Category Archives: Local Associations

Action Alert: It’s Time to Vote

Yes Virginia, Election Day is upon us again. Often lost in the hype around high-profile elections, like this year’s presidential campaign, is the fact that numerous cities and towns throughout Virginia will hold contests for positions like mayor or council … Continue reading

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NRVAR hosts legislator forum to discuss state and local issues

On Friday, the New River Valley Association of REALTORS® hosted a town hall meeting at their Christiansburg office for members to hear a recap of the recent Virginia General Assembly Session and to discuss issues of state and regional importance … Continue reading

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Real estate is local for Henrico Business Leaders

2016 President of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) Bill White offered real estate insight to a crowd of business and community leaders on Monday morning at the Henrico Business Leaders breakfast. Along with Lacy Williams of Joyner Fine Properties, … Continue reading

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REALTOR® Champion Profile: Michelle Dykstra

Michelle Dykstra, member of the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS®, is running as an independent candidate for Roanoke City Council in the May 3rd elections. A Roanoke native, Michelle and her husband spent time in New York and Chicago before moving back … Continue reading

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Boland appointed to Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council

According to an announcement from the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®, Brad Boland has been selected to serve on Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council, which advises Fannie Mae on how it can best support and promote affordable housing for … Continue reading

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Virginia Main Street communities recognize promising downtowns

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday that Wytheville, Danville, Lexington, and Gloucester Courthouse have been designated ‘Virginia Main Street’ communities. Administered by the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Virginia Main Street program recognizes communities that are … Continue reading

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Harrisonburg-Rockingham REALTORS® talk Millennial housing

REALTOR® tips and trends for Millennial homebuyers were recently featured on Harrisonburg’s ABC affiliate, WHSV Channel 3. Bob Hill, CEO of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of REALTORS® (HRAR) offered insight on what Millennial homebuyers should consider when preparing for a home … Continue reading

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Richmond is at the top of ‘trendy’ list

Richmond, Virginia, is one of the trendiest places to buy a home, according to realtor.com. The National Association of REALTORS® just published a report by the site that names the cities most appealing to Millennial homebuyers based on housing affordability … Continue reading

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Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association: Tips on Practicing Safe Real Estate in 2016

Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association members packed the  house on January 14th to hear Blake Hegeman, who is the Virginia Association of REALTORS® deputy general counsel, address the joint REALTOR®/Lawyer, Government Affairs and Resale Council Forum. Exploring “Tips on Practicing Safe … Continue reading

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In deal with neighbors, REALTORS® expand their borders

The Richmond Association of REALTORS® is working with its colleagues to the east – the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors and the Chesapeake Bay & Rivers Association of REALTORS® – to develop a joint multiple listing service platform called the … Continue reading

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