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Help Envision the Future of Loudoun County

May 10, 2017

Here’s another chance to have your voice heard – join us in helping develop the road map for Loudoun County! Loudoun County is reaching out to the public to get ideas and input to help create a new comprehensive plan. The “Envision the Future” workshops will be held in June and the County needs to […]

In the Know: NAR Analyzes Federal Budget Proposal Impact on Housing

March 31, 2017

On March 16, 2017, President Trump released his budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins on October 1.   The proposal would eliminate funding for community development block grants and HOME housing block grants as part of a 13-percent cut in HUD programs. FHA mortgage insurance appears to be left untouched. Funding for flood mapping, […]

Know the Rules: Real Estate Signs – Permits, Placement & Penalties – Thursday, 4/20

March 15, 2017

FLYER – 2017 SIGN ORDINANCE FORUMJoin us for our Sign Ordinance Forum on Thursday, April 20th, 10-11:30, DAAR, Ashburn. Learn about the VREB’s print advertising requirements and receive an overview of Loudoun County’s sign ordinance, permitting procedures, and rules governing placement. Featured speakers include: Charles Fincher, Esquire;- Partner/Counsel,Fincher Law Firm Marsha Keim, Zoning Permit and Proffer Permit […]

February 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Homes Selling Faster as Active Inventory Continues to Decline

March 15, 2017

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 MRIS multiple listing data from MarketStats by ShowingTime. Overview Homes in Loudoun County sold significantly faster than last year, with half of […]

Manual Listing Entry No Longer an Option for Zillow

March 3, 2017

As of May 1st the Zillow Group will no longer allow agents to manually enter their listings into Zillow. According to the Zillow Group, this change was made to provide high-quality listing data and a simple way for brokers and agents to market their listings through Broker and MLS feeds. According to the latest BrightMLS […]

Need to Know: CFPB Consent Orders

March 3, 2017

On January 31, 2017 , the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered into consent orders with a mortgage lender, mortgage servicer and two real estate brokers for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). As part of the consent orders, the four companies agreed to pay $4 million. The two […]

2017 General Assembly Recap

February 24, 2017

Virginia REALTORS® approached the 2017 General Assembly Session with the goal of addressing several issues. As the Session comes to an end, Virginia REALTORS® will have achieved another successful Legislative Agenda that helps REALTORS® and the real estate industry. Under HB2034, the standard “Red Flag” disclosure statement is renamed to more accurately reflect its true […]

MRIS is now Bright MLS

January 16, 2017

Real estate organizations from neighboring areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, including MRIS, have united as Bright MLS. The creation of this new organization is a direct response to your demands that the MLS break down market barriers and provide real estate professionals with expanded property information that exceeds what consumers can get from publicly available […]

Advocacy in Action: Advance REALTOR® Priorities in Virginia!

January 13, 2017

Now in session… all of Virginia’s 100 Delegates and 40 Senators returned to the State Capitol on January 11th for a 46-day General Assembly ‘session’ to review amendments to the biennial budget and act on thousands of pieces of legislation. The primary goal of advancing REALTOR® priorities at the state level is to shape the future of real estate in […]