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Fair Housing Makes U.S. Stronger

April 16, 2018

April 11, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act. This is a momentous occasion for the real estate industry. DAAR’s commemoration of the Fair Housing Act highlights how far we’ve come in promoting equal housing opportunity – both as a society and as an association – and, more […]

DAAR Members Presented With Fair Housing Resolution

April 4, 2018

Members of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) advocated for a Resolution to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. On April 3, 2018, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors presented the Fair Housing Resolution to DAAR President Holly Weatherwax, President-Elect Phyllis Stakem, CEO Christine Windle, and Government Affairs Manager […]

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 […]

Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

March 21, 2018

Join DAAR in Commemorating the Fair Housing Act April 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of enactment of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. In honor of this tremendous achievement, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will present a Resolution commemorating this historic event. Join DAAR for the presentation on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, starting around […]

February 2018 Loudoun County Market Trends Report

March 14, 2018

DAAR Housing Market Update – Loudoun February 2018 The following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has been prepared by George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis. It was prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by analyzing Bright MLS housing data from MarketStats by ShowingTime.  Overview For the 32st consecutive month, active […]

DAAR Weighs in on the Benefit of Additional Staff to Support Housing Programs

March 9, 2018

The FY 2019 Proposed Budget for Loudoun County includes funding for additional staff resources to address one of the most critical needs in Loudoun County – how to provide housing that is affordable. DAAR is pleased to see the inclusion of proposed funds for this purpose. County staff requested funding for five new staff positions […]

Phase I – Part II: Your Clients May Need to Register for Renting Out Rooms in Their Homes

March 2, 2018

Loudoun County stepped closer to creating a registration process for homeowners who rent out rooms in Loudoun County. County staff is working on a draft ordinance to put in place a free registration process for people who offer short-term room rentals. Once complete, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft ordinance. […]

Update: Virginia General Assembly Budget and Metro Funding

February 26, 2018

Last week, the House and Senate passed a 2-year state budget plans. Negotiations will continue as the two Chambers work to pass a final budget before the end of the 2018 General Assembly Session. The Fiscal Years 2019-2020 budget will take effect July 1, 2018. There are key differences in the two plans. The House […]

Loudoun County Begins the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Process

February 26, 2018

On February 14, 2018, Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet presented a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The budget totals $2.3 billion in appropriations for the Loudoun County government and public schools. FY 2019 begins July 1, 2018. The proposed budget is based on the equalized […]

USDA Reviews Eligible Areas for Housing Loans

February 23, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) provides direct and guaranteed loans to home buyers in designated rural or “rural in character” areas throughout the country. Every five years, RHS reviews localities to determine if they should remain eligible for its housing loan products. The four areas currently under review in Loudoun […]