Category Archives: The Buzz

Special Events at the 2017 Legislative Advocacy Conference

Mark your calendar for special onsite events at the upcoming Virginia REALTORS® Legislative Advocacy Conference. Don’t miss out on the premier opportunities for networking, education, and advocacy. Featured events include Tuesday night’s RPAC Awards & Reception, Wednesday’s REALTOR® Prayer Breakfast and … Continue reading

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Legal Video: Assistance Animals and Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Virginia REALTORS®’ Laura Farley offers clarification on the Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) Guidance Document regarding reasonable accommodation requests for assistance animals. Click the video to watch.

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Storyboard: Success at any age

Land broker and member of the Blue Ridge Association of REALTORS® (BRAR), Brad “B.K” Haynes proves that with hard work and determination, success is in reach at any age. When B.K. began his real estate career in 1966, his sights … 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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Storyboard: From angry neighbor to loyal client…

Introducing Storyboard: by and for Virginia REALTORS® Virginia REALTOR® Trish Corvelli kicks off our new Storyboard feature with a valuable lesson for those who are brand new to the business and seasoned members alike. Perseverance pays. When Trish became a … Continue reading

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Legislative Conference Special Session: VHDA Professional Training

The 2017 Legislative Conference will feature an educational session (for CE credit) on the most current VHDA loan program information. VHDA has modified many program guidelines and introduced several new creative loan programs to make housing more affordable for even more potential homebuyers. … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Reserve raises key rate

The Federal Reserve Bank made a long-anticipated announcement on Wednesday to raise the key interest rate by a quarter point. The decision was unanimous. Though modest, the hike indicates growing confidence in the national economic outlook. The announcement suggested that … Continue reading

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‘Shared-equity’ program could boost homeownership by helping buyers over down payment hurdle

New down payment assistance is putting homeownership within reach of more consumers and boosting the buying power of others, sometimes by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Federal mortgage guarantor Freddie Mac is piloting a groundbreaking program that lets homebuyers get half of a 20 percent down payment covered by a … 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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The Season of Giving

The staff of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® has an annual giving tradition with the Salvation Army. This year, staff members sponsored 25 Salvation Army Angel Tree angels and put smiles on the faces of not only the children who … Continue reading

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