Author Archives: Anthony Reedy, Director of Grassroots

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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Get your home ready for winter

Whether you’re ready or not, winter is coming. And while we don’t know if this season will be milder or more severe than normal, it will undoubtedly be colder and gloomier than the rest of the year. However, there are … 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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Virginia REALTORS® promote National Preparedness Month

In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, Virginia REALTORS® are encouraging people to ready themselves by making plans for how to stay safe and communicate during an emergency. Preparedness Month reminds us all to collect supplies and make and … Continue reading

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September is REALTOR® Safety Month

The National Association of REALTORS®  established the REALTOR® Safety Program more than a decade ago to empower and inform members of the potential risks they face in this profession and how to navigate them safely. The entire month of September is … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Why Homeownership Matters

Last Friday, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, penned an op-ed for Forbes.com titled “Why Homeownership Matters.” In the article, Yun lays out five reasons why it is important for people to own homes and notes … 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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