancy rate. The 2020 U.S. Census results are out, which means the once-a-decade redistricting process will begin to unfold as state and local governments begin to review population changes. In Virginia, one of the most significant […]

Board Dedicates $12.4M to Expand Broadband Access in Loudoun

July 28, 2021

During public comment, some residents who called in to speak remotely were inaudible due to their connectivity issues. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted to allocate over $12.4 million to bring broadband to underserved communities Loudoun. This unanimous decision will boost expansion efforts to western parts of the county and, […]

Effective July 1st: New Virginia Laws

June 21, 2021

The Virginia General Assembly wrapped up their legislative sessions in the early months of 2021. The Governor has taken action on 500+ bills/resolutions, with many affecting the housing industry.   Of approximately 3,000 bills/resolutions that were introduced during these sessions, Governor Northam took action on 552 and vetoed none of them during the 2021 special session. […]

Act Now: Defend 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

June 15, 2021

Help defend 1031 through NAR’s new 1031 Like-Kind Exchange Member Stories Portal, where members can share how they’ve used 1031 to bring economic investment to their community. Background: The Biden administration has proposed eliminating Section 1031 like-kind exchanges (1031s) under the American Families Plan, arguing that the tax policy only benefits the wealthiest of Americans. […]

Flood Insurance Available Through November 21st

September 30, 2019

On Friday, September 27, 2019, President Trump signed into law an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program’s funding authority. This temporary measure also funds other government operations and averts a government shutdown through November 21, 2019. National Association of Realtors® President John Smaby issued the following statement: “With this CR temporarily ending the threat […]