Category Archives: Community Matters

Groundhog Day is this week… are spring sales around the corner?

Whether or not the Punxsutawney groundhog sees his shadow on February 2nd, more buyers may be coming out of hibernation. Nationwide, homes sold 4 percent faster in January than they did last January (2016), according to’s Chief Economist Jonathan … Continue reading

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The next headline could be yours…

We are adding a new content stream to our blog, newsletter, and social media. And, it’s all about… YOU. Every week, we will feature a member story – a business story, an account of community impact, thoughts on a topic of particular … 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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Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become an annual giving tradition – a day to elevate charitable giving during the holiday spending season. REALTOR® generosity happens year-round. Throughout Virginia, REALTORS® impact communities and uplift neighbors. Whether you offer assistance to the victims … 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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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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REALTOR® Relief for Virginia Victims of Hurricane Matthew

The Virginia Association of REALTORS®, the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association (HRRA), and the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® (VPAR), in coordination with the Partnership for Housing Affordability and the national REALTOR® Relief Foundation, are offering direct financial assistance for housing relief … Continue reading

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Halloween Safety Tips

While the festivity of Halloween brings joy to many children and is a fun occasion for communities, it’s also a time to be vigilant of safety. As natural neighborhood ambassadors, REALTORS® play a big role in keeping communities safe. REALTORS® … 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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Officers of Election: seeking community volunteers

As the November 8 Presidential Election approaches, REALTORS® are invited to serve as Officers of Election to ensure smooth election operations throughout the Commonwealth’s voting precincts. Officers of Election are stationed in polling places on Election Day, and have two … Continue reading

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