Virginia State Government and Public Real Estate News

The Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) released its April 2015 Home Sales Report, which confirmed that the spring selling season is well underway. Home sales increased by 5.72 percent from March to April and will likely continue to increase through June, based on historic seasonal trends
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with Roanoke, Virginia-based Retirement Unlimited, Inc. resolving allegations of discrimination against residents with disabilities in two of the company’s rental properties.
The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® and the Northern Virginia Chapter of National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers bring to you the 10th Annual Appraisal Summit! Attend this cornerstone event to stay abreast of current real estate appraisal trends, plus get valuable tips on appraising in today’s fluid market
The Rappahannock Regional Landfill invites Stafford and Fredericksburg residents to dispose of their household hazardous wastes - for free - on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The collection runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the landfill, located at 489 Eskimo Hill Road, Stafford, VA 22554.
The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the first half 2015 real estate tax and refuse fee to all property owners and/or mortgage companies. The 2015 real estate tax rate is $1.043 per $100 of assessed value.
The Arlington County Board today took another step toward revitalizing Crystal City as a technology hub with the approval of a plan to include two floors of office space as part of the conversion of the former Crystal Plaza 6 into a residential building.
“This valuable property has been owned by the Clark Family for over 75 years. Our owner is no longer residing in the area, and has entrusted us to market and sell this acreage and home at public auction,” according to John Nicholls, president of the company. “Businesses and major highways surround this property, and the future is now.”
An open house scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 to discuss proposed changes to the Coliseum Central Master Plan has been postponed. Residents and interested parties will be notified when the meeting is rescheduled.
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation that would provide college-bound students powerful new tools for comparing colleges and universities on measures such as total cost, likelihood of graduating, and potential earnings.
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce that two regions in the state have received awards through the Stronger Economies Together (SET) program. Virginia’s Growth Alliance (VGA) received the Innovation in Regional Development Award and the Northern Neck received an award for the Development of a High Quality Plan. The awards were given in recognition of regions that have effectively implemented an innovation process or strategy to support their region’s economic SET plan.
Arlington County Adopts Innovative Tools to Increase Affordable Housing on Columbia Pike
  • Shaping Pike residential development for next 30 years
  • Expected to add 9,500 new homes
  • Helping reach goal of preserving affordability
  • Culmination of years-long planning effort

ARLINGTON, Va. – November 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Arlington County Board today adopted several new Planning and Zoning tools that could add 9,500 new homes along Columbia Pike over the next 30 years, and will help the County reach the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan goal of preserving the affordability of approximately 6,200 market rate affordable homes. more »

 
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