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Fraudsters used Nationwide Mortgage Scam to Victimize over 400 Homeowners and Families

Five California men have been sentenced for their roles in a nationwide home loan modification scam that victimized over 400 homeowners and families, resulting in a total loss of over $3.8 million.

Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation to Host Charity Golf Tournament

The Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation is hosting a charity golf tournament to raise funds to support local housing non-profits. The Foundation has raised tens of thousands of dollars since its creation in 1990 that have helped individuals and families secure and retain quality, affordable housing throughout the Fredericksburg area.

Virginia Association of REALTORS® lends aid in crisis

The Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) is a leader in community impact throughout our state and even in other states affected by housing crisis as a result of natural disaster or other adversity. Recently, VAR offered a gift of $2,500 to the Louisiana Association of REALTORS® relief foundation to support recovery efforts for members and residents who have suffered from the recent flood crisis

Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $9.5 Million to Help Alleviate Veteran Homelessness in Va.

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) will award $9,476,756 to housing authorities and nonprofit organizations to help ongoing efforts in the Commonwealth to prevent veteran homelessness and provide stable housing for low-income veterans and their families

Sen. Warner Welcomes Implementation of Federal Drone Rule

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released a statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule, which goes into effect on Monday, allowing certified commercial pilots to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing up to 55 pounds during the daytime

Virginia REALTORS® continue to support Homes for Our Troops

Last Saturday, August 19th, Bill White, President, VAR, offered the continued support of REALTORS® at a Homes for Our Troops groundbreaking ceremony for a Virginia Veteran and his family just miles away from the VAR Headquarters. Bill thanked Sergeant J.P. McGuire and his family for their service to our nation.
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Virginia Residential Real Estate Market Shows Moderate Decline in Early Third Quarter

According to the July 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR), residential real estate sales have slowed from this point last year. Following historical industry trend, July sales descended seasonally from their June peak. Despite a moderate decline in pace and volume for July, year-to-date measures have outperformed 2015. Volume through the end of July 2016 exceeded $22.071 billion, a gain of 5.1 percent from last year’s accumulation of $20.992 billion.

RunningBrooke and Rebuilding Together Alexandria Partner with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural...

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities PARKnership program announces a community partnership with RunningBrooke and Rebuilding Together Alexandria to improve Taney Avenue Neighborhood Park. The combined funds and resources from the two Alexandria organizations will be used towards building new preschool-age play spaces, nature paths, native tree plantings, and new site furnishings

SENS. WARNER, KAINE ANNOUNCE NEARLY $7 MILLION TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN VIRGINIA

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that 18 initiatives led by local financial institutions and non-profits in Virginia will receive $6.6 million from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHL-Bank Atlanta)’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP) to support affordable housing development in Virginia.

HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA TO RESOLVE DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved an agreement with the City of Richmond, Virginia, settling 14 complaints of housing discrimination filed against the City by Hispanic residents. The complaints alleged that the City of Richmond selectively enforced its code requirements against residents of the City’s mobile home parks, who are predominantly Hispanic.

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Arlington County Board Approves Redevelopment of Former Bob Peck Site

Ballston project incorporates office buildings, affordable housing, ground-floor retail, townhouses ARLINGTON, Va.– The Arlington County Board today approved a mixed-use project for the last unplanned...

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Virginia Residential Real Estate Market Ended 2016 with Impressive Strength

The Virginia residential real estate market eclipsed prior year performance and approached nearly $38 billion in sales, according to the Fourth Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia REALTORS® association. Key measures, including the total number of sales, value of all transactions, and median sales price, rose from their 2015 benchmarks.