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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to make a loan of up to $5.65 million to Christian Relief Services of Virginia (CRSVA) for the acquisition of a 113-unit apartment complex, Huntington Gardens, in the Lee District.
The Virginia residential real estate market continued year-over-year and long term improvement according to the Second Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). Both the total number of sales and the value of transactions rose from the same period last year, to 34,688 units and $11.720 billion, respectively. Volume - the sum of all transactions for April, May, and June of 2016 - was 8.6 percent higher than the same period last year, and more than 20 percent higher than the second quarter of 2014.