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Monday, August 25, 2014

Paul Dizmang has listed and sold real estate for over 20 years and has specialized in Property Management. He began his own real estate firm, Dizmang Properties, Inc. in 1995 and has a staff that assists him seamlessly making sure that no detail is overlooked. Working with a core group of prominent Investors, Paul finds the homes for these Investors to purchase, sees it through closing, renovates the property and then ultimately manages the property for the long haul.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blake explains Realtors' duties when it comes to meth lab disclosures.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Antitrust laws are designed to protect consumers and ensure competition, and they are easier to violate than you might expect.

This WorkSmart Kit explains the basics of what you can and cannot say when speaking with your competitors — even other Realtors who are your friends and colleagues.

It includes a broker's guide and a poster for your office bulletin board.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Capture-000007The Washington Post gave us some nice coverage about First-time Homebuyer Savings Plans in Dion Haynes’s “Virginia establishes savings plan for first-time home buyers“:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Terrie Suit CEO of the Virginia Association of REALTORS answered the challenge from Board Member Michael Guthrie for the #IceBucketChallenge to raise ALS awareness. She had a little help from staff who were HAPPY to “help”.  Terrie also threw out the challenge to VAR’s leadership: Brad, Deborah, Bill White, Pat, and Mary as well as incoming Vice President Claire.

Donate at least $5 to the ALS Association and help find a cure! Click here for more information:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Today’s the day: July 1. That’s when most new laws take effect in Virginia, and this year includes several that VAR fought for to improve the real estate climate in the commonwealth (not to mention help the rights of property owners).

From important changes to the Landlord-Tenant Act to protecting you from being unjustly labeled a criminal, our Policy and Advocacy Team worked hard and scored big this year. (The biggest news, of course, was the launch of First-time Homebuyer Savings Plans.)

Click here to see what the new laws are and learn how they affect you.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Starting today, July 1, 2014, Virginians can create First-time Homebuyer Savings Plans, where they can put money to use for the closing costs on their (or someone else’s) first home and keep it free of Virginia taxes.

Click here to read all about FHSPs — and be sure to tell your clients!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Let’s talk about inventory — rather, the lack of it. Granted it’s more of a problem in some areas than in others, but not having enough ‘product’ to sell is becoming more and more of an issue, and it’s acting as a brake on the entire housing market.

According to NAR figures, May saw housing inventory with a 5.1-month supply. (Anything below a 6-month supply is considered a seller’s market.) Nationwide, inventory was down about 10 percent.

Why are there fewer houses to sell? A number of reasons.