Important Update: CE Carry Over Eligibility Process

September 13, 2017

Real Estate Licensees who have completed all of their required Continuing Education (CE) credit hours–16 for a Salesperson and 24 for a Broker–in the previous licensure term and who have completed extra credit hours in the last six months of that same licensure period may qualify to “carry over” extra CE credit hours and apply […]

Need to Know: Loudoun Changes Temporary Sign Rules; New State Law Addresses HOA’s Treatment of Signs

August 8, 2017

Over the past few months, there have been several changes made to rules pertaining to the placement of temporary signs on private property in Loudoun County and the treatment of real estate signs by Property Owners Association (POA) or Condo Owners Association (COA) in the state of Virginia. Temporary Signs on Private Property in Loudoun County […]

Broker Breakfast with DPOR Director Jay DeBoer: Presentation Available

July 16, 2017

Over thirty brokers and members of DAAR’s Board of Directors gathered on Friday, July 14th, 2017 to meet with Jay DeBoer, J.D., Director, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation who provided an update on legal issues and trends. Mr. DeBoer provided an overview on a variety of topics including changes to the Residential Property Disclosure Act form, types […]

Be Aware of POA Form Language

July 12, 2017

The Virginia REALTORS® legal and government affairs teams are working to amend recently-changed language to a form that may affect property owner association related transactions.  The Common Interest Community (CIC) Board has amended the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Disclosure Packet Notice Form, which is required to accompany all property owner association disclosure packets. This form […]

Need to Know: New Buyer Beware Disclosures Update

July 10, 2017

This past week many members were caught off guard by a change that the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) made to the Residential Property Disclosure Statement – Notice to Seller and Purchaser form (also known as the Residential Property Disclosure Act form). The Virginia REALTORS® legal and government affairs teams went to bat […]

Need to Know: New Real Estate Laws Effective July 1st

June 22, 2017

New laws in Virginia always start on July 1st, and this year is no different. There are several new laws and other changes that could impact the real estate industry that will go into effect July 1, 2017. DAAR members joined with the Virginia REALTORS® during the 2017 General Assembly Session to help make sure […]

Effective July 1st, 2017 Home Inspectors in VA must be Licensed

June 16, 2017

Where did this come from? In 2015 and 2016, the Virginia General Assembly passed laws requiring the certification and licensure of Virginia home inspectors. Those requirements take effect THIS YEAR on July 1st. What does it mean? Effective July 1, if you recommend an unlicensed home inspector, YOU MAY BE LIABLE. Home inspectors with current certifications […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]