Leesburg’s daily newspaper, Leesburg Today, featured VAR’s analysis of Virginia’s housing markets in its Loudoun Business section. Not only did the paper cite data from our Pieces of Home housing market report, it also quoted VAR President Bradley J. Boland.

“When you look at the big picture . . . it’s clear that we’ve made a solid recovery, but we still have a ways to go,” Bradley Boland, president of the Virginia Association of Realtors, said.

Sales were up in every corner of the commonwealth, rising 8.9 percent to 45,113 in Northern Virginia; 9.7 percent to 22,716 in Hampton Roads; 10.2 percent to 15,666 in Central Virginia (including the Richmond area); 14.4 percent to 7,637 in Roanoke/Lynchburg/Hampton Roads; 5.2 percent to 5,421 in the Central Valley; 1 percent to 1,598 in Southside Virginia; and 15.6 percent to 1,296 in Southwest Virginia.