Category Archives: Advocacy

Advocacy in Action – General Assembly Adjourns

Over the weekend, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned “sine die,” wrapping up the bulk of its work for the 2017 Session. Each piece of legislation that passed both the House of Delegates and state Senate has or will be communicated to the … Continue reading

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Advocacy in Action: Virginia’s Legislative Session Kicks Off

The Virginia General Assembly convenes on January 11th to begin its annual session of developing and deliberating the laws that govern our state, including those that affect your business. This year, we’ll offer a special weekly summary to keep you … Continue reading

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Legislative Advocacy Conference: Registration Now Open

Join hundreds of REALTORS® in downtown Richmond for the Virginia Association of REALTORS® annual flagship advocacy event. The legislative conference is not only an education and awards summit, but the chance to engage Virginia lawmakers directly on issues that affect … Continue reading

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Hale: Solutions to address Virginia’s rural housing challenges

In an op-ed in Wednesday’s Roanoke Times, VAR Past President Kit Hale laid out the results of a year-long review of rural housing trends and needs facilitated by Housing Virginia in partnership with the Virginia Association of REALTORS®.  The report, … Continue reading

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REALTORS® – Get Out The Vote

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year, you know that Election Day is this Tuesday, November 8th.  In Virginia, all voters have a chance to select candidates for the Presidential ticket and congressional representatives.  Also, depending … Continue reading

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Register to Vote by October 17th

October 17th is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia for the upcoming November General Election. While more than 86 percent of Virginia REALTORS® are registered to vote, we can do better. So if you’re not registered to vote … Continue reading

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Prince William REALTORS® host Delegate Jackson Miller

-Written by Heidi Schlicher Cook, VAR Director of Political Operations  The REALTORS® Association of Prince William held a legislative breakfast for more 30 members on Tuesday, August 9th.  REALTOR® colleague and member of the Virginia House Delegates, Jackson Miller, was the … Continue reading

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Consumers stand to win big with proposed ‘Know Before You Owe’ rule

This past week, the National Association of REALTORS® announced that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a new rule that will benefit consumers, sellers and their agents in the closing process. In the announcement, NAR President Tom Salomone stated, … Continue reading

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VAR Public Policy Committee holds first meeting to consider 2017 legislation

On Wednesday, the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Public Policy Committee (PPC) held its first meeting in the member-driven process of developing VAR’s legislative package for the 2017 Virginia General Assembly Session. Local associations and individual REALTORS® submitted 46 proposals that … Continue reading

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Housing stakeholders gather to unlock rural solutions

Written by Jenny Wortham, Director of Community Outreach Housing stakeholders, including REALTORS®, affordable housing advocates, lenders, and public officials, gathered last week in Martinsville and in Abingdon to share insight on rural housing challenges and opportunities. The events, hosted by … Continue reading

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