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® […]

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 […]

Dedicated Funding Plan for Metro Awaits Action by the Governor

March 16, 2018

The fate of providing dedicated funding for Metro is in the hands of Governor Northam. Members of the Virginia General Assembly agreed on a $154 million plan to fund Metro without imposing any new taxes. It is important to note that this plan has not yet been approved by Governor, who has three options: sign, […]

VA Legislative Session Comes to an End – Almost

March 16, 2018

Last week the Virginia General Assembly adjourned for the year. Almost all of the bills advanced by the Virginia REALTORS® this year passed both chambers and were approved by the Governor. Topics include defining Teams, document translations, earnest money deposits, broker education, post-licensing curriculum, civil violations for non-licensed activities, POA/COA summary information, and restrictions to […]

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 […]

DAAR Members at the 2018 Virginia REALTORS® Economic and Advocacy Summit

February 19, 2018

Members the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) joined with hundreds of REALTORS® in downtown Richmond for the 2018 Virginia REALTORS® Economic and Advocacy Summit. Eleven members from the DAAR Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee ensured that the voice of Loudoun County REALTORS® was heard throughout the Summit. “These Summits offer a unique opportunity […]

Virginia REALTORS® 2018 Legislative Agenda: the Halfway Point

February 11, 2018

We are at the hallway point in the Virginia General Assembly 2018 Session. By Tuesday, February 13th, bills passed in one chamber will “Cross Over” to the other chamber for action. All of the legislative initiatives advanced by the Virginia REALTORS® have passed (or should pass) in one chamber by Tuesday and will be heard […]

DAAR’s Leadership Discusses Metro Funding with State Lawmakers

February 5, 2018

Members the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) met with members of the General Assembly and Virginia officials to voice concern about the proposals to increase taxes on Northern Virginians. DAAR, along with other REALTORS® across Northern Virginia, joined in the discussion as negotiators search for ways to provide $154 million in dedicated funding for […]

Speak Out Against Another Dulles Greenway Toll Increase!

February 2, 2018

Greenway Tolls to Rise from $4.65 to $5.65 – Oppose the Hike! For thousands of residents and businesses who use the 14-mile private Dulles Greenway in Loudoun County as a daily commuter route, the cost of using the road on has grown astronomically.  Despite annual increases, there is another toll hike being requested! If approved, […]

REALTORS® in Northern Virginia Respond to the Tax Increase Proposal

January 20, 2018

REALTORS® across Northern Virginia united to voice their concerns about the recent tax increase proposals to fund Metro. “While we are supportive of Metro, we are concerned about the impact this additional tax burden will have on Northern Virginia homeowners,” said Holly Weatherwax, President of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR). Along with DAAR, […]