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Virginia’s Housing Industry Economic Impact Study Released

A new study measuring the economic impact of Virginia’s housing industry has been released. The study found that Virginia’s housing industry generated $47.8 billion in economic activity in 2015, with $21.8 billion in direct output, making it the sixth largest private sector industry in Virginia by direct output

Governor McAuliffe Releases Virginia’s Housing Industry Economic Impact Study

Governor McAuliffe announced today the release of a new study measuring the economic impact of Virginia’s housing industry. The study found that Virginia’s housing industry generated $47.8 billion in economic activity in 2015, with $21.8 billion in direct output, making it the sixth largest private sector industry in Virginia by direct output

Scott Statement on Labor Day

Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) released the following statement to workers today in recognition of Labor Day, which is Monday, September 5th: “Labor Day is a time to recognize the incredible achievements of hardworking Americans. It is also a time to acknowledge that far too many people are working harder than ever, but still struggling to make ends meet. America has made significant strides toward economic recovery, with 77 consecutive months of uninterrupted private sector job growth.

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.

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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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Scott to Tour Elizabeth River Restoration Projects to Learn More about...

On Tuesday April 25, 2017, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will meet with the Elizabeth River Project to discuss the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program and other federal programs designed to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and encourage environmental literacy